THE QB CODE

September 08, 2014

Luck, with his ability to complete any throw, his surprising scrambling skills and a mind that earned him an architectural design degree at Stanford, has already displayed in two years the sort of traits that typify the passers you'll find in SI's new coffee-table book, NFL QB: The Greatest Position in Sports. That 256-page book, packed with classic SI stories and photography celebrating the position, takes football's most talked about signal-callers—from Marino to Manning; Luckman to, oof, Leaf—and sorts them by style and strengths. In the spirit of that book, SI wondered, What would it look like if you similarly coded all 32 starters from 2014?

NFL QB: The Greatest Position in Sports ($29.95) is available wherever books are sold.

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