For every NFL team without a franchise quarterback, finding this character becomes all-encompassing.
Finding or breaking an organization's most important position in football makes or breaks organizations. That's why the New England Patriots have won 14 of their last 15 titles. Therefore, the Cleveland Browns have crawled through the desert of hopelessness, starving for victories, and suffering a 0-16 season.
If a crew digs out their husband, it can change the fate of the franchise.
Take, for example, the Houston Texans. Bill O'Brien went through quarterbacks for three quarters as high school romantic partners go through. Ryan Fitzpatrick, Ryan Mallett, Keenum Case, Brian Hoyer, T.J. Yates, Brandon Weeden, Brock Osweiler and Tom Savage each started under O & # 39; Brien in Houston.
Then last year, the Texans made a train for Deshaun Watson and exchanged a first-round pick in 2018 (# 4 overall) to catch the dynamic signalman. Even after seeing Watson only six starts in action before suffering an ACL rift, Houston knows he has found a franchise quarterback.
O Brien took part in the NPL Network Good Morning Football on Monday, noting that no price was too high to get the QB position right.
"I do not think you can quantify how important it is," he said. "It's so important." This position in each team carries the dreams, the hopes of the organization, and if you have a man who feels you can do those things, then you can be a great player for you, obviously great at the Field for you, having a passion for a great teammate, trying to get better every day, obviously has the talent to play at the highest level, which means a lot for your organization. "
After a second round, at the he dropped Osweller's contract and a first-rounder who traded for Watson, most of the Texans draft 2018 was used to reset the quarterback position. For O & Brbien this is simply the price for correcting previous mistakes.
"It's the hardest position to evaluate in football," he said. "Very, very difficult to evaluate, when you look at them at school, you do not know exactly what your trainer might tell you in this system, if you interview them, you try to teach them something that you might do you just have to do the best job that you can do with the person, making sure you know everything you can know about that person and if you feel it your gut feeling, and your organization senses it, then you go ahead and make that choice, but it's a very, very important position in every NFL team. "
After a few swings and lapses, the Texans in Watson found a multi-dimensional playmaker. As long as the ACL rupture is a one-time chance injury, Houston has found its long-term response to the most important position in the sport.
O'Brien added that Watson was "on schedule" to attend the training camp.
The fact that franchise QB provides 100 percent for the regular season will make O & Br's life immensely easier when he enters his fifth season.