It just seems that all the quarterbacks are broken.
But two of the youngest and brightest-shining are still among us (knocks on wood), and creating hopes for years to come.
“I think just as an NFL fan, as a fantasy owner, if you will, the NFL’s in good hands with these young quarterbacks,” Martindale said, via Jonas Shaffer of the Baltimore Sun. “And I think you’re going to see two great quarterbacks in this game.
“We might be seeing the next Brady-Manning matchup, Ali-Frazier, Magic-Bird. You don’t know, but the excitement of it . . . all these quarterbacks that are coming out, they can extend plays.”
The two have met once already, with the Chiefs holding on for a 27-24 overtime win, a game which suggested the drama to come.
There might not be as much pressure on a September matchup, but with so many quarterbacks falling by the wayside, including a number of Pro Bowlers and MVPs, having such matchups provide a glimmer of hope.