Bears GM Phil Emery On Developing Late-Round Quarterbacks

Chicago Bears general manager Phil Emery is not a believer in taking a quarterback late in the draft.

Emery says he has studied the development of quarterbacks in the NFL and found that teams that draft quarterbacks in the late round rarely turn those players into franchise starters.

“I just did a little study. It’s very interesting,” Emery said. In his “study,” Emery looked at entire classes of quarterbacks, since ’06, and found that there hasn’t been a single quarterback drafter after the third round since 2006 that has turned into a long-term starter.

However, there has been one notable exemption. To find out more, visit NBC Sports Pro Football Talk (Michael David Smith)