Re: Is elite QB really that important?
posted at 2/4/2013 11:15 AM EST
In response to RockScully's comment:
Here's why I think it is still important:
The concept of elite may get thrown around WAY too much and too fast now because the media is tired of complimenting the Manning, Brady, Rodgers types. That's true. They're always going to look for the next name they can talk about just so it's new to them to do so.
But, also, the rule changes have deepened the crop of good QBs in the league, too. So, if you don't have a solid/decent one who may grow into a good or even great one, you're still in trouble because so many teams will have one now.
Look at the Jets and Sanchez. They tried your approach and if you aren't talented, you still aren't going to make it even with Goodell's rule changes.
So, I don't know it "elite" is the need, but abover average and consistent, absolutely. The Dilfer, Brad Johnson, etc, QBs aren't winning SBs ever again.
This is pretty much my point. All you need is a solid guy if you have a solid team. A guy who may not turn a bad team good but a guy who can just keep a good team good. You can win with this. Consistency and decision making is key. I don't think you need a top 4 guy and having one guarantees nothing.
The Jets, though, did the opposite of my approach. They overrated a guy who wasn't that good, paid him too much and asked him to do things he and the team around him wasn't capable of.