Originally Posted by Bump
honestly, I think that race has a lot to do with it.
I disagree. All of my childhood heroes were black. Most guys on this board would probably say the same.
For me, I dislike uber athletic QB's. They rely too much on their natural ability. This usually means they don't operate the offense the way it's meant to be played and will never reach their full potential as a QB. I like pocket passers. Because they are more dangerous than Vick, Newton or possibly RGIII could ever be.
Look at the arc of Vick's career, minus the prison time. HOT, not so much, and may have been gone even without his prison stretch, then he decides to actually learn the QB position, and does very well. Then, back to playing his game and he basically sucks again.
Newton was hot his rookie year, and lukewarm this year. RGIII could be just the same, so could Geno.
It's not my fault incredibly athletic QB's happen to be black.