For Those Who Want to "Just Draft a QB"

It’s frustrating to read a post-win thread and watch it deteriorate because of a “Stafford missed a throw, therefore he sucks” comment. I think it’s underestimated how hard it is to actually acquire a competent quarterback who can perform at Stafford’s level for any length of time.

Here is every QB taken 4th round or earlier since Stafford was drafted. Not many move-the-needle guys, and a ton of hot garbage that I wouldn’t want if they played for free.

Point is, it’s not real easy to just “go draft a quarterback”.

Mark Sanchez
Josh Freeman
Pat White
Stephen McGee

Sam Bradford
Tim Tebow
Jimmy Clausen
Colt McCoy
Mike Kafka

Cam Newton
Jake Locker
Blaine Gabbert
Christian Ponder
Andy Dalton
Colin Kaepernick
Ryan Mallet

Andrew Luck
Ryan Tannehill
Brandon Weeden
Brock Osweiler
Russell Wilson
Nick Foles
Kirk Cousins

EJ Manuel
Geno Smith
Mike Glennon
Matt Barkley
Ryan Nassib
Tyler Wilson
Landry Jones

Blake Bortles
Johnny Manziel
Teddy Bridgewater
Derrick Carr
Jimmy Garoppolo
Logan Thomas
Tom Savage

Jameis Winston
Marcus Mariota
Garrett Grayson
Sean Manion
Bryce Petty

Jared Goff
Carson Wentz
Paxton Lynch
Christian Hackenberg
Jacoby Brissett
Cody Kessler
Connor Cook
Dak Prescott
Cardale Jones

Mitchell Trubisky
Patrick Mahomes
Deshaun Watson
Deshone Kizer
Davis Webb
CJ Beathard
Joshua Dobbs

Baker Mayfield
Sam Darnold
Josh Rosen
Lamar Jackson
Mason Rudolph
Kyle Lauletta


ok bro, but we are going to keep parading QB’s in here to back up Stafford…probably draft one in 2020.
Stafford isn’t going anywhere for another two seasons “at least.” so it’s all about the back up position @ QB for a while.

and there are some nice options to be had.

Thank you for posting that list. I still can’t believe someone gave Ponder that much of an opportunity in the NFL.

And, we got Logan Thomas!

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Thanks for posting this, dude - tough to come by a good QB. Very thankful we have Stafford.

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Just shows Lions should draft a QB in 2nd or later…

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Which is why I have to chuckle a little every time I hear/read about dumping Stafford.

And replace him with who? A cheap rookie, I guess. That should be easy enough, right?

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I guess Daniel Jones looks like a keeper after all.

Is Eli available?

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LOL- he’d be a good backup.
Wonder what Mathew would have looked like playing on those teams? Awesome RBs, WRs, TEs, a good OL, and also great defenses.

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That’s a good question for the AngryDriver…:stuck_out_tongue::wink:

Just kidding AD.


Tell you what, if Jacob Eason falls to us and is BPA, I hope we take him, either to develop, or to develop and trade.

Well not every QB can be a Gardner Minchew

Uncle Rico = Minchew