This is my first Fanpost, so go easy. I don’t think I’ve seen this info posted before. Let me know if I missed something.
Going back from the last 20 Superbowl winners, I looked to see who the QB was and their draft slot. I was actually astonished to see that 14 of the past 20 Superbowl winners had QB’s drafted in the first round. I did bend the truth a little bit, Brees and Favre were both 33rd overall but that’s RIGHT outside the 1st round .
|2012||New York Giants||Eli Manning||1|
|2011||Green Bay Packers||Aaron Rogers||24|
|2010||New Orleans Saints||Drew Brees||33|
|2009||Pittsburgh Steelers||Ben Roethlisberger||11|
|2008||New York Giants||Eli Manning||1|
|2007||Indianapolis Colts||Peyton Manning||1|
|2006||Pittsburgh Steelers||Ben Roethlisberger||11|
|2005||New England Patriots||Tom Brady||199|
|2004||New England Patriots||Tom Brady||199|
|2003||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||Brad Johnson||227|
|2002||New England Patriots||Tom Brady||199|
|2001||Baltimore Ravens||Trent Dilfer||6|
|2000||St. Louis Rams||Kurt Warner||Undrafted|
|1999||Denver Broncos||Jon Elway||1|
|1998||Denver Broncos||Jon Elway||1|
|1997||Green Bay Packers||Brett Favre||33|
|1996||Dallas Cowboys||Troy Aikman||1|
|1995||San Francisco 49ers||Steve Young||Supplemental draft|
|1994||Dallas Cowboys||Troy Aikman||1|
|1993||Dallas Cowboys||Troy Aikman||1|
What does that tell us? I think it tells us that by drafting a 1st round QB gives us a MUCH better chance to win a Superbowl than waiting for a diamond in the rough, free agents that nobody else wanted or pipe dreams of drafting another Tom Brady that comes once a decade. Defense does not winner Superbowls anymore. The rules have been catering to the offense. There were THREE QB’s to throw for over 5,000 yards this season. This is now a passing league.
I for one am tired of mediocrity and never seeing the Chiefs try to make the move to set us over the top. Moving from 11/12 to possibly 2/3 would be a lot cheaper than potentially next year where we stand to do substantially better with many injured players coming back who stand to improve our team a lot.
We are a QB away from competing, how can Pioli not see this? Peyton Manning would be a step foward, but he'd only give us a few years, IF he can even get back to his pro bowl form. Maybe Pioli can grow a pair and make some big moves sometime soon..