The Ravens combined a 2012 NFL Offensive Rookie of a Year to their quarterback abyss breeze on Wednesday, with Robert Griffin III now subsidy adult Joe Flacco, who happens to be a Super Bowl MVP from a 2012 season. Time flies quick and life comes during we fast.
Add in Kirk Cousins signing a three-year, fully-guaranteed understanding with a Vikings this offseason, and it’s a pointer of usually how many a thoroughfare of time can change a opinion on a breeze class.
With that in mind, let’s glow adult a Wayback Machine and dive into a 2012 NFL Draft category and take a demeanour during a considerable category of quarterbacks, a organisation that has taken peculiar career turns.
In fact, let’s redraft them as if a draft, that happened scarcely 6 years ago, was function today. That involves meaningful all about them and putting them in their stream position. Risk, reward, ceiling, building and injuries are all baked in.
No-brainer choice during a tip of this draft. There is a outrageous gap, in my opinion, between Wilson and everybody else. He achieved during an MVP spin final year notwithstanding carrying 5 oversized matadors restraint for him, no using diversion and an descent diversion devise that concerned him holding snaps, spinning in circles a garland and afterwards perplexing to make something occur with this legs. The Seahawks spent a offseason floating adult a Legion of Boom, presumably so they can reconstruct a register around Wilson’s skillset.
Wilson should have been in a contention all along for a tip of a breeze — he was superb during dual opposite schools, personification good in an up-tempo, spread-style complement during NC State and afterwards in a pro-style, power-run, play-action complement during Wisconsin. Everyone concluded he had a extraction and a talent and a skillset, though he was usually too short. Whoops.
2. Kirk Cousins
The second quarterback taken by a Redskins in a 2012 NFL Draft is now a second quarterback off a house in a redraft. Cousins was taken in a fourth spin by Washington after they used a ton of picks to pierce adult and get RG3 — if Mike Shanahan had simply taken Cousins and used those picks (or if Dan Snyder had let him anyway), we have to consternation either a Shanahans competence still be in Washington. Cousins took a while to entirely mature, though he showed in 2017 that he can be some-more than usually a man who is towering by a system.
Minnesota positively believes as much, handing Cousins a three-year understanding that will compensate him $83 million in guaranteed money, a singular agreement in that it’s entirely guaranteed. Cousins battled by dual true seasons of personification underneath a authorization tab in Washington, entirely warranted his leisure and cashed out in a large way. The Vikings will be one of a tip favorites to paint a NFC in a Super Bowl, mostly given they combined Cousins this offseason.
3. Andrew Luck
The first-overall collect in a 2012 NFL Draft competence unequivocally good be during a tip of this list in a few months. But we haven’t seen Luck chuck a football given a 2016 deteriorate and a reports about his health have usually been softly enlivening during best. Luck has played during an MVP spin during points of his career, though he took too many shots and suffered too many injuries.
The Jared Goff. we can’t pronounce myself into holding any of a other guys next him over Luck.and now are personification duck with a tip collect and a destiny of Luck’s health. As many I’ve advocated for Indy potentially attack reboot during a position, we still trust Luck works tough adequate and utilizes complicated medicine adequate to get behind on a margin and play during a high level. It would be engaging to check a garland of GMs and find out either they would blindly take Luck opposite someone from a after breeze like
Likewise, we consider it’s astray to simply bury Tannehill given we haven’t seen him in a year. There was a lot of wish that a former ninth-overall pick, who a Redskins suspicion about holding in 2012, would unequivocally freshness into a authorization quarterback. Fun fact: he has a third-most flitting touchdowns of any quarterback in this breeze category by a 2017 season. (Another fun fact: Mohamed Sanu has a ninth-most flitting touchdowns of any actor in this breeze class.)
Last time we saw Tannehill, he put together a flattering good small deteriorate in his initial year underneath Adam Gase, even if he was averaging his lowest yards-per-game sum given his rookie year. Remember, this is a man who constructed back-to-back 4,000-yard seasons in 2014 and 2015. He wasn’t always a many accurate deep-ball thrower, though he didn’t spin a turn over a ton and looked like someone who was starting to finally spin a dilemma until he got harm nearby a finish of 2016 and didn’t get it totally fixed, ensuing in a full ACL damage during training stay before 2017.
5. Nick Foles
Recency disposition will roar during me for not putting Foles higher, and that’s fine. He had an implausible run down a widen for a Eagles, including a Super Bowl feat and a Super Bowl MVP award. He out-dueled Tom Brady on a biggest theatre to give Philadelphia a first-ever Super Bowl win. He’s a folk hero, and a Philly legend. But he is also a man who was expelled by a Rams previously, after a Eagles substituted him to a Rams for Sam Bradford.
Foles is a unequivocally high-end backup and would start for several teams and it feels kind of violent to pull him down a list after saying what we saw this postseason. But Foles is a unequivocally streaky quarterback with an intensely high roof and a unsure floor. If Carson Wentz isn’t prepared to start a deteriorate in 2018, he will substantially make me bewail this decision.
6. Robert Griffin III
Well this fell off a precipice quickly. Griffin competence have been a tip choice on this list before a 2012 playoffs began, and maybe even streamer into 2013. At a unequivocally slightest he would have been in a cluster of 3 quarterbacks featuring Luck and Wilson, both of whom had an evidence for being a ROY in a 2012 season.
Griffin put together a chronological season. He threw for 3,200 yards and ran for 800 yards — he’s still a usually actor in NFL history to do that and finish 65 percent of his passes in a singular season. It feels like a prolonged time ago and a widen of life from 2012 by 2018 competence have done people forget what happened then, though RGIII was ELECTRIC.
His skillset eroded quick given of damage and concerns about him personification in a pocket; it was viable to buy into what Hue Jackson pronounced when he claimed a Earth shook underneath him after assembly with Griffin. But it was all a charade. Now we wait and see if Griffin can retrieve any of his sorcery with a Ravens behind Flacco. The contingency are not great.
YEESH. Oddly enough, Osweiler is one of usually dual guys on this list with a Super Bowl ring. And he won some games for a Broncos during that stretch. But in hindsight he was not a good breeze pick, going in a second spin before a series of these other quarterbacks. You can’t learn height.
And for Osweiler that “skill” has paid off handsomely — he played for a Broncos and left Denver after a Super Bowl run to pointer a huge free-agent understanding with a Texans. He was not a answer to their quarterback problem. They were forced to dump him in a trade where they sent a second-round collect to a Browns, usually so Cleveland would take Osweiler off their hands.
Now he’s in Miami subsidy adult Tannehill. 2012 worlds are colliding.
8. Brandon Weeden
Jerry Jones claims he spins a pleasing ball, though Weeden competence be best famous for removing held underneath a dwindle during a inhabitant anthem of a Browns game. He was partial of a first-round twin for a Browns — one of several indeed — who destitute out badly. Cleveland looked like it was rebooting in a large approach during a 2012 breeze when it landed Trent Richardson and Weeden, usually it incited out that was, um, not a case. They are still booting as we speak.
Weeden was a many comparison prospect, removing drafted during a age of 28. He’s 34 right now. He’s dual years younger than Philip Rivers. Maybe drafting someone with grandkids wasn’t a good thought after all.
9. Ryan Lindley
10. B.J. Coleman
All we need to know about Coleman is that he went to a prestigious McCallie School in Chattanooga, Tennessee, a propagandize that many would contend is a biggest high propagandize in a country, with some of a many large and intelligent alumni in a story of schools. He was technically undrafted though I’m gonna fist in my alma mater when we can.