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  • The Franchise QB

    (Disclaimer: This post has nothing to do with Jay Cutler, it is about franchise QB's and is not intended to be a debate about him)



    I had a post in an earlier thread:

    Originally posted by CoryWinget81 View Post
    People throw around "franchise QB" alot...there's what...maybe 10 in the league at any given time. And go franchise to franchise and see how many they've had in their history.

    San Fransisco is probably the luckiest, seeing as how both of their "Franchise QB's" were the closest back to back in recent memory.

    I'm not looking at any stats or anything here, but I'll wager to guess the AVERAGE amount of time between "franchise" QB's is around 20 years, if at all.
    So I decided to take a look around and see how close I am.

    In Alphabetical order:

    49ers: Montana (1981-93) Young (93-99)

    Bears: Luckman (39-50)

    Bengals: Anderson (1971-86) Esiason (1984-92)

    Bills: Kelly (1986-96)

    Broncos: Elway (1983-98)

    Browns: Graham (1946-55) Brian Sipe (1974-1983) Kosar (1985-96)

    Bucaneers: None

    Cardinals: Jake Plummer? (1997-2002) I put the question mark because he's the closest they've ever had. He did end their playoff drought..suggestions?

    Chargers: Dan Fouts (1973-1987) Rivers (2004-Present)

    Chiefs: Dawson (1963-75) Green? (2001-2006)

    Colts: Unitas (1956-72) Manning (1998-Present)

    Cowboys: Meridith (1960-68) Staubach (1969-79) Aikman (1989-00)

    Dolphins: Marino (1983-99)

    Eagles: Jurgensen (1957-63) Cunningham (1985-95) McNabb (1999-Present)

    Falcons: ???

    Giants: Tittle (1961-64) Tarkenton (1967-71) Simms (1979-93)

    Jaguars: ???

    Jets: Namath (1965-76) O'Brien (1983-92)

    Lions: Layne (1950-58)

    Packers: Starr (1956-71) Favre (1992-2007)

    Panthers: ???

    Patriots: Bledsoe (1993-2001) Brady (2000-Present)

    Raiders: Daryle Lamonica (1967-74) Stabler (1968-79)
    Blanda is mentionable here as well, as is Plunkett

    Rams: Van Brocklin (1949-57) Warner? (1998-2003)

    Ravens: Unitas (Colts)

    Redskins: Baugh (1937-52) Jurgenson (1964-74) Theisman (1974-85)

    Saints: Archie Manning (1971-82) Brees (2006-Present)

    Seahawks: Zorn (1976-84)

    Steelers: Layne (1958-62) Bradshaw (1970-83)
    Roethlisberger (2004-present)

    Texans: ???

    Titans: Warren Moon (1984-93) McNair (1995-05)

    Vikings: Tarkenton (1961-66, 1972-78)



    If I've missed anyone let me know.

    As you can see, many teams haven't even had one, let alone multiple franchise QB's.

    Also, I didn't include Eli. Yeah, he won a SB, but I think we can all agree that isn't the exact criteria for being called "franchise".
    Last edited by CoryWinget81; 09-22-2009, 04:35 PM.
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    Fran Tarkenton - Minnesota Vikings
    Eli Manning - NY Giants
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    • #3
      Originally posted by Thors Hammer View Post
      Fran Tarkenton - Minnesota Vikings
      Eli Manning - NY Giants
      Thanks for replying!
      Tarkenton is for sure there, and I don't as many don't, consider Eli Manning a franchise QB just yet.
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      • #4
        Originally posted by Thors Hammer View Post
        Fran Tarkenton - Minnesota Vikings
        Eli Manning - NY Giants
        Eli? Really?
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        • #5
          I'd say Plummer and Warner for Arizona. I know Warner is at the end of his career, but I think he still warrants the "frachise QB" moniker after their run to the SB last year.

          Other than that, I pretty much agree with your list.

          Franchise QB's don't come around very often, but the real problem is that only time will tell prove whether a QB will be that, no matter how much talent they have, which is evidenced by guys like Jeff George.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Thors Hammer View Post
            Fran Tarkenton - Minnesota Vikings
            Eli Manning - NY Giants
            Eli doesn't warrant that consideration... not yet anyway.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by jetrazor74 View Post
              I'd say Plummer and Warner for Arizona. I know Warner is at the end of his career, but I think he still warrants the "frachise QB" moniker after their run to the SB last year.

              Other than that, I pretty much agree with your list.

              Franchise QB's don't come around very often, but the real problem is that only time will tell prove whether a QB will be that, no matter how much talent they have, which is evidenced by guys like Jeff George.
              Yeah, Plummer ended their playoff drought.

              Warner...man...yeah. I have to give it to him, especially since they are sunk without him.
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              • #8
                Originally posted by CoryWinget81 View Post
                Thanks for replying!
                Tarkenton is for sure there, and I don't as many don't, consider Eli Manning a franchise QB just yet.
                I view a franchise QB as one who will play for your team for about a decade or more and barring some career ending injury, Eli will do that for the Giants. He was tthe only one of the so-called "Big 3" that they wanted in 2004, and they wanted him so badly that they were willing to draft Rivers for us, and send him out west along with 3 other draft picks.

                He won a Superbowl with them and was named MVP of the game and after that big money contract extention, the Giants couldn't get rid of him even if they ever wanted to.
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by SoCal Dominance View Post
                  I view a franchise QB as one who will play for your team for about a decade or more and barring some career ending injury, Eli will do that for the Giants. He was tthe only one of the so-called "Big 3" that they wanted in 2004, and they wanted him so badly that they were willing to draft Rivers for us, and send him out west along with 3 other draft picks.

                  He won a Superbowl with them and was named MVP of the game and after that big money contract extention, the Giants couldn't get rid of him even if they ever wanted to.
                  That's a good point. I'm still shocked at the amount of money they threw at him, considering TALENT wise, most would consider him slightly above average. I will say he has that "It" factor that most don't have, and for whatever reason, his teams really rally around him.
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                  • #10
                    I'm kind of in the minority when it comes to what I consider a Franchise QB.

                    I view one as a player who will play around 8+ years with a given team, winning games and championships is the most important stat while all individual statistics fall way below it. Stabilizing an organization is also a big factor.

                    Which is why...

                    I would definitely say Eli Manning is one simply because he has a Super Bowl ring, was the MVP of that game and will be with his team likely until he decides to retire as another poster pointed out. Also, the Giants have been a legit team for a while and until they got Eli, they were one of them teams that would have one solid year followed by 2-3 bad ones.

                    Other than that...I agree with just about everyone else on that list.
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                    • #11
                      Given that many thought Eli and Coughlin would be out of NY after 2007 before a great post season run. Eli's only secure season as QB was 2008. Lets see how he does the next couple seasons. Football contracts aren't guaranteed. You never know how this will unfold.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by CoryWinget81 View Post
                        (Disclaimer: This post has nothing to do with Jay Cutler, it is about franchise QB's and is not intended to be a debate about him)



                        I had a post in an earlier thread:



                        So I decided to take a look around and see how close I am.

                        In Alphabetical order:

                        49ers: Montana (1981-93) Young (93-99)

                        Bears: Luckman (39-50)

                        Bengals: Esiason (1984-92)

                        Bills: Kelly (1986-96)

                        Broncos: Elway (1983-98)

                        Browns: Graham (1946-55) Kosar (1985-96)

                        Bucaneers: None

                        Cardinals: Jake Plummer? (1997-2002) I put the question mark because he's the closest they've ever had. He did end their playoff drought..suggestions?

                        Chargers: Dan Fouts (1973-1987) Rivers (2004-Present)

                        Chiefs: Dawson (1963-75) Green? (2001-2006)

                        Colts: Unitas (1956-72) Manning (1998-Present)

                        Cowboys: Meridith (1960-68) Staubach (1969-79) Aikman (1989-00)

                        Dolphins: Marino (1983-99)

                        Eagles: Jurgensen (1957-63) Cunningham (1985-95) McNabb (1999-Present)

                        Falcons: ???

                        Giants: Tittle (1961-64) Tarkenton (1967-71) Simms (1979-93)

                        Jaguars: ???

                        Jets: Namath (1965-76) O'Brien (1983-92)

                        Lions: Layne (1950-58)

                        Packers: Starr (1956-71) Favre (1992-2007)

                        Panthers: ???

                        Patriots: Bledsoe (1993-2001) Brady (2000-Present)

                        Raiders: Daryle Lamonica (1967-74) Stabler (1968-79)
                        Blanda is mentionable here as well, as is Plunkett

                        Rams: Van Brocklin (1949-57) Warner? (1998-2003)

                        Ravens: Unitas (Colts)

                        Redskins: Baugh (1937-52) Jurgenson (1964-74) Theisman (1974-85)

                        Saints: Archie Manning (1971-82) Brees (2006-Present)

                        Seahawks: Zorn (1976-84)

                        Steelers: Layne (1958-62) Bradshaw (1970-83)
                        Roethlisberger (2004-present)

                        Texans: ???

                        Titans: Warren Moon (1984-93) McNair (1995-05)

                        Vikings: Tarkenton (1961-66, 1972-78)



                        If I've missed anyone let me know.

                        As you can see, many teams haven't even had one, let alone multiple franchise QB's.

                        Also, I didn't include Eli. Yeah, he won a SB, but I think we can all agree that isn't the exact criteria for being called "franchise".
                        off the top of my head,

                        Phins: Bob Greise
                        Seahawks: Matt Hasselbeck.
                        Bengals: Ken Anderson
                        Rams: Jim (Chris) Everett
                        Panthers: Delhomme
                        Bears: McMahon
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by JakeNbake View Post
                          Eli? Really?
                          Yes Eli. If his pops is considered a franchise QB, Eli sure the hell is.
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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by ursamajor View Post
                            off the top of my head,

                            Phins: Bob Greise
                            Seahawks: Matt Hasselbeck.
                            Bengals: Ken Anderson
                            Rams: Jim (Chris) Everett
                            Panthers: Delhomme
                            Bears: McMahon
                            I'll give Griese credit, but the rest I wouldn't consider "franchise".
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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by CoryWinget81 View Post
                              I'll give Griese credit, but the rest I wouldn't consider "franchise".
                              You don't think Ken Anderson deserves to be called a franchise QB? Jim McMahon? Matt Hasselbeck?

                              Come on, man!

                              Jim McMahon was has a ring. Hasselbeck and Anderson both led teams to conference championships. All three had several years of tenure with their teams. And as far as stats go, it's hard to argue with Anderson, at least.

                              http://www.pro-football-reference.co...A/AndeKe00.htm

                              Four Pro Bowls, one first-team All Pro.
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                              At the time of Ken's retirement following the 1986 season, he held NFL records for consecutive pass completions (20), completion percentage for a single game (20 of 22, 90.9%, vs. Pittsburgh in 1974) and completion percentage for a season (70.6% in 1982), as well as the Super Bowl records for completion percentage (73.5%) (since broken by Phil Simms) and completions (25). Furthermore, Ken was ranked 6th all-time for passing yards in a career at the time of his retirement. Ken's record for completion percentage in a season still stands over 20 years after his retirement. As of 2005, he is among the top 30 all-time leaders in pass attempts (24th), completions (18th), passing yards (21st) and passing touchdowns (28th). He led the NFL in passing yards and completions twice, and lead the league in fewest interceptions per pass attempt 3 times. He ranks second in NFL history for postseason quarterback rating, 93.5 (Joe Montana ranks first with a postseason rating of 96.3).
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                              Seriously.
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