Super Bowl: Ranking All the Big Game-Winning Quarterbacks By Performance

Bobby ChristensenContributor IFebruary 8, 2011

Super Bowl: Ranking All the Big Game-Winning Quarterbacks By Performance

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    ARLINGTON, TX - FEBRUARY 06:  MVP Aaron Rodgers #12 of the Green Bay Packers holds up The Vince Lombardi Trophy after the Green Bay Packers defeated the Pittsburgh Steelers 31 to 25 in Super Bowl XLV at Cowboys Stadium on February 6, 2011 in Arlington, Te
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    With the conclusion of Super Bowl XLV, Aaron Rodgers has been crowned as the latest Super Bowl winning quarterback to hoist the Lombardi trophy after he led the Green Bay Packers past the Pittsburgh Steelers.

    Even though there have been a total of 45 Super Bowl games played, we have only seen 29 quarterbacks with the honor of leading his team to the ultimate championship of football. Here is how each of them rank in their individual performances on the big stage.

29. Earl Morrall

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    Earl Morrall won one Super Bowl game in his two appearances.

    He completed 40.6 percent of his passes for 218 yards.

    Earl had zero touchdowns and four interceptions.

    He had a passer rating of 12.24.

    *Ranked last in completion percentage, touchdown percentage, interception percentage, and passer rating.

28. Joe Theismann

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    Joe Theismann won one Super Bowl game in his two appearances.

    He completed 53.5 percent of his passes for 386 yards.

    Joe had two touchdowns and four interceptions.

    He had a passer rating of 57.11.

27. John Elway

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    31 Jan 1999:   John Elway #7 of the Denver Broncos passes the ball during Superbowl XXXIII against the Atlanta Falcons at the Pro Player Stadium in Miami, Florida. The Broncos defeated the Falcons 34-19. Mandatory Credit: Rick Stewart  /Allsport
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    John Elway won two Super Bowl games in his five appearances.

    He completed 50.0 percent of his passes for 1128 yards.

    John had three touchdowns and eight interceptions.

    He had a passer rating of 59.32

26. Ben Roethlisberger

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    PITTSBURGH, PA - JANUARY 23:  Ben Roethlisberger #7 of the Pittsburgh Steelers passes against the New York Jets in the 2011 AFC Championship game at Heinz Field on January 23, 2011 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The Steelers defeated the Jets 24 to 19.  (Ph
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    Ben Roethlisberger won two Super Bowl games in his three appearances.

    He completed 60.4 percent of his passes for 642 yards.

    Ben had three touchdowns and five interceptions.

    He had a passer rating of 69.94.

25. Bob Griese

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    Bob Griese won two Super Bowl games in his three appearances.

    He completed 63.4 percent of his passes for 295 yards.

    Bob had one touchdown and two interceptions.

    He had a passer rating of 72.71.

    *Ranked last in yards per game

24. Trent Dilfer

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    28 Jan 2001: Trent Dilfer #8 of the Baltimore Ravens throws downfield against the New York Giants during Super Bowl XXXV at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida.  DIGITAL IMAGE. Mandatory Credit: Doug Pensinger/ALLSPORT
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    Trent Dilfer won one Super Bowl game in his one appearance.

    He completed 48.0 percent of his passes for 153 yards.

    Trent had one touchdown and zero interceptions.

    He had a passer rating of 80.92.

    *Ranked last in yards per attempt

23.Brad Johnson

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    SAN DIEGO - JANUARY 26:  Quarterback Brad Johnson #14 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers looks for a receiver during Super Bowl XXXVII against the Oakland Raiders at Qualcomm Stadium on January 26, 2003 in San Diego, California.  The Buccaneers defeated the Raid
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    Brad Johnson won one Super Bowl game in his one appearance.

    He completed 52.9 percent of his passes for 215 yards.

    Brad had two touchdowns and one interception.

    He had a passer rating of 79.90.

22. Joe Namath

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    Joe Namath won one Super Bowl game in his one appearance.

    He completed 60.7 percent of his passes for 206 yards.

    Joe had zero touchdowns and zero interceptions.

    He had a passer rating of 83.33.

21. Len Dawson

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    Len Dawson won one Super Bowl game in his two appearances.

    He completed 63.6 percent of his passes for 353 yards.

    Len had two touchdowns and two interceptions.

    He had a passer rating of 84.75.

20. Roger Staubach

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    Roger Staubach won two Super Bowl games in his four appearances.

    He completed 62.2 percent of his passes for 734 yards.

    Roger had eight touchdowns and four interceptions.

    He had a passer rating of 95.37.

19. Peyton Manning

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    MIAMI GARDENS, FL - FEBRUARY 07:  Quarterback Peyton Manning #18 of the Indianapolis Colts drops back to pass against the New Orleans Saints during Super Bowl XLIV on February 7, 2010 at Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida.  (Photo by Andy Lyons/Ge
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    Peyton Manning won one Super Bowl game in his two appearances.

    He completed 67.5 percent of his passes for 580 yards.

    Peyton had two touchdowns and two interceptions.

    He had a passer rating of 85.42.

18. Jeff Hostetler

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    TAMPA, FL - JANUARY 27:  Quarterback Jeff Hostetler #15 of the New York Giants drops back to pass against the Buffalo Bills during Super Bowl XXV at Tampa Stadium on January 27, 1991 in Tampa, Florida. The Giants defeated the Bills 20-19.  (Photo by Georg
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    Jeff Hostetler won one Super Bowl game in his one appearance.

    He completed 62.5 percent of his passes for 222 yards.

    Jeff had one touchdown and zero interceptions.

    He had a passer rating of 93.49.

17. Eli Manning

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    GLENDALE, AZ - FEBRUARY 03:  Quarterback Eli Manning #10 of the New York Giants passes against the New England Patriots during Super Bowl XLII on February 3, 2008 at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona.  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Imag
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    Eli Manning won one Super Bowl game in his one appearance.

    He completed 55.9 percent of his passes for 255 yards.

    Eli had two touchdowns and one interception.

    He had a passer rating of 87.25.

16. Brett Favre

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    25 Jan 1998:  Brett Favre #4 of the Green Bay Packers sets to throw a pass against the Denver Broncos during Super Bowl  XXXII at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, California.  The Denver Broncos defeated the Green Bay Packers 31-24. Mandatory Credit: Al Bel
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    Brett Favre won one Super Bowl game in his two appearances.

    He completed 56.5 percent of his passes for 502 yards.

    Brett had five touchdowns and one interception.

    He had a passer rating of 97.61.

15. Tom Brady

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    New England Patriots QB Tom Brady #12 with the ball during Super Bowl XXXIX between the Philadelphia Eagles and the New England Patriots at Alltel Stadium in Jacksonville, Florida on February 6, 2005.  (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)
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    Tom Brady won three Super Bowl games in his four appearances.

    He completed 64.1 percent of his passes for 1001 yards.

    Tom had seven touchdowns and one interception.

    He had a passer rating of 94.52.

14. Kurt Warner

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    3 Feb 2002:  Kurt Warner #13 of the St. Louis Rams sets up to pass during Super Bowl XXXVI between the New England Patriots and the St. Louis Rams at the Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana. DIGITAL IMAGE.  Mandatory Credit: Ronald Martinez/Getty Images
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    Kurt Warner won one Super Bowl game in his three appearances.

    He completed 62.9 percent of his passes for 1156 yards.

    Kurt had six touchdowns and three interceptions.

    He had a passer rating of 96.65.

    *Ranked last in win percentage; Ranked first in yards per game

13. Mark Rypien

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    26 Jan 1992:  Quarterback Mark Rypien of the Washington Redskins looks to pass the ball during Super Bowl XXVI against the Buffalo Bills at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  The Reskins won the game, 37-24.  Rypien was named the
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    Mark Rypien won one Super Bowl game in his one appearance.

    He completed 54.6 percent of his passes for 292 yards.

    Mark had two touchdowns and one interception.

    He had a passer rating of 91.98.

12. Jim McMahon

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    ANAHEIM, CA - NOVEMBER 6:  Quarterback Jim McMahon #9 of the Chicago Bears runs with the ball during a game against the Los Angeles Rams at Anaheim Stadium on November 6, 1983 in Anaheim, California.   The Rams won 21-14.  (Photo by George Rose/Getty Imag
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    Jim McMahon won one Super Bowl game in his one appearance.

    He completed 60.0 percent of his passes for 256 yards.

    Jim had zero touchdowns and zero interceptions.

    He had a passer rating of 105.42.

    *Ranked first in yards per attempt

11. Ken Stabler

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    Ken Stabler won one Super Bowl game in his one appearance.

    He completed 63.2 percent of his passes for 180 yards.

    Ken had one touchdown and zero interceptions.

    He had a passer rating of 111.73.

10. Bart Starr

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    Bart Starr won two Super Bowl games in his two appearances.

    He completed 61.7 percent of his passes for 452 yards.

    Bart had three touchdowns and one interception.

    He had a passer rating of 105.98.

9. Terry Bradshaw

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    ATLANTA - NOVEMBER 1:  Quarterback Terry Bradshaw #12 of the Pittsburgh Steelers looks for an open man during the game against the Atlanta Falcons at Fulton County Stadium on November 1, 1981 in Atlanta, Georgia. The Steelers defeated the Falcons 34-20.
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    Terry Bradshaw won four Super Bowl games in his four appearances.

    He completed 58.3 percent of his passes for 932 yards.

    Terry had nine touchdowns and four interceptions.

    He had a passer rating of 112.80.

8. Aaron Rodgers

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    ARLINGTON, TX - FEBRUARY 06:  Aaron Rodgers #12 of the Green Bay Packers drops back against the Pittsburgh Steelers in the second quarter of Super Bowl XLV at Cowboys Stadium on February 6, 2011 in Arlington, Texas.  (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
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    Aaron Rodgers won one Super Bowl game in his one appearance.

    He completed 61.5 percent of his passes for 304 yards.

    Aaron had three touchdowns and zero interceptions.

    He had a passer rating of 111.49.

7. Drew Brees

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    MIAMI GARDENS, FL - FEBRUARY 07:  Drew Brees #9  of the New Orleans Saints looks to pass against the Indianapolis Colts during Super Bowl XLIV on February 7, 2010 at Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida.  (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
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    Drew Brees won one Super Bowl game in his one appearance.

    He completed 82.1 percent of his passes for 288 yards.

    Drew had two touchdowns and zero interceptions.

    He had a passer rating of 118.32.

6. Troy Aikman

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    ATLANTA, GA - JANUARY 30:  Quarterback Troy Aikman #8 of the Dallas Cowboys rolls out to his right during Super Bowl XXVIII on January 30, 1994 against the Buffalo Bills at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, Georgia.  The Cowboys defeated the Bills 30-13.  (Pho
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    Troy Aikman won three Super Bowl games in his three appearances.

    He completed 70.0 percent of his passes for 689 yards.

    Troy had five touchdowns and one interception.

    He had a passer rating of 111.93.

5. Jim Plunkett

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    1984:  Quarterback Jim Plunkett #16 of the L.A. Raiders passes the ball. (Photo by Tony Duffy/Getty Images)
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    Jim Plunkett won two Super Bowl games in his two appearances.

    He completed 63.0 percent of his passes for 340 yards.

    Jim had four touchdowns and zero interceptions.

    He had a passer rating of 122.83.

4. Doug Williams

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    SAN DIEGO - JANUARY 31:  Quarterback Doug Williams #10 of the Washington Redskins drops back to pass during Super Bowl XXII against the Denver Broncos at Jack Murphy Stadium on January 31, 1988 in San Diego, California.  The Redskins won 42-10.  (Photo by
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    Doug Williams won one Super Bowl game in his one appearance.

    He completed 62.1 percent of his passes for 340 yards.

    Doug had four touchdowns and one interception.

    He had a passer rating of 134.27.

3. Steve Young

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    29 Jan 1995:  Quarter back Steve Young of the San Francisco 49ers is ready to throw the ball in the first quarter of Super Bowl XXIX against the San Diego Chargers at  the Joe Robbie Stadium in Miami, Florida.  Steve Young was the MVP and the 49ers won 49
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    Steve Young won two Super Bowl games in his two appearances.

    He completed 66.7 percent of his passes for 345 yards.

    Steve had six touchdowns and zero interceptions.

    He had a passer rating of 145.78.

    *Ranked first in touchdown percentage

2. Phil Simms

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    PASADENA, CA - JANUARY 25:  Quarterback Phil Simms #11 of the New York Giants drops back to pass against the Denver Broncos during Super Bowl XXI at the Rose Bowl on January 25, 1987 in Pasadena, California. The Giants defeated the Broncos 39-20. (Photo b
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    Phil Simms won one Super Bowl game in his one appearance.

    He completed 88.0 percent of his passes for 268 yards.

    Phil had three touchdowns and zero interceptions.

    He had a passer rating of 160.08.

    *Ranked firs in completion percentage and passer rating

1. Joe Montana

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    STANFORD, CA - JANUARY 20:  Quarterback Joe Montana #16 of the San Francisco 49ers runs with the ball as he looks downfield for a receiver in Super Bowl XIX against the Miami Dolphins at Stanford Stadium on January 20, 1985 in Stanford, California. The 49
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    Joe Montana won four Super Bowl games in his four appearances.

    He completed 68.0 percent of his passes for 1142 yards.

    Joe had eleven touchdowns and zero interceptions.

    He had a passer rating of 127.83.

    *Ranked first in win percentage and interception percentage