The biggest buzz word in football the last couple years is “elite.” Michael Kay asked Eli Manning if he thought he was elite and Eli said “yeah, I do.” Then he went on to win the Super Bowl MVP for the second time. Right after that radio interview, Joe Flacco said that he was elite, too. Two years later he won his first Super Bowl and now many people want to say that Joe is now elite because of that ring and he expects to be paid like an elite.
So what exactly is “elite”? One dictionary describes it (and I like it) as “the most powerful, rich, gifted or educated members of a group.” So an elite quarterback is one of the most powerful, skilled, and successful quarterbacks in the NFL. The obvious key words are “one of the most.”
I believe that the criteria for determining greatness in a quarterback is the following:
1) Team success. A top quarterback leads his team to a championship and they are a fixture among the best teams in the league regularly.
2) Statistical Production. A top q...