Can you name a quarterback that doesn't benefit from having a good team around him?
Or think of it this way: Does Christian McCaffrey still look as good as he does now if it's Jimmy Clausen under center?
Funny, but when people name the greatest quarterbacks of all time, the name "Manning" pretty much always comes up, but it's always Peyton, never Archie
I actually think Archie does deserve at least a little consideration on that topic. He really was a great quarterback, but the team around him was always such a total sh-t show that you never knew just how good he could have been.
Agree in part.
Some guys are clutch in that situation. Other guys are clutch in that they don't often get themselves into that situation.
Take Elway. Everybody remembers him for his last minute comebacks, but the reason they needed so many of those is because they were losing late in the game.
On the flipside, you've got a guy like Brady. He's certainly capable of leading a 4th quarter comeback, but generally isn't in a position to need one.
I kinda like the second approach better, but yeah the first one is necessary sometimes.