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A strong defense made it easy for Trent Dilfer to win a Super Bowl.
Trent Dilfer was never a great NFL starting quarterback, but he was in the right place at the right time: He helped lead the Baltimore Ravens to a win in Super Bowl XXXV.
Dilfer didn't start the season as the Ravens' starting quarterback, but took over midseason when Tony Banks struggled. Dilfer started the final eight games of the season, and the Ravens went 7-1.
The 2000 Ravens had one of the best defenses in NFL history, and Dilfer was considered a "game manager" by most football experts. He finished the season with 12 touchdowns and 11 interceptions and a rather pedestrian 76.6 quarterback rating.
In the Super Bowl, Dilfer completed only 12-of-25 passes for 153 yards and a touchdown as the Ravens cruised past the overmatched New York Giants 34-7. He did not throw an interception.
Despite helping the Ravens win the Super Bowl, Baltimore opted not to re-sign Dilfer. He joined the Seattle Seahawks to serve as Matt Hasselbeck's backup. Dilfer ended up starting four games that season when Hasselbeck was injured and spent four full seasons in Seattle, starting a total of 12 games.
Later stints with the Cleveland Browns and San Francisco 49ers closed out Dilfer's career. After he retired, he became a successful broadcaster.
For his career, Dilfer threw more interceptions (129) then touchdown passes (113) and completed only 55.5 percent of his passes.
While he failed to distinguish himself as an elite NFL quarterback, he did something greats like Fran Tarkenton, Dan Marino, Warren Moon and Dan Fouts never did when he won a Super Bowl.