Originally Posted by archibaldleach
Does being a pure pocket passer require one to be slow and unable to run? Sure, being able to run and be mobile doesn't hurt but it does not make a quarterback. Running quarterbacks take more hits and get injured more often until they learn how to play in the pocket. I'd take Brady / Manning / Brees / Rodgers and their respective successors over a flavor of the year running quarterback any day of the week
. There have been running quarterbacks before and it hasn't created massive changes in the quarterback position. The mobility helps but I don't see it as a fundamental change.
I don't disagree, but you mentioned guys that were drafted 5-7 years ago. Rodgers is the youngest of the bunch and he was drafted 8 years ago (Wow has it been that long?). And even he is not our prototypical pocket passer. There aren't that many pure pocket passers on the collegiate level right now. I mean if we were to look at next year's draft class most of them are mobile.
I really do feel that the position is changing. To what degree, I don't know.