The QB to Defend The Planet (You Pick)


Who would you pick to defend the planet in a science fiction  football game? Photo by Frankula.

Who would you pick to defend the planet in a science fiction football game? Photo by Frankula.

I posed this fantastical question to Ryan Riddle and Sigmund Bloom the other day. If an alien race came to earth and challenged us to a game of football to keep the planet, who would be your starting quarterback? I have my answer, but I want to hear yours.

I don’t care how you imagine the aliens or if you pick a player who is 60 or six feet under and the aliens resurrect him in his prime condition. That dilemma is for your twisted imagination. I just want to know who you pick.

Here’s the follow up: If the aliens’ deal is that we have to pick a quarterback from this 2014 draft class, who would it be?

Add a comment at the bottom of this post with each name. ONLY LEAVE THE TWO NAMESIt’s not that I don’t care about your reasons why, but at this point I don’t care about your reasons why. I just want to take the top 5-10 answers and hold a tournament.

I’m going to ask writers to represent each choice (for the first question) and present their arguments here before the final vote. But vote in the comments below so I can take a tally. Note: Don’t worry if your comment doesn’t show up immediately – I moderate this blog, so I’ll get them by email. 

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90 comments

  1. Tom Brady and Teddy Bridgewater

  2. Johnny Manziel

  3. Favre & Manziel.

  4. 1. Peyton Manning
    2. Teddy Bridgewater

  5. Teddy Bridgewater

  6. 1) Aaron Rodgers
    2) Johnny Manziel

  7. Peyton Manning & Johnny Manziel

  8. All time, I think I’m going with Joe Namath.

    And for the 2014 prospects, I am taking Johnny Manziel without a moment’s hesitation or doubt in my mind it’s the correct decision.

  9. 1. Peyton Manning
    2. Johnny Manziel

  10. Blake Bortles

  11. NFL: Joe Montana
    2014 Draft: Blake Bortles

  12. Bortles Kombat. FINISH HIM!

  13. Teddy Bridgewater

    Steve Young

  14. Joe Montana & Teddy Bridgewater

  15. Kurt Warner and JFF

  16. Montana, Bridgewater

  17. Blake Bortles — he’s big, and has a superhero-caliber GF.

  18. (1) Aaron Rodgers
    (2) Jimmy Garoppolo

  19. Tom Brady and Johnny Manziel

  20. Peyton Manning
    Johnny Manziel

  21. steve young & johnny manziel

  22. Peyton Manning
    Teddy Bridgewater. (The other rookies aren’t ready)

  23. Michael Vick

    Johnny Manziel

    My aliens aren’t very agile.

  24. (1) Jared Lorenzen (obvious)

    (2) Brett Smith (also obvious)

  25. Elway (unless the aliens are edible, the it’d be Lorenzen) & Manziel (you can’t destroy what you can’t locate).

  26. 1. The Seahawks defense. Or Tom Brady, for the sake of the vote.
    2. Johnny Manziel

  27. Joe Montana and Manziel

  28. Aaron Rodgers & Teddy Bridgewater

  29. Brett Favre
    Johnny Football

  30. I’ll take Cam Newton and Johnny Manziel.

  31. Big Ben and Johnny Football

  32. Randall Cunningham

    Johnny Manziel

  33. Elway and Bridgewater

  34. Montana and Manziel

  35. Montana and Manziel

  36. Montana and Bridgewater

  37. Russell Wilson and Manzeil

  38. Johnny Manziel
    Joe Montana

  39. Brees & bridgewater

  40. Peyton and Teddy

  41. Tom Brady and Blake Bortles

  42. Joe Namath
    Johnny Manziel

  43. ELWAY!!! From a Raider Fan
    Manziel

  44. Otto Graham, Teddy Bridgewater

  45. Marino
    Manziel

  46. John Elway
    Johnny Manziel

  47. Cam Newton
    Johnny Manziel

  48. P.Manning (we win)
    T.Bridgewater (we’re doomed)

  49. Peyton Manning
    Derek Carr

  50. Russell Wilson, who can put the ball anywhere, while keeping it from his opponents.
    If it’s got to be someone from this draft, we’re in deep, deep trouble. Teddy Bridgewater is probably closest to ready.

  51. Luck in a few years in his prime.

    Rookie b smith

  52. Peyton Manning
    Aaron Murray

  53. 1. Joe Montana
    2. Teddy Bridgewater

  54. Peyton Manning
    Johnny Manziel

  55. Fran Tarkenton
    Aaron Murray

  56. Joe Montana

    Johnny Manziel

  57. Elway
    JFF

  58. Joe Montana and JFF

  59. Joe Kapp, Zach Mettenberger

  60. Terry Bradshaw
    Jimmy Garoppolo

  61. Montana and Bridgewater

  62. Tom Brady and Jimmy Garoppolo

  63. Sonny Sixkiller (duh!);
    Teddy Bridgewater

  64. Joe Namath
    Johnny Manziel

  65. Brett Favre
    Jimmy Garappolo

  66. I would trust Peyton Manning to be able to quickly Dissect the Aliens defense. And possibly the aliens themselves as well.

    For a rookie… Bortles, just because I think he’s the best QB in the class

  67. Elway and Mr. Football

  68. Are the aliens female? If they are, then Namath and Manziel.

    Are they female and non-hot? Swap Namath for Roethlisberger. Crisis averted.

  69. Ben Roethlisberger

    Johnny Unitas

  70. Aaron Rodgers.
    Johnny Manziel.

  71. Aaron Rodgers
    Manziel

  72. 1. Eddie LeBaron
    2. Aaron Murray

  73. Dan Marino
    Jimmy Garoppolo

  74. Tim Tebow to the rescue!
    From the 2014 class? Meh! Probably Manziel.

  75. All time QB pick: Steve Young
    2014 QB pick: Derek Carr

  76. Bobby Layne

    or Manziel

  77. Kurt Warner – fight aliens with alien-infused Earthlings, circa 1999-2001

    Teddy Bridgewater

  78. Brett Favre

    Johnny Manziel

  79. Brady and Johnny Football.

  80. Favre & Bortles

  81. Otto Graham
    Johnny Manziel

  82. Montana
    Manziel

  83. Brett Favre, easily. As for the college . . . Johnny Manziel.

  84. Keanu Reeves as Johnny Utah (Point Break
    Keanu Reeves as Shane Falco (the Replacements

  85. Russel Wilson & Johnny Manziel

  86. Montana
    Boyd (Manziel would jump in a plane ID4 style but get shot down)

  87. Slining Sammy Baugh (QB, Safety, and Punter)
    Johnny Manziel

  88. Sigourney Weaver, Free Agent
    Sigourney Weaver on a Johnny Manziel jersey, they won’t notice any difference

    Game Over!

  89. Joe Montana and Johnny Manziel

  90. Johnny U
    Bridgewater

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