Originally Posted by Mario-Rijo
That is one heck of a spin on Brady, Eli & Ben etc. I don't think any of those latter QB's have won a SB. If you are ok with just getting there then I guess I understand your position.
When Brady won his first Super Bowl he was a game manager. When Ben won the Super Bowl he posted the worst QB rating of any SB QB. Eli was an average QB at the time and the game was won by a dominant defensive line. If you go back and look at the guys at the time of their first SB win they really weren't that great of QB's. NE was a total team effort that relied a lot of D. Ben was a game manager who could make plays but they relied on a heavy run game and a dominant D. It wasn't until Tomlin got there that Ben was really unleashed and turned into the HOF QB he is today.
I don't have a problem giving credit where credit is due. If you want to look at their 2nd and 3rd wins/appearances then you have a legit claim that it takes an elite QB to win. But in looking at their 1st appearances they were hardly elite.