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Sports Fans: Has there ever been a quarterback who has experienced two bad years in their prime but rose above the adversity later on to become a champion?

Asked by _Whitetigress (4349 points ) October 16th, 2012

I’m thinking perhaps Eli Manning fits this description? He’s coughed up a number of interceptions in his career yet has become a championship quater back. I feel like Philip Rivers is a top 10 QB, one of those where you think of the team and his name is the first player to pop up. I feel he’s in his prime still but had a rough last year and this year he’s tossing interceptions all over the place.

Help me think up other quarter backs who might fit the op!

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marinelife's avatar

Sure. John Elway had some awful years with the Broncos before going on to win two Super Bowls.

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

I was going to say Rob “Sack Magnet” Johnson as a joke, but I looked him up and he has a Super Bowl ring, with Tampa Bay in 2002. Jim Plunkett, Warren Moon and the other Tampa Bay quarterback, I can’t think of his name, also come to mind.

_Whitetigress's avatar

@Adirondackwannabe Man that Tampa Bay defense was second to none that season! @marinelife Ahh I was too young. I do remember him winning the superbowls though, but he seemed like a legend already.

marinelife's avatar

You know, his early years with Denver were not as bad as I remembered. They went 13–3 in 1984 and 11–5 in 1985. In 1987, Elway led them in “The Drive,” a famous scoring drive in the AFC Championship game.

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