So, you're saying professional NFL players were getting tricked weekly by high school-like trick plays for an entire season? I don't agree with that. Calling it HS offense shows that you have some contempt against that style of play. Your point could have been as valid if you called it college offense. And I'm sure RG3 and the read-option played a role in that rushing attack.
I think all the QBs we mentioned are pretty mature in the pocket. But they can also run and pick up a first down for you too. What owner wouldn't go for that? Trent Dilfer works with HS level QBs in the Elite 11 and I see what he sees, the top QB recruits in the country the last few years have been mobile QBs. Every team is looking for their Cam. EJ Manuel was selected solely on his potential to be like Cam. Unlike you, owners don't need next year to evaluate the mobile QBs to see if they fit the NFL. Owners realized since the Vick days that the time it takes for a team with a mobile QB to be competitive is very short and don't need a complete team to start winning.
Hopefully we can continue this conversation when the season start. Can't wait.
Have you watched Washington Play??
No one does the trickery, constant motion, lateral, bootleg, razzle dazzle, etc.. they do. That's why I called it a high school offense. It doesn't look like Seattle's, even San Francisco's, and certainly not like the Panthers (though that can be both a good and bad thing--Lol).
I don't disagree with your earlier statement, in regards to where the league is going. There's certainly some merit to that. However, let's just wait and see if Cam, RG3, Wilson and Kaep are the exception, and not the rule. Cause with the exception of Cam, and Wilson (who gets a lot of help as well), I think it would be much harder for these QB's to duplicate their success, if they were required to carry more of the load, and didn't have such good teams to deflect attention. Cam, Luck and Tannenhill, were the only ones that really experienced that.
For example: The Redskins, Seattle, and Frisco (correct me if I'm wrong), ran more rushing than Passing plays during the season? So you can't even call them a Pass first offense. They relied heavily on their run game (along with other stuff to aid their young QB's). Let's see what happens, if/when their rushing games or defenses are not as good in 2013?
What I'm saying, is actually a compliment to Cam, Wilson, and even Luck (regarding, "let's wait and see").