We now are only 12 days from the Super Bowl. Want your son to grow up to be a Super Bowl champion? Then make him wear No. 12 — easily the most iconic jersey number in Super Bowl history.
And fittingly, we honor those men who wore it.
One out of nearly every three Super Bowls has been won by a quarterback wearing No. 12. The first was Joe Namath, followed by Roger Staubach, Bob Griese, Terry Bradshaw, Ken Stabler, Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers last year. That’s 14 of 41 Super Bowls, and Brady is gunning for another this year.
The real question here is: Who was the best Super Bowl quarterback to wear No. 12?
If you go by the most rings, Bradshaw takes the crown.
If you judge it by quarterbacks you’ve seen, many of you would side with Brady and his three rings because nobody under the age of 22 is a history buff, apparently. By making it back to the big game, Brady has another chance to add to his total. Four rings in five trips is rather impressive.
Speaking of impressive, you could argue Namath had the most iconic win in Super Bowl history, when the Jets beat the heavily favored Colts.
And you can make arguments for Staubach (a two-time winner), Stabler (many consider the 1976 Raiders one of the best teams ever) and Griese (perfect in 1972 with the Dolphins). There are no wrong answers. Well, other than Staubach, Stabler and Griese.
The correct answer is Bradshaw, unless Brady knocks him off this year.