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Just how lopsided will the QB talent be for the AFC vs. the NFC?


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Everything we need to know about where the future of QB talent may reside in the NFL was on display this weekend.  Three legends of the game in Brees (42), Brady (43) and Aaron Rodgers (37) took the field in the NFC along with 26 year old Jared Goff.

Meanwhile, in the AFC you had Mahomes (25), Lamar (24), Baker (25) and Josh Allen (24).  Not only that but many of the other QBs who either have definite futures (Watson) or potential futures (Herbert, Burrow, Trevor Lawrence if he goes to Jax, Tua, maybe Darnold?) also play in the AFC.  Easily 8-10 very good young QBs in the AFC.

Young QBs with potentially good futures in the NFC?  How about Kyler Murray and Daniel Jones (both 23), the aforementioned Goff and Dak Prescott who is 27.  That.is.it.  Perhaps Jalen Hurts at 22 becomes something (unknown).  What about Russell Wilson you ask?  32 already....that kinda crept up on us.  Who else is a potentially good, young QB in the NFC?  Answer:  There is none.

Is it me or does this seem REALLY lopsided right now?  Both from a talent AND age perspective.

I think the talent will even out over time, with potential trades and as new players come into the league.  But for now it seems like there is absolutely a heavy tilt towards the AFC for young, talented QBs.

 

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8 minutes ago, Sonny Werblin said:

You say their is not even one potentially good young QB in the NFC. Kyler Murray? 

Did you read what I wrote?  I mentioned 4 guys....

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Young QBs with potentially good futures in the NFC?  How about Kyler Murray and Daniel Jones (both 23), the aforementioned Goff and Dak Prescott who is 27.  That.is.it.  

Who else is a potentially good, young QB in the NFC?  Answer:  There is none.

 

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this is very similar to the 80's when elllway, kelllly, marino all came up and started to dominate the superbowl for the next 10 or so seasons.  of course kelllly lost 4 and ellway lost two. to the likes of theisman, rypien, williams, montana, simms.  if anything it shows the 83 group couldn't win the big one by themselves.  and even though the afc had the edge in qb talent the nfc had the more complete teams.

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That's what happens when the conference is dominated by 3-4 teams for over a decade. All the bottom dwellers with a bunch of high draft picks rebuilt and found QBs.

 

Except for, well, you know.

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41 minutes ago, rangerous said:

this is very similar to the 80's when elllway, kelllly, marino all came up and started to dominate the superbowl for the next 10 or so seasons.  of course kelllly lost 4 and ellway lost two. to the likes of theisman, rypien, williams, montana, simms.  if anything it shows the 83 group couldn't win the big one by themselves.  and even though the afc had the edge in qb talent the nfc had the more complete teams.

Weird note.  That was all 1983.  Elway, Kelly, Marino, O'Brien.  Plus Eason and Blackedge.  All to AFC teams.

And weirder... five of the six went to each of the AFC East teams.  100% QB turnover in one offseason.

Of course three of them became HoF QBs and equally of course, we didn't pick one of them because he smoked a little weed in college.

 

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57 minutes ago, UntouchableCrew said:

AFC clearly has the bulk of the good young QBs but that can also change quickly.

Regardless, our focus should be on getting one of them for ourselves.

Unsurprisingly - Jets took the "lock" out of all those AFC names and are having to consider scrapping the whole thing. 

I think AFC will again run the 2020s... much like they did for the majority of the 2000s w/ Manning, Brady, Ben, etc  ...You're likely looking at a conference with Lamar, Allen, Mahomes, Watson, Lawrence, Mayfield, Herbert, Burrow and Tua (I'm not nearly as impatient as some of you)... 

Maybe fields too? 

NFC will be getting cornholed for a while

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3 hours ago, nycdan said:

Weird note.  That was all 1983.  Elway, Kelly, Marino, O'Brien.  Plus Eason and Blackedge.  All to AFC teams.

And weirder... five of the six went to each of the AFC East teams.  100% QB turnover in one offseason.

Of course three of them became HoF QBs and equally of course, we didn't pick one of them because he smoked a little weed in college.

 

And then you look at 2018.... Mayfield, Darnold, Allen, Lamar all went to AFC teams.  3 of the 4 are confirmed longterm starters.  Rosen was the clear bust but went to the NFC in the Draft.

2020.... Burrow, Herbert and Tua come into the league.  ALL go to the AFC.

2021..... Here comes Trevor Lawerence... to the AFC.

It's staggering.

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3 hours ago, nycdan said:

Weird note.  That was all 1983.  Elway, Kelly, Marino, O'Brien.  Plus Eason and Blackedge.  All to AFC teams.

And weirder... five of the six went to each of the AFC East teams.  100% QB turnover in one offseason.

Of course three of them became HoF QBs and equally of course, we didn't pick one of them because he smoked a little weed in college.

 

The rumor was cocaine, not weed. 

And you know what else is interesting? The NFC went on it's huge run of 13 consecutive SB victories right after this draft (1984 season - 1996 season). 

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