Ranking of current Super Bowl-winning QBs
There are currently six active starting quarterbacks in the NFL who have won Super Bowls. They have combined to win nine of the past 10 titles. Here’s how those six rank:
1. Tom Brady – He has the titles, he has the stats and he even has the supermodel wife. Is there any other way for a star to live? He does, however, have some recent issues with poor play in the playoffs (Baltimore this year, the New York Jets in the 2010 playoffs and dating all the way to the Super Bowl against the New York Giants in the 2007 season). Are there chinks in the great Brady armor? Possibly, but he still takes the top spot right now.
2. Aaron Rodgers – He followed up a Super Bowl title with the greatest statistical season the NFL has ever seen for a quarterback. He and the Packers slipped in the playoffs, but the future is glaringly bright for Green Bay. Don’t be surprised if the Packers go 14-2 next season and roll into the Super Bowl.
3. Ben Roethlisberger – His game is significantly different than anybody else on this list, but it is extremely effective when it comes to winning (two Super Bowl titles and three appearances). Eli Manning is the only other quarterback remotely close to being comfortable outside the pocket, particularly when getting hit a lot. It will be interesting to see how Roethlisberger handles having a new offensive coordinator.
4. Eli Manning – Perhaps the most mentally tough quarterback on this list, which is high praise after years of people wondering if he really cared that much. Manning proved much between his great season, a great playoff run and all the hits he took at San Francisco in the recent NFC title game.
5. Drew Brees – He is one of the greatest passers of all time and might have been leading New Orleans to another Super Bowl this season if not for the team’s faulty defense. It won’t take much to fix that side of the ball and put Brees and the Saints in position for another title run.
6. Peyton Manning – His future is cloudy and he would probably rank No. 2 if he was healthy. As most people can tell by now, he was far more important to the performance of the Indianapolis Colts than most of us ever realized. It will be sad if he can’t make it back.
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