In some ways, it doesn’t feel fair to lump Brad Johnson in with some of these other players who either didn’t contribute at all to their team’s Super Bowl efforts or otherwise provided marginal contributions. In comparison, Brad Johnson was the starting quarterback for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during a fairly impressive Super Bowl run. Then again, it wasn’t so much Johnson’s offense that led the charge so much as it was that all-time great defense. In Tampa Bay’s 48-21 Super Bowl victory over Oakland in 2003, Johnson completed just 18 of 34 pass attempts, and was hardly a deciding factor in the outcome of the game. The catalyst behind the Buccaneers victory was three (yes THREE) interceptions returned for touchdowns. To put that into perspective, the Tampa Bay defense scored as many points as the Oakland offense!
Johnson had a couple of good seasons, but he’s not what we think of when we think of Super Bowl quarterbacks. He retired after spending the 2008 season with the Dallas Cowboys and immediately began to take coaching jobs for both basketball and football. He dwells more on the athletic prospects of his son Max rather than his time as a professional player.