Texans are NOT ready to pursue a 1st round quarterback …yet (hear me out on this)
Ok let me explain why: The following teams have drafted multiple first round quarterbacks in the past 10 years and/or made trades to acquire a starting quarterback: The pictures above is an all-inclusive list of first round quarterbacks drafted since 2005.
I’d dare say that the majority of these teams would have been better off drafting field maintenance crew workers with their first round picks than some of these guys.
A first round draft pick as a quarterback is not nearly a guarantee for success (pointing to David Carr’s picture). A significant percentage of the first round guys as a group have failed to retain or acquire starting quarterback spots, and 8 out of 24 1st round quarterbacks drafted between 2005 and 2013 are not even in the league anymore.
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