Flutie did better with the Generals in New Jersey than Young did with the Express in LA. And Steve's stat line in Tampa is reminiscent of Joe Kapp's here with the Patriots.Flutie > Young?
The fact is that Steve Young won only one Super Bowl as the starter on that 49ers team, which was stacked. Loaded. Montana in fact played exceptionally well in 1993-94 with the Chiefs, and was also active and available for the 1992 season NFCCG when he watched them lose from the sideline. His cred, experience, leadership and proven ability to manage a game and make the clutch plays to win was more than enough for me to 100% believe he earned the right and prefer him to start vs. the Cowboys, regardless of Young being MVP. BTW other MVP's Rich Gannon, Earl Morrall and YA Tittle aren't very high on this list. Anyway, with such a loaded team I expect Montana would have won at least two more Super Bowls, giving him six total, if they'd gone that way.
Stats are nice. Winning is a different matter. Montana, Brady and Flutie made otherwise mediocre teams great. The other quarterbacks do not have this ability. Manning (Peyton) and Marino along with Favre were so talented and such weapons that they made any team very competitive, but they lacked the intangibles like timing, awareness, leadership and clutch play which separate the winners. If Flutie were coddled and supported like Elway and Kelly were, he'd have at least two Super Bowl rings.
The perception of most people is supported by the consensus in the aforementioned stupid league. Flutie was not like the other quarterbacks. People confuse 'different' with 'inferior'. The insane statement that "Flutie was not an NFL-caliber quarterback" utilizes the same flawed nonlogic in saying "Brady is not an NFL-caliber quarterback".