Though many eyes will be on stars Adrian Peterson, J.J. Watt and Von Miller this month, the NFL playoffs are really about one position and one position only: quarterback.
Consider this: Since Brad Johnson won the Super Bowl with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2002, the only quarterbacks to win Super Bowls have been the following men:
1. Tom Brady
2. Peyton Manning
3. Ben Roethlisberger
4. Eli Manning
5. Aaron Rodgers
6. Drew Brees
That's 10 years. Six quarterbacks. Six future Pro Football Hall of Famers. The lesson? Since the new pass-interference and quarterback-friendly rules were put in place in the early 2000s, you not only want an elite guy leading your team on its Super Bowl path come January, you pretty much need one.
But maybe this year will be different. The game is changing. With the exotic new offenses were seeing in Seattle, Washington and San Francisco, maybe you dont need a future Hall of Fame quarterback to win it all anymore. Maybe you just need to outwit and outrun...