jon wrote:I've always been a sucker for quarterbacks with strong arms. I really liked Jeff George and felt he had a lot of potential. He was always on bad teams but he had a canon. Jay Cutler has a big arm but I don't think he's as smart as the greatest ones are. Having said that, I absolutely believe he's been dysfunctional teams his whole career.
I'm doing a study on deep balls from 2015, so to an extent I'm also infatuated with big arm guys.
However, give me intelligence/accuracy (obviously) over big arms. Guys like Brady and Warner weren't known for their arm strength, but they were smart/accurate, and have put up 2 of the greatest QB seasons of all time (Warner 1999, Brady 2007).
Arm strength is important, I guess, but I'd rather have a QB that doesn't have great arm strength but can play under pressure and make multiple reads. To me, missing all those traits but having arm strength is essentially being a one trick pony, and those QBs eventually get weeded out.