NFL: Why Do NFL GMs Keep Falling for the Dual-Threat Quarterback?

November 24, 2012   ·     ·   Jump to comments

So, here we are, two-thirds of the way through the NFL season.  And, as usual, the media love affair with the latest dual-threat quarterback has reached a fever pitch. 
We see it every year: an exciting, young, dual-threat quarterback gets drafted and runs roughshod over confused defenses.  Analysts annually proclaim that this player will revolutionize the NFL forever.  
But it never happens.  
These dual-threat quarterbacks, like Cam Newton, Robert Griffin III, and Tim Tebow, rarely have long-term success.  So why do fans, the media, and, most of all, NFL general managers keep falling for the same fool's gold?
I don't mean to pick on any one player in this article.  I do wish these players the best of luck in their careers.  But I have been around long enough to see dual-threat quarterback after dual-threat quarterback get drafted, touted and paid a huge salary only to lose all effectiveness after a few seasons. 
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