If you’re into spelling instead of telling, this blog isn’t for you
The title should probably read “The Superbowl keeps roman numerals relevant”. Seriously, when the hell do we use roman numerals except when discussing the Superbowl? Elementary and middle school math was such a farce; Fibonacci numbers, roman numerals, long division. When the **** is the last time you used any of those math formulas? We need to call it the Roman Numeral Championship. I digress.
The 49er’s opened up as 25/1 to win it all in 2019 following the stunning victory of The Eagles and Big Dick Nick. Last year they were tied with lowly Browns at 200/1 to start the 2017 season. Flash forward to this week, 15% of all future 2019 Superbowl bets have been placed on the 49ers. Incredible turnaround. Do people really still argue that the Quarterback isn’t the most important position in sports? It baffles me that teams like the Browns and Jets don’t use every damn first round pick they have on a QB prospect until they land an above average one.
Let’s take a look at the last 25 Superbowl winning QB’s:
Super Bowl 27. Troy Aikman (MVP)
Super Bowl 28. Troy Aikman
Super Bowl 29. Steve Young (MVP)
Super Bowl 30. Troy Aikman
Super Bowl 31. Brett Favre
Super Bowl 32. John Elway
Super Bowl 33. John Elway (MVP)
Super Bowl 34. Kurt Warner (MVP)
Super Bowl 35. Trent Dilfer
Super Bowl 36. Tom Brady (MVP)
Super Bowl 37. Brad Johnson
Super Bowl 38. Tom Brady (MVP)
Super Bowl 39. Tom Brady
Super Bowl 40. Ben Roethlisberger
Super Bowl 41. Peyton Manning (MVP)
Super Bowl 42. Eli Manning (MVP)
Super Bowl 43: Ben Roethlisberger
Super Bowl 44: Drew Brees (MVP)
Super Bowl 45: Aaron Rogers (MVP)
Super Bowl 46: Eli Manning (MVP)
Super Bowl 47: Joe Flacco (MVP)
Super Bowl 48: Russell Wilson
Super Bowl 49: Tom Brady (MVP)
Super Bowl 50: Peyton Manning
Super Bowl 51: Tom Brady (MVP)
Super Bowl 52: Nick Foles (MVP).
Men lie, women lie, stats don’t. 25 years, and only 3 of those teams didn’t have a surefire hall of fame or future hall of fame QB. 18/25 times the Roman Numeral Championship MVP was a QB.
Let’s look a little deeper at the teams that won without a Hall Of Fame QB. (Flacco is a iffy one, we will skip the breakdown on MR Elite)
2002 Buccaneers: Brad Johnson. The 2002 Buccaneers became the first team to lead the league in total defense, points allowed, and interceptions since the 1985 Chicago Bears. They also held opposing quarterbacks to an unbelievable 48.4 passer rating for the season. They also had coach of the year Chucky, Jon Gruden. They also played against 67 year old Rich Gannon, albeit he BALLED that year.
2000 Ravens: Trent Dilfer. Pretty simple, hands down best defense EVER. Multiple future hall of fame defensive players, and a superstar rookie RB in Jamal Lewis (guy was freaking IMPOSSIBLE to tackle in Madden).
2017 Eagles: Nick Foles”FLY EAGLES FLYYYY” Never thought I’d hate a song quicker than “Call Me Maybe”. This damn Eagles anthem is ingrained in my thoughts. Free Meek tho. An outstanding team from top to bottom. Extremely well coached. 4 starting Running Backs…FOUR! Top 4 Defense, and most of the season they had Wentz under center until his season ending ACL injury (and possible ending a MVP campaign). Foles is by far the best backup QB in the league and once threw 27 TD’s to only 2 INT’s in a season. Jeff Fisher ruined him, before returning him to Philly. The jury is still out on his career, but it’s obvious he’s proved himself to be in the upper tier of starting QB’s and able to win on the biggest stage. #BigDickNick
Summary: You don’t win in the NFL without a top tier QB.
The money shows Jimmy G is the variable in the 9ers going from 200/1 odds to win it all, to 25/1. That is a top 5 jump in NFL history for a one year turn around. He has the Patriots winning pedigree instilled in him. He walks and talks like a winning QB. He studied under the GOAT QB and Head Coach. He eats almonds and healthy food like I do Taco Bell. He has quite possibly the quickest release I’ve seen in 20 years, only trailing Rodgers. Last but not least he is a +ev signal caller.
Sneakily the best thing about the 9ers getting Jimmy G is they don’t have to draft that Doofus Josh Allen. If that dork makes ONE Pro Bowl in his entire career i’ll eat my hat. No SHOT!!! 6″6 of walking World Of Warcraft and Mountain Dew drinking Ryan Leaf 2.0.
The sun is shinning bright in the city by the bay, and it’s being lit up by that GQ smile. #QBae (Any chance I can get #QBae to go viral? No? Okay.)
*Editors Note* I have a man crush on Jimmy Guwop.