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Quarterbacks Rule Playoff Roost

Rodgers (Andrew Weber - USA Today Sports)

Trent Dilfer and Brad Johnson are the exceptions. Historically, it takes a Hall of Fame-worthy quarterback to win the Super Bowl. That limits the field as the divisional round kicks off on Saturday. We look at the matchups, including the on-paper mismatch of Aaron Rodgers vs. Colin Kaepernick.

The NFL is driven by the quarterbacks. Of the first 16 Super Bowl champions, only two were guided by a quarterback not in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. The last 20 Super Bowls were won by a who's-who list of modern quarterbacks: Troy Aikman (three), Tom Brady (three), John Elway (two), Ben Roethlisberger (two), Eli Manning (two), Brett Favre, Steve Young, Kurt Warner, Peyton Manning, Drew... Recommended Stories


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