How could this top-10 list leave off Matthew Stafford?

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Jared Goff, Dak Prescott, and Daniel Jones make a “most clutch” list but Matt Stafford misses the mark

Matthew Stafford will go down in the National Football League history books as one of the most disrespected players to ever play professional football. The latest atrocity? A top ten clutch QB’s list that saw the likes of Daniel Jones, C.J. Stroud, Dak Prescott, and even Jared Goff listed on Douglas Clawson’s rankings. The issue? Stafford was nowhere to be found.

CBS Sports to 10 clutch QBs:

  1. Patrick Mahomes
  2. CJ Stroud
  3. Jalen Hurts
  4. Josh Allen
  5. Jared Goff
  6. Dak Prescott
  7. Joe Burrow
  8. Daniel Jones
  9. Lamar Jackson
  10. Justin Herbert

Of the 10 quarterbacks listed above Mahomes is the only quarterback to win a Super Bowl and not a single QB on the list comes close to cracking the list of leaders of fourth quarter comebacks—Stafford qualifies for both. Not only did Stafford prove how clutch he can be during LA’s most recent Super Bowl win, which saw perhaps the greatest no-look pass in the history of football, but he also ranks sixth for fourth quarter comebacks. During the 2021 season Stafford alone completed seven game-winning final quarters.

The totality of Stafford’s career includes 35 Fourth Quarter Comebacks, 44 Game-Winning drives in the regular season. He also has two postseason fourth quarter comebacks and three postseason game-winning drives.

The disrespect seems intentional at this point, but Stafford can prove doubters wrong once again with a strong showing this coming season which will undoubtedly feature one of his many comeback wins. With the possibility of a second ring on his finger, tier lists will mean nothing for a man that has proven himself his entire career.

Where would you fit Stafford in the list of clutch quarterbacks? Would you rank him above Mahomes? Let’s discuss in the comments below!

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Title: How could this top-10 list leave off Matthew Stafford?
Author: Dylan Deines

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