Originally posted on Football Nation  |  Last updated 3/6/13
What makes an elite quarterback? I’m not talking about elite in terms of fantasy value or who will top the league in 2013.No, what I want to know is what makes an all-time great, top of the heap, cream of the crop type of a quarterback?In my mind to be a part of the discussion you have to have a few things: at least one Super Bowl ring, at least 40,000 passing yards, at least 270 passing touchdowns, and a career completion rate above 60 percent.Even if we compile a list of quarterbacks that meet these criteria, which we will do below, how can we decide on the greatest quarterback of all time?How do we compare a quarterback from 40 years ago with someone who hasn’t even finished their career? The game has changed so much that it is certainly difficult to make the comparison. But of course I will attempt to do so.For argument’s sake we will give each quarterback who is still playing, careers that allow them to play at their current levels until they turn 38.But we will ONLY be project...
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