The NFL quarterbacks who have played in and won the most Super Bowls

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Tom Brady won his seventh Super Bowl and fifth Super Bowl MVP award on Sunday, but the Buccaneers QB was already the undisputed champion of this list.

  • Only a handful of NFL quarterbacks have started in the Super Bowl multiple times in their careers.
  • Tom Brady leads the pack with 10 Super Bowl appearances and seven victories – the most recent of which came on Sunday.
  • Check out the full list of starting quarterbacks who have played multiple Super Bowls below:
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Two Appearances

Craig Morton (0-2)

Craig Morton

Craig Morton led the Dallas Cowboys to Super Bowl V in 1970, but he quickly fell out of favor with the team and lost his starting role to Roger Staubach. He became the first quarterback to start in a Super Bowl for two different teams when he revived his career with the Denver and played in Super Bowl XII for the Broncos eight years later.

Source: Star-Telegram

Russell Wilson (1-1)

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After leading the Seattle Seahawks to their first-ever Super Bowl victory in 2013, Russell Wilson led the franchise to a second Super Bowl berth the following season.

Brett Favre (1-1)

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Legendary Packers quarterback and Hall of Famer Brett Favre — who played 16 seasons in Green Bay — led the Packers to back-to-back Super Bowls in 1995 and 1996. He became the first and only player to win three straight NFL Most Valuable Player awards.

Source: Pro Football Hall of Fame

Joe Thiesmann (1-1)

Joe Theismann

Joe Theismann led the Washington Redskins to consecutive Super Bowl appearances, but he is arguably most well-known for the gruesome, career-ending leg injury he suffered while being sacked by New York Giants linebacker Lawrence Taylor in 1985.

Source: Washington Post

Len Dawson (1-1)

Len Dawson

Hall of Famer Len Dawson led Kansas City to Super Bowl I where the Chiefs fell to the Green Bay Packers 35-10. Three years later, Dawson earned MVP honors for leading Kansas City to a 23-7 Super Bowl victory over the Minnesota Vikings.

Patrick Mahomes (1-0)

Patrick Mahomes

Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs are headed to their second Super Bowl in as many years this weekend. Mahomes won his first battle on football’s greatest stage against the San Francisco 49ers in 2020, but this time, he’ll be up against the winningest quarterback in Super Bowl history.

Eli Manning (2-0)

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Eli Manning may have fallen out of favor with some New York Giants fans, but he led the franchise to two Super Bowl victories, including an improbable win over Tom Brady and the previously undefeated New England Patriots in 2008.

Jim Plunkett (2-0)

Jim Plunkett

After winning the Heisman Trophy at Stanford, Jim Plunkett quarterbacked the Oakland Raiders to two Super Bowl wins in 1980 and 1983.

Source: Heisman.com

Bart Starr (2-0)

Bart Starr

Bart Starr did it first. Literally. Starr led the Green Bay Packers to victory in Super Bowls I and II and earned his way into the Hall of Fame in 1977.

Source: Pro Football Hall of Fame

Three Appearances

Fran Tarkenton (0-3)

Fran Tarkenton

Fran Tarkenton — a prolific offensive weapon known for his ability to scramble — led the Minnesota Vikings to a whopping six division titles and three Super Bowl appearances, but never brought a Lombardi Trophy back to Minneapolis.

Source: Pro Football Hall of Fame

Kurt Warner (1-2)

Kurt Warner

Kurt Warner went from going undrafted out of college to leading the Los Angeles Rams and Arizona Cardinals to a combined three Super Bowl appearances between 1999 and 2008. When all was said and done, Warner had earned two NFL MVP awards, and Super Bowl ring, and a bid to the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Source: Pro Football Hall of Fame

Ben Roethlisberger (2-1)

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Ben Roethlisberger became the youngest Super Bowl-winning quarterback in league history when he led the Pittsburgh Steelers to the victory over the Seattle Seahawks at 23 years old. Since then, Big Ben has made two more Super Bowl appearances and brought a second Lombardi trophy back to the Steel City.

Bob Griese (2-1)

Bob Griese

Hall of Famer Bob Griese led the Miami Dolphins to three consecutive AFC championships and back-to-back Super Bowl victories in 1973 and 1974. Most notably, Griese anchored the Dolphins team that posted a perfect 17-0 season in 1972-73 — the only complete undefeated season in NFL history.

Source: Pro Football Hall of Fame

Troy Aikman (3-0)

Troy Aikman

After earning All-America honors at UCLA, Troy Aikman made an immediate impact for the Dallas Cowboys as the first overall pick in the 1989 NFL Draft. He led the Cowboys to three Super Bowl victories in four years and cemented his legacy with a spot in the Hall of Fame.

Source: Pro Football Hall of Fame

Four Appearances

Jim Kelly (0-4)

Jim Kelly

Hall of Famer Jim Kelly led the Buffalo Bills to four consecutive Super Bowl appearances between the years of 1991 and 1994, but he could not bring Buffalo its first Lombardi Trophy. The Bills still have yet to win a Super Bowl.

Source: Pro Football Hall of Fame

Peyton Manning (2-2)

Peyton Manning

Peyton Manning is the only starting quarterback to win Super Bowls with two different teams. He took the Indianapolis Colts to two Super Bowls and won his first in 2007 before taking his talents to Denver. Manning led the Broncos to the Super Bowl in 2014 and rode off into the sunset after winning Super Bowl 50 two years later. He holds many NFL records, including touchdown passes with 539 and MVP awards with five.

Source: SBNation

Roger Staubach (2-2)

Roger Staubach

Roger Staubach took the Dallas Cowboys to four Super Bowls in an eight-year span and brought home two Lombardi trophies in the process. The Hall of Famer retired in 1979 with the best passing rating of any quarterback through that point with an 83.4 mark.

Source: Pro Football Hall of Fame

Joe Montana (4-0)

Joe Montana

In his 15 seasons playing for the San Francisco 49ers and Kansas City Chiefs, Joe Montana captivated NFL fans with his uncanny ability to mount comeback victories, a feat so common it became known as “Montana Magic.” He won Super Bowls XVI, XIX, XXIII, and XXIV and earned MVP honors for all but one of those games.

Source: Pro Football Hall of Fame

Terry Bradshaw (4-0)

Terry Bradshaw

With a big arm and impressive mind for the game, Terry Bradshaw led the Pittsburgh Steelers to an unprecedented four Super Bowl victories in six years.

Source: Pro Football Hall of Fame

Five Appearances

John Elway (2-3)

John Elway

The ultimate dual-threat quarterback, John Elway spent his entire 16-year career with the Denver Broncos. The Hall of Famer accounted for 82.2% of points scored by the Broncos during his tenure with the franchise and led the team to five Super Bowl appearances, winning back-to-back in Super Bowls XXXII and XXXIII.

Source: Pro Football Hall of Fame

10 Appearances

Tom Brady (7-3)

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Arguably the best quarterback of all time, Tom Brady has made an NFL-record 10 Super Bowl appearances and earned five Super Bowl MVP awards — the most ever by a single player. After leading the New England Patriots to victory in Super Bowl LIII in 2019, Brady became the only player in the history of the NFL to win six Super Bowl rings.

But for the first time in his career, Brady spent the 2020-2021 season with a different team. He left New England for the Buccaneers during the 2020 offseason, and he managed to secure a Super Bowl victory with Bruce Arians’ squad in his very first season in Tampa Bay. Now, the 43-year-old has seven Vince Lombardi trophies to his name. And, somehow, he’s still hungry for more.

“We’re coming back,” Brady said upon hoisting the Lombardi trophy. “You already know that.”

Source: SBNation

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Tom Brady’s 8 most iconic moments in the Super Bowl

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Tom Brady.

  • Tom Brady is playing in his 10th Super Bowl.
  • Dating back to 2001, Brady has had some incredible moments on the game’s biggest stage en route to becoming the G.O.A.T.
  • Of course, Brady hasn’t won every Super Bowl, so some of his most iconic moments are not successes.
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Tom Brady is getting set to play in his 10th Super Bowl.

Brady is 6-3 in the Super Bowl during his career, creating a mix of stunning achievements and downfalls en route to becoming the widely accepted Greatest of All Time.

Some of his most iconic moments are failures, but ultimately, his best plays include several game-winning drives, including a wild 25-point comeback against the Falcons.

Will Brady add to his legacy with the Buccaneers?

Here are Brady’s most iconic moments in the big game:

8. The 70-yard missed bomb to Randy Moss in Super Bowl 42

Sure, it’s a dropped catch/missed opportunity, but live, this was a breathtaking play as the ball seemed to hang in the air forever. Brady showed he has a big arm when he wants to use it, and came a few inches from one of the most spectacular throws in Super Bowl history. Ultimately, the play is known as the moment that helped the Giants pull off a stunning defeat over the 18-0 Patriots.

7. Brady reacts to Malcolm Butler’s game-winning interception vs. the Seahawks in Super Bowl 49.

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Malcolm Butler, of course, gets the credit. But Brady’s reaction, from standing helplessly on the sideline to jumping up and down like a little kid, made the moment even greater.

6. Brady drives 37 yards to set up the game-winning field goal vs. the Panthers in Super Bowl 38.

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Brady got the ball with 1:08 left in the game and the score tied and completed 5 of 6 passes to get the Patriots into field goal position. He let Adam Vinatieri do the rest.

5. The pass to Julian Edelman and the circus catch vs. the Falcons in Super Bowl 51.

This one may seem a little low, considering the moment, but only because Edelman did the brunt of the work. In fact, Brady’s throw was almost intercepted!

But taken another way, Brady also stood strong in the pocket, got rid of the ball with pressure bearing down on him, threw it over 20 yards, and put enough mustard on it that the Falcons couldn’t quite come down with the pick. It’s still the throw that set up one of the top five Super Bowl catches ever.

4. Brady drops a first down vs. the Eagles in Super Bowl 52.

Hey, they can’t all be good! The Patriots ran a trick play that got Brady open for a first down, and he just couldn’t come down with the ball. That drop proved to be crucial in a high-scoring affair, and Brady’s outstretched arms became a permanent NFL meme.

3. Brady leads a 57-yard drive for the game-winning field goal vs. the Rams in Super Bowl 36.

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In Brady’s first Super Bowl, he showed the clutch gene that is now notorious. With 1:21 left on the clock, Brady completed 5-of-8 passes to set up Vinatieri for the game-winning field goal. The first of many!

2. Brady leads a 65-yard fourth-quarter drive to give the Patriots the lead over the Seahawks in Super Bowl 49.

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Brady completed 9-of-9 passes over four minutes, cutting up one of the NFL’s all-time great defenses. He eventually found Edelman on a three-yard pass for the go-ahead score, and ultimately, the game-winning touchdown. He finished the game with a then-record 37 completions.

1. Brady and the Patriots scores on five straight possessions to come back from a 28-3 deficit vs. the Falcons in Super Bowl 51.

Sure, it’s not an individual moment, but collectively, Brady leading the Patriots to an historical, improbable comeback cemented his GOAT status. He finished the game with 433 yards on 42-63 passing with 2 touchdowns, and 1 interception. Not his cleanest performance, but it got the job done.

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20 things you may not have known about Tom Brady

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Tom Brady.

  • Tom Brady is one of the best players in NFL history.
  • At 43 years old, Brady owns six Super Bowl rings and is currently leading his Tampa Bay Buccaneers through a deep playoff run.
  • Although Brady is one of the best-known players in the NFL, there are plenty of surprising facts about him that most casual fans just don’t know.
  • Check out 20 things you probably didn’t know about Tom Brady below:
1. Brady spent two years as a backup at the University of Michigan

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Brady arrived in Ann Arbor as the seventh-string quarterback for the Michigan Wolverines. He spent two years backing up future NFL quarterback Brian Griese before winning the battle against Drew Henson to start under center during his junior season. Even after two successful years, Brady wasn’t sure he would make it to the NFL, so he made a resumé as a backup plan.

Read more: Tom Brady was once an intern at Merrill Lynch — Here’s his résumé from when he didn’t think he’d make it in the NFL

2. He was famously taken with the 199th overall pick in the 2000 NFL Draft

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That’s right. 198 players were selected in that year’s draft class — including six other quarterbacks — before the New England Patriots took Brady in the 6th round. It’s safe to say it was the sleeper pick of the century.

Read more: WHERE ARE THEY NOW? The first-round picks from Tom Brady’s infamous 2000 NFL Draft

3. He has more Super Bowl appearances than any other player in NFL history

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ew England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) celebrates with the Vince Lombardi Trophy after beating the Atlanta Falcons during Super Bowl LI at NRG Stadium.

Super Bowl LIII marked Tom Brady’s ninth career Super Bowl appearance, three more than any other player in NFL history. With the Patriots’ win, Brady broke his tie with pass rusher Charles Haley to win his NFL record sixth Super Bowl ring.

Read more: The NFL quarterbacks who have played in and won the most Super Bowls

4. And he’s won more than any other quarterback in the regular season

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Read more: Tom Brady is the NFL’s all-time winningest regular-season quarterback

5. Brady is the second-highest paid player in NFL history

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Brady has already earned $261.8 million in his 21-year NFL career, good enough to make him the second-highest paid player in the history of the league. He also makes many millions more annually through endorsement deals with companies like Under Armour, Intel, Beats by Dre, and Shields.

Read more: GISELE BUNDCHEN AND TOM BRADY: How the supermodel-quarterback power couple makes and spends their millions

6. But he still makes less money than his wife

Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen

Brady’s earnings may sound enormous, but they’re actually nothing compared to his wife’s. Gisele Bündchen was the world’s top-earning supermodel for 10 consecutive years and is reportedly on pace to make $1 billion in career earnings.

Read more: GISELE BUNDCHEN AND TOM BRADY: How the supermodel-quarterback power couple makes and spends their millions

7. Brady has two sons and a daughter

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Three months into his relationship with Gisele, Brady learned that his ex-girlfriend was pregnant with his child. In addition to his eldest son, Jack, Brady and Bündchen went on to have a son, Benny, and a daughter, Vivian.

8. He and Gisele also have three dogs

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The Brady-Bündchen household must be a pretty hectic one. In addition to the three kids, Gisele and Tom have three dogs: Lua, Scooby, and Fluffy. Thankfully they can spread out between their multiple extravagant homes.

 

9. Brady keeps a very strict diet

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Brady and Bündchen’s diet prevents them from eating sugar, dairy, and tomatoes. According to their personal chef, 80% of what they eat is vegetables. They also eat avocado ice cream as a treat. Brady has published “The TB12 Method” to teaach others about his nuanced approach to diet and wellness.

Read more: Tom Brady’s diet is so strict that it excludes an entire group of vegetables

10. He doesn’t train like a typical athlete

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Unlike most other football players, Brady avoids traditional weight training and instead opts for resistance bands to increase pliability and flexibility. He believes long, soft muscles lead to peak performance.

Read more: The TB12 Method: Inside the strict fitness and nutrition lifestyle that allows Tom Brady to dominate at an age most players retire

11. He also does everything he can to keep his mind sharp

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Brady uses brain exercises intended for people struggling with issues ranging from memory loss to cognitive damage with the hopes of improving his cognitive function.

Read more: Tom Brady uses brain exercises designed for people with brain impairments and it blew away the scientists who created them

12. Brady is ridiculously competitive

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Past teammates had described instances in which Brady had broken ping pong paddles and thrown backgammon boards across the room when he was losing. He also once gave his team a pep talk before a charity football game against a group of firefighters.

Read more: 38 examples of Tom Brady’s insane competitiveness

13. He sacrificed more than $60 million to make sure the Patriots were consistently one of the best teams in the NFL

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He would not enjoy playing with a team that couldn’t compete for championships.

Read more: Tom Brady has sacrificed at least $60 million in his career with discount contracts to keep the Patriots competitive

14. But he fell asleep in the locker room before his first Super Bowl

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Clearly the nerves didn’t get to him.

Read more: Tom Brady fell asleep before his first Super Bowl and woke up with minutes to spare before the team took the field

15. Brady loves to drop F-bombs to relieve tension on the field

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“There’s nothing that quite expresses the way I feel like that word,” Brady said.

Read more: Tom Brady Explains Why He Loves The F-Word

16. Despite his success with the Patriots, he long considered moving on to another franchise

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He and head coach Bill Belichick butted heads often throughout their time together.

Read more: Tom Brady reportedly considered ending his time with the Patriots this offseason and would ‘divorce’ Bill Belichick if he could

17. Gisele wants him to retire

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She doesn’t know what more he could possibly accomplish in the NFL.

Read more: Gisele Bundchen is ‘dead serious’ about getting Tom Brady to retire — here are 9 jobs he could tackle when he eventually leaves the NFL

18. But he dominated the NFL with the Patriots throughout his 30s

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Read more: Chart shows just how dominant Tom Brady was in his 30s

19. And he’s proven that he can still play amongst the best in his 40s

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He’s blowing former 40-year-old NFL players out of the water.

Read more: Tom Brady is already making a mockery of the NFL records for 40-year-old quarterbacks

20. He fully intends to play until he’s 45 years old

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Yes, you heard that correctly. Brady insists he has another two seasons ahead of him.

Read more: Tom Brady says he still plans to play until he’s 45

Now check out how Brady and his supermodel wife make and spend their millions:

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Tom Brady is leading the Buccaneers through their first playoff run in over a decade. Here’s how the quarterback and his supermodel wife Gisele Bündchen make and spend their millions.

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