Saturday, January 5, 2013
History of new starting QB in playoffs
By Kevin Seifert
GREEN BAY, Wis. -- We've already noted that Minnesota Vikings quarterback Joe Webb will become the first quarterback in NFL history to start a postseason game after not attempting a single pass all season.
Keith Hawkins of ESPN Stats & Information added some further context to this highly unusual situation.
Webb will be one of four quarterbacks in the Super Bowl era to start a playoff game without starting a regular-season game first. The others were:
Reich was the only quarterback to win a start. It was the Bills' famous comeback victory over the Houston Oilers.