Bobby816 Posted October 25, 2022 Author Share Posted October 25, 2022 13 minutes ago, rickyt31 said: He's a mobile game manager right now. I'm happy he's made the progress to become a game manager, but I'm waiting on him to become more before I call him the franchise QB. I can't hype up 1TD and 58% comp in 4 games. Has all the tools, he just need to get it done. This is the perfect game for him to show us he's the one. But in reality this is the appropriate way to help a talented QB become a franchise QB. Very very rarely does a young QB come in the league and just look great from Day 1. Lots of factors go into things. The most talented QBs get drafted high. The worst teams are drafting the highest. So it's a talented young guy going generally speaking to an untalented team. So a turnover doesn't happen fast. CIN did it fast and we appear to be as well. But this transition generally takes years. Ours looks sped up bc of the draft capital and cap space we've had. I totally get the PTSD from the countless QBs we've drafted or signed that haven't worked. But for the 1st time we actually have a GM who gets it and has surrounded this team with talent to help the QB. Talent all over the place. Not just in certain areas. So while Zach isn't wining games for us yet. I believe he's learning things every game. Right now it appears to be taking care of the ball better. He has started 4 games and has 2 INTs, but really only 1 as a poor decision since the other hit off Conklin's hands and should've been caught, never mind intercepted. So in 4 games he really has 1 INT. He has 8 INTs in his 1st 4 games last year for example. And actually if you go back to the way he ended the season last year with a below average OL and most our weapons out injured he didn't throw any INTs the last 5 games of the season. So in his last 9 games he's started he's only thrown 1 INT really. So while he's not throwing for the TDs. He's not losing games for us either. And I believe the TDs will come for him. But he's gaining confidence every week. Wins multiply that confidence. 3 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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