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What exactly is a Franchise QB?

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See: Cam Newton

 

i believe that too,   

But i am looking more for whats peoples opinion on what makes a franchise qb. 

 

my opinion is that there really is not a true definition of a franchise qb. hopefully in this thread you will see a range of opinions which will showcase that. i think that when you have a qb you truly trust and believe then that becomes your "franchise qb"

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Franchise QB: a single player that can perform several duties necessary to become a great QB, have skills that are above average, be able to lead the men around him, be able to instill a trust within not only the team but the staff the front office and the fans, be able to motivate, rally and uplift his teammates. Be able to absorb all blame and praise in the same fashion and be cool under pressure.

That would be my definition of a franchise QB.

 

thanks. thats a good definition. 

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Don't think there is such a thing until the guy has been in the league for 3 yrs.

 

RGIII  no

Luck  no

Cam  no

Kap   no

 

Once you see these guys get their second contract, you will know whether their GM's think they are a franchise QB

 

Wilson might be the first one to make it, possibly followed by Luck, ginger Bengal, and one dark horse might be Tannehill.

 

Second wave might be Kap and Cam, if they can follow former success

 

But again, I don't see any of them there just yet

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on a side note. people talk about leadership when it comes to a qb.  this could be an important trait, but i dont know how important that is. does leadership really make a team better from the qbs position?

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on a side note. people talk about leadership when it comes to a qb. this could be an important trait, but i dont know how important that is. does leadership really make a team better from the qbs position?

Well think about it. When working in a group the first thing that happens is a hierarchy is formed. Those with leadership skills assume those rolls and begin to dole out the tasks at hand. Do you not find it easier to complete your assigned task if that is the only thing to worry about? The leader has taken control of the situation allowing you to focus solely on your responsibility.

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on a side note. people talk about leadership when it comes to a qb. this could be an important trait, but i dont know how important that is. does leadership really make a team better from the qbs position?

Yes but only if the qb and coach are preaching from the same book. I think that qb leadership is important but other leaders of the team must echo what the qb is preaching.

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I pretty much agree with what Ship said.  A franchise QB is a QB you build around, a long term QB.  It's the opposite of a stop gap, when you know you can stop looking for a long term QB.

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Well think about it. When working in a group the first thing that happens is a hierarchy is formed. Those with leadership skills assume those rolls and begin to dole out the tasks at hand. Do you not find it easier to complete your assigned task if that is the only thing to worry about? The leader has taken control of the situation allowing you to focus solely on your responsibility.

 

i think that is true from a real world standpoint. but i keep thinking about last years Ravens. if you ask anyone who the leader of that team was it was Ray Lewis. Flacco was like the 3rd person down on that list for me.  ray lewis, john harbaugh, then flacco. 

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i think that is true from a real world standpoint. but i keep thinking about last years Ravens. if you ask anyone who the leader of that team was it was Ray Lewis. Flacco was like the 3rd person down on that list for me. ray lewis, john harbaugh, then flacco.

That's true but you are assuming that the Panthers have a Ray Lewis type leader. Of that I'm not so sure. There is a lack of unifying leaders on this team.

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