Is Marcus Mariota One of the Best QB Prospects Ever?
Get a free NFL subscription for 3 days.
Last year Shawn Siegele ran the 2014 quarterback class through a number of screens and came to the conclusion that Johnny Manziel was one of the best QB prospects of all time. So far the returns have been negative. But it’s important to keep two things in mind. The first is that Manziel has only attempted 35 passes in his career, which is basically one game’s worth.1 The second, more important, point is that a player’s quality as a prospect doesn’t always translate to their quality as an NFL player. If Manziel does end up being a bust it doesn’t retroactively mean that he was a bad prospect. I’m not going to go through the whole class, but I am going to explain to you why Marcus Mariota is not only one of the best real life QB prospects of all time, but maybe the single best fantasy QB prospect of all time.
- Also Mike Pettine never seemed to want him. (back)