Friday, February 12, 2016

Best QB still playing?

The four quarterbacks still standing in the NFL playoffs present an interesting picture ...

Best QB still playing?


The four quarterbacks still standing in the NFL playoffs present an interesting picture ...

In the NFC, you have Donovan McNabb, who will be playing in his fifth NFC Championship Game and has been to one Super Bowl. Only four QBs in NFL history have started more than five conference championship games. They are Joe Montana (7), Terry Bradshaw, Roger Staubach, and John Elway (6 each). With five, McNabb will join Tom Brady and Jim Kelly. Only seven QBs have started in more playoff victories than McNabb’s nine. They are Montana (15); Bradshaw, Brady, and Elway (14); Brett Favre and Staubach (12); and Troy Aikman (11).

Arizona's Kurt Warner is a two-time NFL MVP who was named the MVP of Super Bowl XXXIV in St. Louis' victory over Tennessee in the January 2000. He also started the Super Bowl two years later in a loss to New England. Now 38, Warner had not played in a postseason game since January 2002 before leading the Cardinals to two victories in the last two weeks. He has a 7-2 career postseason record, with 19 touchdowns and 12 interceptions.

In the AFC, Pittsburgh's Ben Roethlisberger won a Super Bowl when the Steelers beat Seattle in February 2006 and has a 6-2 postseason record. He has 13 touchdowns and 11 interceptions with a .628 completion percentage in his postseason career.

Who is the best of the four remaining quarterbacks in the playoffs?
Donovan McNabb, Eagles
Kurt Warner, Arizona
Ben Roethlisberger, Pittsburgh
Joe Flacco, Baltimore

Baltimore's Joe Flacco is just getting started. The rookie from Audubon, N.J., and Delaware is the first rookie to win two playoff starts as the upstart Ravens knocked off Miami and Tennessee in the last two weeks. He is 20-for-45 for 296 yards and a touchdown in the two wins.

That led us to the poll question you see here. Be sure to vote and then you can weigh in with your comments below. 

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