Originally Posted by MassNole
The thing is in being a pocket passer, Luck has nearly identical athleticism to Cam Newton.
Luck would have been a great runner in college if he played that type of game. He is up there in mobility, especially at his size. The guy physically can take some punishment.
The ideal for me is to have a QB develop into a pocket passer. Running plays and mobility are valuable tools for a young QB to find some success early as they become better pocket players. I don't think Griffin or Newton will find long term success by being outside runners, but its a great tool for them in the short term. Ideally they would be pocket passers with just a tiny bit of running plays to make the defense have to account for it. Even if Peyton and Brady could run 4.2, I doubt they would rarely take off.