Quarterbacks are by far the most important position in all of sports! No other sport has a position as critical to a team’s success. We’ve seen it throughout history. A team that has a great quarterback is automatically in contention to win a Super Bowl. There’s a reason they are the hottest commodity in the game. They always have been, and they always will be.
Throughout the great history of the National Football League, there have been many great quarterbacks who have inked their names in the history books. More than any other position in the NFL, quarterbacks are judged by the number of championships. The same cannot be said for players in various other positions.
A great quarterback must have many strong qualities. It’s not enough to simply have a strong arm. They need to be accurate, have great anticipation, and be in sync with their receivers. In addition, a QB needs to have a thorough understanding of the game and defensive schemes, in order to put his offense in the best possible formation and play call.
Moreover, as the default leader of any team, it takes a special character with leadership skills to make his teammates follow his lead. He needs to have the ability to handle pressure, and be able to persevere through the many tumultuous paths of any quarterback at the NFL level.
After being selected with the number one overall pick in the 1989 NFL Draft, Aikman was the face of the Dallas Cowboys in the mid 1990s. At the time, Dallas was the strongest team in the league. Aikman helped the team reach their dynasty status as the starting quarterback who led them to three Super Bowls victories (1993, 1994 and 1996). He also received MVP honors for his performance in Super Bowl XXVII, when he threw four touchdown passes. Aikman was later inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2006.