QB Class Of 2009 Already Making Its Mark

Posted: 28th September 2009 by Christopher Leone in NFL
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The five quarterbacks selected in the first round of the 1999 NFL Draft are collectively regarded as busts. Given the failures of Tim Couch, Akili Smith, and Cade McNown, and the eventual disintegration of Daunte Culpepper's career, it's hard to disagree. Ten years removed from that debacle, however, two of the three quarterbacks selected in the first round of this year's draft are already asserting themselves as future stars. More surprising, of course, is the level at which New York Jets rookie Mark Sanchez has been playing. After leaving USC a year early, many questioned whether Sanchez was ready for the NFL, or if he'd be a bust. The pressure only mounted when the Jets selected him at numberáfive overall to replace departed legend Brett Favre. Sanchez has responded with 606 passing ya ...

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