The Quest For Second Super Bowl Is Harder Than You Think
This weekend, we will hear about Aaron Rodgers’ quest for a second Super Bowl ring. This time, it will be with another coach. Ben Roethlisberger might be the only quarterback with two Super Bowl rings with two different coaches. What people forget or fail to understand about Super Bowls is they’re extremely hard to win. People believe that if you’re a good quarterback, you should have multiple Super Bowl rings, and if you don’t, you’re a complete failure. Tom Brady spoiled things for everyone else. If it’s not for Brady, we would have a very different conversation about quarterbacks.
The quest for the second Super Bowl is not just for Rodgers though in this game. Russell Wilson is also vying for his second Super Bowl ring. The only difference between the two guys is Wilson made it to a second Super Bowl, Rodgers has not. Besides Brady, which one of those quarterbacks has the best overall postseason legacy resume?
The thing about the quest for the Super Bowl is they’re not just one player. It has to be the team versus the player. Green Bay is 10-7 with Rodgers as their playoff quarterback. They’ve made it to the NFC Championship game three times. As for Seattle and Wilson, they’re 8-5 in the playoffs with two NFC Championship appearances. The difference between Wilson and Rodgers isn’t that extreme, and the only thing Seattle struggled with during Wilson’s playoff career it’s their road struggles.
If the Packers were playing the New Orleans Saints, the conversation would be similar to Rodgers versus Drew Brees. He is another quarterback that is still on his quest for a second Super Bowl ring and has been denied it for yet another year. Brees and Saints carry a playoff record of 8-7 with three NFC championship games and one Super Bowl. If Rodgers or Wilson can make the Super Bowl this year, they will put themselves above Brees and still below Brady.
What’s more fascinating about the quest for the second Super Bowl ring are the quarterbacks vying for their first one. Patrick Mahomes, Lamar Jackson, Deshaun Watson all have a chance to be like Rodgers in 2010 where everyone will wonder for their next decade when the next one will come. And you find out how hard and annoying this conversation is about Super Bowl quarterbacks.