Do we have a winner of the Winston-Mariota debate?
The Buccaneers have never given a quarterback they drafted a second contract.
Winston could break that streak, but remember something as we discuss his future: He was picked first overall, and the Titans took Marcus Mariota second. There was intense debate before that draft about which player was better, and that argument continues to this day.cheap nfl nike jerseys china
Since the NFL draft began in 1967, quarterbacks have been drafted first and second overall only seven times:
In 1971, it was Jim Plunkett and Archie Manning.
In 1993, it was Drew Bledsoe and Rick Mirer.
In 1998, it was Peyton Manning and Ryan Leaf.nfl nike jersey cheap
In 1999, it was Tim Couch and Donovan McNabb.
In 2012, it was Andrew Luck and Robert Griffin III.
In 2015, it was Winston and Mariota.
In 2016, it was Jared Goff and Carson Wentz.cheap nike nfl jersey
One of the quarterbacks often ended up being pretty good, while the other…not so much. (Goff and Wentz might break this trend.)
We may already have a winner of the Winston-Mariota debate. We’re closing in on one, at least.
Winston is coming off the better year statistically, but he also went 3-10 and is now potentially out for the beginning of the season. His future could go either way. Mariota, meanwhile, is coming off a 9-6 season, has the better career record and passer rating and has been drama-free. cheap nike nfl jerseys wholesale