This Is A New NFL
Back in the day, Oakland Raiders owner Al Davis did have it right. He loved the strong arm QB who can chuck it a mile.
That was then.
Today’s game puts places far less importance on arm strength. Instead, what’s between the ears matters most.
Thanks, in part, to every rule change hurting the defense and helping the offense, teams can use quarterbacks who bring a water pistol to the party. Becuase defensive backs can’t touch weapons, these quarterbacks can literally dominate by dinking and dunking all the way down the field. Just look north to New England and Tom Brady for evidence of that.
The reason Fitzpatrick is the Jets best option – despite his relatively weak arm – is because he identifies and takes advantage of pre-snap matchups.