Originally Posted by SkinsHokieFan
This is all nice except Brady lost a year of his career with a hit in his pocket, and Peyton Manning has also lost a full year of playing despite being a pocket QB.
RG3 has missed 1 full quarter of play in 13 games this season, both on hits that came on called pass plays. The pistol read option had nothing to do with either injury, the first injury came on the sideline vs Atlanta, and the 2nd injury on a scramble when he should have ran out of bounds as opposed to cutting back towards the middle to gain 3 yards.
The read option has not had any bearing on his 2 injuries.
Being in the pocket DID have bearing on both Brady's knee injury and Manning's neck injury. How often did you ever see Peyton Manning move outside of the tackle box in his career? Yet he still missed a full season last year and is now on a new team
Ah so it's more dangerous for a QB to stay in the pocket than it is to run downfield.