|Most of these guys are backups, and it's definitely important to have a backup that can run your offense efficiently. I don't think Stafford is terrible, as others have said.
Posted: 4/21/2017 8:52:29 AM
Your title makes me think of current starting QB's that the team should now move on from, even though they had success in the past. I would go with Palmer, Dalton, Smith and Flacco.
That being said, there aren't many Brady's or Manning's in the world, which is why they're so great. You also have to be able to put the talent in the right system and mold it, as well as dodge any serious injury.
There's a reason teams stick with the guys I mentioned. It's not likely they will be able to sign a backup who starts playing way above their ceiling. It's also impossible to tell if the next top college prospect will be an Aaron Rodgers or a Mark Sanchez.
This is why someone like Belichick appears to be an anomaly. He takes a systematic approach that requires pieces to perform certain actions, as opposed to going after "studs" and trying to build around them.