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List of quarterbacks with multiple Super Bowl starts

This is a list of quarterbacks with multiple Super Bowl starts.

Quarterbacks with multiple Super Bowl starts

Hall of Famers Active Player *Player is not yet eligible for hall of fame
Starts Player Record Team(s),Games % Ref,
6 Tom Brady 4-2 New England Patriots - XXXVI, XXXVIII, XXXIX, XLII, XLVI, XLIX 67% [1]
5 John Elway 2-3 Denver Broncos - XXI, XXII, XXIV, XXXII, XXXIII 40% [2]
4 Terry Bradshaw 4-0 Pittsburgh Steelers - IX, X, XIII, XIV 100% [3]
Joe Montana 4-0 San Francisco 49ers - XVI, XIX, XXIII, XXIV 100% [4]
Roger Staubach 2-2 Dallas Cowboys - VI, X, XII, XIII 50% [5]
Jim Kelly 0-4 Buffalo Bills - XXV, XXVI, XXVII, XXVIII 0% [6]
3 Troy Aikman 3-0 Dallas Cowboys - XXVII, XXVIII, XXX 100% [7]
Bob Griese 2-1 Miami Dolphins - VI, VII, VIII 67% [8]
Ben Roethlisberger 2-1 Pittsburgh Steelers - XL, XLIII, XLV 67% [9]
Kurt Warner 1-2 St. Louis Rams - XXXIV, XXXVI; Arizona Cardinals - XLIII 33% [10]
Peyton Manning 1-2 Indianapolis Colts - XLI, XLIV; Denver Broncos - XLVIII 33% [11]
Fran Tarkenton 0-3 Minnesota Vikings - VIII, IX, XI 0% [12]
2 Bart Starr 2-0 Green Bay Packers - I, II 100% [13]
Jim Plunkett 2-0 Oakland/L.A. Raiders - XV, XVIII 100% [14]
Eli Manning 2-0 New York Giants - XLII, XLVI 100% [15]
Len Dawson 1-1 Kansas City Chiefs - I, IV 50% [16]
Joe Theismann 1-1 Washington Redskins - XVII, XVIII 50% [17]
Brett Favre* 1-1 Green Bay Packers - XXXI, XXXII 50% [18]
Russell Wilson 1-1 Seattle Seahawks - XLVIII, XLIX 50% [19]
Craig Morton 0-2 Dallas Cowboys - V; Denver Broncos - XII 0% [20]
  • BOLD indicates game won
  • Starr was also 3-1 in NFL Championship games (1960, 1961,1962, 1965) before the NFL and AFL met in the first Super Bowl.
  • Dawson was also 1-0 in AFL Championship games (1962) before the NFL and AFL met in the first Super Bowl.
  • There have also been three instances of quarterbacks facing off multiple times in the Super Bowl. Staubach and Bradshaw, Aikman and Kelly, and Brady and Eli Manning all faced each other twice. In each case the same quarterback (Bradshaw, Aikman and Manning) won both matchups.[21]

Quarterbacks with multiple Super Bowl wins

Super Bowl wins are often used to determine the greatness of a quarterback.[22] Of the eligible players, only Jim Plunkett has won multiple Super Bowls and not been inducted into the Hall of Fame. No quarterback has ever won Super Bowls with two different teams. The following NFL quarterbacks have won multiple Super Bowls as starters.
Hall of Famers Active Player
Wins Player Games Team
4 Joe Montana XVI, XIX, XXIII, XXIV San Francisco 49ers
4 Terry Bradshaw IX, X, XIII, XIV Pittsburgh Steelers
4 Tom Brady XXXVI, XXXVIII, XXXIX, XLIX New England Patriots
3 Troy Aikman XXVII, XXVIII, XXX Dallas Cowboys
2 Bart Starr I, II Green Bay Packers
2 Bob Griese VII, VIII Miami Dolphins
2 Roger Staubach VI, XII Dallas Cowboys
2 Jim Plunkett XV, XVIII Oakland/Los Angeles Raiders
2 John Elway XXXII, XXXIII Denver Broncos
2 Ben Roethlisberger XL, XLIII Pittsburgh Steelers
2 Eli Manning XLII, XLVI New York Giants

Quarterbacks with multiple Super Bowl losses

The following NFL quarterbacks have lost multiple Super Bowls as starters.
Hall of Famers Active Player
Losses Player Games Team
4 Jim Kelly XXV, XXVI, XXVII, XXVIII Buffalo Bills
3 Fran Tarkenton VIII, IX, XI Minnesota Vikings
3 John Elway XXI, XXII, XXIV Denver Broncos
2 Craig Morton V; XII Dallas Cowboys; Denver Broncos
2 Roger Staubach X, XIII Dallas Cowboys
2 Kurt Warner XXXVI; XLIII St. Louis Rams; Arizona Cardinals
2 Tom Brady XLII, XLVI New England Patriots
2 Peyton Manning XLIV; XLVIII Indianapolis Colts; Denver Broncos

Winning and losing quarterbacks

Hall of Famers Active Player
Year Winning QB College Losing QB College
1966 Bart Starr Alabama Len Dawson Purdue
1967 Bart Starr Alabama Daryle Lamonica Notre Dame
1968 Joe Namath Alabama Earl Morrall Michigan State
1969 Len Dawson Purdue Joe Kapp California
1970 Johnny Unitas Louisville Craig Morton California
1971 Roger Staubach Navy Bob Griese Purdue
1972 Bob Griese Purdue Billy Kilmer UCLA
1973 Bob Griese Purdue Fran Tarkenton Georgia
1974 Terry Bradshaw Louisiana Tech Fran Tarkenton Georgia
1975 Terry Bradshaw Louisiana Tech Roger Staubach Navy
1976 Ken Stabler Alabama Fran Tarkenton Georgia
1977 Roger Staubach Navy Craig Morton California
1978 Terry Bradshaw Louisiana Tech Roger Staubach Navy
1979 Terry Bradshaw Louisiana Tech Vince Ferragamo Nebraska
1980 Jim Plunkett Stanford Ron Jaworski Youngstown State
1981 Joe Montana Notre Dame Ken Anderson Augustana College
1982 Joe Theismann Notre Dame David Woodley LSU
1983 Jim Plunkett Stanford Joe Theismann Notre Dame
1984 Joe Montana Notre Dame Dan Marino Pittsburgh
1985 Jim McMahon BYU Tony Eason Illinois
1986 Phil Simms Morehead State John Elway Stanford
1987 Doug Williams Grambling State John Elway Stanford
1988 Joe Montana Notre Dame Boomer Esiason Maryland
1989 Joe Montana Notre Dame John Elway Stanford
1990 Jeff Hostetler West Virginia Jim Kelly Miami (FL)
1991 Mark Rypien Washington State Jim Kelly Miami (FL)
1992 Troy Aikman UCLA Jim Kelly Miami (FL)
1993 Troy Aikman UCLA Jim Kelly Miami (FL)
1994 Steve Young BYU Stan Humphries Louisiana Monroe
1995 Troy Aikman UCLA Neil O'Donnell Maryland
1996 Brett Favre Southern Miss Drew Bledsoe Washington State
1997 John Elway Stanford Brett Favre Southern Miss
1998 John Elway Stanford Chris Chandler Washington
1999 Kurt Warner Northern Iowa Steve McNair Alcorn State
2000 Trent Dilfer Fresno State Kerry Collins Penn State
2001 Tom Brady Michigan Kurt Warner Northern Iowa
2002 Brad Johnson Florida State Rich Gannon Delaware
2003 Tom Brady Michigan Jake Delhomme Louisiana-Lafayette
2004 Tom Brady Michigan Donovan McNabb Syracuse
2005 Ben Roethlisberger Miami (OH) Matt Hasselbeck Boston College
2006 Peyton Manning Tennessee Rex Grossman Florida
2007 Eli Manning Ole Miss Tom Brady Michigan
2008 Ben Roethlisberger Miami (OH) Kurt Warner Northern Iowa
2009 Drew Brees Purdue Peyton Manning Tennessee
2010 Aaron Rodgers California Ben Roethlisberger Miami (OH)
2011 Eli Manning Ole Miss Tom Brady Michigan
2012 Joe Flacco Delaware Colin Kaepernick Nevada
2013 Russell Wilson Wisconsin Peyton Manning Tennessee
2014 Tom Brady Michigan Russell Wilson Wisconsin

See also


  1. ^ Tom Brady - Official New England Patriots Biography
  2. ^ John Elway Biography
  3. ^ Bradshaw's Career Stats
  4. ^ Joe Montana - NFL Career Achievements
  5. ^ Roger Staubach
  6. ^ Jim Kelly - Pro Football Hall of Fame
  7. ^ Troy Aikman
  8. ^ - Biography - Bob Griese
  9. ^ Ben Roethlisberger
  10. ^ Kurt Warner
  11. ^ Eli Manning
  12. ^ Frank Tarkenton
  13. ^ Bart Starr
  14. ^ Jim Plunkett
  15. ^ Peyton Manning
  16. ^ Len Dawson
  17. ^ Joe Theismann
  18. ^ Brett Favre
  19. ^ Russell Wilson
  20. ^ Craig Morton
  21. ^ Every Super Bowl Quarterback Matchup Ranked 1-46
  22. ^
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