Coaches always like to call other team’s players elite or great, etc, etc.
There are many reasons for this.
When you lose, well, we lost to an elite QB
It’s a fraternity.
You never know when you might be coaching that guy in the future.
What purpose does it serve to rip on an opposing player, especially as a coach?
And who ever said he was Philip Rivers…no.
Rivers career comp%, rating, and TD-int ratio are all much better than Stafford.
Rivers is 27 games over .500 as a starter, Stafford is 8 games under.
Rivers has won 5 playoff games and (I know it’s not that big of a deal) been an 8x Pro Bowler.
Wishful thinking…I don’t see the comparison between the two.
Stat wise, Andy Dalton and Stafford are very similar.
Same exact rating, completion %, and close on TD-INT ratio.
Dalton is 13 games over .500, is 0-4 in the playoffs and made 3 pro bowls.
Stafford is 27th in completion percentage this season, but other than Watson, Mahomes, and Wilson, not sure who has really been a lot better than him this season.