PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — For the first time since 1999, the Philadelphia Eagles have the second overall pick thanks to Wednesday’s blockbuster trade with the Cleveland Browns.
Let’s take a look at five popular quarterbacks selected No. 2 overall in NFL history.
5. Marcus Mariota
The Eagles also, reportedly, tried to trade-up to get Mariota last year. Unfortunately (or fortunately for non-Chip Kelly fans), the Titans were in love with him and refused to trade back. In 12 games as a rookie, Mariota threw for 2,818 yards, 19 touchdowns, and 10 interceptions. He ran for another 252 yards and two scores.
Griffin, selected No. 2 overall in 2012 by the Redskins and had tremendous success in his first two years. After injury problems, RGIII was released and signed with the Cleveland Browns this offseason, a polarizing acquisition.
3. Archie Manning
Manning is a two-time Pro Bowl winning QB, drafted second overall in 1971 to the New Orleans Saints.
2. Ryan Leaf
Leaf, selected No. 2 overall in 1998 by the San Diego Chargers, is one of the most famous busts in NFL history. Leaf last just four years in the NFL bouncing around to four different teams. He has 14 career touchdowns and 36 career interceptions.
1. Donovan McNabb
The Eagles fans booed him on draft day, but Five would go on to become the Eagles’ greatest QB ever. McNabb, second overall pick in 1999, led the team to five NFC Championship appearances and one Super Bowl appearance. McNabb is a six-time Pro Bowl QB.