The 2018 NFL Draft is creeping up and everyone is shuffling the deck on quarterbacks. Apparently, there or 4 or 5 or 6 potential starting QBs coming out this year which means probably only one will succeed and it won’t be Josh Allen.
Let’s take a look back at the last decade and examine some of the quarterback draft classes and how much most of them sucked.
Disclaimer: It’s a little early to evaluate the 2017 NFL Draft class. Deshaun Watson might be the next great QB1. Buuuut there’s also Nathan Peterman who might go down as the worst quarterback ever. It’s early.
Anyway, here are the power rankings of every NFL Quarterback Draft Class over the last decade:
10. 2013: EJ Manuel, Geno Smith, Mike Glennon, Matt Barkley, Ryan Nassib, Landry Jones
EJ Manuel was the only quarterback picked in the first round in 2013 at No. 16. The best quarterback in this draft was EJ Manuel and it wasn’t even close and I doubt that Manuel will ever play quarterback again. Yes, he’s on the Oakland Raiders right now but I get the feeling that Jon ‘All Lives Matter’ Gruden might want to go in a different direction.
Shout out to Mike Glennon though who is the king of securing bags. In 2017, the Chicago Bears gave Mike Glennon 3-years/$45 million just to be a backup for Mitch Trubisky. What a time to be alive for ya boy. Also, fuck Geno Smith for ending Eli Manning’s consecutive start streak.