I love this thread and the thought process behind it, but it concluding that Christian Ponder is a franchise QB is... troubling
Very insightful post!
The more I look at Tannehill, I feel there is a lot to like.
I'm more worried about our system/Sherman than Tannehill to be quite honest.
I know I'm in the minority but imo Tannehill is being held back.
Sherman isn't doing anything to help him or to make it easier on him.
Simply put, Christian Ponder might be one of the 3 worst QBs in the NFL. I'm not even kidding. He lacks the arm, he lacks the progression in his reads, and his footwork is pretty questionable. He's carried by Percy Harvin and AdP. It's not even close.
Bravo, man! Bravo!
In other words, the QBs who are widely thought to have the best ability typically have the best QB ratings (though there are exceptions to the rule), and QB rating is also strongly correlated with winning. There may be other ways of determining who is and is not a franchise QB, but I'm not sure those ways will have both of those important characteristics.
Tanne needs at least two years behind center in order to verify if he will be given the franchise tag. It's too early now.