So, I watch A LOT of football news. Whenever I tune in, I tend to get really pissed off at everything they say (as Im sure all of you guys do too.) One of the things that pisses me off is how these POS analysts "Judge Quarterbacks." Pretty much 80% of the time you hear them talk, they say.
"Oh, you need a franchise QB to have a chance. He needs to be able to throw for 4,000 yards and 25 TD's a season, or your team has no shot at winning anything."
We hear this a lot when they talk about QB's like Alex Smith and other "mediocre" QB's that would be categorized alongside him such as (Insert whoevers playing QB in florida other than Josh Freeman*), Colt McCoy, people like that.
But then the other 20% of the time, you hear the COMPLETELY opposite thing, and they try to make it sound like thats the way they've been thinking this whole time. Something along the lines of. "Stats are nice, but in the end the only thing that truly matters when judging an NFL Quarterback is Wins and losses. All the other numbers dont matter."
You hear this a lot with "fantasy" QB's like Matt Ryan, Joe Flacco, and especially Tony Romo.
I personally think that none of these people should have jobs for having such contradicting values, and openly expressing them on a regular basis. But I think it does present a good question of "What ultimately matters in a Quarterback."
(I know this is pretty much one of the only things we argue about on the Alex Smith Thread other than his mechanics, but I think this is an interesting question that could be answered with a lot more examples other than AS)