3 years ago I came on this board and compared Matt stylistically to Elway.
Mike Silver, who went to Cal when John played at Stanford, always laughed at that. He may not quite have that level of talent, but I really don't think he's far off....and his accuracy is getting more consistent week to week.
Now people are slowly waking up (see: simmons)
Tom was NEVER the comparison....TOTALLY DIFFERENT QBS. Sure, Matt has picked up some of 12's mannerisms but they're still both cut from different molds. Matt is a highly athletic scrambler with size and a big arm -- he will always fit that mold....Tom is simply the purest passer the game has ever seen.
Matt could play a few other positions (TE/S).....Tom? Not so much
For Matt, the instinct to run will always be there, but he's getting more experience and settling down and seeing the field better and that's helping him read his progressions more efficiently. Now when he runs, he's gaining big time yardage....
He can throw it deep too....he just needs to get some timing with Moss.....it will be there, I promise.
Anyway, I guess nobody's laughing at my comparison anymore.