Originally Posted by RhymesayersDU
So I have question for older people here, as I was born in '84. I know they touched on a poor senior year and some drug allegations briefly, but how could Marino have fallen so far?
I know I'm looking at this through the prism of 20/20 hindsight, but man I just can't fathom it.
Well, you hit on it right there; Marino had a mediocre senior year, whereas Blackledge won a national championship and I remember one scouting report that claimed Jim Kelly was 'dumb'.
Tony Eason was frail, although he had a relatively successful NFL career, albeit a short one.
Although Elway played in a losing system, anyone could see his skills were off the charts, so there were no doubters there.