Today ESPN breaks down every starting QB for every Superbowl in a pretty interesting little piece. It's fun reading back through the various Superbowls. There's a few QBs ranked lower than I would have thought and a few ranked way higher than I think they deserve, but it's all relative really, isn't it? The Patriots QB's (Eason. Bledsoe and Brady) are ranked 82, 57, 26, 15 and 10. No prizes whatsoever for matching the QB with the ranking! I would have argued that Bledsoe played better than roughly fifteen guys in front of him on this list but then, it's hard to argue his corner when he threw four interceptions, ruining what could have been a decent outing.
The Patriots on the list, in order of worst (and boy do I mean worst) to first. Well, tenth, actually.
(You can check the full list out here @ ESPN)
82. Tony Eason, Patriots, Super Bowl XX (1986)
Stats: 0-6, 0 yards, 0 TD, 0 interceptions in 46-10 loss to Bears.
''Eason's performance is the worst ever. In addition to his awful passing stats, he lost a fumble and not surprisingly was yanked in the second quarter.''
57. Drew Bledsoe, Patriots, Super Bowl XXXI (1997)
Stats: 25-48, 253 yards, 2 TD, 4 interceptions in 35-21 loss to Packers.
''Bledsoe threw two touchdown passes in the first quarter to give the Patriots the lead. In the fourth quarter, he was picked off twice, spoiling a comeback attempt.''
26. Tom Brady, Patriots, Super Bowl XXXVI (2002)
Stats: 16-27, 145 yards, 1 TD, 0 interceptions in 20-17 win over Rams.
''New England's defense stood out, but Brady orchestrated the drive at the end of the game to set up Adam Vinatieri's game-winning field goal as time expired for the upset win. Brady completed 5 of 6 passes on the winning 53-yard drive.''
15. Tom Brady, Patriots, Super Bowl XXXIX (2005)
Stats: 23-33, 236 yards, 2 TD, 0 interceptions in 24-21 win over Eagles.
''Brady had another near-flawless performance in the Patriots' most recent Super Bowl crown, but it was wide receiver Deion Branch (11 catches, 133 yards) who was named MVP.''
10. Tom Brady, Patriots, Super Bowl XXXVIII (2004)
Stats: 32-48, 354 yards, 3 TD, 1 interception in 32-29 win over Panthers.
''Brady outdueled Jake Delhomme with a Super Bowl-record 32 completions. He led the drive that set up Adam Vinatieri's game-winning field goal with four seconds remaining.''
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