Spread QBs rarely enjoy pro success

While spread is prevalent in high school and college, pro-style passers thrive in NFL

Updated: January 18, 2012, 11:26 AM ET
By Tom Luginbill | ESPN RecruitingNation

Take a look at this year's premier NFL quarterbacks: Aaron Rodgers, Tom Brady, Drew Brees, Matthew Stafford and Eli Manning. They all share two things in common. Each has a significant history of working under center -- and for each, his arm separates him, not his legs.

The NFL is a quarterback-driven league, with smart signal-callers who win by throwing the ball accurately and on time. But at the college and high school levels, there's more of a willingness to accept a ...

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