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4 hours ago, SkippyX said:

How about a QB who was 34-53 at age 32 on his 3rd team going 34-12 / 8-2 and winning a pair of Super Bowls in the next 5 years?

That's exactly who I was going to mention. His career TD:INT ratio of 164:198 is surprising to many, too.

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6 hours ago, SkippyX said:

How about a QB who was 34-53 at age 32 on his 3rd team going 34-12 / 8-2 and winning a pair of Super Bowls in the next 5 years?

Rich Gannon?

 

Also I'd like to mention Tommy Maddox, if he hasn't been mentioned yet. 1st round draft pick that was supposed to supplant John Elway,instead traded after just one season, played in arena football league out of football, selling insurance. XFL rolls around and he gets a gig. Wins league mvp and gets signed by the steelers to be a backup. Becomes starter and wins comebacker player of the year a full decade after being drafted. Finally, gets hurt and is replaced by likely future hof qb Ben Roethlisberger.

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You almost have to made a distinction between the guys with mental disorders and the other guys in this thread. Sadly, the Bi-Polar guys flaming out is almost to be expected. 

Hell, if anything this thread puts the success of Brandon Marshall's career in perspective. 

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15 hours ago, SkippyX said:

Nick Foles

  • 3rd highest passer rating season in 2013
  • 6-2 with bad stats on a very weird 2014 Eagles team and then breaks his collarbone.
    • What he did on that team was pretty incredible if you understand it
  • banished to St Louis by Chump Kelly
    • everything about that team and that year was ugly
  • Gets fired on Hard Knocks by Slappy McMediocre
  • backs up Alex Smith for a year in KC
  • returns to Philly as Mr Clutch and wins a Super Bowl
  • has another clutch run cut short in New Orleans by Jeffrey skipping the ball off his hands in the red zone
  • only Jacksonville really wants him enough to pay him 20+ a year as a free agent
  • breaks his collarbone on a TD bomb on like pass number 4 in Jacksonville
  • on the trading block again

 

No one has any idea if teams really want him or not as a 31 year old former SB MVP QB. (this includes the Jags)

What you can't deny is that if Goff and Jimmy G played like playoff Foles then California would have won 2 straight Super Bowls.

  • Not picking on them, they are just the 2 latest examples

After reading that I would have to say Alex Smith. Blokes who have backed him up seem to do OK (Foles, Kaep, Mahomes). Then I would be looking at Haskins having a breakout year

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13 hours ago, SkippyX said:

How about a QB who was 34-53 at age 32 on his 3rd team going 34-12 / 8-2 and winning a pair of Super Bowls in the next 5 years?

I'm stumped and lazy. Who is this?

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Wes Welker

Undrafted and then cut before his rookie season, signed with Miami. His rookie year became the second player in NFL history to return a kickoff and a punt, kick an extra point and a FG, and make a tackle in a single game.

Doesn't break in as a true starter until Season 2. Started to produce in Season 3, traded to NE where he then became one of the NFL's most productive WR's for the next 8 years.

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Here's a tidbit about John Riggins: He only had 1 Probowl season and 1 All Pro season, and they weren't the same season. And he's in the HOF.

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1 hour ago, Tetsujin said:

Here's a tidbit about John Riggins: He only had 1 Probowl season and 1 All Pro season, and they weren't the same season. And he's in the HOF.

24 TD's on 375 carries at the ripe old age of 34 holy ****

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2 hours ago, ET80 said:

I'm stumped and lazy. Who is this?

Is it Jim Plunkett?

Edited by BroncoSojia

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11 hours ago, Melbourne 9er said:

After reading that I would have to say Alex Smith. Blokes who have backed him up seem to do OK (Foles, Kaep, Mahomes). Then I would be looking at Haskins having a breakout year

Alex Smith wins this on just his playoff career alone.

  • The game winning TD to Davis  vs Brees after Brees scored late after Smith ran a long TD before that.
  • The punt returner muffing 2 kicks.
  • The LUCKy bounce in that crazy game against the Colts
  • The Kelce concussion, the Mariota self pass off of Revis, and the ref calling QB hit fumbles dead on forward progress? (the ref was forced to resign in the offseason)

Smith was 19-5-1 in his last 25 starts in SF and he was literally 25 of 27 for 304 yards 4 TDs and no picks for a rating around 150 in his last game and a half when Harbaugh benched him after recovering from a minor injury to go with the 'hot hand' ??????????????????

Then he was a very productive QB in KC who took the passer rating crown in 2017 but was expendable because Mahomes is a beast.

 

Alex Smith is 75-35-1 since 2011 with a 94 rating and a 7.2 yards per attempt and he is a captain check down punchline among the pathetically ignorant.

That includes 6-4 on a DC team that went 1-5 without him.

His playoff passer rating is 97.4 with a 14 to 2 TD/INT ratio.

 

Alex Smith should be the leader in this thread.

 

FYI for more weird - his last 2 backups in KC later won SB MVP.  (Melbourne mentioned this earlier)

Edited by SkippyX

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Matt Cassell? Has his name been stated yet?

He looked like a very solid QB for a hot second. Then he became an epic steaming turd.

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7 hours ago, ET80 said:

I'm stumped and lazy. Who is this?

I'm guessing Jim Plunkett

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14 minutes ago, BleedTheClock said:

Matt Cassell? Has his name been stated yet?

He looked like a very solid QB for a hot second. Then he became an epic steaming turd.

Also how it started, as in, never started in college. During his four seasons at USC, Cassel completed 20-of-33 passes for 192 yards, with no touchdowns and one interception. And got drafted.

Good pick. 

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