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Damn QB's

You have to love em and hate em.

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For the position of quarterback — arguably the most important, difficult and glamorous position among the four major American team sports — the prime age is so large it fits in a skyscraper-sized window.

Because the best quarterbacks often are the most physically gifted, arm strength is never better than when a quarterback is in his mid-20s. But because the position is more about smarts, study habits and making instant decisions than it is arm strength, the prime adjusts with each new year of wisdom.

Dan Marino was 23 and in his second season when he went to his only Super Bowl and threw for a still-standing NFL-record 5,084 yards. Ben Roethlisberger won two Super Bowls by the time he was 25, but his maturity seemingly regressed at 27. - Link

Rather than Advanced Stats I used available stats :)

These are the cumulative Passer Index ratings from www.pro-football-reference.com by age:


100 is average, higher is better

Player Age 25 Age 26 Age 27 Age 28 Age 29
Aaron Rodgers 113 124 119 149 129
Trent Green - - - 105 Injured
John Elway 94 106 112 96 98
Peyton Manning 107 115 124 151 129
Dan Marino 124 119 108 102 109
Alex Smith 98 98 108 124 ?
Eli Manning 95 89 104 112 102
Ben Roethlisberger 130 97 121 115 107
Drew Brees 131 110 120 110 116
Matt Cassel - 108 83 110 90
Matt Ryan 108 110 118 ? ?
Matt Stafford ? ? ? ? ?

Make of it what you wish.

Geaux Chiefs

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