If you didn’t think the AFC was dominated by just a handful of teams you are very wrong. On Saturday, Tom Brady and the New England Patriots defeated the Kansas City Chiefs to get their fifth straight AFC Championship game.
Next weekend, they will play a fairly familiar face in either Peyton Manning or Ben Roethlisberger and that makes for a very interesting scenario. This guarantees that 13 of the last 15 AFC Super Bowl quarterbacks will be one of these three men.
Since 2002, Brady has led the Patriots to six Super Bowls, Manning led the Denver Broncos to one and the Indianapolis Colts to two, and Roethlisberger has led the Pittsburgh Steelers to four.
The last time an AFC quarterback that wasn’t one of these three played in the Super Bowl was in 2013 with Joe Flacco and the Baltimore Ravens. Rich Gannon led the Oakland Raiders to the Super Bowl in 2003.
This just goes to show that the quarterback position is easily the most important position in the NFL.
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