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The Youngest Quarterbacks To Win a Super Bowl: Ben Roethlisberger, Tom Brady, Russell Wilson, Joe Montana and Joe Namath (Video)

A Bearded Ben Roesthlisberger Becomes the Youngest Winning Quarterback in Super Bowl History

A Bearded Ben Roethlisberger Becomes the Youngest Winning Quarterback in Super Bowl History

Two of the posts that get a lot of traffic around here are the 10 youngest and 10 oldest starting quarterbacks in Super Bowl history.

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]

1. Ben Roethlisberger, 23: Super Bowl XL (SB 40, Feb. 2006)

Pittsburgh Steelers 21 – Seattle Seahawks 10

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2. Tom Brady, 24: Super Bowl XXXVI (SB 36, Feb. 2002)

New England Patriots 20 – St. Louis Rams 17

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3. Russell Wilson, 25: Super Bowl XLVIII (SB 48, Feb. 2014)

Seattle Seahawks 43 – Denver Broncos 8

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3. Joe Montana, 25: Super Bowl XVI (SB 16, Jan. 1982)*

San Francisco 49ers 26 – Cincinnati Bengals 21

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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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Top 10 Quarterbacks with the Most Passing Touchdowns in the Super Bowl

Joe Montana Has the Most Passing Touchdowns in Super Bowl History

Joe Montana Has the Most Passing Touchdowns in Super Bowl History

San Francisco 49ers‘ Hall of Fame quarterback Joe Montana is amongst the leaders in a host of Super Bowl offensive categories, including this one: he’s got the most passing touchdowns in the big game with 11.

But that’s not to say this is an unbreakable record. Tom Brady is just two off the pace. Brady is tied for second all-time with Terry Bradshaw.

Here are the top 10 quarterbacks with the most career passing touchdowns in the Super Bowl. Not surprisingly, they all have rings, and six of the 10 have more than one as a starter.

Another Niners quarterback, Steve Young, holds the single-game record – he threw six in Super Bowl XXIX.

QB TDs TEAM SUPER BOWL TDs SEASON
1. Joe Montana 11 San Francisco 49ers Super Bowl XVI 1 1981
        Super Bowl XIX 3 1984
        Super Bowl XXIII 2 1988
        Super Bowl XXIV 5 1989
             
2. Tom Brady 9 New England Patriots Super Bowl XXXVI 1 2001
        Super Bowl XXXVIII 3 2003
        Super Bowl XXXIX 2 2004
        Super Bowl XLII 1 2007
        Super Bowl XLVI 2 2011
             
2. Terry Bradshaw 9 Pittsburgh Steelers Super Bowl IX 1 1974
        Super Bowl X 2 1975
        Super Bowl XIII 4 1978
        Super Bowl XIV 2 1979
             
4. Roger Staubach 8 Dallas Cowboys Super Bowl VI 2 1971
        Super Bowl X 2 1975
        Super Bowl XII 1 1977
        Super Bowl XIII 3 1978
             
5. Steve Young* 6 San Francisco 49ers Super Bowl XXIX 6 1994
             
5. Kurt Warner 6 St. Louis Rams Super Bowl XXXIV 2 1999
      St. Louis Rams Super Bowl XXXVI 1 2001
      Arizona Cardinals Super Bowl XLIII 3 2008
             
7. Troy Aikman 5 Dallas Cowboys Super Bowl XXVII 4 1992
        Super Bowl XXX 1 1995
             
7. Brett Favre 5 Green Bay Packers Super Bowl XXXI 2 1996
        Super Bowl XXXII 3 1997
             
9. Jim Plunkett 4 Oakland Raiders Super Bowl XV 3 1980
      L.A. Raiders Super Bowl XVIII 1 1983
             
9. Doug Williams 4 Washington Redskins Super Bowl XXII 4 1987

Photo: sportige.com

Tom Brady and the Top 20 Quarterbacks with the Most Passing Yards in Playoff History

Tom Brady - All-Time Postseason Passing Leader

Tom Brady, All-Time Postseason Passing Leader

Tom Brady broke the all-time postseason passing record tonight in a loss to the Baltimore Ravens. Tough door prize. Surely Brady (and Bill Belichick and the New England Patriots) would have rather had a trip to the Super Bowl.

He needed 227 yards to pass Brett Favre on the all-time list and finished with 320.

Here’s a look at the top 20 quarterbacks with the most passing yards in NFL playoff history.

Brady, Favre, Joe Montana and Peyton Manning are the only quarterbacks with more than 5,000 passing yards in their postseason careers.

John Elway just missed it.

Now, Tom Brady is set to become the only quarterback of the 6,000-yard playoff club, but he’ll have to wait until next year.

QB YARDS G W L
1. Tom Brady 5,949 25 13 12
2. Brett Favre 5,855 24 13 11
3. Joe Montana 5,772 23 16 7
4. Peyton Manning 5,679 20 9 11
5. John Elway 4,964 22 14 8
6. Dan Marino 4,510 18 8 10
7. Kurt Warner 3,952 13 9 4
8. Jim Kelly 3,863 17 9 8
9. Troy Aikman 3,849 16 11 5
10. Terry Bradshaw 3,833 19 14 5
11. Donovan McNabb 3,752 16 9 7
12. Steve Young 3,326 20 12 8
13. Ben Roethlisberger 3,150 14 10 4
14. Drew Brees 2,980 9 5 4
15. Warren Moon 2,870 10 3 7
16. Roger Staubach 2,791 19 12 7
17. Matt Hasselbeck 2,741 11 5 6
18. Ken Stabler 2,641 13 7 6
19. Eli Manning 2,516 11 8 3
20. Randall Cunningham 2,426 12 5 7

Thanks to pro-football-reference.com, where I punched in this query.

Photo: upi.com

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