Wilson and RG3 both look like franchise QBs regardless of their running ability. That's just a added skill in their arsenal. Tannehill has the same ability.
Not sure teams really stopped Newton this year. He still put up big numbers. There's a new era of QBs in the NFL. I doubt the read-option style offense is going anywhere. If you have a Qb with the skills that these guys have and then you add in their ability to run, it causes fits for opposing defenses.
You draft a QB regardless. If Tannehill gets hurt we roll with who? Pat Devlin?
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Can't use him for every running qb that comes in.
correct me if I'm wrong, but didn't Tannehill beat Wilson when they met head to head. And based on your logic, all but 12 teams should draft a QB in the upcoming draft.
If you had a clue you would also see that Kaepernick has one of the best arms in the NFL. The Cubs drafted him as a pitcher after being clocked at 93mph. He could be a top 5 QB as a pocket passer. Besides arm strength he has pin-point accuracy. He is elusive in the pocket and is already the best QB in the world at throwing on the run. The running makes him that much more dangerous which he has been timed at 4.43. But the most impressive thing is his leadership, intelligence and poise. Hell, as a freshman he almost single-handed put up 67 points against Boise St.
Go back and watch 3 passes last night. One is the 44 yard pass to Vernon Davis and watch the location of the football as it dropped in over Vernon's shoulder. The other two are the TD passes to Crabtree. The way he leads his WRs with pin-point accuracy is unbelievable. Crabtree didn't not have to shift his momentum one inch in order to catch those passes. I challenge you to go back and find three passes "all year" that Tannehill threw better.
I'm really surprised by what i saw from Kaapernick last night. I was wondering if Dom Capers was soft in the head. Don't you force young QB's to read coverages correctly? The Packers plan was playing man to man and leaving Mac truck like running lanes for Kap if he couldn't find anyone. It was mind boggling!