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Honestly, it's been done before, so why not us? We are the Denver Freaking Broncos baby!!!! Why not us?

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Let that be our rally cry, "Why not us?"

It may sound silly, but more often than not, the quarterback who didn't light the NFL on fire, or the backup quarterback, or game managing quarterback has won the Super Bowl. "Hogwash" you say? You think the Super Bowl is reserved for the elite of the elite QBs to win, and now that Peyton Manning doesn't exist anymore (I might write about that statement later this week), the Broncos chances are gone? Au contraire, mon frere, more quarterbacks and teams won the Super Bowl this century (basically 2000 - present) than the mega star players like Peyton Manning. Still don't believe me? Keep reading!

Why not us?

In 2000, a backup grocery bagger took a pathetic laughing stock of a team to not only the Super Bowl, but transformed them into a juggernaut for a few years and became a hall of fame player. That's right, most forget that the St. Louis Rams were horrible for decades. They were a 2-14 team the year before their Super Bowl. They started a grocery bagger who was out of the league at quarterback! Not only did they dominate the NFL that year, but they went on to win the Super Bowl. So why not Brock? Why can't Brock be better than a King Soopers stock boy? Why not?

Why not us?

In 2001, the Baltimore Ravens won the Super Bowl off of the back of their great defense and game managing quarterback. You've heard it all before, "If Trent Dilfer can win.... yada yada yada" ... Well, why not us? If Dilfer can do it off the back of an amazing defense, why can't Brock do the same? Our defense is every bit as good if not better, so why not us?

Why not us?

In 2002, a borderline Hall of Fame quarterback went down with an injury that probably wasn't season ending, but it would take some time to heal. Enter the backup quarterback who was drafted in the 6th round. I don't think I need to hash out who that player is by now (because, well, the Patriots are always spying), but that backup quarterback didn't exactly light the league on fire with his passing proficiency. He won with a strong defense, good running game, and simply playing the game managing roll. So why can't Brock? Why can't Denver? If a backup quarterback who was drafted in the 6th round and asked to only throw the ball a handful of times can win the Super Bowl, why can't Brock and the Broncos? Why not us?

Why not us?

In 2003, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers won the Super Bowl on the back of their defense (like the Ravens) and with 'game managing' quarterback play out of journeyman Brad Johnson! All it took was them beating the Raiders (check), and they were champs. If Brad Johnson can do it, why can't Brock? Surely, Aqib Talib and Chris Harris Jr. can intercept Cam Newton a few times in the Super Bowl en route to victory, right? Why not us?

Why not us?

In 2004, that same future Hall of Fame quarterback won another Super Bowl and just like the first time, he didn't do it lighting up the NFL record books. He did it on the back of great defense, amazing special teams, and a game manager approach. And again, I must ask, why can't Brock do that? Why can't Brock be a game manager and throw for 150 yds, 1-2 TDs and 0-1 INTs per game? Why can't he? Why not us? (*Note: This is the last time I can use Tom Brady in the "game manager" / "non-mega star" role for the purpose of this article.) After this Super Bowl, he started loosening up and throwing more, just like Peyton Manning, Drew Brees, and Aaron Rodgers.

Why not us?

In 2006, a rookie quarterback was asked to throw the ball a whopping 5-12 times each game throughout the season. Did that work? You bet your butt it did! 'Big' Ben Roethlisberger wasn't even a "below average" passing quarterback because he didn't really qualify as being a passing quarterback. When you have games that you only throw the ball 6 times in a victory, you are doing everything except lighting the league on fire. But yes, that Steelers team, led by a great defense, strong sentiment towards Jerome Bettis, and a stout running game not only won the Super Bowl, but they beat the Seattle Seahawks in the process. Not many things on this planet taste quite as delicious as the salty tears of Seahawk fans! So if the Steelers can win the Super Bowl with a rookie quarterback throwing 10 passes per game, why can't Denver? Why can't Brock be that quarterback to throw 10 passes each game? Why not? 

Why not us?

In 2008, the "lesser" Manning, who many were still uncertain of (was he a bust or wasn't he?) not only ended the Patriots undefeated season, but they did it with low scoring games, wishy-washy quarterback play all season, and final week luck to even make the playoffs. If Eli Manning can do it, if the Giants could do it after almost missing the playoffs, then why can't Denver? Why not us? We can score 17 points with Brock in the Super Bowl. That's all it took for a very mediocre Eli. So why can't we? Why not us?

Why not us?

In 2012, you had not only one, but two very mediocre quarterbacks playing in the Super Bowl. One was perennial underachiever Joe Flacco, the other, a rookie backup quarterback who only got his shot because of the starter going down with injury. That quarterback? Colin Kaepernick! If Colin Kaepernick can lead a team to the Super Bowl, then certainly Brock Osweiller can, right? Why can't he? That 49ers team was led by amazing defense and average at best quarterback play. The same can be said about the Ravens. They were led by sentiment for Ray Lewis with spotty QB play and a few butt whoopings along the way. So again, why can't we? Why not us? We can do this!

Why not us?

In 2013, a second year quarterback taken in the third round who was not only short, but a "scrambling" quarterback went to the Super Bowl. That team was led by an amazing defense and an offense that did just enough to not lose the game. If that team can beat the #1 offense in the history of the NFL (that's a 60+ year history for those wondering), then certainly Brock can do the same, right? Why not? I implore you to tell me why Brock can't do what Wilson did. So again, why not us?

There have been 14 Super Bowls played since 2000. In those 14 games, 9 of them have been won by either a game managing quarterback, a backup quarterback, a journeyman quarterback, a rookie quarterback, or a quarterback who hasn't yet made his mark on not only the team, but the NFL. If 65% of the Super Bowls were won by "average at best" quarterback play, then why can't the Broncos make that 10 out of 15 times this century? We just saw Brock play good football a few days ago. If he can simply duplicate that production over a 60 minute game (150 yards, 1 TD, 1 INT and leading the offense to a second touchdown drive and what would be a field goal drive if it wasn't so out of hand), then he can not only lead the Broncos to the playoffs (almost a lock) and the Super Bowl.

Again, if Trent Dilfer and Brad Johnson can do it, why can't Brock?