Wednesday, January 29, 2014
NFLN survey/Super Bowl QB: Rams
By Nick Wagoner
ST. LOUIS -- No quarterback in the NFL has more Super Bowl rings than New England's Tom Brady. Brady has won three and has played on the biggest stage two more times.
That's why it was no surprise to see Brady named on the most ballots of the 320 NFL players surveyed for the question "Two-minute warning and the Super Bowl is on the line. Whom do you want at quarterback?"
Brady took the title clean with 40 percent of the votes. Denver's Peyton Manning and Green Bay's Aaron Rodgers followed behind.
Of the 10 Rams I asked, Brady, Manning and Rodgers were the only names to come up. Each has at least one Super Bowl ring and the consensus around the league is that those three, plus New Orleans' Drew Brees, form the league's elite quartet at the position.
Fourteen quarterbacks received votes but it's probably a safe bet that Rams quarterback Sam Bradford wasn't one given the many other options. Bradford has yet to even appear in a playoff game so entrusting him over the other signal callers would be silly.
Whether or not Bradford ever becomes a quarterback deserving of mention in a poll like this remains to be seen. To this point, that seems pretty far off.