If an NFL team wants to maximize its chances for winning a Super Bowl, it needs to draft a promising QB in the 1st round, put complete faith in him, coach him well, surround him with a good supporting cast and stay true to the course.
When one looks at the last 14 Super Bowl winning QBs [Tom Brady (4), Peyton Manning (2), Eli Manning (2), Ben Roethlisberger (2), Russell Wilson (1), Joe Flacco (1), Aaron Rodgers (1), Drew Brees (1)]...what do 7 of 8 of them have in common?
Answer: 7 of the 8 were drafted by the team they won the Super Bowl with. Exception: Drew Brees (drafted by the Chargers and won with the Saints).
Of the 8 QB, how many of them were drafted in the 1st 32 picks of the draft?
Answer: 6 of 8. The anomalies are Tom Brady (200) and Russell Wilson (75).
Of the 8 QBs how many of them played for the same head coach in the prime years of their career?
Answer: 8 of 8. Brady---Belichick; P. Manning---Dungy; E.Manning---Coughlin; Roethlisberger---Tomlin; Wilson---Carroll; Flacco---J. Harbaugh; Rodgers---McCarthy; Brees---Payton.
Note: of those who are still playing---6 of 7 are still with their head coaches.
You want to win a Super Bowl?
1. Draft a QB, preferrably in Round 1.
2. Keep him with the same head coach.
3. Stick with him through the growing pains.
4. Surround him with a good supporting cast.
5. Stay true to the course.
Does it matter if the head coach is offensive minded?
Just ask Bill Belichick, Tony Dungy, Mike Tomlin, Pete Carroll and John Harbaugh.