For the last 20 years, there was an entire generation of quarterbacks that dominated the NFL.
Just to name a few, Tom Brady, Peyton Manning, Ben Roethlisberger, Brett Favre, and Drew Brees are some of the most common household names from that era.
Now that Brady has retired, it is up to the league’s younger quarterbacks to keep the position alive.
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If any fans of the league were worried about the future of the quarterback position, look no further than this graphic.
Josh Allen, Lamar Jackson, Jalen Hurts, Joe Burrow, Patrick Mahomes, Trevor Lawrence, Justin Herbert, and Tua Tagovailoa represent the new age of quarterback.
Gone away is the era of the quarterback who sits in the pocket, and who ends the season with less than 200 rushing yards.
Each of these quarterbacks is considered dual-threats, as they can take off at a moment’s notice.
Defenses have to be on high alert when playing against this style of quarterback, given their dominance in both the rushing and the passing game.
All of these quarterbacks’ teams made the playoffs, and they will look to continue to lead them to the postseason in ensuing seasons as well.
Will we ever see another quarterback like Brady, Favre, or Brees?
When looking at the young quarterbacks listed above, chances aren’t likely, at least in the next several years.
The NFL has more parity than it has in recent history, and these quarterbacks are a big reason for that.
The collegiate level has gotten more and more competitive, which sets these young quarterbacks up for success in the early stages of their careers.NEXT: Patrick Mahomes Passed Tom Brady In Playoff History