Eli Manning and 8 Best QBs Who Won Multiple Super Bowls
Eli Manning and the New York Giants celebrated the franchise's fourth Super Bowl victory Sunday night over the New England Patriots. With it, Manning celebrated his second championship win and second Super Bowl MVP award.
Manning has now surpassed older brother Peyton Manning to join the elite club of multiple-Super Bowl-winning quarterbacks.
Here is a look at eight of the best quarterbacks that belong to the club.
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Joe Montana is arguably one of the strongest and best at the quarterback position. He was a third-round pick by the San Francisco 49ers. Known as "Montana Magic," he was the king of fourth-quarter comebacks. Montana would lead his team to 31 fourth-quarter victories.
Montana claimed nine divisional championships, appeared in eight Pro Bowls and has four Super Bowl rings. Three of his appearances in the Super Bowl earned him the MVP title. Montana was named All-NFL three times and All-NFC five times.
He ended his career as a fourth-ranked quarterback. He finished with 40,551 yards, 273 touchdowns with 139 interceptions. He also went on to rush for 1,676 yards with 20 rushing touchdowns.
Montana was elected to the Hall of Fame in 2000.
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John Elway became a feared quarterback the second he stepped on the field in Broncos blue. He led the team to five AFC championship games in six appearance. He also led the Broncos to two Super Bowl wins and claimed the MVP in his second showing.
Elway is most noted for his record 47 fourth-quarter comeback victories. He is known for his versatility in the air and on the ground. His 40,000 passing yards and 3,000 rushing yards during his career place Elway in first place in versatile quarterbacks.
Over the course of his career, Elway racked up a total 51,475 passing yards, 300 touchdowns and 226 interceptions. Rushing, he gathered 3,407 yards and 33 touchdowns.
John Elway was elected to the Hall of Fame in 2004.
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Tom Brady may not have picked up his fourth Super Bowl ring, but he has certainly proven to be one of the best quarterbacks to play the game.
Brady's fifth Super Bowl appearance tied him with Broncos quarterback John Elway in Super Bowl appearances. He has claimed three rings and two MVP titles from the big game. He has also been selected to seven Pro Bowls and is a two-time first-team All-Pro player.
In possibly one of his best seasons to date, Tom Brady passed for 5,235 yards and 39 touchdowns in the regular season. Only Steve Young sits ahead of Brady in the top NFL career passer ratings for players playing more than 10 years. Brady's rating is currently 95.2.
In his career to date, Brady has 39,979 yards, 300 touchdowns and 115 interceptions. Brady seems to only be getting better.
Brady is certainly on his way to a place in the Hall of Fame but is looking to add some more rings first.
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Roger Staubach has been winning awards since his 1963 Heisman Trophy.
Staubach joined the Cowboys in 1969 after a four-year service in the Navy. He was not the starting quarterback until his third season. From then on, he led the Cowboys to six NFC championship games, four ending in victories. He picked up two Super Bowl wins in nine seasons.
He was selected to six Pro Bowl games, was All-NFC fives times and was on the All-NFC second team three times.
Staubach ended his career with 22,700 yards, 153 touchdowns and 109 interceptions. Rushing, he completed 2,264 yards with 20 touchdowns.
Elected into the Hall of Fame in 1985, Staubach was the pride and joy of Dallas.
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Terry Bradshaw entered his professional career as the most outstanding college senior and the No. 1 draft pick.
Bradshaw led the Pittsburgh Steelers to eight AFC Central championships. Additionally, the Steelers went on to four Super Bowl wins in just a six-year span. Bradshaw was awarded MVP honors in two of his Super Bowl appearances. He had three Pro Bowl selections, one All-Pro and All-AFC honors.
In his 13-year career, he passed for 27,989 yards, 212 touchdowns and 210 interceptions. He also rushed for 2,257 yards and 32 touchdowns.
Bradshaw was elected to the Hall of Fame in 1989, known for that excellent throwing arm and calling his own shots.
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Ben Roethlisberger has proven to be effective on and off the field. Despite some off-field issues, he has emerged as a fierce quarterback competitor.
Roethlisberger, known affectionately as "Big Ben", has led the Steelers to two Super Bowl wins and has been voted to two Pro Bowls.
Roethlisberger has upped his performance in the regular season, adding 4,000-yard seasons in two of the last three.
Roethlisberger has picked up 26,579 yards in his eight years with the Steelers. He has passed for 165 yards and 100 interceptions, rushing for 944 yards and 14 touchdowns.
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Alongside Vince Lombardi, Starr led the Packers to six divisional wins. He was selected to four Pro Bowls.
Due to the balanced offense Lombardi preferred, Star seemed like an average passer—he was anything but average. He led the league as a three-time passing champion.
Over the course of 15 years, he passed 24,718 times for 152 touchdowns and 138 interceptions. To add to the balanced offense, Starr ran 1,308 yards rushing and picked up 15 touchdowns.
Elected to the Hall of Fame in 1977, Star set the stage for future Hall of Fame inductees.
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The newest member of the club, Eli Manning has shown that his abilities in postseason play make him an extreme asset to the New York Giants franchise.
Manning has led the Giants to two Super Bowl appearances and earned Super Bowl MVP in both games. He has also been selected to two Pro Bowls.
To date, Manning has passed for 27,579 yards, 185 touchdowns and 129 interceptions. In an air-attack offense, it's hard to grab lots of yards on the ground, but Manning has managed to rush for 365 yards and four touchdowns. Not too shabby at the end of his eight season.
Manning is a budding quarterback who will continue to add achievements and honors to his resume.