Who is the ultimate football quarterback?
Harry Redknapp once revealed his interest in the other football by suggesting there was a place in the game for a quarterback-style midfielder, who could sit deep and spray the ball around the field.
If anyone is suited to this role, it is surely Real Madrid’s Xabi Alonso, as the Spaniard aptly demonstrated with this inch-perfect 70-yard pass to teammate Mesut Ozil in the recent El Clasico against Barcelona.
But, how does football’s quarterback compare to the real thing? Mike Vick of the Philadelphia Eagles is one of the best in the business when it comes to long range passes and here he sets up teammate DeSean Jackson for a touch down with an 88-yard pass in the very first play of the match.
There’s no denying the immense skills required for both passes, but which do you think is better – the arm of Michael Vick, or the leg of Xabi Alonso?