On an earlier show this month, Fantasy Football Weekly, we decided to talk about some of today’s top fantasy football producers and which of the all-time greats of the game they resemble.
(This was sparked by Favre comparing Romo to him.) We’ll talk about who each of these players compares to…. the top players and the value guys.
- Tom Brady – Reminds me a lot of Joe Namath. Tall statuesque passers that could kill you from the perspective that they could place a football anywhere on the field and as a vertical threat, he kept defenses honest and allowed the Jets running game to thrive.
- Drew Brees – A tough one because his uncanny accuracy is extremely unique and his knowledge and timing in the Saints offense has been flat out record breaking with some of the stuff he’s been able to do. A bit undersized and not as gifted an athlete, I’d have to throw an undersized Lenny Dawson out there. Just because of his consistency and the way he was able to take his game to a new level under his former coach Hank Stram.
- Aaron Rodgers – This one was easy for me. Steve Young. Rodgers is a big time athlete, he can make plays on the ground but he is possibly even more deadly accurate than Young was in his 49ers hayday.
- Jay Cutler – Sonny Jurgenson, Classic gun slinger with crazy arm strength and ball skills. Delivered an insanely pretty pass, very similar to Cutler but I’d still give the edge to Jay… that guy can spin it like no other.
- Carson Palmer – Dan Fouts, exudes control of the offense out there and even though people might forget it but Palmer was just as hyper productive as Fouts in his early years. Similar lack of presence against a pass rush but both have great deliveries.
- Arian Foster – I don’t mean this as an insult to Mr. Foster here so please focus just on the player and not the current person…. OJ Simpson. In his day the Juice could spot the back cut and devastate a team from the backside. His best attribute was his change of direction ability and acceleration. Read more…