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Steve Young vs. today's best

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Just randomly watched this on youtube:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HG_OCaKeiU8

and got to thinking. We all know the guys playing now that are great, but are any of them clearly better than Steve Young was?

Of course, opinions are like ... but fire away.
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[quote name='bpytnjr58' timestamp='1354223793' post='1238167']
Great scrambling QB who had great receivers but i would not put him up there with the GREATS.
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Really? I watched him quite a bit. He was incredible. Perhaps even more accurate than Montana. I think he is an all-time great that kind of got hosed by being stuck behind Montana. If Steve Young had played for the Ravens from 2000-present we'd have won like 13 Super Bowls. Which is pretty crazy cuz there have only been 12.
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Steve Young is definitely top 10 if not top 5. The only person right now that i think could be above him is Manning. Manning could probably make any receiver an 1000 yard, 10 TD receiver. He just makes everyone around him better.

I can't put Brady above him until he wins another SB, which he hasn't done since spygate
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I am more or less in agreement with Manning as the only candidate. Odd, because I used to think Brady was better, but ... no.

Young was way more than just a scrambling QB. He was as accurate as Montana with a stronger arm and could scramble too. Not saying he was better than Montana, but - other than intangibles - he was.
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Depends ... does he get the advantage of being in Bill Walsh's system or would he be stuck with a guy like Matt Cavanaugh? I'm of the belief that every quarterback is in some part a system quarterback - that is, limited by the talent around them and the offensive coordinator's scheme. If Young got into a Bill Walsh type West Coast offense, I think he'd be as good as he ever was, probably better numbers wise since DBs can't cover receivers the way they used to. If he ended up in a traditional offense (like he had when he started out in Tampa Bay) I think he'd struggle the same way he did there - granted he played only one full season in Tampa Bay, maybe they just gave up on him too early.
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