Tim Tebow, Rex Ryan, and NFL Teams Who the Playoff Hunt Means the Most To
There isn't a team in the NFL that wouldn't benefit greatly from winning another Super Bowl, or for some teams a first.
Still, there are some teams that would relish the chance to lift the Lombardi Trophy just a little bit more than others.
Here are some of the teams that would appreciate more than most, and the reasons why.
The Baltimore Ravens are hoping that they can send their first ballot hall of fame prospect, Ray Lewis, off the field with a trophy in his hands.
On top of that, they really want to get some respect for their quarterback, Joe Flacco. He has been much maligned in the press and among NFL experts as a player who is just not quite on the level of other elite QB's in the league.
A Super Bowl would solidify one legacy and begin another.
The Houston Texans have been seeking to emerge from the shadows of Texas football. They thought they had their chance this year with Peyton Manning out and the AFC South wide open for the taking.
They have taken, but it has come at quite a cost. Houston is trotting their third-string quarterback out on a weekly basis and will continue to do so for the remainder of the season.
A Super Bowl would confirm what coach Gary Kubiak has built in Houston and justify the existence of another franchise in Texas.
New York Jets
Rex Ryan has been talking about Super Bowls that his teams will win in New York, but to date they have fallen short every season.
What would a Super Bowl mean to the Jets? A permanent home for Rex Ryan most likely, as he would have finally delivered on his promises.
If the Jets were to win, it would signal that Rex Ryan will have plenty more to say for many years to come.
Even though John Elway still has a hand in the teams performance as the VP of Football Operations, a Super Bowl for the Broncos could finally signal the end of the "Post-Elway Slump" for Denver.
It would also usher in the true "Tim Tebow Era" not only for Denver, but for the league as a whole. If people think that a media monster has been unleashed already, just watch and see what happens if Denver wins a Super Bowl with Tebow at the helm.