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#1 Verge

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Posted 20 December 2013 - 02:28 AM

Just an interesting topic I thought of. If you were to compare the current up and coming qbs in the nfl to a former or current older qb, who would you say?

 

Cam Newton = John Elway: He has the magic, he can carry bad teams and make good teams great. Huge arm, keeps plays alive with scrambling, and their playing styles are oh so similar.

 

Joe Flacco = Jake Delhomme: Both are above average qbs who had good teams around them to lead to success. They have great moments and at the same time, terrible moments. They rely on a huge arm to in a sense, chuck it and pray, and it embodies them as players.

 

Matthew Stafford = Brett Favre: Both are wild west gunslingers, both can put 5 tds or 5 ints on you on any given sunder. Wild arm, love of the game, and a risk taker.

 

Andrew Luck = Peyton Manning: This has been made since before the draft, and it should last forever.

 

Russel Wilson = Steve Young: Leadership, lives off scrambling ability, does not make mistakes, and makes good teams great, and is very precise.

 

Feel free to add others.

:D

 

 



#2 Doyle

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Posted 20 December 2013 - 06:50 AM

I never thought Jake had a huge arm and never heard him described that way.



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Posted 20 December 2013 - 07:30 AM

What's the definition of young?

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Posted 20 December 2013 - 08:33 AM

So far, I have seen nothing that makes anyone think of Peyton Manning and Andrew Luck together; except that they both played for Indianapolis; their fathers played in the NFL; have so so arms, and [the fact] Manning had a ton of INT's his rookie year. 

 

Peyton is a surgeon. Luck is a Luddite, in comparison. And I like Andrew Luck. 



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Posted 20 December 2013 - 10:13 AM

Rivers - Marino

 

Strange delivery, instant release, good deep ball thrower, fantastic accuracy, wildly successful (stats) and possibly no hardware.

 

 

 

Eli - Bledsoe



#6 Frash Brastard

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Posted 20 December 2013 - 10:18 AM

Brady/Montana

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Posted 20 December 2013 - 01:17 PM

Just an interesting topic I thought of. If you were to compare the current up and coming qbs in the nfl to a former or current older qb, who would you say?

 

Cam Newton = John Elway: He has the magic, he can carry bad teams and make good teams great. Huge arm, keeps plays alive with scrambling, and their playing styles are oh so similar.

 

Joe Flacco = Jake Delhomme: Both are above average qbs who had good teams around them to lead to success. They have great moments and at the same time, terrible moments. They rely on a huge arm to in a sense, chuck it and pray, and it embodies them as players.

 

Matthew Stafford = Brett Favre: Both are wild west gunslingers, both can put 5 tds or 5 ints on you on any given sunder. Wild arm, love of the game, and a risk taker.

 

Andrew Luck = Peyton Manning: This has been made since before the draft, and it should last forever.

 

Russel Wilson = Steve Young: Leadership, lives off scrambling ability, does not make mistakes, and makes good teams great, and is very precise.

 

Feel free to add others.

:D

 

Ironically Cam is more like Peyton Manning than Luck is. Like Manning, Cam is taking a team that hasn't tasted victory on any level in years to it's pinacle in three years. He was the first to break pretty much all of Manning's record. The media is just molding Luck into Manning's image  because it's easy...But Cam is more like Manning in real team and leadership achievements, than Luck. Luck didn't inherit the same team Manning did in 1989. Cam pretty much did with the Panthers.

 

Also, I wonder if Matthew Stafford has the ego of Brett "DIVA-BOY" Farve?



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Posted 20 December 2013 - 01:24 PM

Is Cam really that similar to Elway?

 

I always thought of Cam is a bigger armed/more athletic Big Ben



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Posted 20 December 2013 - 01:28 PM

I agree with the posters above, Luck is no Manning



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Posted 20 December 2013 - 03:00 PM

Is Cam really that similar to Elway?

 

I always thought of Cam is a bigger armed/more athletic Big Ben

 

 

Skip to 0:45

  http://www.youtube.c...h?v=UQecaYSKsB0

 

Those runs and passes remind you of someone?



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Posted 20 December 2013 - 03:10 PM

Skip to 0:45

  http://www.youtube.c...h?v=UQecaYSKsB0

 

Those runs and passes remind you of someone?

I can definitely see it



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Posted 20 December 2013 - 08:40 PM

1. Including Jake Delhomme in a list of NFL QB legends does nothing to the credibility of this thread.

 



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Posted 21 December 2013 - 12:15 AM

Older = legends?

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Posted 21 December 2013 - 12:24 AM

I never thought Jake had a huge arm and never heard him described that way.

Jake had an arm, dude. (pre surgery, anyway)
I can't remember and can't find it, but I believe he threw a 70-75 yard ball in a quarterback challenge one year.
His TD pass to Moose in the SB looked like a flick of the wrist - he threw it at his own 12 and Moose caught it inside the Pats' 35

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Posted 21 December 2013 - 10:33 AM

Is Cam really that similar to Elway?

 

I always thought of Cam is a bigger armed/more athletic Big Ben

 

 

Very much so.

 

Although we have corralled Cam a bit this year.  

 

Elway was supremely talented, but had his demons as well.

 

Cam actually has better numbers in his first 3 years.




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