The QB Nonsense Index: A Banner Year for Absurd QB Storylines

September 3, 2015   ·     ·   Jump to comments

What is quarterback nonsense?
It's the praise we heap on low-expectation quarterbacks who engineer 13-10 victories, and it's the criticism we level at high-expectation quarterbacks for 37-34 defeats.
It's three months of speculation about a quarterback's contract negotiations, followed by two weeks of either: A) decrying him as overpaid; or B) tutting that the team "won" the negotiations.
It's the out-of-context press-conference quote, the body language after the interception, the not-so-thinly-veiled phrases like "proven leader" and "athletic young quarterback." It's the quarterback's personal life, social life, number of commercials and presence on Instagram. It's a never-ending argument about whether he is "elite."
Quarterback nonsense is make or break and put up or shut up, winners just win and kid doesn't get it, pay the man and all the other cliches handed down by our football reporting forefathers. It's the form-fitting mold we place over a quarterb...

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