The Complete List of Super Bowl Starting Quarterbacks
Welcome to the OG List, where we have compiled the comprehensive list of all the starting quarterbacks from every Super Bowl. From the first historic matchup between Bart Starr and Len Dawson, to the most recent clash between Joe Burrow and Matthew Stafford, we’ve got you covered!
The Legendary Tom Brady
No discussion about Super Bowl quarterbacks is complete without mentioning the legendary Tom Brady. With seven victories and 10 appearances as a starting quarterback, Brady has solidified his status as the GOAT (Greatest of All Time). Winning six Super Bowls with the New England Patriots and one with the Tampa Bay Bucs, Brady’s record may stand for a very long time.
John Elway’s Redemption
John Elway, a prominent figure in Super Bowl history, had a bittersweet experience. Although he was the starting quarterback in five Super Bowls, he lost his first three attempts before finally winning his last two with the Denver Broncos in the late 1990s.
Jim Kelly’s Unfortunate Run
Jim Kelly holds a unique record as the starting quarterback who appeared in the Super Bowl the most times without winning one. He led the Buffalo Bills to four consecutive trips to the Super Bowl in the early 1990s, but unfortunately, they ended up as the runner-up in each of those matchups.
Joe Namath’s Historic Upset
In Super Bowl 3, Joe Namath became a legend by leading the New York Jets to a huge upset victory over the Baltimore Colts. Despite facing Johnny Unitas as the opposing starting quarterback, it was actually Earl Morrall who started the game for the Colts before being replaced by Unitas.
Super Bowl Starting Quarterbacks from 1966-1973
Let’s explore the early days of the Super Bowl, where the Green Bay Packers reigned supreme. Bart Starr, a Hall of Famer, led the Packers to victory in the first two Super Bowls. However, it’s worth noting that Starr’s counterpart in Super Bowl 3 was Earl Morrall, not Johnny Unitas as commonly believed.