Monday, July 23, 2007

Gainful Employment Needed: Will Provide Adequate Backup


How is this man out of a job? Jason Cole of Yahoo Sports is wondering the same thing:

[Aaron]Brooks has been on the mend since suffering a stomach injury last season with the Oakland Raiders. He had a workout with the Washington Redskins a month ago, according to his agent, but has gotten little interest. That's odd for a quarterback of his physical talent. If healthy, Brooks would be one of the top backups in the league.

I'm just trying to wrap my head around the fact that Vinnie Testaverde can get a job as a backup on a team with serious super bowl possibilites, but Aaron Brooks cannot even get a job on the Lions or Browns or Cardinals. He is not a great Qb by any means, but a career QB Rating of 78.5%, a 6 year starting quarterback in the NFL, is a threat to run at any time, and has had just two truly bad seasons as a starting quarterback...unfortnately for Aaron, those were his last two seasons. But, look at his stats and tell me you don't see a quarterback that can be a great backup in the league, especially compared to some of the stiffs currently occupying that role for some teams (Gus Frerotte is the backup for Bulger and the Rams...are you kidding me??). Someone is going to get a steal of a backup with Aaron Brooks...and I'm not saying that because he went to my alma mater.

7 comments:

loren said...

By QB % do you mean QB Rating, or Completion Percentage, or Percentage or GS, or what.

This isn't so much a criticism as a request for clarification.

Chimpanzee Rage said...

I meant his QB Rating, i can change it in the post though, no biggie.

DCScrap said...

No you didn't.

Chimpanzee Rage said...

Oh...I did.

theblondebomber said...

hahahahahaaahhaahahaahaaaahhaaaaahaaaa

someone must be related to theisman

Anonymous said...

Could it be that he is Michael Vick's first cousin and they grew up together in the same"hood"? Maybe some teams are afraid he might have the same tendencies as his cousin???

truth_hurts said...

What's up with that racist crap in his picture? Does he talk like that? Did you put that there? If you did then that speaks for all of the other people who don't want a better than average QB on their roster. Instead they take the Testaverdes of the world and ask guys like Jared Lorenzen to come out of retirement and hold a clipboard.
We as White people scream race card when there is no other reason for unfair treatment. People will quickly say, "Dude he sucks." Give me a logical explanation why a guy with his career numbers can't land a job as a backup even but Sage Rosenfels, Tim Rattay, and Brooks Bollinger, etc. can. He has done nothing worse than any other current QB but instead get remembered for a backwards pass and a bad half season in Oakland. I feel ashamed sometimes at people's behavior from fans, players, and mgmt.