5 NFL Quarterbacks for the Future
by Max Silverstone
This NFL season, there was the rise of new legends, and the fall of old. Peyton Manning missed the whole season on injured reserve, while Tim Tebow completely turned around the Denver Broncos. I am going to write about some quarterbacks in the NFL and what I think their futures will be.
1. Peyton Manning:
This quarterback has one less ring than his younger brother, Eli. However, he was better career stats than Eli. He is getting old though, and no one is quite sure of his future yet. Manning will not stay in Indy, because he does not like his new coaching staff and the environment that they make. How about the Jets? If he goes to the Jets, he will be like Brett Favre: A short-term solution that will excite Jets fans over nothing. He would only last one or two season in New York, before the Jets draft a new quarterback as their solution for the future. Washington Redskins? That would be a great quarterback solution for them for two season. The Redskins still need a franchise quarterback, and Manning is a good short term solution. Although they’re not in the pipeline of rumors, I could still see that working.
2. Eli Manning:
Yes he has two rings. But remember, the Super Bowl isn’t about the best team. It’s about the hottest team. Also, defense wins championships. Eli Manning has had some good years and some bad ones. He is inconsistent just like the Giants team that he is on, and could continue doing well, or just go all downhill from here. I personally think that Manning will continue doing well for 3 years, then become mediocre until retirement. Also, Manningham is a free-agent, and Cruz’s contract expires at the end of the next season. Cruz needs to be resigned (which he probably will be) in order for Manning to stay on top of the list of ELIte quarterbacks. Peytons pro-bowl seasons are numbered, and it’s time for his little bro to be known as the current Manning of the NFL.
3. Tim Tebow:
Although he won many games, and conducted many quarterbacks, this kid’s future is not bright. I already wrote a full article on just this one guy, and proved why he is not good. He will be mediocre throughout his whole career, and will conduct seasons ranging from 5-11 to 9-7. Every comeback by him was just a fluke, and no one on that team has any promise to make them move forward. The broncos are stuck in limbo, with mediocre everything. Tebow never displayed great stats, besides with running the ball. But a quarterbacks job is to throw the ball. Running it is only a small part. That is why running backs exist. Tebow will never be good, and sorry, will never make a Super Bowl.
4. Mark Sanchez:
Uh-oh. This kid sucks. There. I said it. He’s not very good, and doesn’t show much for the future. He’s going to end up like Alex Smith. He’s drafted with a lot of promise, but won’t find a good rhythm until late in his career. The Jets are still finding themselves under Rex Ryan. Peyton Manning may be a good idea to come and replace Sanchez, while Sanchez could go to the Seahawks. He is okay, but he’s not good with the Jets, and doesn’t work well with their system.
5. Alex Smith:
1st season: “He’s gonna be great” He’s not
2nd season: “He’s gonna be great” He’s not
3rd season: “He’s gonna be great” He’s not
4th season: Didn’t play
5th season: “He’s gonna be great” He’s not
6th season: “He’s gonna be great” He’s not
7th season: Finally found a rhythm!!!
Alex Smith has had potential, but had his breakout season in his 7th year. That’s a bit late. Actually, it’s really late. Smith finally flows with the 49ers system. His future looks like he will stay with San Francisco. He will be pretty good, but only win one Super Bowl. It’s not just the quarterback who decides a teams fate. It’s the team as a whole.