I was a Kolb fan until I watched the Eagles-49ers game. I swear I thought Alex Smith was changing uniforms and playing QB for both teams.
Sorry. Too old. Let's talk this millennium.
Modern scouting techniques. All possibles will get picked in 1st round by desperate teams. Only total unknowns drop and they will drop to 6th or lower.
QB is too valuable. Back in the 80s there were still star RBs and players could TACKLE the quarterback. That's a long time ago.
If so, whom?
I also think some 2009 Kolb fill-ins did well, but I am unprepared to do a Kolb defense. Who do you think is better? Not could be better, but is more probable, right now.
Also in regard to his 2009 showings, he went 1-1 in two starts against the 26th and 22nd ranked pass defenses and averaged 65.7% - 359 YPG - 96.9 QBR and a TD:INT ratio of 4:3. The numbers are definitely better, but from a smaller sample size against a still mediocre slate of opponents. Just as a comparison against a good pass defense, when Kolb took over for an injured McNabb in 2009 against Carolina (4th best pass defense that year), he went 7-11 for 23 yards (a whopping 2.09 YPA) with a QBR of 67.6.
I'm not saying Kolb can't or won't be a franchise QB, I'm just saying that I haven't seen what everybody else is apparently seeing that makes it a slam dunk.
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