I don't know Doug Farrar of Yahoo! Sports. But I do know he doesn't know what he's talking about when it comes to ranking the top 10 Super Bowl quarterbacks. If you can come up with a top 10 list of the best-performing quarterbacks in Super Bowl history and the list does not have Phil Simms of the New York Giants on it, you don't have a clue what you're talking about.
That, however, is precisely what Farrar has done. He has put together a list of the top 10 quarterbacks in the Super Bowl without Simms, whose 22-of-25 in Super Bowl XXI still might be the gold standard for Super Bowl performances by a quarterback. I am almost annoyed enough to violate all of my own rules for Big Blue View and put one of those 'F' things in front of the word 'stupid' to describe this list. But, rules are rules.
Farrar says his list is about "the greatest Super Bowl performers." Hmmm ...
How does Jim Plunkett get on the list and Simms doesn't? Plunkett's a nice quarterback, he is a nice story and he got two Super Bowl rings with the Oakland Raiders. He didn't do anything special in either game, though, except not throw an interception.
How does Roger Staubach get on the list and Simms doesn't? Staubach had one terrific game, 29-of-43 for 302 yards and three TDs in Super Bowl XIII. He threw threw picks in Super Bowl X, however.
How does Drew Brees get on the list and Simms doesn't? Was Brees 33-for-40 performance for 290 yards and two two TDs better than Simms 22-for-25 for 268 yards and three touchdowns? Just because he threw more passes? Don't think so.
No Ben Roethlisberger? No Doug Williams (340 yards, four TDs in Super Bowl XXII)?