Trubisky, Mahomes, Watson: the NFL’s future

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So How are Trubisky, Mahomes and Watson doing so far this season.

Mitch Trubisky and the Chicago Bears

Chicago Bears’ GM, Ryan Pace bet the house that UNC was worth trading up to the number two pick in the draft. And that Trubisky would finally be the solid foundation at quarterback that the chicago bears have been looking for since Sid Luckman.

Not so fast, my friend. So far the biggest headline that Trubisky has put up is that Trubisky cannot get the center exchange down. In one drill he dropped three of six snaps.

This is not going to endear him to the veterans. I can’t think of many things that would destroy confidence in a rookie quarterback that him not being able to complete a task that an eight year old can reliably complete on a regular basis.

Of course, the official line is, “he’s progressing.”

But Trubisky isn’t going to start anytime soon.

Pat Mahomes, comfortably number two

Pat Mahomes was the second quarterback drafted in the 2017 NFL draft. The Kansas City Chiefs traded up from the number 27 pick in the draft to the number ten pick to secure Pat Mahomes.

Mahomes was known as the rawest and most undisciplined quarterback taken in the first round. A low floor and a high ceiling.

The second strike against Mahomes is that he is from the Big 12 conference which has put a solid successful quarterback in the NFL since it was the Big 8.

The third strike is that Mahomes came from an air-raid offense and there has been few successful air-raid quarterbacks.

But Mahomes seems to be doing well. He threw a touchdown pass in a two-minute drill. Funny thing is, Mahomes’ entire college career was a two minute drill. You’d think he’d be pretty good at it by now.

Mahomes isn’t going to start anytime soon either. As a matter of fact, Mahomes might be a little bit further from starting than Trubisky.

Deshaun Watson, the first to start

Watson was at one time considered to be the first pick of the 2017 NFL draft. Not only was he not the first pick. Watson wasn’t even the first quarterback picked. And not even the second.

Watson may have been the third quarterback picked in the draft.

But, with no better option at quarterback, the Houston Texans may have no other choice than to put Watson into the starting lineup. Good thing that he came into the NFL as the most NFL ready quarterback in the draft.

Although, most people can read the writing on the wall, that Watson will start, Watson is playing it humble. When asked, Watson says, “I’m just playing my role.”

He lies well.


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