Originally Posted by rmeyer52
I was having a debate with a friend about what an elite QB is and who is an elite QB. In my opinion an elite QB can win games when the team around him is not that good. Do you think Eli Manning and Tom Brady are elite QB's ? What about Rodgers from Greenbay ?
I think the media has been throwing the world elite around way too much lately.
Brady is an elite quarterback, Manning is an elite quarterback, Eli is an elite quarterback.
Rodgers is a great quarterback with the jury still out on him.
Elite in my eyes isn't a word the fickle should be throwing around. An elite status isn't something quarterbacks earn after one great game or one great season like the ESPN's of the world like to pretend.
In my mind elite is a term earned by those who show a consistency for being elite year after year after year after year. It's something you earn over the course of your career, not something you get after one big game (Flacco).