The old Redskins won three Super Bowls with three QBs in an era of football which no longer exists. Even then, Super Bowls were won by teams with great QBs. The Redskins got great QB play in the years they won. Theismann and Rypien were among the league elite. In the Williams year, we had struggles there, but, put it together with dream play late. But, we were largely the exception for all time of a team who could win consistently without a true franchise QB.
The Steelers, Cowboys (with Staubach and Aikman), Niners, Broncos, Rams, Colts, Pats and even Steelers have all shown consistency in the face of changing times because of their QB. You sprinkle in here teams like the Ravens and Bucs. In the modern era, a true, elite level QB is the foundational piece that consistent winning is built on.
Without it you don't achieve it. With it, you do.
The Pats are an interesting story from last year, but, recall, they had the weakest schedule in the history of the world. I dare think we might be dangerous if we played a schedule that soft . Prior to Brady, Belicheck and his yes-man personnel guy, Pioli, were on the way out. After him, they are the greatest things in the world.
And the Patriots, like us for different reasons, are the place people WANT to go play now because of that stability and winning history. Kudos to them. And, again, if Colt is the next Brady, we'll all marvel at how great a franchise we have.