Sometimes we think of a past player as great. Then you have a look at the facts and it can be a surprise. I always thought Kent Austin had a very good playing career. He certainly carries himself like he did. But in fact his stats are only barely fair.
His career rating was 78 which is just bordering on terrible
Threw more picks than TD: 198-191
Imagine how frustrated he'd be on the sidelines as a HC if he was his QB?
Big performance in the 89 GC though and that crated a lot of the myth
Probably lots out there like this or maybe vice versa ...players who were much better than our memory allows.