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Old 09-03-2015, 10:11 PM
 
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Between 1999 and 2014, NFL teams took a total of 45 quarterbacks in the NFL Draft’s first round. Of those, just fewer than half -- 21 -- have taken the team that drafted them to the playoffs.

These stats may make it seem like drafting a quarterback in the first round is a crapshoot, with a success rate of less than 50 percent. And it many ways it still is. But dig into the numbers a bit deeper, and a far simpler explanation emerges. If you are a first-round quarterback, your chances at success drop precipitously if you're selected by one of three specific teams.

For the Washington team, the Cleveland Browns and the Jacksonville Jaguars, finding a franchise quarterback through the draft has been as difficult as solving a Rubik's cube. And if their most recent first-round picks at the position -- Griffin, Johnny Manziel in Cleveland, and Blake Bortles in Jacksonville -- don’t pan out, those three teams will be responsible for half of the 20 quarterbacks selected since 1999 who can be credibly labeled as busts.
If You Want To Be A Successful NFL Quarterback, Don't Get Drafted By These 3 Teams
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