Originally posted by pfizz:
While I mainly agree with you those teams had elite QBs. Kap is not elite.
To be fair neither was Brady at the beginning of their run. He was good but not a great QB in their first two SB seasons but the overall team, including a great D and special teams, was a big part of the reason they won.
Conversely they have been close but not able to win it all for a long time when Brady was elite. The QB is important but this is the ultimate team game. A great team with a very good but not great QB can do a lot of things while elite QBs with mediocre teams either don't make the playoffs at all or go down like the Pats did yesterday.
The window is wide open and it can stay open longer with quality drafting and contract decisions.