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Last Years Super Bowl Champion QB’s,

This Year’s starters.

By: James Jackson

December 6, 2017

As the confetti fell in Super Bowl 51 last season, the New England Patriots had just completed the greatest comeback in Super Bowl history. Three quarterbacks celebrated the historic victory, Tom Brady, Jimmy Garoppolo and Jacoby Brissett. Those three men played a key part in getting the Patriots to the Super Bowl. Both Garoppolo and Brissett filled in for Tom Brady while he served his four game suspension. Fast forward to last weekend and all three men became starters for different franchises.


Brady led the Patriots into New Era Field in Buffalo to play the Bills. Brady didn’t put up great numbers, something unusual for last years Super Bowl MVP. Brady threw for 258 yards, zero touchdowns and 1 interception in a blowout win against the Bills.


Garoppolo showed a lot similarities to Tom Brady in his time in New England. He caught enough attention to be traded to the 49ers. Garoppolo made his first start for the struggling 49ers, who are looking for anything to help turn their franchise around. Garoppolo performed the best out of his former teammates, throwing for 293 yards, zero touchdowns and 1 interception in a one point win against the Bears.


Brissett isn’t new to starting games, he’s started most of the season for the Colts. With an injured Andrew Luck,the Colts needed someone who could take over and lead their organization. Brissett threw for 174 yards, 1 touchdown and 2 interceptions in the Colts 10-30 loss to the Jaguars.

All three men have come a long way since hoisting the Lombardi trophy last season. They all may play for different teams but they all have the same goal, to become a Super Bowl champion once more.




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