Pondering Her Percy wrote:My thing comparing Teddy to Sam is that yes, I'll always be a Teddy fan but fans seem to forget, Teddy threw 28 tds in 2 years. Sam threw 20 in 15 games last year and only 5 picks compared to Teddys 9 and 12. Sam is also much more accurate than Teddy proving that again last year and has a stronger arm. When you put the two next to each other it's a no brainer that Sam is the better QB. Teddy is a winner, has great intangibles and can scramble but he's nowhere near the arm talent Sam is and Sam protects the football better no less has a quicker release.
If I had a choice I pick a healthy Sam over a healthy Teddy any day of the week. But it just baffles me when guys say they are "Teddy" guys and say Sam is a bum and not worth a first. If you're a Teddy guy, why wouldn't you like Sam after looking at what I posted above?? I feel for Sam because he got a bad rep in St Louis but also played on horrid teams. He is a MUCH better QB than people think. Guys always say he can't win and all that stuff but put Teddy on those Rams teams. Is he winning? I can tell you now, no. They were terrible on both sides of the ball.
All in all, Teddy has shown no more than Sam ever has. Probably even less than Sam has. I like both QBs and think we can win with either one if the chips fall in our favor for once. This offseason will be interesting. Loaded QB class but it's no guarantee we land a good one so if Teddy proves to be healthy, I think we need to at least resign one of them and then draft one. I'm not up for going in to the draft blind without Teddy or Sam. A move like that could put us back in the gutter again. We need Teddy or Sam to start 2-3 years and then see if the rookie can take over in the meantime.
It's more Apples to Oranges though. Being that when Teddy was throwing, many times it was because the running game put them in 3rd and 8. He often was taking more risk attempting to get the first down and many times succeeding.
Bradford did not take many chances at all and I believe he also had the record for shortest attempted passes on avg. in history. So with the fewer INT's you also had the fewer first downs and points. The offense dropped from I believe 12th in PPD under Teddy to mid 20's under Sam.
The point is to score points and the offense was much better under Teddy. Then you can say, well Teddy had a running game and Sam didn't. Yeah, it was good or bad for the stats.
The biggest thing for me with Sam is that he is very poor evading the rush, moving in the pocket and making plays when the rush gets there. He is probably the easiest QB to sack in the NFl. You need a great OLine with Bradford to have a good offense because of his limited ability. He looks great with shorts on, but they play tackle on Sundays. That's why eventually teams figure out they can't win with him, hence why he was dumped twice. Has not had a winning season. Has not played in a playoff game. Has the poorest stats of any QB with 60 plus starts since 2010.