Originally Posted by Texecutioner
Who was the best passer of all time??? In my eyes it was Dan Marino. The closest thing to that in the newer era would probably be Drew Brees or Aaron Rodgers as a pure passer with amazing accuracy and fluidity with the arm to just sling it. However in Marino's era he simply was not the best QB. Joe Montana was and even Elway was better than Marino to me. They both just had a stronger ability to play the QB position. Joe was better than all of them at that time due to his cool mode in the clutch and ability to lead his team.
In this era it has easily been Tom Brady and he's been a slightly better version of Montana accomplishing more other than one more SB ring with much lesser teams. Rodgers and Brees have had a slightly better arm as a pure passer, but that's still debatable.
Who is that next guy of the new generation that isn't a standout the same way that Montana and Brady weren't. God, that's tough to find. It's more like luck to find a guy that's a great passer, but not truly the best, but simply the best technician at the QB position. Maybe Bortles is that guy. Who knows. It is very interesting to see why the interest in him continues to spike.
I share many of your thoughts, Walsh drafted Montana because of his ability to win games with the last possession of the game. Belichick expressed similar comments about Brady and why they used a 6th RD draft pick to select him. Bortles 4 GW drives this year has piqued my interest and he has always looked so calm and collected doing so.