No to mention the list above.
It is not the number one way to find a star. But it is more Successful than what most give credit for.
A good case could be made for guys like Alex Smith, who had long since been deemed a backup, and Aaron Rodgers, who spent several years as a backup.
Here is the only thing I could find about the subject that seemed reliable...
NFL: How many NFL backup quarterbacks went on to win a Super Bowl? - Quora
Whatever the actual ratio, it is not as bad as what people seem to think.
Rather Matt Cassel turns into Tom Brady, or Bodies Croyle,it is not a horrible plan to try and turn strong backups into starters.
This team was designed to keep scores low and use a power running game to control the games.
When the defense falls apart, the team abandons what they are designed for and plays some game that they are not built for.
The QB is not what is wrong wig this team.
The plan is wrong because it's not working. The plan is what it is because of the QB that we have.
*Former Cassel backer here disagreeing.*
We didn't draft these WR simply due to their run blocking ability.
We have, on paper anyway, a dynamic offense that can run, either as power (Hillis), finesse/speed (Charles), or 3 or 4 WR sets, with gadget back DMC, this Wylie kid, not to mention a couple pretty good TE...
Every one of those players rely on one player.
That player is UNDERACHIEVING to the point of failure.
This offense shouldn't have to power run, there is enough there that we should be able to score, nearly at will. Why can't we do that?
That is our game-winning and season saving question. I have seen teams win for the last 10 years with defense that hasn't played any better than ours has the last 2 games.. anyone remember the Rams???? They were certainly not the 2nd coming of the steel curtain lol