Originally Posted by bendog
Well, the thread had morphed into a discussion of Tebow being an elite athlete (he is one beyond question) being able to be taught to be a top passer. Elway said "it's not always going to be pretty." Assuming he's right, in today's NFL can a team win a Lombardi with a qb who is not at least as good as Eli Manning on his best day.
I think the closest modern example would be the Steelers. Big Ben is solid, but I wouldn't put his passing ability in the same league as Brees, Rogers, or even Eli. Their offensive production is generally middle-of-the-road to below average. Ben's enough of an athlete to scrape some things together out of nothing, but the Steelers aren't out there winning shootouts.