It’s Super Bowl week and all but two teams have already began their offseason duty to start preparing for next season. All of these teams from the beginning shared a commonality in preparing to be in Super Bowl 50, only to watch their dreams die.
The great Chinese general Sun Tzu once said “Know thy self, know thy enemy. A thousand battles, a thousand victories.” Many battles are won before their even fought, in front offices with general managers who pair up with coaches to self assess and deliver a winning plan to advance further than where they fell short.
Kansas City hasn’t been playing for two weeks now since losing the New England Patriots and in that span the Chiefs front office has been hard at work in successfully extending tight end Travis Kelce for an additional five years. John Dorsey and Andy Reid have one goal, and that’s to become Super Bowl champions.
It’s much easier said then done as 13 of the last 15 AFC Super Bowl quarterbacks have been one of three men named Ben Roethlisberger, Tom Brady, or Peyton Manning. This stat of the rich getting richer portrays that every team that doesn’t have one of those three quarterbacks is in an uphill battle.
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