NFL: 10 Oldest Quarterbacks in Super Bowl History (Main QBs)
Today, the opposite. Who are the oldest quarterbacks to get the Super Bowl nod?
These 10 QBs all made it to the big game past the age of 35.
John Elway is the oldest quarterback to start (and win) the Super Bowl. He won both his rings at the ages of 37 and 38. Pretty amazing, actually.
Elway also was one of the youngest QBs to start the Super Bowl. He’s the only one to make both lists.
UPDATED LIST: Peyton Manning is the 2nd oldest QB to steer a Super Bowl. The top two oldest – Manning and John Elway – did it in a Broncos uniform.Follow @VinGetz
|1.||John Elway||38||Jun. 28, 1960||Broncos||XXXIII||1999||W||Falcons|
|2.||Peyton Manning||37||Mar. 24, 1976||Broncos||XLVIII||2014||L||Seahawks|
|3.||Johnny Unitas||37||May 7, 1933||Baltimore Colts||V||1971||W||Cowboys|
|4.||Kurt Warner||37||Jun. 22, 1971||Arizona Cardinals||XLIII||2009||L||Steelers|
|5.||John Elway||37||Jun. 28, 1960||Broncos||XXXII||1998||W||Packers|
|5.||Rich Gannon||37||Dec. 20, 1965||Oakland Raiders||XXXVII||2003||L||Buccaneers|
|7.||Fran Tarkenton||36||Feb. 3, 1940||Vikings||XI||1977||L||Oakland Raiders|
|8.||Roger Staubach||36||Feb. 5, 1942||Cowboys||XIII||1979||L||Steelers|
||36||May 7, 1933||Baltimore Colts||V||1971||W||Cowboys|
|10.||Jim Plunkett||36||Dec. 5, 1947||L.A. Raiders||XVIII||1984||W||Redskins|
* This is the year of the game itself, Subtract 1 to get the year of the season.
By “Main QBs” in the title, I mean a significant impact on the game while it was still decidable. This includes starting the game or playing at least a half of the game or about. No quick subs or backup garbage time players.
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