Here are the Lester’s Legends quarterback rankings for Super Bowl XLIX.
1. Tom Brady, New England Patriots
Tom Brady averaged 268.6 yards and 2.2 touchdowns in the first 15 games of the regular season before the Patriots took it easy in the season finale. Brady has 49 touchdown passes in 28 career playoff games. He threw for 367 yards and three touchdowns against the Baltimore Ravens despite a non-existent running game. Brady only had to throw for 226 yards against the Indianapolis Colts’ run defense was deflated. He threw three touchdowns though. Brady threw for 395 yards and a pair of touchdowns in 2012 against the Seattle Seahawks as they were becoming a premier defense. Seattle ranked first in scoring defense, fourth in total defense, and sixth in passing defense. That’s the game where “You mad bro” was coined. Yes, Brady is mad. I expect him to exact revenge.
2. Russell Wilson, Seattle Seahawks
Russell Wilson averaged 217.2 passing yards, 1.3 touchdown passes, 53.1 rushing yards and 0.4 rushing touchdowns. He threw for 268 yards and three touchdowns in the playoff win over the Carolina Panthers. He bottomed out a bit against the Green Bay Packers throwing four interceptions, but he rallied when he needed to. Wilson finished with 209 yards and the game-winning touchdown. He also added 25 yards and a touchdown on the ground. Wilson’s running ability and tendency to take care of the football (the NFC title game withstanding) can mitigate his sometimes underwhelming passing totals.
Also check out:
- Super Bowl XLIX Fantasy Football RB Rankings
- Super Bowl XLIX Fantasy Football WR Rankings
- Super Bowl XLIX Fantasy Football TE Rankings
- Super Bowl XLIX Fantasy Football K Rankings
- Super Bowl XLIX Fantasy Football DEF Rankings
- Super Bowl XLIX NFL Pick