Tuesday, November 01, 2005

New Question of the Week

This week’s Question of the Week is: “Who do you consider the greatest quarterback in NFL history, and why? Feel free to list your top five and then your final choice.”

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1 comment:

Matt S said...

Hard question to answer since I'm too young to have seen many of the old-time greats like a Sammy Baugh or Bart Starr. If I were to list the five greats I would include (in no particular order):

Joe Montana
Dan Marino
Terry Bradshaw
John Unitas
Tom Brady

Is Brady a homer pick? Maybe, but look at the his record and the era that he had done it in. Three Super Bowl rings and he always gets the job done when he has too. That's why he earns the nod over Manning, who could be on this list eventually if he wins the big one. His defense has been a handicap in the past, but not this year.

Of course I didn't see Unitas play, but I saw film and read a lot about him.

Montana, probably the best of all time. He's got the rings to prove it. Bradshaw too with the hardware.

Marino, he's got all the stats, the ultimate gunslinger, but never could run, and obviously has empty fingers.

I am sure people will include Brett Favre on their list. He will be a HOF'er no doubt. His durability is unquestioned, especially in the current era of bigger and faster. But in my mind, I don't know if there has ever been a more overrated QB than Favre. He's a product of the John Madden mouth. For all the great comebacks, he's made just as many bonehead plays and throws, and I'm only thinking of the ones against the Lions.

 

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