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Which newly drafted QB will have the best career?

One of them has to

NFL: Chicago Bears-Rookie Minicamp
could be one of these guys but probably not
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Many draft analysts pooh-poohed the 2017 quarterback class. What do they know? After all, the top two picks in 2012, both quarterbacks, both highly touted, did not blossom into the best signalcallers of the league. Not only that — neither of them turned into the best QB of their own draft.

The draft was about six weeks ago. Maybe a refresher is in order.

Mitch Trubisky, 1.2, Bears: has all the pressure in the world upon him because of the enormous draft capital spent by Chicago to move up a spot and take him. The Bears didn’t make such an aggressive move for Mike Glennon to be their quarterback of the future.

Patrick Mahomes II, 1.10, Chiefs: gets to learn under Andy Reid while Alex Smith lives out the last couple years of his usefulness, before returning to the 49ers again.

Deshaun Watson, 1.12, Texans: Team is quarterback-ready. (No shit, Sherlock.)

DeShone Kizer, 2.52, Browns: Team is quarterback-needy... and maybe quarterback-ready another season from now?

Davis Webb, 3.87, Giants: Eli Manning is 36 and Webb is not.

C.J. Beathard, 3.104, Niners: Every successful quarterback needs a great name. Unitas. Namath. Montana. Brady. Beathard fits right in.

Joshua Dobbs, 4.135, Steelers: Many had mocked him to the Seahawks. That’s a sign.

Nathan Peterman, 5.171, Bills: Instant backup material.

Braad Kaaya, 6.215, Lions: Instant backup material and kicking sound.

Chad Kelly, 7.253, Broncos: This space intentionally left blank.


When we look back in 20 years, which quarterback will have had the best career? (As defined by you.)

This poll is closed

  • 5%
    Mitchell Trubisky
    (51 votes)
  • 25%
    Pat Mahomes II
    (223 votes)
  • 46%
    Deshaun Watson
    (405 votes)
  • 7%
    DeShone Kizer
    (66 votes)
  • 4%
    Davis Webb
    (41 votes)
  • 4%
    Joshua Dobbs
    (38 votes)
  • 0%
    Nathan Peterman
    (5 votes)
  • 1%
    Brad Kaaya
    (12 votes)
  • 4%
    Chad Kelly
    (36 votes)
877 votes total Vote Now

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