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    Quote Originally Posted by jazzcyclist View Post
    It seems counter-intuitive but the durability of NFL quarterbacks seems to be inversely proportional to their athleticism.
    It's not just about injuries and taking hits; the less athletic QBs had to rely more on their pinpoint skills than athleticism to get into the league and maintain a starting position, and those skills decline more slowly with age and wear and tear.

    For similar reasons, I think Steph Curry will be able to maintain his performance at an All-NBA level longer than Russell Westbrook who relies on freakish athletic ability.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 18.99s View Post
    It's not just about injuries and taking hits; the less athletic QBs had to rely more on their pinpoint skills than athleticism to get into the league and maintain a starting position, and those skills decline more slowly with age and wear and tear.

    For similar reasons, I think Steph Curry will be able to maintain his performance at an All-NBA level longer than Russell Westbrook who relies on freakish athletic ability.
    Oh, without a doubt.

    Exceptions are the guys that made clear changes mid-career:
    Jordan
    Kobe
    Lebron
    Kareem

    others, of course, but guys who alter their game to extend their careers.
    You there, on the motorbike! Sell me one of your melons!
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    Quote Originally Posted by 18.99s View Post
    It's not just about injuries and taking hits; the less athletic QBs had to rely more on their pinpoint skills than athleticism to get into the league and maintain a starting position, and those skills decline more slowly with age and wear and tear.

    For similar reasons, I think Steph Curry will be able to maintain his performance at an All-NBA level longer than Russell Westbrook who relies on freakish athletic ability.
    No way you can compare the NBA to the NFL. The NFL is a deadly serious contact sport. The NBA is a recreational game for big athletic guys.

    The QB that does not rely on his athleticism is the QB that wins. He is the QB that is getting the ball to 5 other skill players in as random/unpredictable a manner as possible. A QB running is a QB rolling the dice in a game of chance with 6 to 1 odds of losing.
    Last edited by user4; 08-29-2019 at 05:22 PM.
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