This conversation came up in the "Joe Burrow is why..." thread. I think this is a worthy question: What is the Minimum Bar to be considered a Franchise Quarterback? or, to put it another way: Who is the Worst Franchise Quarterback that must still be considered a Franchise Quarterback? Background Information: Top End: There are only 25 pure Quarterbacks in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. I think it's fair to add George Blanda (also PK), and Sammy Baugh and Sid Luckman (also HB) to the list. The other QB/HBs all played in the leather helmet era-- of them, only Baugh and Luckman are remembered as passers. So there are only 28 QBs in the HOF right now. P. Manning, T. Brady, D. Brees, A. Rogers, and Big Ben will likely get in eventually. E. Manning, P. Rivers and S. McNair have an outside chance. Understand, if they all get it, they will make up over 1/4 of all HOF QBs ever. Surely there have been more than 36 Franchise QBs in the history of the NFL. Bottom End: Obviously, bust QBs like Ryan Leaf, Rick Mirer, Jamarcus Russell, and Heath Shuler don't make it. Guys most fans have forgotten or have never heard of, like Kyle Orton, Billy Joe Hobert, Ty Detmer, or Gifford Nielson don't cut it, either. Where is the line between a JAG and a FQB? What about the likes of Jake Delhomme, Rex Grossman, Jeff Georges, Vinny Testaverde, Jeff Garcia, Jeff Blake, Tony Banks, Neil Lomax, Jim McMahon, Ron Jaworski, Ken Anderson, Dan Pastorini, Jason Campbell, Brian Sipe, Joe Kapp, Rodney Peete, Chris Chandler, or Jim Everett, etc.? Where do they fit? I want to know who you think is the best QB ever that didn't make the cut as a FQB, and who is the guy we must label as a FQB, even though he gives the title a bad reputation.