I think your underlying premise is sound. A few years back I suggested that a team that ran an option style of attack could be successful in the NFL for the very reasons you stated above (minus all of the Pokemon references) I suggested that it would be interesting if a really horrible team brought in a guy like Barry Switzer and let him do his thing that it would chance the poor team overnight. Look at it like this .... there are many tons of mobile option types of QB's in the college ranks that could be drafted in the 5th round (or even acquired as free agents) you could keep four QB's on your roster and a stable of running backs. The Larry Warfords and Chance Warmacks of the world could be utilized to grind out and overpower the defensive side of the ball. Moreover, running backs come cheap in the NFL. Time of possession is paramount. The only down side to that is that you don't really want to get behind or you would be in trouble. I think teams like that would put most of their resources into building a killer defense and assembling cheap but effective talent on offense. The other advantage to this system is that instead of paying a QB 20 million per year, you spend maybe 4 or 5 million (or less) on all of the QB's on your roster. It would enable you to be competitive every year, and it wouldn't take players long to learn the offensive system. Speed in a QB (and decision making) would be much more important than his arm. The fact you are mining players no one else wants makes it very easy and cheap to acquire those players and improvement can be made much more swiftly than when every team wants the same players you do. Contrarian thinking pays off in some instances.