At most 1.5 years? Seems pretty pessimistic. I know why you're assuming 1.5 years- because QBs over time tend to decline at that age. Here's the problem with that assumption- we aren't in the 80s or 90s anymore. QBs are no longer taking the # of hits they used to and are well protected for the most part. In fact, mostly it's become illegal to hit a QB. So that alone, should lengthen the average peak of a QBs career.
Originally Posted by bagwell368
We saw it with Favre a couple years ago in Minnesota. He had an excellent season at like age 40+ and that guy was never as good as Brady has been. Normally, I would agree that you look at past trends to see when a player will decline but what happens when those past trends are outdated because of rule changes that theoretically extend the life of that position? I think thats exactly whats happened.
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