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Especially if they win 2 or 3 Super Bowls. What do you guys think? Braxton would certainly be a more valuable commodity.
I mean the zone read success.
The Super Bowl winning quarterbacks of the last decade have been pure passers - the Mannings, Brady, Roethlisberger, Brees, and Rodgers. That's who teams want, and what they prefer. Kaepernick hasn't had to play a full season, and guys that run as much as him don't seem to last long physically, so teams will continue to prefer dropback passers.
I think it could change the NFL in that teams that haven't been successful in finding a great passer may begin to see "Plan B" as finding a mobile quarterback, rather than a second-tier passer. That could benefit guys like Braxton. A successful dual-threat guy like Kaepernick shows it can be done, even if it's not the best long-term solution. The NFL has shown more openness to dual threat guys. I'm not sure how long it will trend, but it seems the attitude that it just won't work in the NFL is being reconsidered.
I've been thinking about this. I think it's already going to help our recruiting. I don't think he needs to win a super bowl, but that would just be icing on the cake.
The trend for mobile QB's who can throw it as well as they run it is surging. You are seeing it with Wilson, Newton, RG3, and Kap. The success of those guys is nice but it will have no baring on Miller. Miller needs to show he can throw the ball accurately, consistently, on time, in tight windows, with some fire.
He needs to make huge strides in the passing game and in reading the defense pre-snap to be considered a guy a team is going to draft as their future QB.
Perfect example was the Wisconsin game, early 1st quarter we had a 3rd and 7... Went 5 wide which means you only got 5 protecting. They brought 6 and he just got laid out. He did that a few times last season. He did it against scUM as well. He didn't recognize that they were bringing a free blitzer and he got himself killed. He has to read hot and get rid of that ball quickly.
I believe he will be better pre-snap this year and be able to make those adjustments and get this offense more consistent. Dude has all the talent, he just needs to hone his skills and work on the little stuff.
Braxton is NOT on Kaepernick's , Wilson's or RG3's level as a " quarterback ".
Braxton has very little pocket presence , not very accurate throwing the deep ball & injury prone. Not a good recipe for being a successful NFL quarterback.
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The point of my post is being a little misunderstood, I think it will help our recruiting if more NFL teams go to zone read. It is a copy cat league, and kids want to get paid. I am not saying Braxton is as good as those mentioned QBs, however he has 2 more years to improve.
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