View Full Version : Interesting fact about #1 overall QB's
03-06-2012, 12:43 AM
Since 1989 only 2 QB's drafted number 1 overall have won a superbowl. That was Peyton and Eli Manning, I say thats pretty crazy
03-06-2012, 01:00 AM
Three if you count Troy Aikman. He was drafted #1 overall in the '89 draft.
Actually there's only been 11 different quarterbacks period who won a superbowl upon entering the league since 1989. Six of them were 1st round picks (Rodgers, Roethlisberger, E. Manning, P. Manning, Dilfer, Aikman), 2 of them were taken at the top of the 2nd round (Brees, Favre), and 3 of them were either late round picks or undrafted (Warner, Brad Johnson, Tom Brady).
03-06-2012, 09:32 AM
It is no coincidence that A. Miami hasn't enjoyed success in the NFL since Marino retired and B. them "not" drafting a first round QB, stretch across the same timeline.
Sure you can hope to develop Pat Devlin, Matt Moore and Matt Flynn . . . but truth be told, you really limit your probability of winning a Super Bowl by not investing something into a first round QB or a guy that was a first round QB. Not saying it can't happen, but you would think a team like Miami would have learned its lesson by now.
Hey if Philbin wants Flynn, the comfort of him working with him for 4 years at Green Bay puts my mind at ease alot, but 7th round pick and winning a Super Bowl certainly don't go hand in hand, especially in recent years.
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