Originally Posted by Savage69
Ok Kenny had Toon,Walker and Shuler and had a career high of 25 tds passing. Sanchez sucks and he has a high of 26 not counting his 6 rushing tds.. I get it you grew up with KO but to say he was the most Talented Jet QB ever?? You must mean drafted because I think some may say Favre and Boomer were better and even Todd has a 25 td passing season.. Not to mention Vinny had 29 tds in 98..
Great post and what I bolded is what I don't understand with some fans, i grew up with KOB and was a huge KOB fan as well, which is why I can look back now with a more mature mind and deduce that he was a big part of a garbage era in Jet football. As a child you're captivated by your sports heroes, you make endless justifications for them, and they can do no wrong, but as a man you should be able to look back more objectively cause simply put, you know more. At 6 years old pretty long bombs are the things of dreams, as a man you realize it's way, way more than that.
It's like that first piece of tail you get and at the time you have no idea how you can ever live without her. Then you grow up, move on, try different things, and voila, that first girl is just that, the first one, nothing more or less and chances are you've gotten bigger and better pieces of poon.
I'll leave with this query: If you take any football fan from that era and asked them they could start a franchise with any QB not named Montana, Elway, nor Marino, how many would jump up and pick Ken O'(freaking) Brien? Aside from biased Jet fans I'd bet at most 1% of those polled would choose OB. Hell, in a big game you can give me either Simms or Hostetler over our coveted statue (though over a season's course I'd take OB over the Hoss).