The QB to Defend The Planet (You Pick)

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. 


90 responses to “The QB to Defend The Planet (You Pick)”

  1. 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.

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

  3. 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.

  4. 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

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

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

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

    Teddy Bridgewater

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

    Game Over!

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