Jared Goff is from an air raid offense at Cal, and Carson Wentz played for an FCS school.
Track record. Tim Couch, Brandon Weeden, Johnny Manziel, Kevin Kolb, Geno Smith, John Beck, Nick Foles, Josh Heupel, Kliff Kingsbury and B.J. Symons have all been drafted out of air raid systems and have ranged from complete busts to below-average passers. This is a pretty huge red flag. It’s even bigger when you include the struggles of QBs from the Baylor system, which is closer to the air raid than anything else, even if it’s not a true air raid.
Maybe that will change in the future, but for now, mastering footwork and the mental side of the game is really important for the NFL success. Air raid QBs have failed in these areas
Are elite quarterback recruits smart for avoiding the air raid schools? If they want to make the NFL, the evidence says yes
Quarterbacks now are expected to come in right away and play. It didn’t used to be like that. Teams obviously thought I was going to be a project, one that was going to take too long compared to the other guys.”
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