He still could be that generational back.. and it's only a passing league if you choose to play it that way.. Half the Super Bowl Champions of the last 20 years have been running game/defensive teams. 2000 Ravens, 2002 Bucs, 2005 Steelers, 2007 Giants, 2008 Steelers, 2011 Giants, 2012 Ravens, 2013 Seahawks, 2015 Broncos. Even the 2016 Pats leaned on the running game and defense waaaaay more than they did Brady and the passing game. So this oft-repeated trope that "its a passing league" is a canard. Running game and defense has just as much chance of taking home the prize as these high flying passing teams.