Don't worry, that isn't even a good enough reason to convince anyone on this board.
It also further illustrates my point that it doesn't matter where Alex Smith was drafted or what happened with the 49ers -- it's what happens with the Chiefs that counts, now.
I stand corrected. That list should include 10 QB's that were drafted by their teams that won SB's. Joe Flacco was left off that list.
Elway/manning were acquired through the draft, it's fine with me. The point of that chart is to show that you have a more realistic chance at winning a super bowl with a first round pick than with a pick in the later rounds, closing your eyes and crossing your fingers, praying that a ufa or 6th round pick works out to be your franchise qb.
But don't worry, your 8 year plan of avoiding risk has worked out perfectly.
Speaking of decade long plans, tell us, how did NOT drafting O-Lineman in the top 3 rounds from 2000 through 2009, except for Albert in 2008, work out?
ANSWER: Worst record of any team in the AFC since 2007 and no QB was going to have any success playing behind that cast of misfits that you saw on the O-Line after Roaf and Shields retired & only recently are they getting around to trying to fix that and drafting a guy like Fisher who has the potential to be ELITE was way overdue.
Really? The same? We acquired Alex Smith through the draft? Didn't he already play 8 seasons? If you can't tell the difference between Eli Manning being traded on draft day, brought up in the Giants organization from day 1 and another quarterback who played 8 seasons in another organization then something is wrong with you.
You do realize you don't need a fantastic line to go to the super bowl. The Ravens last year didn't have even a top 10 line, same with the giants in 2011. It's been proven you don't need a great line to get there, but you do need a qb who can put up points.
But let's avoid risk and keep playing it safe, we just might get back up to .500!