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Super Bowl Formula: Legitimate hope

Promising QBs provide opportunity, but can't be expected to do it by themselves

Originally Published: October 31, 2012
By Greg Garber | ESPN.com

A rookie quarterback has never taken his team to the Super Bowl, but that shouldn't discourage Robert Griffin III.

Dan Marino, Tom Brady and Ben Roethlisberger all took their teams to the Super Bowl in their second seasons, and Kurt Warner -- after tours in NFL Europe and the Arena League -- was a first-year NFL starter when the Rams won Super Bowl XXXIV.

The numbers suggest there are scenarios in which a good, but not-yet-elite, quarterback could take his team to ...

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