When Andrew Luck and Robert Griffin III are selected first and second overall in the first round of this week's NFL Draft, they'll become just the fifth quarterback duo to go first and second since the NFL and AFL combined drafts in 1967.
If history serves as any lesson, at least one of them will have great success.
The other? Eh, not so much.
Of the five quarterback duos to go 1-2 since 1967, only one saw both quarterbacks go on to start 80 games over the course of their NFL careers. That pairing, Jim Plunkett and Archie Manning in 1967, had its own quirks, asterisks and "yeah, buts." Plunkett, the Patriots' top pick out of Stanford (like Luck), was initially deemed a bust after six mediocre years in New England. He didn't find success until after he bounced to one team (San Francisco), then another (Oakland), where he finally won two Super Bowl rings in the latter part of his career. Manning, Peyton and Eli's father, retired after 13 NFL seasons having never played on a team th...