Hall of Fame quarterback Kurt Warner apparently has an issue with Chris Simms’ NFL quarterback rankings.
In a follow-up to an article we published a few days ago about NBC Sports’ Chris Simms ranking NFL quarterbacks, it seems Hall of Fame quarterback Kurt Warner also had an issue with the list.
Simms ranked the top-40 quarterbacks in the league in his own eyes and placed Tennessee Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota as No. 29. You can get the rundown of that, as well as our take on it, right here.
Warner had a different problem with the rankings and the fact that Simms ranked New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and New Orleans Saints signal-caller Drew Brees as No. 9 and No. 10, respectively.
Here’s how it started.
Not to be outdone by Warner, Simms fired back, which then set Warner off to respond.
That went from zero to 60 real quick. The funny thing is, Simms needs to be “deeper in the weeds” than Warner because his experience in the NFL came via utter failure.
Warner went on to explain his point of view further on the OMF radio show.
“The problem I have is I am not saying Chris doesn’t do his work or have reasons for it, I just find it hard to give someone credibility when they have Drew Brees, who set a record in competing 73 percent of his passes, and then Tom Brady who won the Super Bowl, having them way down at nine or 10 on the list. It’s hard for me to understand.”
Warner went on to say that he didn’t believe in the idea that putting different quarterbacks in the same system as Brady and Brees would automatically equate to the same success.
“I hate that argument,” Warner said.
He also took the high road as far as the personal shot went—as he should have.
Warner has more credibility in his pinky than Simms has in his whole body and that’s just a fact. Warner was a great quarterback and Simms could barely get his rear off the pine during his career. Now, Simms makes his living saying outrageous things. He’s basically a young Skip Bayless.
While everyone is certainly entitled to their own opinion, Simms’ list was outlandish to say the least. After all, he had a backup quarterback like Indianapolis Colts’ Jacoby Brissett ranked better than a starter like New York Giants QB Eli Manning. And that was just one problem.
In the world of ranking quarterbacks, I’d take Warner’s list over Simms’ any day of the week.