Originally Posted by DJ's left nut
If you have a top 5 QB in the nfl for a decade, you probably have a fringe HOFer on your hands at worst. Saying "HOF or GTFO" is absolutely as stupid as it sounds.
46 Super Bowls have been played to date. How many Super Bowl winning QB's aren't in the Pro Football Hall of Fame?
The answer: Not very many. Ten.
Ken Stabler, Jim Plunkett, Joe Theisman, Jim McMahon, Phil Simms and Doug Williams, Jeff Hostelter, Mark Rypien, Trent Dilfer and Brad Johnson.
All of those guys played in an era where QB wasn't as important as it is today; the running game was paramount. Since 2004, the rules have been "relaxed" to the point where if you're lacking a Franchise QB or HOFer in waiting, you're not going to win a Super Bowl.
I think it's safe to say that Brett Favre, Kurt Warner, Drew Brees, Tom Brady, Ben Rothlisberger, Aaron Rodgers, Peyton and Eli Manning will all end up in the HOF someday.
So, by taking all of that information into consideration, I think it's highly unlikely that any team will win a Super Bowl without
a potential Hall of Fame QB.
Andy Dalton may prove us wrong but the odds are stacked against him.