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Football: Is Southern California a failure at producing QBs?

February 20, 2013 | 12:03 pm


Geez, what happened?

In a story from, quarterbacks from the Southern California area are suddenly considered flops.

The headline: "Sorry SoCal story: Abysmal run of QBs from region has NFL personnel searching for answers."

Apparently, just because you don't lead your team to a Super Bowl, you're a failure.

That makes Jimmy Clausen (Oaks Christian), Mark Sanchez (Mission Viejo), Matt Leinart (Mater Dei), J.P. Losman (Venice) and Kyle Boller (Hart) not successful.

Please. Southern California remains a great area for producing top quarterbacks. How about blaming the NFL draft executives for not figuring out how a player fits in with their organization.

I covered John Elway when he was a high school football player at Granada Hills and became the No. 1 pick in the 1983 draft. People were wondering about his place in history until he started winning Super Bowls.

SoCal is doing just fine. Not everyone gets to make it to the Super Bowl and win.

— Eric Sondheimer

Photo: Should the New York Jets' Mark Sanchez be considered a failure? Credit: Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images.