Carolina Culpepper wrote:Short answer - no, Daunte is not having a better year than Manning. He is, however having the best season other than Manning of any QB in a long time. And yes, he is under-rated. For proof look no further than the upcoming Pro-Bowl where McNabb is going to get the start ahead of CPepp. Seriously, how can a reasonable agruement be made that this year or any year for that matter, McNabb is better than Cpepp?!! CPepp just has the unfortunate luck of having an absolutely great year at the same time that Manning is having an absolute record setting year. Manning is in my opinion the best QB today and perhaps will end up the best ever.
yea, I think the reasonable argument can certainly be made. mcnabb also set the record for td verus ints/ no one has thrown for 30 td's and has as few int's. He also has I believe the second lowest int ratio in nfl history. His teams have also won more than daunte's teams both in regular season and post season, and he has had less to work with on offense. I'd say mcnabb is better to be honest. No knock on daunte, but I don't think many eagles fans would make that trade. If the primary job is to be a leader, I'd say donovan is better -- and it shows in the w/l record.
Daunte has better stats, but they aren't SO much better when you look at other factors and wins. Donovan finally just got his stud receiver when the other names have had theirs a while. (except brady, and he has a stable of good ones)
I'd also add that the other receivers are superior to what mcnabb has had -- and certianly this year, burleson and campbell are better than pinkston and mitchell. The mindset of the teams is diofferent. BTW, doesn't daunte have the highest fumbling rate in nfl history? compare that to mcnabb's pick rate.