Quarterbacks must be great

Andy Benoit says that good quarterbacks aren’t good enpugh:

The last game-managing quarterback to win a title was Brad Johnson in 2002 with Tampa Bay. Since Johnson, the list of quarterbacks who have hoisted a Lombardi Trophy reads like a roll call for future Hall of Fame inductees: Tom Brady (2), Ben Roethlisberger (2), Peyton Manning, Eli Manning (2), Drew Brees and Aaron Rodgers. Front offices around the league have taken note. On Thursday, after the Colts draft Andrew Luck and the Redskins draft Robert Griffin III, 28 of the 32 starting N.F.L. quarterbacks entering 2012 will have either been drafted in the first round or will be playing under a contract worth at least $20 million guaranteed.

 

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