Prediction Regarding the Future of the NFL Offense
My Prediction is Thus:
In 5 Years Time, the "Read Option" style offense that is so much the rage in the NFL will be viewed the same as the "Run and Shoot" offenses of years past.
I.e. Pure "Read Option" Teams will not exist. Small aspects of the "Read Option" will live on as individual plays or formations in Pro-Style Dropback Passer-based Offensive Systems.
The combination of injuries to running QB's, and the inevitable reactionary evolution of NFL Defenses will render the pure Read Option unproductive within that 5 year period.
At the end of this period the NFL will be shifting strongly back to Pass-first QB's along traditional lines.
Teams still looking foror late-developing a Read Option QB in 2018 will be far behind the MFL's cyclical curve, and will not succeed.