Thursday, November 15, 2007

Take a moment

...to realize that John Beck is the 12th QB to start since Dan Marino retired. 
 
Since Marino was drafted, here are the guys who have played at QB:
(during Marino's tenure):
David Woodley
Don Strock
Kyle Mackey
Scott Stankavage
Ron Jaworski
Scott Secules
Cliff Stoudt
Scott Mitchell
Doug Pederson
Steve DeBerg
Bernie Kosar
Dan McGwire
Craig Erickson
Todd Doxzon
Damon Huard
Scott Zolak
 
(post Marino):
Huard
Jay Fiedler
Ray Lucas
Sage Rosenfels
Brian Griese
AJ Feeley
Gus Frerrote
Cleo Lemon
Daunte Culpepper
Joey Harrington
Trent Green
 
....among them, the only rookies to play were Marino, Pederson, and Doxzon.
 
Doxzon never started and only played some mop-up duty in a game.
 
Pederson is a different story.  He started a few games as a rookie when both Marino and DeBerg went down with injuries.  AND, he was the QB when Shula won his historic 327th game.
 
So, in 24 years, only 2 rookies have started a game at QB for Miami.  Until this weekend.  I guess that is a cause for some optimism.
 
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