December 17, 2016

Madden explains

Getting a quarterback, as you know, is hard. And when you get one, you have to be a little lucky. Like in Dallas, someone has to slip down there. Like (Derek) Carr has to slip to (the Raiders). Then you get that guy and, doggone it, you can keep him for 10 years. But if you don’t get that guy, it could take you 10 years to find him.

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3 Comments:

Blogger VMM said...

I wonder is "good NFL quarterback" is the rarest and most valuable position in all of sport.

December 17, 2016 at 12:18 PM  
Blogger The Other Front said...

"World class striker" might be up there, but strikers aren't as irreplaceable as quarterbacks. In the NFL you are almost unable to contend if you don't have a median or better QB. There are a few exceptions on both sides of the spectrum. The NY Giants seem able to stay in the game with subpar play from Eli. And the Bears and 49ers have stunk despite ok quarterback play this year.

But in general, bad QB=Bad Team.

December 19, 2016 at 6:06 PM  
Blogger VMM said...

And there are never more than 20 of them capable of playing at that level at any given time.

December 20, 2016 at 10:14 AM  

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