Football Philosophy: Quarterbacking Trends, Picking Your Poison, And Why That Matters

So, Is It Better To Have Loved And Lost?

The key philosophical difference here has nothing to do with style, but more how risk-averse your team is. Are you okay with taking a huge swing on a quarterback with once-in-a-lifetime arm talent, who might never pan out? Or, would you rather play it safer with your franchise guys, but live with the knowledge that you will never have that truly game-changing player at the most important position in sports? Decisions like this are supposed to matter, and despite the NFL being a copycat league, there are never going to be two teams that look and feel exactly alike, because of distinctions like this.

I can’t tell you what to think, in regards to the two breeds of the modern quarterback. I know what I prefer and why (it’s the super-freaks, because I can teach them all the other stuff later. I especially loved Malik Willis). But for me, it’s genuinely interesting to see which teams take the risk, and how much of a risk they’re willing to take. This game is their livelihood as coaches and general managers. Are you willing to play an extremely volatile lottery that could ruin your life? Or would you rather make a steady salary every year, but be left wondering what could’ve been?

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