Chris Kouffman of UniversalDraft.com wrote a comprehensive review of Brandon Weeden’s NFL prospects as part of a “Dolphin-centric” series of prospect profiles for South Florida’s Sun-Sentinel. Here’s one interesting excerpt but the whole thing is packed with information and definitely worth a read.
In the case of longevity, I did a study of the number of career starts of quarterbacks in NFL history that did not get their first opportunity to start seasons until their late 20’s. One must remember that the very first reason a quarterback will cease starting football games is because he is not talented enough, so I limited the study to quarterbacks that had played in at least one Pro Bowl. The study was illuminating. The average age when this group of quarterbacks got their chance to start was 28 years old, which will be Brandon’s age at the start of the 2012 season. The average number of career starts covered enough for 8 solid seasons of starting. When limiting the study to players that played in at least two Pro Bowls, that number jumped up to 9 seasons’ worth of starts. If you nail the talent question on Brandon Weeden (which should always be the most important question), then you should be able to expect at least 8 seasons’ worth of starts. Notable quarterbacks involved in this study include Jim Kelly, Warren Moon, Kurt Warner and Roger Staubach, all of whom are (or will likely be) in the Hall of Fame.
Kouffman goes back to the quarterback’s high school days, and you’ll see that he’s extremely high on Weeden.
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And Mangini is sorry about the way Spygate turned out. Which is all for today. Hope everyone has a decent one.