best of the busts - "best" QB from Draft class of 2006

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this year was a colossally bad one, and quite hilarious, because it initially looked like there might be 2-3 solid-great QBs that came out of it, and then even those candidates fell apart. who do you think made the most of their situation and gave the most value to their teams commensurate to what they should have provided?

Poll Results

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Jay Cutler 2
Charlie Whitehurst 1
Vince Young 0
Bruce Gradkowski 0
Reggie McNeal 0
Omar Jacobs 0
Ingle Martin 0
Brad Smith 0
Brodie Croyle 0
Tavaris Jackson 0
Kellen Clemens 0
Matt Leinart 0
DJ Shockley 0


Fash Gordon (Neanderthal), Saturday, 17 December 2022 19:18 (one month ago) link

I fucking hate him but it’s gonna be Smokin’ Jay

frogbs, Saturday, 17 December 2022 19:20 (one month ago) link

I fucking hate him but it’s gonna be Smokin’ Jay

frogbs, Saturday, 17 December 2022 19:20 (one month ago) link

Vince Young obviously the tragic story here, really looked like a guy who was going to put it together, but fell out of love with the game quickly when he realized what a cesspool the NFL can be, esp fanbases. was happy when he got Comeback Player of the year. Still, never really had a 'great' season, but made the Pro Bowl twice (albeit in 2006 as a replacement).

Matt Leinart is the biggest loser on the list. everybody said he'd be the one to succeed on the field first because he ran a "pro-style offense" in college, didn't have a good rookie season but showed some moments, and you thought he might make the leap in year two, and instead he was lazy and just assumed everybody would cup his balls if he put in the bare minimum. spoiled entitled dork.

Cutler's own career was kneecapped by his head coach. He became a running meme in later years, and I hated the year he QBed my fins, but he looked like he had the best start of this entire class, only to have McDaniel utterly ruin his relationship with him by being stupid and causing him to demand a trade. I think that whole incident wrecked his headspace because he was bad to mediocre in Chicago. I don't think he ever would have been a Rodgers or anything, but perhaps second-tier level.

I remember Tavaris Jackson having a decent journeyman career. might be a candidate for winner.

Bruce Gradkowski is funny, basically never played as much as he did in his rookie year.

Brad Smith was funny cos lol Jets. they wanted him to be the next Randle-El but had no tools to use him that way. only threw 10 passes in his career, two picked off. mostly acted as a receiver, used in wildcat. god I'm glad wildcat is gone.

half my fellow fin Fans wanted Miami to take Brodie Croyle, as you can see dude never had a ceiling. fucker couldn't even unseat Damon Huard at first.

Fash Gordon (Neanderthal), Saturday, 17 December 2022 19:30 (one month ago) link

Charlie Whitehurst may get the start on Sunday, but life on the bench hasn’t been all that bad for Clipboard Jesus pic.twitter.com/UDtiCqLJO8

— B/R Gridiron (@brgridiron) December 17, 2015

symsymsym, Sunday, 18 December 2022 00:25 (one month ago) link

honestly don't see how you could vote for anyone else

symsymsym, Sunday, 18 December 2022 00:26 (one month ago) link

Automatic thread bump. This poll is closing tomorrow.

System, Friday, 30 December 2022 00:01 (one month ago) link

gotta be Smokin Jay for entertainment value alone. He’s sort of a shitkicker Jeff George or cut-rate Testaverse who was somehow less of a malign influence on his teams than George and never as bad as Vinny at his worst, despite being a thorough disappointment.

omar little, Friday, 30 December 2022 01:43 (one month ago) link

Automatic thread bump. This poll's results are now in.

System, Saturday, 31 December 2022 00:01 (one month ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EKSgxJhVFcU

Fash Gordon (Neanderthal), Saturday, 31 December 2022 00:06 (one month ago) link

the throws cutler “could” make put him at the top for me what a waste

normal AI yankovic (Hunt3r), Saturday, 31 December 2022 04:33 (one month ago) link


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