The job of the QB is not to throw the ball between the 8's. But to put the ball anywhere in my area code and I must answer the call with a reception.
Michael Irvin - January 2020
At the quarterback position I would say mental is just as important as physical.
I think I could describe the perfect quarterback. Take a little piece of everybody. Take John Elway's arm, Dan Marino's release, maybe Troy Aikman's drop-back, Brett Favre's scrambling ability, Joe Montana's two-minute poise, and, naturally, my speed.
It's a headache, chasing a guy around. I'd rather play against a quarterback that sits still.
The quarterback is going to be judged, fair or unfair, on success in the playoffs. You remember the quarterbacks - Terry Bradshaw, Joe Montana, Tom Brady - who have won three or four Super Bowls.
Stats are for losers, and the one thing I'd like to point out, while at Wyoming, we won games, and I definitely think that's how quarterbacks are judged in the NFL.
That's what every quarterback wants. Just go out and play and not have to look over your shoulder.
It's much easier when your team's winning. When your team starts to lose, that's where a lot of these quarterback controversies divide a locker room.
The quarterbacks that win - those are the quarterbacks that are talked about for being great.
East Texas isn't known for producing quarterbacks. I was never really on the football circuit. I wasn't the type of guy that put my name out there.
As a quarterback, you have to love it. As much as you like to turn around and hand the ball off - the whole traditional football game - as a quarterback, you gotta love putting it in the air.
Sure, luck means a lot in football. Not having a good quarterback is bad luck.