Can we please stop stating the word Elite in regards to quarterbacks, including Joe Flacco

November 08, 2012 | Josh Michael

I am tired of hearing people state Joe Flacco is not elite or wow Andrew Luck is already an elite quarterback….STOP!!!

This is an easy discussion, as long as you define elite properly. When it comes to quarterbacks in the NFL, I define elite by one thing, Super Bowl Championships. Thus currently you have Eli Manning, Aaron Rodgers, Peyton Manning, Drew Brees, Tom Brady and Ben Roethlisberger as elite quarterbacks. Yes, I am saying Joe Flacco, Phillip Rivers, Andrew Luck, Michael Vick, and the all mighty Tim Tebow are not elite quarterbacks, with the latter being a joke of a quarterback anyway.

Ok, so you could come at me with so Trent Dilfer and Doug Williams are elite quarterbacks? Yes they are, they were able to lead their teams to a Super Bowl victory, I am not saying they are Hall of Famers by any stretch of the word as a Hall of Fame quarterback is another level of classification.

On the other side, I have been fronted with many arguements that “so you are telling me that Dan Marino is not an elite quarterback?” Yes that is exactly what I am telling you, he could not win a Super Bowl, now again he is by far a Hall of Fame quarterback, which in my opinion is the only classification a quarterback really wants.

I am sure a lot of you disagree with me, which is the beauty of sports, let’s hear it!

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  1. unitastoberry Says:

    Dilfer is not elite. Dilfer was inconsistant at Tampa Bay and threw alot of picks. In fact he has more picks in his lifetime stats then tds.After the Ravens cut him he never came close to his performance here or in Tampa.Thus Not elite. Doug Williams became elite and if he had played for the Redskins all the years he played in the USFL he would have had really big numbers.To be elite in my world you need the stats and the trophies.You can take Marino,Tarkenton,Kelly and anyone else who played QB in the NFL and if the numbers and the trophies are not there then your not elite. Otto Graham,Unitas,Van
    Brocklin,Starr,Elway,Mannings,Farve,Staubach,Montana,Bradshaw,Big Ben,Young,and Drew Brees,give me those guys anyday and yes Joe is not elite.

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