I think we have a problem in the NFL game today on how the average football fan has been brainwashed into believing that only Super Bowl winning quarterbacks are the best in the game.
I blame the media for dumbing down the fans. Example: Last summer, NFL Network unleashed its top 100 players in the game without Eli Manning on the list, something in my opinion was dead wrong and disrespectful to a player of his caliber. And two months after winning his second Super Bowl, NFL.Com has ranked Eli Manning the best quarterback in the game.
Look, I respect Eli and do consider him one of the best in the game. But is anybody meaning to tell me that he’s head above shoulders than Drew Brees, Aaron Rodgers, Tom Brady, Phillip Rivers, Ben Roethlisberger, Tony Romo (Dallas Cowboys) or a healthy Peyton Manning? That’s the problem here. The fans have been taught wrong and that’s why the average fan has downgraded players like Tony Romo at the position. In his career, Romo has thrown 149 touchdown passes and only 72 interceptions and is 2nd all-time in QB rating.
Championships are won by the best teams. Let me ask all of you this question. Archie Manning is in the Hall of Fame without a ring and gets a pass for not playing on a good enough team, but Romo doesn’t? Although the quarterback position is the games most vital position, it isn’t the only one on the field. For crying out loud, Trent Dilfer has a ring. Why? He had one of best to ever play the game at left tackle, Jonathan Ogden blocking his blind side and one of the best defenses ever to step foot on a field.
Team game people! That’s what it’s about. And it seems as if we are heading into an era that will start charging the win or loss to the quarterback like a pitcher in baseball. Why not? Quarterback has a bad game, but if the team wins, he’s the better quarterback right? Don’t get it twisted!