Originally posted on Patriots Life  |  Last updated 1/13/13

FOXBORO, MA - JANUARY 10: Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots looks on during warm ups against the Baltimore Ravens during the 2010 AFC wild-card playoff game at Gillette Stadium on January 10, 2010 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)
    Can you win the Super Bowl without a top 6 or 7 quarterback? It’s a debate that’s been transpiring on local sports radio for about a year now. The question has played out to perfection in the Divisional Round of the playoffs this year. With the rule changes in the NFL catering to offenses I was inclined to take the better QB in every game. Having the franchise QB means there is no deficit is too big to overcome and that one guy can single handedly win you the game. Being from around here and watching Tom Brady I know that having the right guy throwing the ball can mask almost every other deficiency on your team. Going back to Brady’s first win in a Super Bowl there hasn’t been a team to win the Super Bowl that didn’t have a top 5 QB (except Brad Johnson in 2002).      Yesterday you had Peyton Manning who is an elite QB and got you to the number one seed when you were nothing more than a wild card last year with the same exact team. On a scale of great QB’s in the NFL Manning wou...
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