The Daunte Culpepper vs Matthew Stafford competition in Detroit got me thinking,…

The Daunte Culpepper vs Matthew Stafford competition in Detroit got me thinking, why is it that teams often try to draft a franchise quarterback following a terrible season? If your team didn’t win a single game last year, what makes you think a rookie quarterback is going to drastically improve your record? Wouldn’t it make more sense to trade for (or pick up off free agency/waivers) a decent, proven veteran quarterback, win some games (for the fans who are suffering with you), while drafting some players that can help your team win NOW? Then, once you’ve regained some form of respect as a football team, draft the quarterback of the future the following season. It seems as though teams are content with basically throwing in the towel for another couple years so they can start from scratch. The Raiders’ JaMarcus Russell and 49ers’ Alex Smith are two other guys that immediately come to mind when I think about this.

By the way, this has no fantasy football relevance, but I think it needed to be said.