Roger, Canton, IL
Subj: Simply the best
In your opinion, which state has produced the best quarterbacks?
My vote goes to Pennsylvania. The Keystone State has given us some of the finest signal callers in the history of the game, including Johnny Unitas, Johnny Lujack, Joe Namath, George Blanda, Dan Marino, Joe Montana, Jim Kelly, Tom Clements, Chuck Fusina, Arnold Galiffa, Charlie Batch, Kerry Collins, Jeff Hostetler and Terry Hanratty.
So, what is it that makes Pennsylvania a cradle for quarterbacks? Unitas has gone on record crediting the state’s no-nonsense blue collar background and spirit of "Toughness, dedication, hard work and competitiveness.” Certainly, any state known for its steel mills and coal mines is bound to produce athletes infused with an unyielding resilience and a refusal to quit.