Posted 07 January 2013 - 01:22 AM
RGIII will be gone in 5 years, tops. Wouldn't be surprised if sooner, due to injury. Having knee issues in your first season when your reputation is a running QB is not good.
He can't throw down field consistently unless the receiver is wide open.
He can't throw as effectively without his run threat.
Those two things are NOT good signs. A QB in this league has to be able to throw the intermediate/long routes while there is some coverage and drop it in an area where a catch is possible. It doesn't have to be a perfect ball, but a catchable ball (even if the receiver has to stretch out for it a bit). I've watched his past few games, and I am just not seeing that. I have seen him skip a ball off the ground on a 15 yard out route where, had he just gotten the ball there, it would have been an impressive, NFL throw.
He's young, so he does get the rookie pass. Let's see him next season. If he comes out and tears it up and shows he can be a consistent passer (or signs that he's heading there), and if he can stay healthy (not likely, IMO), then we can talk like he is going to be around to be compared to Luck and Cam. I'd love to have Cam, Luck, and Bob as the big three QBs in 8-10 years time, but I think that Cam may be the only one (Luck has to get more consistent as well to start those talks).