This post is the first in a multi-week series.
Not only are athleticism and mobility some of the least important traits for an NFL quarterback, but they are often detrimental. This sounds ludicrous. How can being able to run be a liability?
First, let’s just look at the quarterbacks who have won the last 20 super bowls: Kurt Warner, Trent Dilfer, Tom Brady x6, Brad Johnson, Ben Roethlisberger x2, Peyton Manning x2, Eli Manning x2, Drew Brees, Aaron Rodgers, Joe Flacco, Russell Wilson, Nick Foles, and Patrick Mahomes. How many of those would you describe as mobile? I’ll say 3: Aaron Rodgers, Russell Wilson, and Patrick Mahomes. So that means that 17 of the last 20 Super Bowls were won by immobile quarterbacks.