But, today I was watching highlights and film from the 1968 Jets season and it got me to think: Quarterbacks from THIS generation would not have survived a single Half in those days. Maybe not a drive. Peyton, Brady, Rodgers, etc would not have stood a chance. Namath was getting crushed literally on half of his passing attempts. Still throwing perfect rockets down the field too. So I looked at other footage at that time and it happened every game. In the AFL and NFL. You saw what happens to Brady any time he is slightly pressured: he becomes terrible. Just like every other QB. But in those days it was standard practice. So how can you fairly judge a Joe Namath and a Johnny Unitas with a Tom Brady or Aaron Rodgers? Even Joe Montana took brutal hits on a regular basis. You can also reverse it and say Namath threw for 4,000 yards in those conditions, imagine what he could have done with the rules today? I have always loved Peyton Manning and considered him the best, but in reality it is ridiculous to claim someone is the greatest of all time. I wanted to make this thread to also ask the old timers on this board how do they watch the NFL these days? It's so different. How do you evaluate QB's? Side Note: The Raiders were some dirty bastards back then. That 68 AFL Title game was one for the ages!