Today’s NFL boasts many outstanding quarterbacks, including some who are just getting started, as well as more exciting high-powered offenses than it had a generation ago.
However, some people aren’t impressed, as all they can see is a league that has gotten softer due to rule changes.
One of those people who doesn’t seem to like the modern-day game is former quarterback Trent Dilfer, who made those feelings known to a wide audience.
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Over the last decade or so, the NFL has made changes to numerous rules, such as pass interference penalties and rules having to do with protecting quarterbacks, and it has resulted in a game that is faster and more crowd-pleasing.
The downside is that the game is a little less physical than it used to be.
As a result, there are more quarterbacks putting up 4,000 yards in a season than there were decades ago.
Something similar has taken place in the NBA, where scoring is higher than it has been in about 50 years, thanks in part to rule changes on defense, and it has caused many fans to complain about the perceived lack of defense nowadays.
Oftentimes, people cannot have it both ways, as pro football can be tougher and more physical, but it would have to come at the expense of crowd-pleasing play.
Then there is the safety issue, which has been a big topic of discussion in recent years due to studies that have revealed the extent of CTE and other types of brain trauma among former NFL players.
Some of the rule changes Commissioner Roger Goodell has enacted have attempted to reduce the risk of brain trauma, but of course, players from past eras will lament that it has made the game, as well as today’s players, too soft.NEXT: Tom Brady Reveals When He Will Start His Broadcasting Career