And as Hankrip said...Manning didn't miss a game in 14 years until he suffered a set-back in rehabbing an injury while he wasn't allowed contact with team medical staff because of the lockout.
then we will return to the original statement.Passing every down is a great way to shorten your franchise QB's arm by 3-5 years
You can pass every down (practically) in today's NFL, as long as you don't hold the ball too long or try to extend plays excessively.
When scheme, QB anticipation, and WR's ability to get seperation all are in synch, you can pass a ton and be successful nowadays.
I'm not buying it. The guy who mows his lawn daily compared to the guy who mows his lawn weekly. I think the daily lawn mower can expect his mower to break down sooner then the weekly mower.
i am not saying you need a stud rb but you need an RB or a collective of RB's that keep a defense honest. Jason Campbell is proof of what a good RB can do for a QB. When McFadden was tearing up the field Campbell looked to be the long term solution for the raiders. Once McFadden went down so did the raiders till Campbell himself went down. Matt Ryan with Turner as Turner struggled so did ryan. Eli struggled once Bradshaw and Jacobs went down. Once they were both healthy Eli look to be the better brother. T Jax behind AD at times looked like a legit QB. Ponder once AD went down looked like a rookie again. River has been struggling as there run game has also. Once Pitts run game fell apart so did big ben. Romo till Murray went apechit they were ready to lynch Romo in texas. Once Murry took off so did romo just missing the playoffs.
There is a correlation betwen a solid run game and QB performance. Even with Elite QB's.
Then last add the fact the defense will react to what the offense game plan is. If you run a balanced offense the defense must account for every player involved. You go with air QB the qb becomes the primary focus of the defense. Wear and tear.