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Should quarterbacks be pampered? i think YES
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Andrianos Steven
Jan 03, 2012
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Andrianos Steven
Jan 03, 2012
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In the NFL it is safe to say that not every position that is played is created equal. Kickers aren't payed as much as running backs and running backs aren't payed as much as quarterbacks. With that being said, quarterbacks are being payed more because the success of the team depends more on the decisions the quarterback makes. You don't see any successful teams in the NFL just because they have a star safety. More times than not, a team is successful based on the ability of your quarterback. So they should be pampered because of the fact that a teams success rides more on the quarterbacks ability than any other position on the team.

 
davidkolosa
Jan 05, 2012
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You are not arguing if quarterbacks should be pampered. You are arguing that teams can't win with just a great quarterback. I do see some truth to that arguement but that does not address the question. Now addressing your examples, the bears did make it to the superbowl with a mediocre quarterback being rex grossman. But you are forgetting the team that they played which was the indianapolis colts which have one of the best if not the best quarterback in the game being Peyton Manning! If you didn't know already, the Bears did end up losing the superbowl that year. Now the Bears did make it to the superbowl without a great quarterback, but out of the fourty something superbowls that have been played, chances are that once in a while teams without a great quarterback will make it to the superbowl. But those teams without the great quarterback that make it to the superbowl are greatly outnumbered by the teams that have great quarterbacks that make it to the superbowl. Just last season the colts were a playoff caliber team and this season they went 2-14 because Peyton Manning was sidelined due to injuries! If that doesn't show the importance of a quarterback i don't know what does. Granted the Colts lost a couple of key players but other than that the roster stayed relatively the same. Quarterbacks are the most important position because thay can mask for other deficiencies their team might have, which is what Peyton Manning did. When you mention last years superbowl champs the packers you are only adding to my arguement!!! Because they had so many injuries in their roster, they were still able to win the superbowl because they have Aaron Rodgers which is one of the best quarterbacks in the league and is this seasons frontrunner for the MVP. So Quarterbacks should be pampered INDEFINATELY becuase it is the most important position in football. You can say they are already pampered because quarterbacks are being payed the most and there are rules imposed that you can't tackle a QB a certain way. What do you have on that!!!

 
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Travis Heppard
Jan 03, 2012
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but in the end its still football which is a dangerous game non the less. great teams should be good in all areas, if your a good team because you have a single player then that doesnt really make you a good team then does it? just a few years ago the Tennessee titans went 13-3 on the back of their running back. the bears went to the Superbowl because they had the best defense that year. that proves you can do it with out the quarterback. so instead of pampering your QB's just go out and build your team with good first and second string players after all that's how the packers won last year they won with depth.

 
Andrianos Steven
Nov 07, 2012
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"""""In the NFL it is safe to say that not every position that is played is created equal. Kickers aren't payed as much as running backs and running backs aren't payed as much as quarterbacks"""""

Although every position serves a different purpose on the football field it is not fair for any other positions that does not have regulations designed to minimize their injuries. Let time i checked running backs must run 20-30 times into the brutal nfl defenses with the entire defense tackling him. A runningback is professional athlete thats responsible for supporting himself,family and continue his love for the game much like the quarterback. It is not at all fair to tell the runningback or any position on the football field that they make less of a impact which will transition to their safetly being unqualiy considered. Runningback, safelty, linebackers deserve the same degree of protection to their own careers as a QB. An extension of the safety and consequently extension of someone scareer on the football field should not be applied to solely one position when the entire game involves risk not only for the quarterback. . Qb's may be sacked on average 3 times a game and thats being genuine. Where a runningback is carrying the ball 25 times.

""""because of the fact that a teams success rides more on the quarterbacks ability than any other position on the team.""""

Success should not dictate discrimination towards players safety.
Actually every players put himself in more danger than QB that has 10 linemen protecting him the entire game.
WHICH I MIGHT add is enough protection.
Linebackers,linemen, corners and safetly must engage in high intensity tackling the entire game they risk concussions,mcl/acl tearing, and much more cause of the strain of this.
Whereas a Qb has protection and the ability to throw the football when encountering pressure.
Defense Must always push,pull, and engage in physical contact and do not have a means of escaping the pressure & anxiety of the game
They all get pampered or they dont.

 
Andrianos Steven
Nov 07, 2012
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""""" So Quarterbacks should be pampered INDEFINATELY becuase it is the most important position in football. You can say they are already pampered because quarterbacks are being payed the most and there are rules imposed that you can't tackle a QB a certain way. What do you have on that!!!""""""

NFL is employer of professional athletes and for the athlete this is there employer. With this being said this a job.
If people adapted the ideology that you hold which is SINCE the success largely resides on the QB in the nfl more so than any other position on the football field that in my opinion positions that put themselves in higher risk of being hurt due to them constantly on every down having to partcipate in high intensity physical contact carry more alot more risk of serouis injuries and do not have the satisfication of throwing the ball away, handding it off, and 8 linemen protecting them. Then in any other work place it should be administered.
Prize fighters that the success of the sport of boxing rely on should not be allowed to be hit in the head by an opponent due to the fact the sports revenue and reputation largely reside on it.
Supervisors in Chemical plants that enforce policy and monitor the workers which can reasonablly said to have a larger outcome of the success of the company have better health codes protecting their careers,income, and overall health then the workers handling the duties of the chemical plant may i remind that have responsiblity and lifes to lead .
It is unfair to discriminate and pamper any position/job solely due to the belief that it holds less a impact to success.
QB's already hold the entitlement to larger pay cause of the difficulty and precision of their position to pursue anymore incentives especially on players safety is desperately unfair and wrong.


 


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