Originally posted by mjo116:
Joe Flacco's stats this season: 54.8% completion percentage, 230 ypg, 6.39 ypa, 10 tds, 7 ints, 8 fumbles, 75.6 passer rating.
Alex Smith stats this season: 64% completion percentage, 170 ypg, 7.24 ypa, 11 tds, 3 ints, 4 fumbles, 95.8 passer rating.
not sure why Flacco is considered elite by quite a few experts, yet alex is deemed a game manager
Numbers are one thing, but I think the true reason for most people making that distinction is arm strength.