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Tony Romo's Successor

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by DallasEast, Jan 25, 2014.

  1. DallasEast

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    At some point, the front office must find Tony Romo's successor. Barring serious back complications, I believe he still has several seasons within him to compete for a SB appearance. However, the team must plan for the future.

    Sometimes fans think the best approach is to simply draft a quarterback in the first round regardless of the current team's roster makeup. I believe it would be better for the team to do a proper evaluation of all eligible quarterbacks in every round of the draft who has true SB contending potential. The same study should be made for scouring other team's rosters. That way, the team does not limit itself solely to first round prospects, but can also factor in solid candidates in later rounds and outside the draft.

    So, I took a look at how successful quarterbacks appearing in SBs have been according to where they were (or were not) drafted and whether their SB actually team selected them. The information accounts for each quarterback's first SB appearance but not any repeat appearances. Additionally, I have included the colleges and conferences where they were originated, demonstrating the variety of collegiate sources where SB appearing quarterbacks have come from.

    Number of quarterbacks chosen by the same team appearing in the SB: 26
    Number of quarterbacks chosen by a team different from the one they reached the SB with: 33

    Conferences where SB appearing quarterbacks were chosen (along with number of quarterbacks per conference): PAC 12 (10), ACC (9), BIG TEN (9), SEC (8), FBS INDEPENDENT (6), BIG 12 (2), CAA (FCS) (2), C-USA (2), SUN BELT (2), SWAC [FCS] (2), AMERICAN ATHLETIC (1), CCIW [DIVISION III] (1), MAC (1), MISSOURI VALLEY [FCS] (1), MOUNTAIN WEST (1), MVC [FCS] (1), PIONEER [FCS] (1). Note: players were tied to current conferences which may have been different at the time they entered the NFL.

    SB appearing quarterbacks chosen by round: 1st (28), 2nd (6), 3rd (8), 4th (3), 5th (1), 6th (4), 8th round and later plus undrafted free agency (9)

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  2. DallasEast

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    Individual quarterback data grouped by SB appearing team:

    49ers

    Colin Kaepernick

    Draft Round: 2/ Overall Pick: 36/ Overall SB Record: (0-1)
    1st SB Appearance Season: 2012 / 1st SB Appearance: Runner-up
    1st Drafted/Acquired:49ers / Season: 2011
    Seasons Between Draft/Acquired to 1st SB: 1/ Drafted Before SB Era? No
    College: Nevada / Conference: MOUNTAIN WEST

    Joe Montana

    Draft Round: 3/ Overall Pick: 82/ Overall SB Record: (4-0)
    1st SB Appearance Season: 1981 / 1st SB Appearance: Winner
    1st Drafted/Acquired:49ers / Season: 1979
    Seasons Between Draft/Acquired to 1st SB: 2/ Drafted Before SB Era? No
    College: Notre Dame / Conference: FBS INDEPENDENT

    Steve Young

    Draft Round: 1/ Overall Pick: 1/ Overall SB Record: (1-0)
    1st SB Appearance Season: 1994 / 1st SB Appearance: Winner
    1st Drafted/Acquired:Buccaneers / Season: 1984
    Seasons Between Draft/Acquired to 1st SB: 10/ Drafted Before SB Era? No
    College: Brigham Young / Conference: FBS INDEPENDENT

    Bears

    Jim McMahon

    Draft Round: 1/ Overall Pick: 5/ Overall SB Record: (1-0)
    1st SB Appearance Season: 1985 / 1st SB Appearance: Winner
    1st Drafted/Acquired:Bears / Season: 1982
    Seasons Between Draft/Acquired to 1st SB: 3/ Drafted Before SB Era? No
    College: Brigham Young / Conference: FBS INDEPENDENT

    Rex Grossman

    Draft Round: 1/ Overall Pick: 22/ Overall SB Record: (0-1)
    1st SB Appearance Season: 2006 / 1st SB Appearance: Runner-up
    1st Drafted/Acquired:Bears / Season: 2003
    Seasons Between Draft/Acquired to 1st SB: 3/ Drafted Before SB Era? No
    College: Florida / Conference: SEC

    Bengals

    Boomer Esiason

    Draft Round: 2/ Overall Pick: 38/ Overall SB Record: (0-1)
    1st SB Appearance Season: 1988 / 1st SB Appearance: Runner-up
    1st Drafted/Acquired:Bengals / Season: 1984
    Seasons Between Draft/Acquired to 1st SB: 4/ Drafted Before SB Era? No
    College: Maryland / Conference: ACC

    Ken Anderson

    Draft Round: 3/ Overall Pick: 67/ Overall SB Record: (0-1)
    1st SB Appearance Season: 1981 / 1st SB Appearance: Runner-up
    1st Drafted/Acquired:Bengals / Season: 1971
    Seasons Between Draft/Acquired to 1st SB: 10/ Drafted Before SB Era? No
    College: Augustana IL / Conference: CCIW (DIVISION III)

    Bills

    Frank Reich

    Draft Round: 3/ Overall Pick: 57/ Overall SB Record: (0-1)
    1st SB Appearance Season: 1992 / 1st SB Appearance: Runner-up
    1st Drafted/Acquired:Bills / Season: 1985
    Seasons Between Draft/Acquired to 1st SB: 7/ Drafted Before SB Era? No
    College: Maryland / Conference: ACC

    Jim Kelly

    Draft Round: 1/ Overall Pick: 14/ Overall SB Record: (0-4)
    1st SB Appearance Season: 1990 / 1st SB Appearance: Runner-up
    1st Drafted/Acquired:Bills / Season: 1983
    Seasons Between Draft/Acquired to 1st SB: 7/ Drafted Before SB Era? No
    College: Miami FL / Conference: ACC

    Broncos

    John Elway

    Draft Round: 1/ Overall Pick: 1/ Overall SB Record: (2-3)
    1st SB Appearance Season: 1986 / 1st SB Appearance: Runner-up
    1st Drafted/Acquired:Colts / Season: 1983
    Seasons Between Draft/Acquired to 1st SB: 3/ Drafted Before SB Era? No
    College: Stanford / Conference: PAC 12

    Buccaneers

    Brad Johnson

    Draft Round: 9/ Overall Pick: 227/ Overall SB Record: (1-0)
    1st SB Appearance Season: 2002 / 1st SB Appearance: Winner
    1st Drafted/Acquired:Vikings / Season: 1992
    Seasons Between Draft/Acquired to 1st SB: 10/ Drafted Before SB Era? No
    College: Florida State / Conference: ACC

    Chargers

    Stan Humphreys

    Draft Round: 6/ Overall Pick: 159/ Overall SB Record: (0-1)
    1st SB Appearance Season: 1994 / 1st SB Appearance: Runner-up
    1st Drafted/Acquired:Redskins / Season: 1988
    Seasons Between Draft/Acquired to 1st SB: 6/ Drafted Before SB Era? No
    College: Louisiana - Monroe / Conference: SUN BELT

    Chiefs

    Len Dawson

    Draft Round: 1/ Overall Pick: 5/ Overall SB Record: (1-1)
    1st SB Appearance Season: 1966 / 1st SB Appearance: Runner-up
    1st Drafted/Acquired:Steelers / Season: 1957
    Seasons Between Draft/Acquired to 1st SB: 9/ Drafted Before SB Era? Yes
    College: Purdue / Conference: BIG TEN

    Colts

    Earl Morrall

    Draft Round: 1/ Overall Pick: 2/ Overall SB Record: (1-0)
    1st SB Appearance Season: 1970 / 1st SB Appearance: Winner
    1st Drafted/Acquired:49ers / Season: 1956
    Seasons Between Draft/Acquired to 1st SB: 14/ Drafted Before SB Era? Yes
    College: Michigan State / Conference: BIG TEN

    Johnny Unitas

    Draft Round: 9/ Overall Pick: 102/ Overall SB Record: (0-1)
    1st SB Appearance Season: 1968 / 1st SB Appearance: Runner-up
    1st Drafted/Acquired:Steelers / Season: 1955
    Seasons Between Draft/Acquired to 1st SB: 13/ Drafted Before SB Era? Yes
    College: Louisville / Conference: AMERICAN ATHLETIC

    Peyton Manning

    Draft Round: 1/ Overall Pick: 1/ Overall SB Record: (1-1)
    1st SB Appearance Season: 2006 / 1st SB Appearance: Winner
    1st Drafted/Acquired:Colts / Season: 1998
    Seasons Between Draft/Acquired to 1st SB: 8/ Drafted Before SB Era? No
    College: Tennessee / Conference: SEC

    Cowboys

    Craig Morton

    Draft Round: 1/ Overall Pick: 5/ Overall SB Record: (0-2)
    1st SB Appearance Season: 1970 / 1st SB Appearance: Runner-up
    1st Drafted/Acquired:Cowboys / Season: 1965
    Seasons Between Draft/Acquired to 1st SB: 5/ Drafted Before SB Era? Yes
    College: California / Conference: PAC 12

    Roger Staubach

    Draft Round: 10/ Overall Pick: 129/ Overall SB Record: (2-2)
    1st SB Appearance Season: 1971 / 1st SB Appearance: Winner
    1st Drafted/Acquired:Cowboys / Season: 1964
    Seasons Between Draft/Acquired to 1st SB: 7/ Drafted Before SB Era? Yes
    College: Navy / Conference: FBS INDEPENDENT

    Troy Aikman

    Draft Round: 1/ Overall Pick: 1/ Overall SB Record: (3-0)
    1st SB Appearance Season: 1992 / 1st SB Appearance: Winner
    1st Drafted/Acquired:Cowboys / Season: 1989
    Seasons Between Draft/Acquired to 1st SB: 3/ Drafted Before SB Era? No
    College: UCLA / Conference: PAC 12

    Dolphins

    Bob Griese

    Draft Round: 1/ Overall Pick: 4/ Overall SB Record: (2-1)
    1st SB Appearance Season: 1971 / 1st SB Appearance: Runner-up
    1st Drafted/Acquired:Dolphins / Season: 1967
    Seasons Between Draft/Acquired to 1st SB: 4/ Drafted Before SB Era? No
    College: Purdue / Conference: BIG TEN

    Dan Marino

    Draft Round: 1/ Overall Pick: 27/ Overall SB Record: (0-1)
    1st SB Appearance Season: 1984 / 1st SB Appearance: Runner-up
    1st Drafted/Acquired:Dolphins / Season: 1983
    Seasons Between Draft/Acquired to 1st SB: 1/ Drafted Before SB Era? No
    College: Pittsburgh / Conference: ACC

    David Woodley

    Draft Round: 8/ Overall Pick: 214/ Overall SB Record: (0-1)
    1st SB Appearance Season: 1982 / 1st SB Appearance: Runner-up
    1st Drafted/Acquired:Dolphins / Season: 1980
    Seasons Between Draft/Acquired to 1st SB: 2/ Drafted Before SB Era? No
    College: Louisiana State / Conference: SEC

    Eagles

    Donovan McNabb

    Draft Round: 1/ Overall Pick: 2/ Overall SB Record: (0-1)
    1st SB Appearance Season: 2004 / 1st SB Appearance: Runner-up
    1st Drafted/Acquired:Patriots / Season: 1999
    Seasons Between Draft/Acquired to 1st SB: 5/ Drafted Before SB Era? No
    College: Syracuse / Conference: ACC

    Ron Jaworski

    Draft Round: 2/ Overall Pick: 37/ Overall SB Record: (0-1)
    1st SB Appearance Season: 1980 / 1st SB Appearance: Runner-up
    1st Drafted/Acquired:Rams / Season: 1973
    Seasons Between Draft/Acquired to 1st SB: 7/ Drafted Before SB Era? No
    College: Youngstown State / Conference: MISSOURI VALLEY (FCS)

    Falcons

    Chris Chandler

    Draft Round: 3/ Overall Pick: 76/ Overall SB Record: (0-1)
    1st SB Appearance Season: 1998 / 1st SB Appearance: Runner-up
    1st Drafted/Acquired:Colts / Season: 1988
    Seasons Between Draft/Acquired to 1st SB: 10/ Drafted Before SB Era? No
    College: Washington / Conference: PAC 12

    Giants

    Eli Manning

    Draft Round: 1/ Overall Pick: 1/ Overall SB Record: (2-0)
    1st SB Appearance Season: 2007 / 1st SB Appearance: Winner
    1st Drafted/Acquired:Chargers / Season: 2004
    Seasons Between Draft/Acquired to 1st SB: 3/ Drafted Before SB Era? No
    College: Mississippi / Conference: SEC

    Jeff Hostetler

    Draft Round: 3/ Overall Pick: 59/ Overall SB Record: (1-0)
    1st SB Appearance Season: 1990 / 1st SB Appearance: Winner
    1st Drafted/Acquired:Giants / Season: 1984
    Seasons Between Draft/Acquired to 1st SB: 6/ Drafted Before SB Era? No
    College: West Virginia / Conference: BIG 12

    Kerry Collins

    Draft Round: 1/ Overall Pick: 5/ Overall SB Record: (0-1)
    1st SB Appearance Season: 2000 / 1st SB Appearance: Runner-up
    1st Drafted/Acquired:Panthers / Season: 1995
    Seasons Between Draft/Acquired to 1st SB: 5/ Drafted Before SB Era? No
    College: Penn State / Conference: BIG TEN

    Phil Simms

    Draft Round: 1/ Overall Pick: 7/ Overall SB Record: (1-0)
    1st SB Appearance Season: 1986 / 1st SB Appearance: Winner
    1st Drafted/Acquired:Giants / Season: 1979
    Seasons Between Draft/Acquired to 1st SB: 7/ Drafted Before SB Era? No
    College: Morehead State / Conference: PIONEER (FCS)

    Jets

    Joe Namath

    Draft Round: 1/ Overall Pick: 1/ Overall SB Record: (1-0)
    1st SB Appearance Season: 1968 / 1st SB Appearance: Winner
    1st Drafted/Acquired:Jets / Season: 1965
    Seasons Between Draft/Acquired to 1st SB: 3/ Drafted Before SB Era? Yes
    College: Alabama / Conference: SEC

    Oilers/Titans

    Steve McNair

    Draft Round: 1/ Overall Pick: 3/ Overall SB Record: (0-1)
    1st SB Appearance Season: 1999 / 1st SB Appearance: Runner-up
    1st Drafted/Acquired:Oilers/Titans / Season: 1995
    Seasons Between Draft/Acquired to 1st SB: 4/ Drafted Before SB Era? No
    College: Alcorn State / Conference: SWAC (FCS)

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  3. DallasEast

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    Packers

    Aaron Rodgers

    Draft Round: 1/ Overall Pick: 24/ Overall SB Record: (1-0)
    1st SB Appearance Season: 2010 / 1st SB Appearance: Winner
    1st Drafted/Acquired:Packers / Season: 2005
    Seasons Between Draft/Acquired to 1st SB: 5/ Drafted Before SB Era? No
    College: California / Conference: PAC 12

    Bart Starr

    Draft Round: 17/ Overall Pick: 200/ Overall SB Record: (2-0)
    1st SB Appearance Season: 1966 / 1st SB Appearance: Winner
    1st Drafted/Acquired:Packers / Season: 1956
    Seasons Between Draft/Acquired to 1st SB: 10/ Drafted Before SB Era? Yes
    College: Alabama / Conference: SEC

    Brett Favre

    Draft Round: 2/ Overall Pick: 33/ Overall SB Record: (1-1)
    1st SB Appearance Season: 1996 / 1st SB Appearance: Winner
    1st Drafted/Acquired:Falcons / Season: 1991
    Seasons Between Draft/Acquired to 1st SB: 5/ Drafted Before SB Era? No
    College: Southern Mississippi / Conference: C-USA

    Panthers

    Jake Delhomme

    Draft Round: / Overall Pick: / Overall SB Record: (0-1)
    1st SB Appearance Season: 2003 / 1st SB Appearance: Runner-up
    1st Drafted/Acquired:Saints / Season: 1997
    Seasons Between Draft/Acquired to 1st SB: 6/ Drafted Before SB Era? No
    College: Louisiana - Lafayette / Conference: SUN BELT

    Patriots

    Drew Bledsoe

    Draft Round: 1/ Overall Pick: 1/ Overall SB Record: (0-1)
    1st SB Appearance Season: 1996 / 1st SB Appearance: Runner-up
    1st Drafted/Acquired:Patriots / Season: 1993
    Seasons Between Draft/Acquired to 1st SB: 3/ Drafted Before SB Era? No
    College: Washington State / Conference: PAC 12

    Steve Grogan

    Draft Round: 5/ Overall Pick: 116/ Overall SB Record: (0-1)
    1st SB Appearance Season: 1985 / 1st SB Appearance: Runner-up
    1st Drafted/Acquired:Patriots / Season: 1975
    Seasons Between Draft/Acquired to 1st SB: 10/ Drafted Before SB Era? No
    College: Kansas State / Conference: BIG 12

    Tom Brady

    Draft Round: 6/ Overall Pick: 199/ Overall SB Record: (3-2)
    1st SB Appearance Season: 2001 / 1st SB Appearance: Winner
    1st Drafted/Acquired:Patriots / Season: 2000
    Seasons Between Draft/Acquired to 1st SB: 1/ Drafted Before SB Era? No
    College: Michigan / Conference: BIG TEN

    Tony Eason

    Draft Round: 1/ Overall Pick: 15/ Overall SB Record: (0-1)
    1st SB Appearance Season: 1985 / 1st SB Appearance: Runner-up
    1st Drafted/Acquired:Patriots / Season: 1983
    Seasons Between Draft/Acquired to 1st SB: 2/ Drafted Before SB Era? No
    College: Illinois / Conference: BIG TEN

    Raiders

    Daryle Lamonica

    Draft Round: 24/ Overall Pick: 188/ Overall SB Record: (0-1)
    1st SB Appearance Season: 1967 / 1st SB Appearance: Runner-up
    1st Drafted/Acquired:Bills / Season: 1963
    Seasons Between Draft/Acquired to 1st SB: 4/ Drafted Before SB Era? Yes
    College: Notre Dame / Conference: FBS INDEPENDENT

    Jim Plunkett

    Draft Round: 1/ Overall Pick: 1/ Overall SB Record: (2-0)
    1st SB Appearance Season: 1980 / 1st SB Appearance: Winner
    1st Drafted/Acquired:Patriots / Season: 1971
    Seasons Between Draft/Acquired to 1st SB: 9/ Drafted Before SB Era? No
    College: Stanford / Conference: PAC 12

    Kenny Stabler

    Draft Round: 2/ Overall Pick: 52/ Overall SB Record: (1-0)
    1st SB Appearance Season: 1976 / 1st SB Appearance: Winner
    1st Drafted/Acquired:Raiders / Season: 1968
    Seasons Between Draft/Acquired to 1st SB: 8/ Drafted Before SB Era? No
    College: Alabama / Conference: SEC

    Rich Gannon

    Draft Round: 4/ Overall Pick: 98/ Overall SB Record: (0-1)
    1st SB Appearance Season: 2002 / 1st SB Appearance: Runner-up
    1st Drafted/Acquired:Patriots / Season: 1987
    Seasons Between Draft/Acquired to 1st SB: 15/ Drafted Before SB Era? No
    College: Delaware / Conference: CAA (FCS)

    Rams

    Kurt Warner

    Draft Round: / Overall Pick: / Overall SB Record: (1-2)
    1st SB Appearance Season: 1999 / 1st SB Appearance: Winner
    1st Drafted/Acquired:Rams / Season: 1998
    Seasons Between Draft/Acquired to 1st SB: 1/ Drafted Before SB Era? No
    College: Northern Iowa / Conference: MVC (FCS)

    Vince Ferragamo

    Draft Round: 4/ Overall Pick: 91/ Overall SB Record: (0-1)
    1st SB Appearance Season: 1979 / 1st SB Appearance: Runner-up
    1st Drafted/Acquired:Rams / Season: 1977
    Seasons Between Draft/Acquired to 1st SB: 2/ Drafted Before SB Era? No
    College: Nebraska / Conference: BIG TEN

    Ravens

    Joe Flacco

    Draft Round: 1/ Overall Pick: 18/ Overall SB Record: (1-0)
    1st SB Appearance Season: 2012 / 1st SB Appearance: Winner
    1st Drafted/Acquired:Ravens / Season: 2008
    Seasons Between Draft/Acquired to 1st SB: 4/ Drafted Before SB Era? No
    College: Delaware / Conference: CAA (FCS)

    Trent Dilfer

    Draft Round: 1/ Overall Pick: 6/ Overall SB Record: (1-0)
    1st SB Appearance Season: 2000 / 1st SB Appearance: Winner
    1st Drafted/Acquired:Buccaneers / Season: 1994
    Seasons Between Draft/Acquired to 1st SB: 6/ Drafted Before SB Era? No
    College: Fresno State / Conference: ACC

    Redskins

    Bill Kilmer

    Draft Round: 1/ Overall Pick: 11/ Overall SB Record: (0-1)
    1st SB Appearance Season: 1972 / 1st SB Appearance: Runner-up
    1st Drafted/Acquired:49ers / Season: 1961
    Seasons Between Draft/Acquired to 1st SB: 11/ Drafted Before SB Era? Yes
    College: UCLA / Conference: PAC 12

    Doug Williams

    Draft Round: 1/ Overall Pick: 17/ Overall SB Record: (1-0)
    1st SB Appearance Season: 1987 / 1st SB Appearance: Winner
    1st Drafted/Acquired:Buccaneers / Season: 1978
    Seasons Between Draft/Acquired to 1st SB: 9/ Drafted Before SB Era? No
    College: Grambling / Conference: SWAC (FCS)

    Joe Theismann

    Draft Round: 4/ Overall Pick: 99/ Overall SB Record: (1-1)
    1st SB Appearance Season: 1982 / 1st SB Appearance: Winner
    1st Drafted/Acquired:Dolphins / Season: 1971
    Seasons Between Draft/Acquired to 1st SB: 11/ Drafted Before SB Era? No
    College: Notre Dame / Conference: FBS INDEPENDENT

    Mark Rypien

    Draft Round: 6/ Overall Pick: 146/ Overall SB Record: (1-0)
    1st SB Appearance Season: 1991 / 1st SB Appearance: Winner
    1st Drafted/Acquired:Redskins / Season: 1986
    Seasons Between Draft/Acquired to 1st SB: 5/ Drafted Before SB Era? No
    College: Washington State / Conference: PAC 12

    Saints

    Drew Brees

    Draft Round: 2/ Overall Pick: 32/ Overall SB Record: (1-0)
    1st SB Appearance Season: 2009 / 1st SB Appearance: Winner
    1st Drafted/Acquired:Chargers / Season: 2001
    Seasons Between Draft/Acquired to 1st SB: 8/ Drafted Before SB Era? No
    College: Purdue / Conference: BIG TEN

    Seahawks

    Matt Hasselbeck

    Draft Round: 6/ Overall Pick: 187/ Overall SB Record: (0-1)
    1st SB Appearance Season: 2005 / 1st SB Appearance: Runner-up
    1st Drafted/Acquired:Packers / Season: 1998
    Seasons Between Draft/Acquired to 1st SB: 7/ Drafted Before SB Era? No
    College: Boston College / Conference: ACC

    Russell Wilson

    Draft Round: 3/ Overall Pick: 75/ Overall SB Record: (0-0)
    1st SB Appearance Season: 2013 / 1st SB Appearance: n/a
    1st Drafted/Acquired:Seahawks / Season: 2012
    Seasons Between Draft/Acquired to 1st SB: 1/ Drafted Before SB Era? No
    College: Wisconsin / Conference: Big Ten

    Steelers

    Ben Roethlisberger

    Draft Round: 1/ Overall Pick: 11/ Overall SB Record: (2-1)
    1st SB Appearance Season: 2005 / 1st SB Appearance: Winner
    1st Drafted/Acquired:Steelers / Season: 2004
    Seasons Between Draft/Acquired to 1st SB: 1/ Drafted Before SB Era? No
    College: Miami OH / Conference: MAC

    Neil O'Donnell

    Draft Round: 3/ Overall Pick: 70/ Overall SB Record: (0-1)
    1st SB Appearance Season: 1995 / 1st SB Appearance: Runner-up
    1st Drafted/Acquired:Steelers / Season: 1990
    Seasons Between Draft/Acquired to 1st SB: 5/ Drafted Before SB Era? No
    College: Maryland / Conference: ACC

    Terry Bradshaw

    Draft Round: 1/ Overall Pick: 1/ Overall SB Record: (4-0)
    1st SB Appearance Season: 1974 / 1st SB Appearance: Winner
    1st Drafted/Acquired:Steelers / Season: 1970
    Seasons Between Draft/Acquired to 1st SB: 4/ Drafted Before SB Era? No
    College: Louisiana Tech / Conference: C-USA

    Vikings

    Fran Tarkenton

    Draft Round: 3/ Overall Pick: 29/ Overall SB Record: (0-3)
    1st SB Appearance Season: 1973 / 1st SB Appearance: Runner-up
    1st Drafted/Acquired:Vikings / Season: 1961
    Seasons Between Draft/Acquired to 1st SB: 12/ Drafted Before SB Era? Yes
    College: Georgia / Conference: SEC

    Joe Kapp

    Draft Round: 18/ Overall Pick: 209/ Overall SB Record: (0-1)
    1st SB Appearance Season: 1969 / 1st SB Appearance: Runner-up
    1st Drafted/Acquired:Redskins / Season: 1959
    Seasons Between Draft/Acquired to 1st SB: 10/ Drafted Before SB Era? Yes
    College: California / Conference: PAC 12
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  4. Ashwynn

    Ashwynn Well-Known Member

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    I think the boys are ready to draft Romos successor. Dont have a clue who it would be, but its time to look at that seriously. So long as its not Johnny football I'm ok with taking a stab at it. If it doesn't pan out, theres always next year.
  5. Super_Kazuya

    Super_Kazuya Well-Known Member

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    There's no need to draft a successor until Romo is done. Rookie quarterbacks are ready to go pretty much day one now... this isn't 1975. The idea that you have to draft a quarterback and groom him to play for a few years is a bad myth that needs to die. There's no need to plan for the future at the QB spot.
  6. big dog cowboy

    big dog cowboy THE BIG DOG Staff Member

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    I'll be surprised if a late 2nd day/early 3rd day pick isn't spent on a QB.
  7. 17yearsandcounting

    17yearsandcounting Benched

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    I agree. However, I think there should always be some journeyman contingency starter type QB on a team that does that.
  8. dcstands4

    dcstands4 Active Member

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    You did a lot of research. It's no point in drafting a QB until we need one like someone said I'm sick of drafting McGhee just for them to only been seen in pre season
  9. cej757

    cej757 Active Member

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    What if the young qb you draft now is better than 34 year old bad back Romo? I think if Romo were in a serious competitionin preseason with guys like Bortles,Carr,Manziel or Bridgewater it could be interesting.
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  10. windward

    windward NFL Historian

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    I wouldn't mind drafting a mid round Qb.
  11. Dodger12

    Dodger12 Well-Known Member

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    You can't wait until Romo is "done" to draft a successor. He's 34 years old. If he played for the Giants, Eagles or Skins, we'd all be calling him past his prime and almost at the end. You draft a QB when you have the luxury to see if he's capable of taking over. If we wait, there's no guarantee that we'll find the next franchise QB and we'll waste years waiting for him to develop. If history has shown us anything, it's that there are a lot of first round busts.
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  12. jobberone

    jobberone Save the Snow Leopard Staff Member

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    No need to draft one this year unless Romo is having more problems that we know. You have a rookie for 4-5 years cheap. Get him a year or two before needed and groom him.
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  13. windward

    windward NFL Historian

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    Good point. This is something the Niners and Seahawks are reaping the benefits of
  14. CowboysBrandon

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    I have a feeling that's the route we're going to go to be honest. Grab a guy with "potential" with one of our late rounders. Relegate him to clipboard duty and see what you have. If he gets pressed into action by necessity and he works out, great. If he's a nobody, big deal, on to the next.
  15. windward

    windward NFL Historian

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    Low risk, potentially high reward.

    Worst case scenario things bottom out and you can draft a legit first round guy,
  16. bodi

    bodi Active Member

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    oh so you forget the back surgery

    I am looking at Jeff Mathews . Keith Wenning, Tom Savage
  17. EGG

    EGG Well-Known Member

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    Bottom line, the Cowboys need to be looking for the next QB. Since Romo has 2-3 years left in him (hopefully) then there's no need to panic and start trying to trade up in the draft, but if somebody they like drops to 17 or 49 or wherever I would hope that they would seize the opportunity. The next Nick Foles may be queuing up for them....
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  18. rynochop

    rynochop Well-Known Member

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    i.ll be interested to see what Belicheck does this draft and the qb position...i wonder if those fans are barking as much for a replacement for brady as here.
  19. Super_Kazuya

    Super_Kazuya Well-Known Member

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    You could conceivably find someone better in the draft at every position on the team, that doesn't mean you go wasting picks doing it. There isn't anyone in the draft that would even begin to compete with Romo in training camp anyway. These guys are like newborn babies on the mental side of the game when you compare them to a guy who has started 100 NFL games and seen everything a defense can throw at you.
  20. Super_Kazuya

    Super_Kazuya Well-Known Member

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    Honestly, I think that they could do whatever they want there because Brady has built up so much status. You could put Manziel or Brisgewater in New England, and Brady could throw 10 picks in a row... you wouldn't hear a peep. Brady will step down when he wants to, because he's Brady. Romo could start the season with 20 TDs in a row, but as soon as a ball bounced off Escobar's hands for an interception fans would begin to unroll the Johnny Football signs. It would be a mess.
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