Official Bears/NFL Thread #15 - Power failure at Super Bowl (Literally)
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01-29-2013, 05:17 PM
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flacco is in the second tier of qbs imo.
one of the best arms in nfl history
, great size and doesn't turn it over much despite throwing downfield and to covered receivers often.
I'm not even sure I buy this. I guess in "NFL History" it's possible in the context that today QBs typically have stronger arms and can throw the ball farther. Still, if you look at "recent" NFL, here are some other strong-armed QBs:
Matt Stafford (stop with the side-arm you pansy)
That's just a small sample-set, but goes to show you that "strong arm" doesn't necessarily warrant a $20M per year contract. Those last two were added to show it isn't even enough in some cases to make you an NFL QB period.
I do agree, though, that he is in that "2nd tier" of QBs right now, with Matt Ryan, Tony Romo (yes), Philip Rivers (before he went lame the last 2 seasons), Ben Rothelisberger, and even Jay Cutler (IMO, but his numbers don't show this yet).
IMO there's only 4 QBs today that belong in that Top $20M tier:
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