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Some more national praise for Edwards

Posted by Chris Brown on September 22, 2009 – 4:27 pm

SI’s Peter King, who was at the Bills opener in New England had some praise for QB Trent Edwards in one of his columns this week.

As he tackles the prevalence of young signal callers currently starting in the league, King makes note of Edwards.

I count six passers 25 or younger — Ryan, Flacco, Sanchez, Stafford, Trent Edwards of Buffalo and Green Bay’s Aaron Rodgers — as players with exceedingly bright futures. Ten years ago, the only sure thing under 25 was Peyton Manning … and the draft class of 1999 (Tim Couch, Akili Smith, Donovan McNabb, Daunte Culpepper, Cade McNown, Shaun King) was on track to be awful, even with McNabb and Culpepper in it.

Among the young signal callers, King ranks Edwards 6th behind Ryan, Rodgers, Cutler, Flacco and Sanchez. At this point that’s probably fair. Buffalo hasn’t had as much success as some of the other teams for which the other QBs play for. Sanchez might be the only one I have a problem with, but with that defense he has with him it’s going to make the rookie’s job easier.

Edwards is currently second in the AFC in passer rating (104.9) behind only Peyton Manning and is fifth in the league behind Brees, Manning, Favre and Matt Ryan.


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