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Hostetler was never a full-time starter for the Giants, and his statistics show a journeyman; an average season for the Hoss consisted of a 1,095 yards, 6 TDs and 5 INTs stat line. Jeff’s biggest crime was being a backup for the better part of his career, and he rode a solid Giants running game and defense to a 20-19 victory over the Buffalo Bills in Super Bowl XXV.
In today’s NFL landscape, it’s the elite quarterback that has proven to be necessary for a team to hoist the Lombardi Trophy. In the last 10 years, the Super Bowl has been won by a quarterback named Brady, Roethlisberger, or Manning an astounding seven times; and that doesn’t include one-time winners Drew Brees and Aaron Rodgers.
This year is the first year in a long time where both quarterbacks, Colin Kaepernick and Joe Flacco, aren’t considered household names.
Even though neither Kaepernick or Flacco are considered by most to be amongst the NFL elite just yet, no matter who wins, neither will be one of the worst quarterbacks to win a Super Bowl; not by a long shot.
Looking at career statistics and efficiency, there are a few quarterbacks that have won Super Bowls that you have to wonder how they did it; usually, it was an outstanding supporting cast or simply catching lightning in a bottle.
For the purpose of this article, we looked at career passing yardage, touchdown-to-interception ratio, completion percentage, and quarterback rating as the foundation for the ranking.
What you see may indeed shock you; even a Hall-of-Famer is listed here. You may even be surprised at who isn’t on the list; for instance, no Brad Johnson. Johnson has a better TD:INT ratio (1.36), completion percentage (61.7), quarterback rating (82.5), and more passing yardage than anyone on this list.
So who’s on the list of the worst Super Bowl willing quarterbacks?
Let’s find out:
Read more: Aaron Rodgers, Baltimore Ravens, Colin Kaepernick, Drew Brees, Jeff Hostetler, Jim Plunkett, Joe Flacco, Joe Namath, NFL, San Francisco 49ers, Super Bowl 47, Team, Trent Dilfer, Week 21
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