Do Football Teams Need a QB to Stay Competitive?

April 7, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Most of the chatter heading into the 2010 NFL draft is about quarterbacks. 
I think that the McNabb trade has caused more Internet traffic than the new health care plan. 
The Redskins-Eagles trade aside, how is it that Jimmy Clausen and Sam Bradford are more recognisable names than Ndamukong Suh and Gerald McCoy ? 
Well, outside of sports fans that is. It's because they're quarterbacks. 
Quarterbacks are crucial to an NFL game. 
They often provide leadership, unity and critical decision making skills to a team. But does an NFL team need a QB to succeed?
Or can championships be won with a great defense or amazing offensive line?
Of 58 NFL teams with rookie quarterbacks, only 13 have finished the season with winning records. 
However, most of those winning records have been within the past six years, so a rookie quarterback doesn't necessarily mean a loosing quarterback. 
Consider Ben Roethlisberger's sta...

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