Woodson: Stop judging QBs by Super Bowl rings

DALLAS¬†— There has been a lot of talk this week about Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger and Packers QB Aaron Rodgers¬†and their place in history should they be victorious in Super Bowl XLV.

Roethlisberger would join some pretty elite company as a three-time Super Bowl winner. Rodgers would join the championship club of the Packers alongside all-time greats Bart Starr, Arnie Herber and Brett Favre, who have all led the team to an NFL title.

But you want to know who is getting sick of all of this talk about rings? That would be Hall of Famer Rod Woodson, who said during his NFL.com chat on Thursday that people focus way too much on wins and losses when it comes to quarterbacks.

One reader wanted to know if Roethlisberger would join the NFL’s current elite class of Peyton Manning or Tom Brady if he won a third Super Bowl title. Woodson believes the most important thing is playing well, not necessarily the championship hardware.

“Well, it’s not about winning,” Woodson said. “He’s won two Super Bowls. The first Super Bowl, they won in spite of Ben. So he needs to play well. Super Bowl rings don’t make you the best quarterback. Because the best quarterback I believe is Dan Marino and he has no Super Bowl rings.”

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