Move over Lombardi, Heisman, Nagurski, Thorpe or any other football human that has an award named after them. There is officially a new king in the football awards community. I introduce to you the Clausen, Tebow, Gabbert, Sanchez, Schaub, Osweiler, Leaf, Russell, Dilfer, Boller, Leinart, Weinke, Harrington, Carr, Couch, Peterman award. Each week I will be handing out this award to the QB that displayed an extreme proficiency in being terrible.
Here is how I got here. Sometimes I hate today’s NFL. It’s all about offense and scoring points which is fine and dandy but it’s sometimes frustrating to watch. There’s no more suspense, it’s basically just who has the ball last. For example, Tampa Bay scores with 1:05 left yesterday against the Bengals to tie the game and my first thought was 1:05 is WAY to much time left on the clock. That’s absurd for me to think that. There was a time when you were in big trouble if it was under 2 minutes and your QB wasn’t Brady, Manning, Brees, or one of the other top tier QB’s in the league. Now I’m like “Oh Fuck Dalton has a minute to score.” A minute being enough time for Andy Fucking Dalton is unbelievable. Obviously the Bengals went down and kicked the FG to win easily.
So instead of continuing to be frustrated by everything I decided to embrace and Love bad QB play. It keeps me on the edge of my seat. You never know what one of these assholes is going to do. It’s Phenomenal. Pat’s brand is good kicking & punting and my brand is bad QB play.
Now that you know why this award was created, here are the nominees for week 8:
- Blake Bortles: 24/41 for 286 Yards and a Touchdown. Not a terrible stat line but if you watched the game there is really only 3 plays the Jaguars can run. Blake throw crossing route, Blake miss throw to RB in flat, or Blake try to scramble and run. It really is a fun offense to watch.
2. Jameis Winston: 18/35 for 276 yards with 1 TD & 4 Int’s. Throwing 4 interceptions, getting benched, and your backup coming back from 17 down and metaphorically fucking your future is hilarious. Classic Fitzmagic.
3. Eli Manning: 30/47 for 316 Yards with 1 TD & 2 Int’s. Eli might actually be the worst QB in the NFL right now. He moves in the pocket like the electronic football player that stays in one place and does nothing but spin in circles until it falls over for no reason at all.
Eli has to be the most scared human to ever play QB. The routine now is Drop back, stare at defensive line, sack or throw it up to avoid being hit for the 30th time of the game. I could watch these Eli Highlights all day!
4. Whoever starts for the Bills tonight
Vote Below in the comments on who you think should win this week.