Former NFL quarterback Trent Dilfer had a hot take to end all hot takes.
During the 30 for 30 documentary Bullies of Baltimore, Dilfer referenced the various rule changes in the NFL that have basically made life so much easier for quarterbacks. He explained that “the modern-day game does not impress me.”
“It’s super easy when you don’t get hit as a quarterback and when you can’t reroute receivers and when you can’t hit guys across the middle,” he said. “I love Tom Brady. I love Aaron Rodgers. I love these guys. It’s not impressive.”
When Dilfer and the Baltimore Ravens won a Super Bowl in 2000, Peyton Manning led the NFL in passing yards with 4,413. He was one of three passers to eclipse 4,000 yards through the air.
Fast forward to 2020, and that number swelled to 12.
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While rules have made things easier, it is not super easy as Dilfer explained, because then every team could just put any QB in their offense and have them throw for over 4K yards. That is just not the case.
His comments come off as unnecessarily dismissive of Brady’s and Rodgers’ performance.
Brady is a seven-time Super Bowl winner who ends his career as the NFL’s all-time leader in passing yards.
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