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Out With the Old, In With the New: Young QB’s Seizing Opportunities

For fans watching the NFL over the past 20 years, there is a list of quarterbacks who have defined the era. Signal-callers like Tom Brady, Drew Brees, Philip Rivers, and Ben Roethlisberger have been mainstays in sports talk shows of the 21st century. Unfortunately for the fans that grew up with these men, it seems like they may be on their way out.

SportsCastr News NFL’s Lawrence Owen breaks down how young quarterbacks are seizing their opportunities in the NFL. Article courtesy of ClutchPoints NFL

SportsCastr News NFL’s Lawrence Owen argues in his stream that the young quarterbacks in the league are vastly outperforming the old guard in 2020. Kyler Murray, Josh Allen, and Patrick Mahomes are all MVP candidates leading their teams to glory. While the Saints, Buccaneers, Steelers, and Colts all have winning records, it seems that these teams may be winning in spite of their quarterbacks, instead of being lead by them.

This is not to say that these quarterbacks are bad: Tom Brady is still having a productive year and Drew Brees may once again play in an NFC Championship. On his SportsCastr stream, Lawrence points out that some long-held records stand to be broken by the new age of quarterbacks. Justin Herbert is having a stellar rookie season, and he still isn’t even the best rookie quarterback playing right now.

All sports leagues undergo change every few years. While the NBA was once ruled by big men, three-point shooting is now the deciding factor for most teams. The NFL is no different: older, stationary quarterbacks seem to be at a disadvantage compared to the young dual-threat quarterbacks in the NFL. Mahomes, Allen, Murray, Watson, and Lamar Jackson are all names brought up on the SportsCastr stream that can move the ball with their legs, which opens up the passing game.

While fans in their 20s and 30s grew up with Tom Brady and Drew Brees, today’s younger audience looks up to Patrick Mahomes and Lamar Jackson. Old age simply cannot keep up with the athleticism and strength of younger quarterbacks. The SportsCastr News NFL team will continue to monitor the battle of young vs old in today’s NFL.

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