Before I say anything else, let me say that the following list isn't based on stats or even regular season wins but on how these SuperBowl winners perform in the postseason and the big game. Aaron Rodgers didn't make the cut simply because his body of work is limited compared to these other five guys. Yes, he had a great regular season following his SuperBowl win but then he coughed up a hairball in the Packs first game of the playoffs. Give him a few more seasons and I'm sure he will make this list but for now, here are my top 5 current SuperBowl winning QB's.
5. Drew Brees, New Orleans Saints
Number of Super Bowls: 1 appearance, 1 win
Drew Brees is one of the most feared passers in the NFL. In fact, the only cases for anyone possibly being better are mostly on this list. His most greatest singular accomplishment, even greater than breaking Dan Marino's record, was turning around the New Orleans Saints from a joke to one of the most feared teams in the NFC.
4. Peyton Manning, Indianapolis Colts
Number of Super Bowls: 2 appearance's, 1 win
Manning is going to go down as one of the smartest players to ever play the game. He controls his offense like a general leading an army. The only knock on him, however is that he isn't a great postseason QB. However, with two Super Bowl appearances and 1 win, that makes him good enough to be on this list.
3. Eli Manning, New York Giants
Number of Super Bowls: 2 appearances, 1 win (could be 2 after Sunday)
Little bro Eli gets the nod on big brother because his road to each of his Super Bowls have been much harsher. Eli has had to make runs through the best of the best, literally facing a team that had no defeats and another with just one, coming out victorious in both cases. He may be a bit inconsistent during the regular season but come crunch time in the big dance, he delivers.
2. Ben Roethlisberger, Pittsburgh Steelers
Number of Super Bowls: 3 appearances, 2 wins
Big Ben is never going to be mistaken for any of these other quarterbacks when it comes to being a pure passer, however much he may want that perception to change. What he is, however, is the toughest QB to play the position and a proven winner. Like Eli, he has had some great postseason runs of his own and is a sure fire Hall of Fame QB.
1. Tom Brady, New England Patriots
Number Of Super Bowls: 5 appearances, 3 wins (could be 4 come Sunday)
As much as I hate Tom Brady, I have to admit that he is probably the best I'm going to see in my lifetime. Brady just keeps winning and he does it by elevating players around him to almost superstar status. The guy makes household names out of anybody and just keeps gis team in contention every year. You can't ask for more than that.
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