Elite QBs more vital than ever

Originally Published: December 2, 2009
By John Clayton | ESPN.com

Bill Parcells has basically said through the years that a team is what its record says it is. In 2009, a team is what its quarterback makes it.

After studying some numbers, I put 14 current starting quarterbacks on the elite level. An elite quarterback nowadays is one who can run an offense that can score 21.5 or more points a game, throw for at least 220 yards a game, complete at least 60 percent of his passes and have the ability to bring a team back in the fourth quarter.

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