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Philip Rivers- Underrated Quarterback

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Started: 1/22/2008 Category: Sports
Updated: 9 years ago Status: Voting Period
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visionsofdylan

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Philip Rivers is truly, one of the most underrated quarterbacks in the game today. Although he is hated by many, he is one of the top 5 best quarterbacks in the game today. Debate me now
thegreatdebator

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wow let me tell u darwin, you are completely wrong here phillip rivers is not underrated at all and he is definitly not anywere near the top 5 qbs hes not even near the top 15
Debate Round No. 1
visionsofdylan

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Alright Benny, now let me tell you something.
Do you know how hard it is to be a good QB in San Diego when the playbook is dominated by the run game? However, Phil manages to be not good, but great. He wasn't to do anything these last two years and both years he not only has had the highest 4th Quarter percentage, which means he is mad clutch, but led them to 14 wins last year and 11 this year. He was selected to the pro-bowl last year. He is constantly compared to Dan Marino due to his pocket prescence and his quick release. It is just LT dominates the plays
thegreatdebator

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wow you don't have a clue what you are talking about his 2 picks and 0tds last this week vs new england, second his pocket presence is horrible he is one of the most immobile young quaterbacks around he has also been completely unsuccesful in the playoffs losing in the first round last yr as the heavily favored 1 seeded chargers lost. he also is completely immature by barking at opposing players better than him(jay cutler) and yelling at fans. His inconsistency to lead a team with an elite defense and running back proves how bad he is. The chargers are a decent qb away from being an elite team. His 21 td to 15 int was good this yr definitly not great
Debate Round No. 2
visionsofdylan

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Alright, in regards to last week, he had an injured knee. This is coming from someone who complains about an injury every week, I want to see you play with what he had last week. He is a hero for playing last week. And Benny please remember the team he played against last week. The Patriots. The best team in the history of football. There was no chance he was going to win that game. This year his INT-TD ratio wasn't too great but the previous year, he had more then twice the amount of TD's then interceptions. Only Bulger threw more TDs and less INT. He is the QB, besides Brady himself, you want if you are down in the last quarter. And his pocket prescence Benny is actually over-par. He has been sacked in the last two years less then Tom Brady, who has the best O-line in the game. He isn't the quickest, but he avoids the defense great. Although he hasn't had great postseason success, neither did Dan Marino, Brett Favre, in his long career he only won the Super Bowl once and Peyton Manning.
thegreatdebator

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i dont care about stats, and he is not the second greatest qb in the league lets mention some veterans and young qbs well ahead of him:

1) Peyton Manning
2)tom brady
3) Brett Favre
4)Tony Romo
4) Carson Palmer
5) Marc Bulger (when healthy)
6) Donavon McNabb
7) Matt Hassleback
8) Eli Manning
9) David Garrard
10) Ben Rothelisberger
11) Jay Cutler
12) Jason Cambell
13) Derek Anderson
14) Drew Brees
15) Jeff Garcia
and yes even CHAD PENNINGTOn
it is debatable that all of these quarterbacks are better than Phillip Rivers, you cannot see he is underated becuase he is regarded as a top quarterback in the league after two years and has shown extreme immaturity and disability to lead a fully capable team into the superbowl. If you want to talk about underrated qbs they are all on that list.

Derek Anderson, David Garrard, Eli and Peyton Manning(Peyton is still the best qb in the game), and Chad Pennington
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by visionsofdylan 9 years ago
visionsofdylan
Tom Brady is the best QB of all time
Posted by kenicks 9 years ago
kenicks
I have to contradict you, "great debator". While I agree on your beliefs that Philip Rivers isn't the best quarterback, he should be in the top ten, based on his performance and experience level. Also, Peyton Manning eclipses Tom Brady by no means. Unacceptable.
Posted by thegreatdebator 9 years ago
thegreatdebator
i dont care about stats, and he is not the second greatest qb in the league lets mention some veterans and young qbs well ahead of him:

1) Peyton Manning
2)tom brady
3) Brett Favre
4)Tony Romo
4) Carson Palmer
5) Marc Bulger (when healthy)
6) Donavon McNabb
7) Matt Hassleback
8) Eli Manning
9) David Garrard
10) Ben Rothelisberger
11) Jay Cutler
12) Jason Cambell
13) Derek Anderson
14) Drew Brees
15) Jeff Garcia
and yes even CHAD PENNINGTOn
it is debatable that all of these quarterbacks are better than Phillip Rivers, you cannot see he is underated becuase he is regarded as a top quarterback in the league after two years and has shown extreme immaturity and disability to lead a fully capable team into the superbowl. If you want to talk about underrated qbs they are all on that list.

Derek Anderson, David Garrard, Eli and Peyton Manning(Peyton is still the best qb in the game), and Chad Pennington.
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