- Jul 15, 2005
Good post. I'd also add another name to the discussion: John Brodie. 1970 MVP and took the 49ers to two NFC title games once they finally put some decent players around him. Led the league in passing yards per game three times, completions three times and TDs twice and was 3rd all-time in passing yards when he retired.Ken Anderson deserves consideration as his generation's Rivers. From 1972-83, his ANY/A+'s were 110, 121, 124, 129 (led league), 112, 110, 90, 105, 85, 136 (led league), 121 and 108 playing in a cold-weather division with the Steel Curtain. There's a bad three-year period in there but he was a very good player for a 12-year stretch and he at least went to a Super Bowl. The fact that he's out and Warren Moon, who has inferior numbers playing his entire career in a dome and didn't win a thing is in is an absolute joke. He was also considerably better than Ken Stabler but didn't have the luxury of playing with a bunch of HOFers, as the only one he played with in their prime was Munoz.