Super Bowl XLV: Quarterbacks Cementing a Legacy


It won’t matter if the Green Bay Packers or the Pittsburgh Steelers win the Super Bowl on Sunday.  No matter the outcome, the winning quarterback will cement a legacy.  History will be made.

If it is Aaron Rodgers, he will reach the heights of former Packer great Brett Favre.  Make no mistake, if Aaron Rodgers wins the Super Bowl for Packer Nation it will be significant and for multiple reasons.  With another Super Bowl win, Ben Roethlisberger cements a winning legacy with his third Super Bowl win in seven seasons.  Three Super Bowl wins puts Ben in very lofty company.

Brett Favre is an icon.  Brett Favre is a legend in Green Bay and he is known as a winner.  Aaron Rodgers will always be the quarterback that caused Brett Favre to leave Green Bay.  In hindsight most would call this a great move by the Packers, but when it happened there was concern that Rodgers could never fill Brett’s shoes.  Some will say that Rodgers is stepping out of Brett Favre’s shadow.

Brett Favre won 13 of the 24 playoff games he played in over a 20 year career.  He won one Super Bowl in 1997 and a total of three road games in the playoffs in his career.   Aaron Rodgers has a chance to tie Brett Favre in Super Bowl wins and has already tied him in playoff road wins.  Aaron Rodgers is in his sixth year, his third as a starter and if he were to win Super Bowl XLV he will have won as many Super Bowls as the legendary Brett Favre.

Ben Roethlisberger puts himself into very elite company with another Super Bowl win.  Only four quarterbacks in NFL history have 3 or more Super Bowl wins.  Terry Bradshaw, Troy Aikman and Tom Brady each have three Super Bowl wins and Joe Montana has four Super Bowl wins.  It goes without saying that Ben reaches greatness with another win.  He may already be there.

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