By John Turney
|Goff and Wentz|
Also, it is worth noting since the common AFL-NFL Draft this is the first time a blockbuster-type deal (one that involves multiple 1st round picks and more) was made for the overall Number one and Number two pick.
We did a quick and dirty score for those 1-2 picks as well as the years when two quarterbacks were chosen in the Top 5 picks. We gave a point
It is essentially a simple 1-8 grade. Also, in the charts below (H/T to Pro Football Reference) we show the passing stats for those quarterbacks.
The drill here is to see if there is any difference in production existed between the top pick
|Lamar McHan and Bobby Garrett|
Lamar McHan was a journeyman-type quarterback who was a starter for about half his career, he was far more productive than Stanford's Bobby Garrett, who never played for the Browns who drafted him but did get one NFL season under his belt.
|Credit: John Hogan|
This one seems close, we gave Archie Manning for his NFC Player of the Year Award in 1978. And the way this began and ended was interesting. Plunkett and Manning were starters and doing well for poor teams and both had a knack for getting a
Plunkett was sent to
Manning recovered and led Saints
|Bledsoe and Mirer|
This one is still a cautionary tale.
was highly sought after, a winner, good mobility, but he never was able to get it all together in the NFL like he had at Notre Dame. While Bledsoe is not going to be a Hall of Famer, he was the better choice, by far in the 1993 NFL Draft. Mirer
|Leaf and Manning|
This is the biggest cautionary tale.
|Couch and McNabb|
|Luck and Griffin|
Too early to tell anything.
Now, here are the ones that were both in the top 5, but not 1-2 or 1-2-3 in the draft.
|Spurrier and Griese|
Spurrier had the better arm, size, but Griese was the far better NFL player.
|Bradshaw and Phipps|
Phipps went Number three overall and was a starter only five of his twelve seasons.
|McMahon and Schlichter|
|McNair and Collins|
This is closer than we thought it would be. Collins did get to a Super Bowl, quietly compiled some numbers, but McNair was the better NFL quarterback, and his 2003 co-MVP was the proof.
|Carr and Harrington|
Neither did much.
|Manning and Rivers|
Manning has the rings, Rivers the numbers.
|Stafford and Sanchez|
Stafford has done some good things (we counted his 2011 NFL
So, Goff or Wentz? Nobody really knows.