Posted: 9/7/2009 7:48:36 PM
I'll add this info to that above ..........
Here's how long it took each QB to win their 1st SB.............
1. Warner --- 2cd season
2. Montana --- 3rd season
3. Staubach --- 3rd season
4. Brady ------- 2cd season
Wow, didn't take long for this QB's to win their first SB, pretty amazing.
This would suggest that if a QB has what it takes to play well under pressure, KNOWS HOW TO WIN, can be a good effective leader, AND CAN DO IT CONSISTENTLY OVER THE YEARS, , it won't take this QB long to win the SB.
If a QB is lingering around, year after year, without that SB win, just maybe there's a reason why.
5. Bradshaw --- 5th season
6. Aikmen ----- 4th season
7. Pluket ----- 10th season
8. Big Ben ----- 2cd season
Only Jim Plunket who was considered a failure in the NFL before joining the Raiders, took longer than 5 years to win his first SB.
Look who's at number 8, Big Ben, he, just like the top 4, won his first SB very early , in his 2cd year....................
is this a good indication he will join the top 4 someday as one of the longest spans to be on top ????
5 of the these 7 QB's, excluding Big Ben, went to back-to-back SB's, only Plunket and Warner did not.
4 of the 7 QB's were repeat SB Winners, representing 5 of the 8 repeat SB winners in the SB Era, Bradshaw doing it twice.
Will Big Ben join them this season as another repeat winner on this list of QB's ???????
It's starting to look like Pittsburg's chances for a repeat look pretty damn good, barring injuries to their key players obviously.
Let's look at a couple of legends and see how they stack-up.......
Brett Favre, won his 1st SB in 6th season, SPAN OF 2 YEARS, between 1st SB win and last SB appereance .
Of coarse he goes to the top of the list if he gets there with Minnesota this season, SPAN OF 14 YEARS, if he can do it.
That would be a bit errie considering it would be the exact same senario as Warner last season, who went to the top of the list. A new team, and many years inbetween his last SB appearance.
And if he loses in the SB, he'd join Warner as the only 2 QB's on the list with losing records in the SB.
Can lightning strike twice ?????? In back-to-back years ????
Favre's span of 2 years was mostly his fault, as his postseason int's doomed some pretty good Green Bay teams in the playoffs, and he did it time and again.
Maybe there's a reason it took him 6 season to win his 1st SB, unlike the QB's on the list of longest spans, and a reason he couldn't get back.
Peyton Manning, 9 seasons to win his 1st SB, SPAN OF 1 SEASON.
Peyton still has a few more years to get back, why did it take him so long to win his 1st SB ??
Manning has 6 one and down postseason's out of 9. Not very impressive.
He's had some of his worst single game performances according to QB Passer Rating in the postseason, and some of his worst games in a single season was his 1 postseason loss.
Both Favre and Manning played onmore than enough good teams to get to the SB, but could not match these other QB's, maybe there's a reson why, some players understand HOW TO WIN, and some don't.
The info seems to suggest this.
Let's look at one last thing that's kind of freakish, not sure there's anything to it, but it's worth mentioning.
If you take out Warner, the only QB to make the list with 2 different teams, look at the top 3, they all won their first SB in a year ending in 1.
Staubach in 1971
Montana in 1981
Brady in 2001
The only year missing 1991, if we look closely we find Aikmen in 1992 who had a mini-dynasty of his own, just 1 year later.
Does this indicate we'll be looking at another great QB emerging in 2011 who'll make the list of longest spans ??? Maybe a year earlier 2010 or a year later 2012 ???
Maybe Matt Ryan or Joe Flacco, they'll be in their 3rd season next year ??? Could they emerge in 2010, one year early ??
Damn interesting for sure.
If history holds and it's 2011 and a QB emerges, and the QB is in his 2cd or 3rd season as the other QB's then that means a QB drafted this season or next.
One last thing, the QB with the longest span between SB appearances .................
John Elway, 1st SB appearance 1986, last SB appearance 1998, SPAN OF 13 SEASONS.
5 SB appearances, 2-3 record in SB game.
Went to his 1st SB in his 4th season.