NFL quarterback controversies

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  1. Reverend Conehead

    Reverend Conehead Well-Known Member

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    This is a pretty good article on NFL QB controversies through the years. The Cowboy one they list is the classic Staubach versus Morton one, but that's not the only QB controversy the team has ever had. There was the Danny White versus Gary Hogeboom one in about 1984 I think. At one point it seemed that there would be a Troy Aikman versus Steve Walsh controversy, since in '89 Aikman was the first round draft choice, but Walsh was the only Cowboys QB to win a game that year. That one fizzled out quickly though as it became obvious that Aikman was best.

    The number one controversy they list is Montana versus Young with the 49ers, and for obvious reasons.

    https://www.thesportster.com/football/15-biggest-nfl-qb-controversies-of-all-time/
     
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  2. cowboyec

    cowboyec Well-Known Member

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    one of my favorites growing up was the back and forth between Bears QB Jim McMahon and Redskins QB Joe Theismann....trash talkin' was pretty good between those 2.....dont remember why it started tho.
     
  3. Reverend Conehead

    Reverend Conehead Well-Known Member

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    I definitely remember Jim McMahon having a big mouth. If I had been his teammate, I would have been thinking, "Shut the bleep up, Jim."
     
  4. Pape

    Pape Well-Known Member

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    Brady and Garoppolo?

    lol
     
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  5. visionary

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    Quincy Carter and Chad Hutchinson
     
  6. sean10mm

    sean10mm Well-Known Member

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    That got hot in 2014 after that bad Chiefs loss.

    Then Brady won 3 more rings hahaha
     
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  7. Pape

    Pape Well-Known Member

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    That got newspapers hot trying to sell a qb controversy for a few hot clicks.

    Gave us the infamous "We're onto Cincinnati"
     
  8. kskboys

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    Alex Smith vs Kapernick!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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  9. sean10mm

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    The serious controversy that actually got fans riled up For Real was 2001's BLEDSOE OR BRADY?

    Interestingly, Belichick apparently never liked Bledsoe that much. There might have been a replay of Belichick vs. Bernie Kosar 1993 in a year or two if not for Bledsoe's injury clearing the path for Brady early.
     
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  10. kskboys

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    Redskins: Cousins vs a draft pick!!!!
     
  11. cowboy_ron

    cowboy_ron You Can't Fix Stupid

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    Wentz vs a glass vase.
     
  12. Pape

    Pape Well-Known Member

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    Steve Grogan / Tony Eason was a good one, probably the greatest qb conundrum in NE franchise history... And at one point, the controversy became a three headed monster when Flutie came to Foxborough...
     
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  13. GenoT

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    Morton/Staubach was a good one...especially with the platooning.
     
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  14. RoboQB

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    Geno, you're old enough to have seen it. Correct me, if I'm wrong, but didn't Landry actually
    rotate them every play in one game? I think, after that game, both QBs went to him and
    demanded he pick one guy.
     
  15. C42

    C42 Well-Known Member

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    I remember Cutler and Rivers used to go at each other.

    That’s a good one. Almost as good as Dak vs passes over 5 yards.
     
  16. Flamma

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    I think they alternated plays and games. But I'm not positive either.
     
  17. Oz-of-Cowboy-Country

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    According to fan post Dak vs. Romo is ....STILL...a good one.
     
  18. DcFootball4

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    Clint Longley and Roger Staubach
     
  19. Aerolithe_Lion

    Aerolithe_Lion Well-Known Member

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    Flutie vs Johnson was the most mishandled one I’ve ever seen. Shockingly awful
     
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  20. sean10mm

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    That was a case where none of the answers at QB were good.

    Grogan played like 10 years past the point where he was cooked, his last full good season was 1979 and he somehow still started games in 1990.

    Tony Eason was soft to the point where his own offensive line wanted him to die. HOF OL John Hannah literally threatened to quit playing during the Super Bowl (!!!) if Eason wasn't benched after the first couple drives. By 1987 he was toast.

    Flutie threw more picks than touchdowns in New England, averaged 85 yards a game and had a 61 passer rating. Even for the 1980s that was incredibly bad.
     
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