1 of 11 : Top 10 Legacy-Altering Seasons for a Quarterback
Advertisement
Top 10 Legacy-Altering Seasons for a Quarterback
Top 10 Legacy-Altering Seasons for a Quarterback

The 2016 NFL playoffs could change the way we think about several high-profile quarterbacks: Carson Palmer, Russell Wilson, Aaron Rodgers, Peyton Manning and even Tom Brady. Palmer has the most to gain - to date he's 0-for-2 in playoff games though, to be fair, he only threw one pass in his 2005 playoff appearance. Palmer's Cardinals won the NFC West with a 13-3 record and are the No. 2 seed in the NFC. A Super Bowl win, on top of his 29-9 record with Cardinals, will have us rethinking Palmer's legacy after 12 years in the league.

Brady and Manning both have solid legacies already cemented. Manning, whose 2015 was one of the worst years of his career, could show a resilience many NFL fans don't think he has by turning it around in the postseason - or tarnish his legacy with a terrible outing. Brady, with one more Super Bowl win, would set himself above Terry Bradshaw and Joe Montana with a record five rings.

Wilson and Rodgers are both looking for their second Super Bowl win. If one of them gets it, he'll be the 12th quarterback to win multiple championships. But will any of their seasons land in our Top 10 Legacy-Altering Seasons for NFL Quarterbacks?

(Compiled by Brian Colella)

Top 10 Legacy-Altering Seasons for a Quarterback
The 2016 NFL playoffs could change the way we think about several high-profile quarterbacks: Carson Palmer, Russell Wilson, Aaron Rodgers, Peyton Manning and even Tom Brady. Palmer has the most to...
Read More →
Top 10 Reasons Sports Will Be Better in 2016
Were sports not good in 2015? It definitely felt like things dropped off after 2014, which had the FIFA World Cup and Winter Olympics. But it did improve on the past year in some ways. Similarly,...
Read More →
Top 10 Sports Stories of 2015
The Year 2015 offered us mostly drama on the playing fields, though a couple of stories did end up in the courts (civil and criminal). Unlike 2014, domestic violence and concussions have receded...
Read More →
Top 10 Games of 2015
Aaron Rodgers' bomb to Richard Rodgers with no time on the clock made the Packers-Lions Thursday night game almost an instant classic. But it's easy to focus on just the final play and forget the...
Read More →
Top 10 Bowl Games of 2015-16 Season
There are a record 40 bowl games this season (plus the playoff championship game), a number so preposterous that three teams with losing records were plucked to play in them because there weren't...
Read More →
Top 10 Breakout Stars of 2015
Looking back, this year has been good for the breakout performers. In baseball, both Cy Young winners had the best seasons of their careers, and the first seasons of their careers of that caliber....
Read More →
Top 10 Least Thankful People in Sports 2015
Every year come Thanksgiving we like to take a look back at what the year's brought us and be grateful for the good things in our lives. One of the top things we're thankful for is that we don't...
Read More →
Top 10 Stats at 2015 NFL Midseason
Halfway through the 2015 NFL season, some things are clear and some things aren't. A handful of teams have pretty much sealed their playoff spots, while another handful has played their way out of...
Read More →
Top 10 Athletes Whose Careers Were Cut Short
On Nov. 1, Tiger Woods found himself back in the operating room for a followup procedure on his back, after undergoing surgery in September to remove a disc fragment. Woods, who hasn't won a major...
Read More →
Top 10 World Series Moments
Every boy, when he picks up his glove or bat and heads to the baseball diamond, pictures himself in the spotlight of the final play of a World Series, creating an iconic moment that will live well...
Read More →