Dynasties are ending

Isaac Rengers, Staff Writer

Over the past 15 NFL seasons at least one of three names have been a quarterback competing in the Super Bowl; Tom Brady, Peyton Manning, and Ben Roethlisberger. This year all 3 dynasties have officially come to an end. None of those 3 quarterbacks made it past the first round of the playoffs. 


After 15 seasons of the Broncos, Patriots, or Steelers making it to the Super Bowl, or at least the AFC title game, all three teams are done for the season after Wild Card Weekend. 


The Patriots suffered a crushing loss to the Titans during the Wild Card Weekend, and they packed their bags and headed home.


Peyton Manning retired in 2016 after winning the Super Bowl against the Carolina Panthers. 


Ben Roethlisberger got hurt and had season ending surgery in week one of this season, so both Ben and Peyton had no chance of being in the super bowl this year. 


The only other time all three quarterbacks missed the Super Bowl in the past 15 years was back in 2013 when Joe Flacco won it with the Baltimore Ravens. 


With both Ben and Tom contemplating what they will do going into the 2020 season, and Payton already being retired, we may never see any of them in a Super Bowl as a player ever again. 


As the 2019 playoffs move on to the Divisional round 8 teams battle to advance to the Conference finals in two weeks. 


The Ravens are the heavily favored team to win the AFC and have been cruising through the past 11 weeks and hope to extend their win streak to 12. 


The 49ers are the most favored team in the NFC and are looking to get to their first Super Bowl since 2013. 


As the playoffs move forward many more surprises are in store and legacies are to be made, but dynasties of old are soon to die out.