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Cosmic Changes Coming

Thu Jan 23, 2020 10:34 am

Perhaps the greatest era of QB play in NFL history is coming to an end. Eli and Peyton have retired. Brady, Brees, Rivers, Roethlisberger, and Rogers are coming to the end of their careers. Will the NFL be able to find new pocket gunslingers to replace them or is the mobile QB the future?
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Re: Cosmic Changes Coming

Thu Jan 23, 2020 10:46 am

Just like everything, the NFL is cyclical.
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Re: Cosmic Changes Coming

Thu Jan 23, 2020 12:54 pm

I don't see the issue ... one wave departs, another washes in

Mahomes, Watson, & Jackson seem to bode well for the future ... would be nice for Trubisky to step up and also join the group ... so that's 3, hopefully 4, to replace the 5 you mentioned ... add at least 2 rookies from 2020 and 2021, and the next era will officially be under way
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Re: Cosmic Changes Coming

Thu Jan 23, 2020 4:16 pm

It will just be a little weird though. almost every one of those players @Grizzled mentioned has been around since I got into football back in 2001. So the fact they are or will be retired soon just serves as a reminder that I'm getting old. haha

Question for the older football fans, since all the names mentioned came on board in the 2001-2005 time frame, who was considered the "old guard" at that time that they replaced?
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Re: Cosmic Changes Coming

Thu Jan 23, 2020 4:26 pm

Xee wrote:
Thu Jan 23, 2020 4:16 pm
It will just be a little weird though. almost every one of those players @Grizzled mentioned has been around since I got into football back in 2001. So the fact they are or will be retired soon just serves as a reminder that I'm getting old. haha

Question for the older football fans, since all the names mentioned came on board in the 2001-2005 time frame, who was considered the "old guard" at that time that they replaced?
Troy Aikman, Jim Kelly, Dan Marino, Steve Young ... all retired in late 90's, early 2000

I would think those 4 would have been a big part of the "old guard" from then ... probably a few more but those were the 4 that came to mind without having to look things up
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Re: Cosmic Changes Coming

Thu Jan 23, 2020 5:05 pm

Man, the 90's were loaded with QB talent I totally forgot about.

To add to your list:

Drew Bledsoe
Randall Cunningham
Warren Moon
Brett "The Human Dick Pic" Favre
John Elway
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Re: Cosmic Changes Coming

Thu Jan 23, 2020 5:24 pm

Rich Gannon

Dante Culpepper started starting for the Vikes in 2000.

Jim Miller, Shane Mathews :rofl:
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Re: Cosmic Changes Coming

Thu Jan 23, 2020 9:56 pm

The league will adapt and move on. As others pointed out, there have always been great QBs (although not seemingly on the Bears) but the passing game has been emphasized over the past 20 years.
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Re: Cosmic Changes Coming

Fri Jan 24, 2020 5:14 am

Mark Brunell.
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