Hasn’t this happened in NBA and baseball too?
Brandon Anderson
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I was thinking the same thing. It doesn't solve all the problems, but it seems fairly obvious to compare players to their peers rather than their predecessors. Just because a lot of guys now throw for more yardage than Joe Montana did, doesn't make literally anyone consider them better than him (unless they also win several super bowls). The issue with how to evaluate defenders still remains, but it's not as impossible to determine as these experts are making it out to be.

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