I was thinking about all these new running QBs and it got me wondering about how good there are and if I thought, or anyone thinks, these new breed of running QBs will be HOF worthy when it's all said and done? Then I tarted looking at the QBs drafted last year and the year before and the year before that and I just kept going until I got to Aaron Rodgers who I think is really the only HOF worthy QB since that draft until Andrew Luck was drafted. Here are the QBs who's been drafted since 2005 or at least the ones who have any business on this list.
Aaron Rodgers - No doubt HoF
Jay Cutler - I don't see it unless he starts winning a bunch of SBs.
Matt Ryan - He's a very good, but not great QB during the season imo and he'd have to be special in winning several SBs to have any chance of getting in.
Joe Flacco - Same as Ryan, but would have to do more then even Ryan would imo.
Matt Flynn - Incomplete because until he plays he has no shot.
Matthew Stafford - Throws for a lot of yards, but he just doesn't strike me as a HoF QB
Josh Freeman - Would need to do alot. Unlikely
Mark Sanchez - No chance
Sam Bradford - Again he'd have to suddenly turn it on. Just think he'll be a slightly under average starting QB
Tim Tebow - What a joke
Cam Newton - Has the talent, but I'm betting against it. Still I'd put him behind only Rodgers and Luck on my QBss with the best shot at the HoF.
Jake Locker - Haven't seen a lot of him, but he seems like just another run of the mill solid starting QB. Nothing special though.
Blaine Gabbert - This goes for Ponder as well. Both will be out of a starting job after next season imo.
Andy Dalton I think eventually he'll be on the level of Ryan and Flacco.
Colin Kaapernick - Here we go. The start of the running QBs. Here's what I think. I believe that as with all new style offenses that once Defensive coordinators have an offseason to study it that they'll figure out a way to stop it and these running QBs will have to prove they're just a good as pocket passers. So as of now guys like Kaepernick, RGIII, Wilson, & Newton haven't proved enough to me to say they can be great pocket passing QBs. Of the 4 I believe Newton could be the best of them, but I'm not really sold on the other 3 guys as pocket passers. I can see RGIII and Wilson getting injured often and the jury's still out on Kaepernick's arm. So right now I'll give them all Incompletes, but if I had to guess I'd say none will be HoF worthy.
Ryan Mallet - We'll have to wait and see. Obviously it can only help learning from Tom Brady and you seen how much it helped Aaron Rodgers to sit behind Farve. So he's one of the QBs I'd say has a shot in the long run to be a great QB.
Andrew Luck - I'm sold on him. Other then Rodgers he's the one QB I have by far the most confidence in becoming a superstar and getting into the HoF.
RGIII - see Kaepernick
Ryan Tannehill - Solid starting QB, but nothing special for his career.
Brandon Weedon - Will be out of the league in a few years after being tired of being a backup.
Russell Wilson - See Kaepernick
Nick Foles - Will end up a backup eventually
Kirk Cousins - Will get his shot somewhere, but need to see more. I don't see it, but for now an incomplete.
So what are thoughts on any of these QBs futures and HoF potential?