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Its a QB league and everyone else is just playing in it

Despite his off field issues, Ben Roethlisberger is still one of the elite QBs in the NFL

With just under 2 months until the 2011 NFL draft all eyes are on the soon to be stars of the NFL. As with most every year, there are a number of teams who are in need of QB help this offseason. If history is any indicator, we know that in order to compete in NFL year in and year out you  will need stability at the QB position.

Of the 12 Playoff teams last season, 10 had QBs that have been selected to Pro bowls. The 2 teams without Pro bowl QBs, the Jets and Ravens, both have QBs who are considered to be rising stars and most people would expect to see them both in many Pro bowls for years to come. Looking at the bottom of the league, of the teams with the first 10 picks in this years draft, 6 don’t have pro bowl QBs. 3 of the other 4 teams (Cincinnati, Tennessee, Washington) most likely wont be bringing back there former pro bowl QBs next season. The 4th team is the Dallas Cowboys and there have been rumblings that some people don’t believe Tony Romo is the right QB for that team.

Looking back at the last 10 Super Bowl winning teams, 7 had elite QB play. Two of the other teams, Baltimore in 2001 and Tampa Bay in 2003, had great defense and veteran game managing QBs (Dilfer and Jonhson). The rest of the QBs (minus Eli Manning) are well on there way to being inducted into the Hall of Fame when they finish their careers.

So what does this mean for the rest of the teams in the league without elite play at the Quarterback position? You better find someone to fill that void if you ever plan on winning a championship. Sure you might be able to sneak into the playoffs with an average QB but that doesn’t really matter. In the new NFL, all that matters is Super Bowls and you won’t win one with average QB play anymore.

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