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Colin Cowherd Names 15 Active Quarterbacks Better than Brock Purdy

Colin Cowherd: “The Athletic had a story on Drew Brees and Brock Purdy comparing them... Oh, boy...
The most accurate quarterback ever, second all-time in touchdown passes, 6th highest passer rating ever, top 10 quarterback the last 25 years indisputably, second all-time in passing yards... That’s where we are with Brock Purdy? Instead of just being satisfied with my take of ‘he’s good’, apparently that’s not good enough. ‘COLIN, WHAT DOES HE HAVE TO DO TO PROVE YOU WRONG!’... I don’t know, not get outplayed by Jordan Love? Have one complete game?
How about I list what I believe is reasonable – based on talent, ceiling, overall play, big games, how much you rely on the talent and coach -- let’s go to our ‘Patrick Pyramid.’ Patrick Mahomes (1) is at the top, nobody argues that. The second level, Joe Burrow (2) has beaten Mahomes in a playoff game, only Brady has done that. Josh Allen (3) and Burrow are the closest who can go toe-to-toe in shootouts with Mahomes. The third row is ‘different’ players physically. Lamar (4), Herbert (5), and Stafford (6). Mahomes now acknowledges that he started copying the arm angles of Stafford. Stafford was on a heater last year for about ten games and was the best quarterback in the league. Herbert with Harbaugh, I think you’re going to finally see the kid who broke all the rookie passing records. For all the criticism of Lamar Jackson, there is nothing like him in the NFL and he wins 76% of his games. The next level is CJ Stroud (7), who I think shows signs of being a top five quarterback in the league. Jalen Hurts (8), in the MVP running, went to the Super Bowl, went toe-to-toe with Mahomes. Jared Goff (9) has been to two conference championships, and is a top 5-6 thrower of the football. You know how I feel about Kyler Murray (10). They say he was the best high school quarterback in Texas ever, and got poorly-run Arizona to the playoffs. Trevor Lawrence (11) was a number one pick. Dak Prescott (12) wins 12 a year, Aaron Rodgers (13) is off an Achilles surgery but he has to be somewhere on this list. Jordan Love (14) had a remarkable ten weeks, and then Tua (15) has gotten MVP votes.
I don’t think this is unrealistic [not having Brock Purdy listed]. I don’t have Kirk Cousins in there who has been a B+ quarterback for seven years. And The Athletic had an article comparing Drew Brees to Brock Purdy?? HAHA, I’m sorry. I think he’s ‘good’, but I think all the other guys are better than just ‘good.’ It’s not hate, he’s ‘good.’ Dinner was ‘good’. ‘How was your day at work? Good.’ ‘How do you think the show was today? Good’. That’s not a criticism. ‘Great’ is really rare with anything.” 

Watch Colin Cowherd of FS1’s The Herd take offense to a recent article in The Athletic comparing San Francisco 49ers quarterback Brock Purdy to former New Orleans Saints Super Bowl champion quarterback Drew Brees, as Colin names 15 current quarterbacks he said he would rather have than the 24-year-old former ‘Mr. Irrelevant.’

Purdy is 17-4 for his career in two seasons, and is coming off a regular season in which he led the NFL in QBR and passer rating, but is still receiving the 'system quarterback' moniker playing in the quarterback-friendly Kyle Shanahan system that made even Jimmy Garoppolo into a conference champion.

Check out the segment above as Colin proclaims Purdy to be behind Patrick Mahomes, Joe Burrow, Josh Allen, Lamar Jackson, Justin Herbert, Matthew Stafford, CJ Stroud, Jalen Hurts, Jared Goff, Kyler Murray, Trevor Lawrence, Dak Prescott, Aaron Rodgers, Jordan Love, Tua Tagovailoa, and Kirk Cousins on his quarterback 'pyramid.'

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