Discussion in 'The Tiger's Den' started by COTiger, Feb 7, 2021.
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Montana is a clear choice over Elway. Joe never lost a Superbowl
I'm not denying the fact that Johnny U was a great QB. He racked up impressive numbers in a completely different era many, many years ago. He didn't face the level of competition or the sophisticated defenses that modern day QB's face in my opinion.
We're talking about QB's passing skills not number of SB wins.
You’re right especially with those ugly black high tops he wore but Brady and Manning are/were slow too.
but if he did, it stands to reason that he would be thusly equipped as well? apples to apples....
Great discussion guys. I guess the point is that there are so many different measuring sticks and such great differences in the game and even the people no overall comparison is fair or accurate.
The discussion sure is interesting and fun. Thanks
Would Babe Ruth have hit all those home runs against today's pitching rotations while living on a diet of beer and hot dogs? Or would he have trained year round like today's players and earen a nutritious diet?
Other QBs on the NFL 100 All-Time roster:
Sammy Baugh, Tom Brady, John Elway, Brett Favre, Otto Graham, Peyton Manning, Dan Marino, Joe Montana, Roger Staubach
here's the Johnny Unitas bio:
1956-1972 Baltimore Colts, 1973 San Diego Chargers. Selected by Steelers in 9th round of 1955 draft; signed with Colts after being cut. Led Colts to 2 NFL titles, 1958-1959, plus 2 SB appearances, winning SB V. 3-time NFL MVP, 1959 (co-winner), 1964, 1967. Retired as NFL leader in pass yards (40,239), pass TD (290). Threw 1+ pass TD in 47 straight games, NFL mark that stood for 52 years. 10 Pro Bowls (5th all-time by QB). 5-time 1st-team All-Pro (T-3rd most in NFL by QB). Named to NFL’s All-Decade Team for 1960s. Member of NFL’s 75th Anniversary Team. Named NFL Man of Year, 1970. Born May 7, 1933, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Died September 11, 2002, at age of 69.
1959; 1964; 1967 NFL MVP
5x All Pro
10x Pro Bowl
Super Bowl Champion 1x; NFL Champion 3x
Inducted into HOF 1979
Completion Percentage: 54.6%
Passing Yards: 40,239
Passing Touchdowns: 290
Is that link saying Unitas is the 10th ranked QB of all time?