Originally Posted by steelbtexan
1. Yes, without a doubt, younger/arguably better.
No arguing the younger obviously, but there is definitely a challenge on the better.
Just taking the sample size of the last fours years when Stafford has been in the league:
Schaub has a considerably higher completion percentage, yardage, TD's and QB rating. And Stafford plays in an up-tempo offense, while the Texans churned out 8,000+ rushing yards during this timeframe.
AJ missed some time in the last four years, but his receptions per game average is higher than CJ, and this is in the second half of his career. 6-7years into his career, AJ on bad teams was already working on his third 100 reception season while CJ just got his first in that same timeframe.
In the Stafford-CJ era, the Texans have 37 wins and the Lions have 22. They will have 6 wins or fewer in three of Staffords four seasons.
So Stafford and CJ are younger and would appear to have more talent, but Matt and AJ have the results, both in stats and wins.
But I've always been the guy that values wise and savvy veteran over raw talent and potential no matter the sport.