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).
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.
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.Follow @VinGetz
|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|
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.
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.Follow @VinGetz