Weeden or Tannehill? It’s Easy…
By John Helsley
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Finally, a voice of reason.
As we near the NFL Draft in two weeks, we’re beginning to see heightened analysis of the prospects. And we’re – finally – starting to see the popular voices side with Brandon Weeden over Ryan Tannehill.
For a superb and detailed take on the subject, check out KC Joyner’s side-by-side comparison at espn.com. The headline couldn’t be more clear or direct: “Weeden is better than Tannehill.”
I’ve been saying this for months, as Tannehill has been rising up draft boards to the point that he’s now under consideration as a top-10 pick.
I’ve got nothing against Tannehill, who by all accounts is a wonderful athlete and has upside as a quarterback. We saw glimpses of that over the past two seasons, once Tannehill took over that job at Texas A&M.
But really, they were only glimpses.
Tannehill was, after all, on the field for A&M’s second-half collapses.
And while Weeden was leading the Cowboys to big wins in major matchups, Tannehill and A&M too frequently faded.
Sure, Tannehill is younger. But he’s not better. And nothing says he’ll ever be better.
And as former NFL quarterback-turned-analyst Trent Dilfer said earlier this week, “(Weeden’s) age (and accrued wisdom) has given him great perspective in life and as a player. Nothing is too big for Weeden and although old in age, he has plenty of time to be a good NFL QB.”
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