Originally Posted by teegre
And, he couldn't ease up on short routes. He'd throw balls through his receivers hands.
They say the same thing about Aaron Rodgers (not to compare, merely to say).
Leftwich is one of those QB's who was out of his era. He was about 5-10 years too late for the heyday of the 'pocket passer' and if he had
been born sooner (or magically transported back in time) he probably would not have been groomed as a QB.
Considering the rate of failure (or lackluster performance compared to expectations) of the 'big QB's' over the years (McGwire, George, Leaf, Couch, Daunte, Leftwich, JaMarcus, Campbell, VY, Freeman...), it only magnifies just how rare and talented someone like Big Ben (or Peyton and his 6'5" frame) is.
So even if one can statistically argue that BR7's stats aren't as good as peers (
), one can't ignore how he's one of few QBs over a certain height to have produced so well.
Arbitrary point? Perhaps. But the QB height fetish is a real thing and QBs like Big Ben are the reason why.