Ten quarterbacks were selected in the 2017 NFL Draft. The Bears traded up to take Mitch Trubisky No. 2 and the Broncos made Chad Kelly Mr. Irrelevant. NFL teams are always looking for franchise quarterbacks. Which NFL teams have spent the most draft capital on quarterbacks?
The Jets and Broncos have used the most draft picks (7) on quarterbacks in the last decade. New York had drafted a quarterback in each of the previous four drafts while Denver has used a pick on a QB in five of the last six.
The Rams have spent the most draft capital on quarterbacks. The team took Sam Bradford and Jared Goff with the first overall pick. Bradford did not work out, and the early returns on Goff are not promising. Missing on a No. 1 overall pick can set a team back years.
The Chargers have been content with Philip Rivers. The team has used just two picks since 2008, tied fewest, and used the least amount of draft capital by taking QBs in the 5th and 7th rounds.
Quarterbacks are the most important position in football. Teams will continue spending large chunks of their draft capital in hopes of finding a Pro Bowler. After next year’s draft this chart could look completely different.
QB Draft Capital since 2008
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