Why Jared Goff and Carson Wentz Face Uphill Battle to Success

May 16, 2016   ·     ·   Jump to comments

It is a truth universally acknowledged that an NFL team in possession of playoff dreams shall be in want of a franchise quarterback.
Even Jane Austen could have pointed out the painful truth that there are two kinds of teams in today's NFL: those with a legitimate playmaker at quarterback—and a shot at being a playoff contender—and those without.
That's why both the Los Angeles Rams and Philadelphia Eagles pulled their respective triggers on predraft trades to secure the top two selections in the 2016 draft. They each used their pick on a signal-caller they hope can be the difference-maker who can get them over the hump and into the playoff hunt on a regular basis.
Though both prospects certainly have the talent to be quality starters at the pro level, the concept of letting a highly drafted quarterback sit behind a veteran and learn the ropes has all but followed the split-back formation into near-extinction. There are experienced players at the position on ...

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