Passers get stats, QB's get results
There's a difference between a great passer and a great quarterback. We've seen this difference time and again throughout football history. But often football fans confuse the two. We are guilty at times of confusing great passers with great quarterbacks, routinely measuring quarterbacks only by their passing statistics. These numbers make for easy-to-digest comparisons. Better quarterbacks often put up better passing stats. But there is more to the position than tossing the ball all over the field. Here's the difference: A great passer is a guy who puts up great passing numbers. Winning is merely coincidental. A great quarterback is a guy who gets his teammates to believe in him, who helps make the entire team better and who consistently puts his club in a position to win. Posting great passing stats is merely coincidental. A great quarterback is, in other words, a great leader.