John Clayton throws around the “elite” label way too much, but then again, our world is one of hyperbole and lists.
When it comes to elite quarterbacks, I can only think of maybe 5 or 6. My definition of elite is once you get there, you don’t lose that label unless you putz around for 5 years and go Steve Blass.
I'll get to my list after I get some wetnaps as I have pizza grease on my keyboard
My list of current “elite” qbs is:
Favre – too many “F*** it!” throws.
E. Manning (If Brees, then gotta include Eli)- can’t discount the ring and the moxie in that game.
Almost there (near the top of the mountain either side)
"The Danny's (Marino and Fouts)"
McNabb – best days behind him?
Next big thing
“The Joe Namath Divison”
Maybe next big thing
“The Greg Cook/Bert Jones Divison”
M. Moore/ Claussen
“the Jim Everett/Jeff George Division”
“Spurgeon Wynn Memorial Division”
* Leinart/ D. Anderson
* When I see Leinart, I am reminded of something I was once told by one of my bosses:
"Before you try to learn the tricks of the trade, first learn the trade."
Leinart to me has the tools, but he seems more preoccupied with being a posterboy NFL qb than a bona fide NFL starter. See also, Quinn, Brady and maybe Sanchez, Mark.
Damn! Shocked I got all 32 teams on the first try. Not including the Steelers pupu platter of Leftwich, Dixon or Batch) as they are probably all in the jury’s out category and it’d make 33.
Probably similar to Clayton’s list, but that’s how I see it. Any more than 6 quarterbacks, especially putting in guys without rings (that they themselves commandeered their teams to) waters down the list.