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    The misery of SoCal QBs

    Quarterbacks from Southern California have developed a less than sterling reputation at the NFL level.

    A while back I started building a list of SoCal QBs to see how deserved that rep might be and got discouraged enough as I went along to put it aside.

    I'm certain it's incomplete, I only added Rob Hertel in the last scan and I'll bet there are a bunch of others. I decided to push it out in part because of this Jason Cole piece Sorry SoCal story: Abysmal run of QBs from region has NFL personnel searching for answers and to make it easier for the next guy doing a SoCal list to get started.

    One thing that does intrigue me every time I look at the list is how often the QBs come in batches from the same small area. I have no hypothesis on why that is, only the observation.

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     Year              Player  Round                    Area
     2013        Matt Barkley    ???               Santa Ana
     2012        Ryan Lindley      6                Lakeside
     2010       Jimmy Clausen      2           Thousand Oaks
     2009        Mark Sanchez      1           Mission Viejo
     2009      Rudy Carpenter   UDFA           Thousand Oaks
     2008     Kevin O'Connell      3                Carlsbad
     2007          Matt Moore   UDFA          Canyon Country
     2006        Matt Leinart      1               Santa Ana
     2005          Alex Smith      1                 La Mesa
     2005         Matt Cassel      7              Northridge
     2004         J.P. Losman      1             Los Angeles
     2003       Carson Palmer      1  Rancho Santa Margarita
     2003         Kyle Boller      1           Santa Clarita
     1999         Akili Smith      1               San Diego
     1997          Pat Barnes      4           Mission Viejo
     1996          Tony Banks      2               San Diego
     1996      Kyle Wachholtz      7                   Norco
     1995         Rob Johnson      4             Lake Forest
     1995            Chad May      4                La Verne
     1995     Steve Stenstrom      4             Lake Forest
     1994         Perry Klein      4             Los Angeles
     1991         Dan McGwire      1               Claremont
     1991     Todd Marinovich      1               Santa Ana
     1991          Pat O'Hara     10            Santa Monica
     1989        Jeff Carlson      4            Garden Grove
     1987     Steve Beuerlein      4                 Anaheim
     1985  Randall Cunningham      2           Santa Barbara
     1985      Sean Salisbury   UDFA               Escondido
     1984       Jay Schroeder      3             Los Angeles
     1983          John Elway      1             Los Angeles
     1983          Tom Ramsey     10             Los Angeles
     1980       Paul McDonald      4              Montebello
     1980       Turk Schonert      9                 Anaheim
     1978          Rob Hertel      5              Montebello
     1975           Pat Haden      7               La Puente

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    The only person on that list I would call a good QB is Elway. That doesn't make me want to raise Barkley up my draft board any.

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    Is Aaron Rodgers SoCal?
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    Quote Originally Posted by tubbs1518 View Post
    The only person on that list I would call a good QB is Elway. That doesn't make me want to raise Barkley up my draft board any.
    Cunningham too, IMO.
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    Quote Originally Posted by packa7x View Post
    Is Aaron Rodgers SoCal?
    I thought that Rodgers was from a suburb of Sacramento, or something similar to that. Not quite SoCal.
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    Born in Chico, solidly NorCal.

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    Shows what I know all I know is he likes to surf and is a huge fan of country music...figured that was more SoCal, but guess I was dead wrong lol
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    Rodgers, Brady and a few others are from NorCal.

    Some other random notes.

    Tony Romo was born in SoCal but moved as a youngster and doesn't count.

    Greg McElroy was also born in LA and lived there for 10 years. He also doesn't count.

    Mike Holmgren was a reserve QB at USC but is from San Francisco and rather than start a holy war, I leave him out of SoCal, so he doesn't count.

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    Quote Originally Posted by packa7x View Post
    Shows what I know all I know is he likes to surf and is a huge fan of country music...figured that was more SoCal, but guess I was dead wrong lol
    He lives in SoCal now, just north of San Diego.

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    Quote Originally Posted by packa7x View Post
    Shows what I know all I know is he likes to surf and is a huge fan of country music...figured that was more SoCal, but guess I was dead wrong lol
    Since when do people in So Cal have a reputation for liking country music?

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