"Elite" QBs and their respective coaches
I'm starting this thread to illustrate the point that most QBs aren't great all by themselves. They have coaches that know how to gameplan, and put the best players on the field. Anyway, here's a list of what I believe to be the consensus top 5 QBs still in the NFL, and their respective coaches:
Peyton Manning: Tony Dungy(7 seasons)
Tom Brady: Bill Belichick(12+ seasons)
Aaron Rodgers: Mike McCarthy(6+ seasons)
Drew Brees: Sean Peyton(6+ seasons)
Ben Roethlisberger: Bill Cowher(3 seasons)/Mike Tomlin(5 seasons)
While Peyton performed well under 3 different coaches in Indy, he performed by far the best under Tony Dungy.
Jim Mora: 85.2 rating, 2playoff appearances/0 wins
Tony Dungy: 101.0 rating, 3seasons of 100+ rating, 7playoff appearances/7wins, 1SB win
Jim Caldwell: 95.9 rating, 2 playoff appearaces/2 wins
There are also others like Matt Ryan and Eli Manning, but I don't think they're really elite when considering individual performance. Even still, they also have good HCs.
The Harbaugh bros. are making otherwise average to below-average QBs have decent careers.
Mike Holmgren helped shape the careers of Matt Hasselbeck and Brett Favre.
So, my findings are that without a good HC, the chances of having a QB perform well diminishes significantly.
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