Steve Young is a Better Quarterback than Joe Montana
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Joe Montana is the best quarterback that I've seen in my ENTIRE life! Joe Montana is a better quarterback in my opinion.
Observation One: Steve Young Has the Better Passing Performance
According to a Bleacher Report analysis, Young had a better passing performance throughout his ludicrous career. For his career, Montana was 3,409 of 5,391 (63.2 percent) for 40,551 yards (7.5 YPA), 273 touchdowns, and 139 interceptions. He had a rating of 92.3. Pretty impressive stats--until you compare them to Young's stats of 2,667 of 4,149 (64.3 percent) for 33,124 yards (8.0 YPA), 232 touchdowns and 107 interceptions. Young had a superior QB rating of 96.8. While both quarterback produced at a remarkable level during the regular season, Steve Young is the more impressive of the two quarterbacks. He performed at a higher level in virtually every aspect, albeit, not by a large degree in most instances.
Observation Two: Steve Young Is the Most Productive Rushing QB in History
Steve Young's legacy rides on one thing more than anything else--his legs. For his career, Young had 722 carries for 4,239 yards (5.8 YPC) and 43 touchdowns. Montana only had 457 carries for 1,667 yards (3.6 YPC) and 20 touchdowns. This comparison isn't even close.
Observation Three: Con's Arguments Are Flawed
First of all, con admits that Joe Montana was only the better quarterback IN THEIR OPINION. It's just common sense that opinions mean nothing when lined up against hard facts. Young was the better quarterback. Stats don't lie.
In conclusion, Steve Young was the much better quarterback as he was the one with the better stats...and stats don't lie.
I am against Steve Young! I wish Joe Montana was able to go back into football. Steve is a good quarterback, but Joe Montana is way better in my opinion.
Lastly, in the comment section my opponent made a ridiculous claim I was plagurizing because I used stats. Stats are open to the public and I simply used them to back up my arguments. Additionally, all of my analysis is 100% original. Any claim my opponent makes about plagurism is completely false and should be ignored in the final vote.
I am a con, which means I am against Steve Young being better than Joe Montana,
Joe Montana has 273 touchdown passes alone. Steve has 232 touchdown passes alone.
All of this is even more impressive when you consider Young's humble beginnings. Young played college football at BYU. In the beginning, he was so bad of a passer that the coaching staff considered switching him to defensive back. He worked hard on his passing though, and by his senior year he succeeded Jim McMahon as the starting QB. His senior year was good enough to attract the attention of the USFL's Los Angeles Express. The Express signed him to a 10-year, $40 million contract. Due to the team budget struggles, however, Young agreed to have the $40 million paid out over 40 years. Young was selected in the supplemental draft of USFL and CFL players by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The Bucs traded Young to the San Francisco 49ers. In San Francisco, Young became a star, and arguably the best QB in history.
Steve Young clearly has the better numbers in the stats that determine how good a QB actually is. He was a better, more accurate passer than Joe Montana. He is the best rushing quarterback in history. Overall, it's clear that Young is the better QB, meaning you should vote pro in this debate.
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Vote Placed by U.n 10 months ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Con's first two arguments were really just personal opinions. The only "meat" he provided to the debate was one line of touchdown stats. Pro had the more difficult side (would have had, if Con argued) considering how many football fans widely believe Joe Montana to be the greatest QB of all-time. However, he was able to overcome that in the debate by providing multiple arguing points (observations, as he called them) and supporting his claims with cited sources.
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