The term elite is handed out in the NFL to quarterbacks these days like rolls are at a soup kitchen. Apparently, if you've managed to muster even the most mediocre of numbers you're now automatically deemed "elite." According to Webster (the dictionary, not the dwarfish, 80's child star), elite means "the best of a class." That would lead me to believe that means a select group of players, not just anyone.
As I see it, following this definition, there are roughly four QBs that would fall along these lines: Tom Brady, Peyton Manning, Drew Brees and Aaron Rodgers. THAT'S IT.
|Photo from: sportsreport360.com|
I'm sure the biggest argument of all will be: "How can Roethlisberger have two titles and not be considered elite?" Simple, a Super Bowl title makes not a good quarterback. Just ask Trent Dilfer. It's the same reason why Roethlisberger has two rings but no MVP trophies. It wasn't what HE did as much as what the rest of the team did in those two games.
I'm sure as the season progresses we'll hear each and every starting QBs name end up on this so-called "elite" list, meaning about 95% of them are wrong.