Originally written February 07, 2013 on Football Nation:
First off, Congratulations to the Baltimore Ravens for winning the Super Bowl.  Once again the Super Bowl showed that truly any team can win the "big dance."  As a team that stumbled to the finish line they were able to regroup and make one of the most historic playoff runs in National Football League history.Second off, the question is what it takes to be elite.  To answer that question one has to realize that there are two types of elite, Peyton Manning elite as in a quarterback who dominates in the regular season and wins the MVP every year.  Then there is Tom Brady elite as in a quarterback who has a pretty good regular season and turns it up in the playoffs.  Joe Flacco is officially the latter with a great postseason throwing eleven touchdowns and zero picks.Today almost everyone gets elite status and the truth is there are probably only four or five elite quarterbacks in the NFL.  So here it goes, sorry Pittsburgh, and New Jersey Big Ben is not elite, nor is Eli.  T...
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