Hey AB83 as always love the input. You seem to have a in on what teams are spending their money on and I have an inquiry. Out of the past ten Superbowl winners what percentage of their cap was spent on their QB. The reason I ask this is that there seems to be a consensus that you have to pay for a top tier QB in order to win super bowls but looking at it, I'm not sold that is the best way to win.
Most of the super bowl winners I can think of were playing with a up an coming QB that was on his original contract. When they paid him a high percentage of their salary cap for the team, while still being competitive, they didn't seem to be able to duplicate those results. An example would be Tom Brady. Won 3 right off the bat, when they paid him as at top QB, they have been good but zero Super Bowls. I am curious to see how the Green Bay Packers manage their team once Rodgers is getting paid 20 mil a year vs 9.
I guess what I am looking for is the idea that it is a team effort and the effect of a great QB in today's NFL is over exaggerated. Not to say it's not important to have an "Above Average" QB, but so many teams bank on the idea that they have to have an "A" grade QB; they sign a QB, who shows potential of being one yet it ends up destroying their team due to the cap. Also teams that have that great QB and spend the money to keep him end up not being able to compliment him with a great overall team. Meaning their defense becomes bad because they have not money to maintain it.
It's just a thought but wanted to see what the data stated and felt you were the man for the job.
[ Edited by dwett on Jun 7, 2012 at 6:12 PM ]