Hyped Prospect Mitch Leidner Far from Being a Future NFL Franchise QB

May 27, 2016   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The definition of a franchise quarterback has changed over the years. Before the salary cap came to the NFL, teams were able to develop their rosters better, as they were able to establish schematic programs instead of haphazardly acquiring talent and hoping that their coaches could find a way for their personnel to mesh. Between the salary cap and the rule changes in the league over the last decade and a half, there has never been more of an emphasis on finding a quarterback.
Instead of building full rosters, teams now mortgage their futures for savior quarterbacks in the NFL draft, seemingly the only realistic way they can add talented passers in this era of professional football. Since the NFL is now a parity league, due to the salary cap and free agency, quicker and better results are demanded by owners, the media and fans. It's no longer odd if a staff gets fired after just one season with a franchise.
The writing is on the wall for any front office and coaching staff ta...

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