Its really not. Passing the ball requires feel. I suppose you could play with a broken pinky but you would suck because you would have no control of the ball as it left your hand. Not a matter of being tough or not, just a matter of the mechanics of throwing a football.
A shoulder injury also has to do with messing up the mechanics of throwing a football.
you are on some serious drugs people. Simms would tear this league up in todays pass friendly rules and pure speed talent at the WR position. He was very accurate and played well even at home during nov/dec , i know a QB that cant say that.
If Eli Manning had played back then on that NY Giants team with the offensive line, running game and defense we had, he would have won 3-4 SuperBowls. Also, Eli Manning would never leave the sidelines of a SuperBowl his team was playing in because he felt “in the way” and was upset that Jeff Hosstettler was out there. I know a QB that did do that.
"No, he is not one of the elites," Simms said in quotes distributed by CBS. "Because when I hear the word elite, I'm thinking about guys that can make unbelievable plays on the field by themselves. There are very few quarterbacks in that category.
"So yes, Eli has been a tremendous team player. He has been MVP of the Super Bowl twice. I know that. But the way I look at it, the answer is no."