Pro Football Talk claims that the winds of change are clear; elusive, mobile quarterbacks are the future of the NFL.
An ESPN article states that the 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick is the most dangerous quarterback left in the post-season.
Sports Illustrated recently had a revelation that NFL franchises need to think about hiring college defensive coordinators to counteract the “read option” and “pistol formation” offenses this new breed of quarterback is capable of executing.
Yes, RGIII, Russell Wilson and Colin Kaepernick are smart, strong armed, running quarterbacks. Correct me if I’m wrong….wasn’t Cam Newton one of the best quarterbacks to step on to the NFL’s gridiron in a long time according to every football intelligent mouthpiece last season? And don’t get me started on the wildcat formation and Tim Tebow.
My point being, 4 teams in the NFL have these elusive quarterbacks, the other 28 have drop back, read and react, pocket passing quarterbacks. So why change everything you’ve ever learned defensively in a knee-jerk reaction to compensate for 4 guys you may or may not face in the next season or two.
Flavors of the month come and go but it’s the steady, methodical, intelligent quarterbacks who truly understand NFL defenses that succeed in the long run.
Former Browns Coach Eric Mangini said it best, “There are really good, young running quarterbacks but there aren’t really good older, experienced running quarterbacks….there’s a reason for that.”