Posted by burnsy483 on 2/25/2013 5:36:00 PM (view original):
For the Aikman lovers - what exactly did he do, stat-wise. It's not so hard to win championships with Emmitt Smith, Michael Irvin, and a fantastic defense. Aikman nearly threw as many picks as TDs in a pass-friendly era.
YOU PLAY. TO WIN. THE GAME.
Aikman played roughly concurrently with Favre and Young. He won more Super Bowls than they did.. .COMBINED. Sure, he had Emmitt Smith and Michael Irvin, but did it ever occur to you that Emmitt might have benefitted from having a strong-armed, accurate quarterback keeping the defenses honest? And Irvin is totally overrated in my opinion. That guy pushed off more than any receiver in history.
Aikman threw when he needed to, and did it very very well. If there's one thing he had in his favor in Dallas, it was the O-line.