The NFL quarterbacks who have played in and won the most Super Bowls

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Tom Brady won his seventh Super Bowl and fifth Super Bowl MVP award on Sunday, but the Buccaneers QB was already the undisputed champion of this list. Kevin Sabitus/AP Images
  • Only a handful of NFL quarterbacks have started in the Super Bowl multiple times in their careers.
  • Tom Brady leads the pack with 10 Super Bowl appearances and seven victories — the most recent of which came on Sunday.
  • Check out the full list of starting quarterbacks who have played multiple Super Bowls below:
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Two Appearances


Craig Morton (0-2)

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Craig Morton led the Dallas Cowboys to Super Bowl V in 1970, but he quickly fell out of favour with the team and lost his starting role to Roger Staubach. He became the first quarterback to start in a Super Bowl for two different teams when he revived his career with the Denver and played in Super Bowl XII for the Broncos eight years later.

Source: Star-Telegram


Russell Wilson (1-1)

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After leading the Seattle Seahawks to their first-ever Super Bowl victory in 2013, Russell Wilson led the franchise to a second Super Bowl berth the following season.


Brett Favre (1-1)

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Legendary Packers quarterback and Hall of Famer Brett Favre – who played 16 seasons in Green Bay – led the Packers to back-to-back Super Bowls in 1995 and 1996. He became the first and only player to win three straight NFL Most Valuable Player awards.

Source: Pro Football Hall of Fame


Joe Thiesmann (1-1)

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Joe Theismann led the Washington Redskins to consecutive Super Bowl appearances, but he is arguably most well-known for the gruesome, career-ending leg injury he suffered while being sacked by New York Giants linebacker Lawrence Taylor in 1985.

Source: Washington Post


Len Dawson (1-1)

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Hall of Famer Len Dawson led Kansas City to Super Bowl I where the Chiefs fell to the Green Bay Packers 35-10. Three years later, Dawson earned MVP honours for leading Kansas City to a 23-7 Super Bowl victory over the Minnesota Vikings.


Patrick Mahomes (1-0)

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Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs are headed to their second Super Bowl in as many years this weekend. Mahomes won his first battle on football’s greatest stage against the San Francisco 49ers in 2020, but this time, he’ll be up against the winningest quarterback in Super Bowl history.


Eli Manning (2-0)

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Eli Manning may have fallen out of favour with some New York Giants fans, but he led the franchise to two Super Bowl victories, including an improbable win over Tom Brady and the previously undefeated New England Patriots in 2008.


Jim Plunkett (2-0)

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After winning the Heisman Trophy at Stanford, Jim Plunkett quarterbacked the Oakland Raiders to two Super Bowl wins in 1980 and 1983.

Source: Heisman.com


Bart Starr (2-0)

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Bart Starr did it first. Literally. Starr led the Green Bay Packers to victory in Super Bowls I and II and earned his way into the Hall of Fame in 1977.

Source: Pro Football Hall of Fame


Three Appearances


Fran Tarkenton (0-3)

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Fran Tarkenton – a prolific offensive weapon known for his ability to scramble – led the Minnesota Vikings to a whopping six division titles and three Super Bowl appearances, but never brought a Lombardi Trophy back to Minneapolis.

Source: Pro Football Hall of Fame


Kurt Warner (1-2)

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Kurt Warner went from going undrafted out of college to leading the Los Angeles Rams and Arizona Cardinals to a combined three Super Bowl appearances between 1999 and 2008. When all was said and done, Warner had earned two NFL MVP awards, and Super Bowl ring, and a bid to the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Source: Pro Football Hall of Fame


Ben Roethlisberger (2-1)

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Ben Roethlisberger became the youngest Super Bowl-winning quarterback in league history when he led the Pittsburgh Steelers to the victory over the Seattle Seahawks at 23 years old. Since then, Big Ben has made two more Super Bowl appearances and brought a second Lombardi trophy back to the Steel City.


Bob Griese (2-1)

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Hall of Famer Bob Griese led the Miami Dolphins to three consecutive AFC championships and back-to-back Super Bowl victories in 1973 and 1974. Most notably, Griese anchored the Dolphins team that posted a perfect 17-0 season in 1972-73 – the only complete undefeated season in NFL history.

Source: Pro Football Hall of Fame


Troy Aikman (3-0)

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After earning All-America honours at UCLA, Troy Aikman made an immediate impact for the Dallas Cowboys as the first overall pick in the 1989 NFL Draft. He led the Cowboys to three Super Bowl victories in four years and cemented his legacy with a spot in the Hall of Fame.

Source: Pro Football Hall of Fame


Four Appearances


Jim Kelly (0-4)

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Hall of Famer Jim Kelly led the Buffalo Bills to four consecutive Super Bowl appearances between the years of 1991 and 1994, but he could not bring Buffalo its first Lombardi Trophy. The Bills still have yet to win a Super Bowl.

Source: Pro Football Hall of Fame


Peyton Manning (2-2)

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Peyton Manning is the only starting quarterback to win Super Bowls with two different teams. He took the Indianapolis Colts to two Super Bowls and won his first in 2007 before taking his talents to Denver. Manning led the Broncos to the Super Bowl in 2014 and rode off into the sunset after winning Super Bowl 50 two years later. He holds many NFL records, including touchdown passes with 539 and MVP awards with five.

Source: SBNation


Roger Staubach (2-2)

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Roger Staubach took the Dallas Cowboys to four Super Bowls in an eight-year span and brought home two Lombardi trophies in the process. The Hall of Famer retired in 1979 with the best passing rating of any quarterback through that point with an 83.4 mark.

Source: Pro Football Hall of Fame


Joe Montana (4-0)

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In his 15 seasons playing for the San Francisco 49ers and Kansas City Chiefs, Joe Montana captivated NFL fans with his uncanny ability to mount comeback victories, a feat so common it became known as “Montana Magic.” He won Super Bowls XVI, XIX, XXIII, and XXIV and earned MVP honours for all but one of those games.

Source: Pro Football Hall of Fame


Terry Bradshaw (4-0)

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With a big arm and impressive mind for the game, Terry Bradshaw led the Pittsburgh Steelers to an unprecedented four Super Bowl victories in six years.

Source: Pro Football Hall of Fame


Five Appearances


John Elway (2-3)

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The ultimate dual-threat quarterback, John Elway spent his entire 16-year career with the Denver Broncos. The Hall of Famer accounted for 82.2% of points scored by the Broncos during his tenure with the franchise and led the team to five Super Bowl appearances, winning back-to-back in Super Bowls XXXII and XXXIII.

Source: Pro Football Hall of Fame


10 Appearances


Tom Brady (7-3)

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Arguably the best quarterback of all time, Tom Brady has made an NFL-record 10 Super Bowl appearances and earned five Super Bowl MVP awards – the most ever by a single player. After leading the New England Patriots to victory in Super Bowl LIII in 2019, Brady became the only player in the history of the NFL to win six Super Bowl rings.

But for the first time in his career, Brady spent the 2020-2021 season with a different team. He left New England for the Buccaneers during the 2020 offseason, and he managed to secure a Super Bowl victory with Bruce Arians’ squad in his very first season in Tampa Bay. Now, the 43-year-old has seven Vince Lombardi trophies to his name. And, somehow, he’s still hungry for more.

“We’re coming back,” Brady said upon hoisting the Lombardi trophy. “You already know that.”

Source: SBNation


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