Nine backup quarterbacks who guided their teams to a Super Bowl title
Nov 11, 2014, 12:08 AM | Updated: 12:08 am
Can the Arizona Cardinals win a Super Bowl with backup quarterback Drew Stanton under center?
According to history: absolutely.
Super Bowls have been won by backup quarterbacks with less experience than Stanton, who hadn’t started an NFL game for four years until filling in for injured starter Carson Palmer early this season, leading the Cardinals to two wins in three starts.
In fact, a former Arena Football League quarterback and USFL QB have led teams to Super Bowl glory.
Here are nine NFL quarterbacks who were not slated to be QB1 heading into the season, but ended the season hoisting the Lombardi Trophy.