#1 – Danny White, QB
Yes, I know technically Danny White won a Super Bowl as a punter but he never led a team to the big game from under center. It’s very different when it comes to quarterbacks. Don’t forget that Philadelphia Eagles’ passer Carson Wentz has also technically won a Super Bowl.
White was the Tony Romo of the 1980s. The former passer Roger Staubach‘s understudy led the Cowboys to three straight conference title games but failed each time. The intent was to have him seamlessly replace Staubach but the end result never came to fruition.
Although White fell victim to San Francisco 49ers tight end Dwight Clark and his “Catch” people often forget that he almost brought the Cowboys back in that 1982 NFC Championship game. If it wasn’t for cornerback Eric Wright and his fingertip, the story on White might be a little different.
The reality is quarterbacks take the bulk of the responsibility for a team’s failures and White had his share of postseason heartbreak. So whether you want to give him credit or not, nobody remembers White as a Super Bowl champion, he’s remembered for his inability to lead a championship team.