The Youngest Quarterbacks To Win a Super Bowl: Ben Roethlisberger, Tom Brady, Russell Wilson, Joe Montana and Joe Namath (Video)
I have to give Colin Kaepernick some credit. There was a social-media trending flurry when Kaepernick took the San Francisco 49ers to the Super Bowl last year after just starting seven times in his brief, 16-game career.
He was 25, and had he won, would have become the third youngest QB to win the big game (he’s got our third-place winners below by about five months or so).
Don’t feel too bad for him. Colin can still become one of the 10 youngest to win it this year, at age 26. The 49ers are the favorites heading into 2013.
But, alas, Kaepernick will not find himself amongst these three (ok, four – how could I not include Broadway Joe over just 11 days?).
These are the three youngest starting quarterbacks to win the Super Bowl – with video highlights for each.
UPDATED LIST: Now including Russell Wilson, who helped lead the Seattle Seahawks to their first title in Super Bowl XLVIII. Wilson is only 25, and since his birthday is in November (Nov. 29, 1988), he is actually younger than both Joe Montana and Joe Namath when they won it all early on. [Original post from Jan. 11, 2014]Follow @VinGetz
1. Ben Roethlisberger, 23: Super Bowl XL (SB 40, Feb. 2006)
Pittsburgh Steelers 21 – Seattle Seahawks 10
2. Tom Brady, 24: Super Bowl XXXVI (SB 36, Feb. 2002)
New England Patriots 20 – St. Louis Rams 17
3. Russell Wilson, 25: Super Bowl XLVIII (SB 48, Feb. 2014)
Seattle Seahawks 43 – Denver Broncos 8
3. Joe Montana, 25: Super Bowl XVI (SB 16, Jan. 1982)*
San Francisco 49ers 26 – Cincinnati Bengals 21
3. Joe Namath, 25: Super Bowl III (SB 3, Jan. 1969)*
New York Jets 16 – Baltimore Colts 7
* Joe Montana was born on June 11 (1956) and Joe Namath was born on May 31 (1943).
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