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    Heisman Trophy winners who have quarterbacked an NFL team to a playoff win

    I read something today in the sports page of The Wall Street Journal (yes, the WSJ has a sports page) that I did not know. Only four quarterbacks have won the Heisman Trophy and then went on to be the starting quarterback for an NFL team that won a playoff game. Mind you, this isn't quarterbacks who, after winning the Heisman, went on to win an NFL championship. Only four such quarterbacks even won a single NFL playoff game!
    Can anyone name all four? I got three.
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    Re: Heisman Trophy winners who have quarterbacked an NFL team to a playoff win

    One of them stands a pretty good chance of getting cut tomorrow.

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    Re: Heisman Trophy winners who have quarterbacked an NFL team to a playoff win

    Charlie Ward won a few NBA playoff games.
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    Re: Heisman Trophy winners who have quarterbacked an NFL team to a playoff win

    I only got two of them right. In fairness, they were the only two of the four who won Heisman Trophies while I was alive.

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    Re: Heisman Trophy winners who have quarterbacked an NFL team to a playoff win

    Quote Originally Posted by Boston Red View Post
    One of them stands a pretty good chance of getting cut tomorrow.
    Haha, I was thinking the same thing.
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    Re: Heisman Trophy winners who have quarterbacked an NFL team to a playoff win

    WSJ has a good sports page on Fridays

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    Re: Heisman Trophy winners who have quarterbacked an NFL team to a playoff win

    Quote Originally Posted by Boston Red View Post
    One of them stands a pretty good chance of getting cut tomorrow.
    A 100% chance...
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    Re: Heisman Trophy winners who have quarterbacked an NFL team to a playoff win

    Jim Plunkett, Roger Staubach, Tim Tebow and Carson Palmer? Did Palmer ever win playoff game?

    If not Palmer then I would guess Vinny T.
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    Re: Heisman Trophy winners who have quarterbacked an NFL team to a playoff win

    Vinny Testaverde
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    Re: Heisman Trophy winners who have quarterbacked an NFL team to a playoff win

    Quote Originally Posted by Puffy View Post
    Jim Plunkett, Roger Staubach, Tim Tebow and Carson Palmer? Did Palmer ever win playoff game?

    If not Palmer then I would guess Vinny T.
    Palmer hasn't won a playoff game.
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    Re: Heisman Trophy winners who have quarterbacked an NFL team to a playoff win

    But Kosar has.

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    Re: Heisman Trophy winners who have quarterbacked an NFL team to a playoff win

    Quote Originally Posted by Puffy View Post
    Jim Plunkett, Roger Staubach, Tim Tebow and Carson Palmer? Did Palmer ever win playoff game?

    If not Palmer then I would guess Vinny T.
    Plunkett, Staubach, Tebow and Vinny Testaverde are the four.
    I think this is part reflects the different demands of college and pro football, and in part the results of some poor Heisman voting. As an example of the former, while Tebow (who did QB one playoff game victory) certainly looks as if he will never be a first rate NFL quarterback, he was a very effective college QB and probably deserved his Heisman. As an example of the latter, Joe Namath probably deserved the Heisman in 1964 but voters deemed the best college player in the land to be fellow senior QB John Huarte of Notre Dame.
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    Re: Heisman Trophy winners who have quarterbacked an NFL team to a playoff win

    I thought Kosar won a Heisman. Nevermind


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