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Weekend Trivia: Supplemental Draft

Given that the NFL draft and the lead-up to the draft have become so remarkably over-exposed, is there anything about the NFL that is under-exposed at this point? Or at least not over-exposed? Maybe the answer is no, but today’s trivia questions at least look at the hidden part of the draft: the supplemental draft.

After producing Steve Young and Bernie Kosar in the 1980s, the supplemental draft mostly went dead at producing quarterbacks from 1990 until Terrelle Pryor in 2011. Who is the only quarterback that was drafted in the supplemental during that time?

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Just as only one quarterback was selected in the supplemental draft in the 90s, there was only one quarterback chosen in the supplemental draft in the 1970s. Can you name him?

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  • Alejandro

    Josh Gordon was also a supplemental draftee, the only recent one besides Pryor I can recall having any impact.

  • Tim Truemper

    Could not get the first one until I had seen all three hints. Did not get the Longley on at all. And I thought I knew Dallas Cowboy trivia.

  • Richie

    A first and second rounder for Longley, who had thrown 44 passes? That comeback against Washington was a famous game, but I can’t imagine anybody would give up that much these days. They really didn’t value the draft as much in 1976, did they? At least the Chargers didn’t.

    • After looking that up, I’m rather fascinated with the 1976 Chargers. Dan Fouts and Charlie Joiner (At age 29. A decade before he finally stopped. Such a weird career.) with BILL WALSH as the offensive coordinator, and they were essentially an average offense and went 6-8.

      And they brought in Longley for a first and a second when they had Fouts already in place. He’d been awful as a rookie, but he was really good in ’74 and average in ’75, so why would you already be giving up on him? And Longley’s one start was in week 13 and he appeared in two games earlier in the season, so it would also appear that he was healthy and just didn’t win the job from Fouts. Good for them for not falling for the sunk cost fallacy, I guess, but still, they traded a first and a second for a guy who couldn’t even start immediately following the trade?

  • Did not get either one or even have a real guess.I should have gotten Dave Brown after the last hint, but I was thinking there was probably another QB between them.

  • Rob Harrison

    I’m pretty sure the Cowboys got the pick they used on Dorsett from the Seahawks–they sent three second-rounders to move up from #24 to #2. (And Seattle blew the picks.) I’d guess Dallas sent one or both of the SD picks in the trade, and that’s the connection to Dorsett.