Robert Griffin III, Andrew Luck, Colin Kaepernick, Cam Newton and Russell Wilson all show great promise. They've even had great success, four of them reaching the playoffs and one the Super Bowl. But will these quarterbacks take the next step to greatness? Jeffri Chadiha talked to numerous experts to find the five factors that best predict big things. How do you think these signal-callers stack up in categories like accuracy, durability and urgency?



Intelligence

Knowing your opponent and making your reads are just two things that factor into this category. Talent evaluators say Andrew Luck is the smartest of the league's young QB crop.

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Which of these quarterbacks would top your rankings in the intelligence category?

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    6%
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    11%
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    62%
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    2%
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    19%

Discuss (Total votes: 10,692)


Accuracy

Robert Griffin III completed an impressive 65.6 percent of his passes in his rookie season. That's a better number than Peyton Manning, Tom Brady or Drew Brees had in his first full season.

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Which of these quarterbacks would top your rankings in the accuracy category?

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    16%
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    21%
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    40%
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    2%
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    21%

Discuss (Total votes: 10,481)


Durability

Cam Newton gets hit a lot. Remember last season when the Broncos brought him to the ground seven times in one game? But the experts like the durability of the former Heisman winner.

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Which of these quarterbacks would top your rankings in the durability category?

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    3%
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    22%
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    29%
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    29%
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    17%

Discuss (Total votes: 10,459)


Supporting Cast

A rookie quarterback's best friend is a strong offensive line coupled with a shut-down defense. Colin Kaepernick has just that with the 49ers allowing his prototype physique to flourish.

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Which of these quarterbacks would top your rankings in the supporting cast category?

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    4%
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    69%
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    5%
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    3%
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    19%

Discuss (Total votes: 10,371)


Urgency

How badly does a QB desire winning? This is obviously the hardest category for scouts to decipher. Is it being haunted by past failures? Competition at the position? You decide.

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Which of these quarterbacks would top your rankings in the urgency category?

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    16%
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    20%
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    19%
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    14%
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    31%

Discuss (Total votes: 10,256)

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