Top 10 NFL Quarterbacks With Most Super Bowl Wins

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American football might be a team sport, but there is no denying that most teams only play as well as their quarterback.

This is especially the case on the biggest stage of American sports, the Super Bowl, where over the years some quarterbacks sealed their names in history while others fell from grace.

And while winning a single Super Bowl game is enough for greatness, today we will be talking about those rare talents that managed to win multiple Vince Lombardy trophies.

In this article, we will be talking about the quarterbacks with the most Super Bowl rings in history. They may not be the fastest players in NFL, but they played key roles in leading their teams to victories.

The Criteria

Because there are a lot of NFL quarterbacks with the same number of Super Bowl wins, we used additional criteria such as the number of Super Bowl MVP awards and the Super Bowl winning percentage to create a list of the quarterbacks with the most super bowl rings.

10. Peyton Manning (2 Super Bowl Wins)

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  • Super Bowl Wins: XLI (2007), 50 (2016)
  • Super Bowl Losses: XLIV (2010), XLVIII (2014)
  • Super Bowl MVP: XLI (2007)

In his 18 seasons in the NFL, Payton Manning appeared in the Super Bowl four times and won two rings.

He won his first Vince Lombardy trophy as a member of the Indianapolis Colts in Super Bowl XLI, while his second Super Bowl ring came in Super Bowl 50.

He also won the Super Bowl Most Valuable Player award in 2007.

Although his record in the championship games is nothing to be ashamed of, when we take in consideration that Manning had a 186-79 regular season record in his career, the impression remains that he could have done more.

Either way, Payon Manning will go down as one of the greatest players in the history of American Football. Apart from his Super Bowl achievements, here are just a few of his other accomplishments:

  • 5x NFL Most Valuable Player (2003, 2004, 2008, 2009, 2013)
  • 2x NFL Offensive Player of the Year (2004, 2013)
  • 7x First-team All-Pro (2003–2005, 2008, 2009, 2012, 2013)
  • 14x Pro Bowl (1999, 2000, 2002–2010, 2012–2014)

“The Sheriff” also holds NFL records for most passing touchdowns in a season (55), most passing yards in a season (5,477), most touchdown passes in a game (7-tied), and most all-time game-winning drives (54).

9. Ben Roethlisberger (2 Super Bowl Wins)

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  • Super Bowl Wins: XL (2006), XLIII (2009)
  • Super Bowl Losses: XLV (2011)
  • Super Bowl MVP: none

Ben “Big Ben” Roethlisberger spent his whole 18-year career in the NFL with the Pittsburgh Steelers. During this time he managed to lead the Steelers to 3 Super Bowl appearances.

“Big Ben” was triumphant in his first two championship games against the Seattle Seahawks in 2006 and the Arizona Cardinals in 2009.

His perfect Super Bowl record was spoiled in 2011 when the Steelers lost to the Green Bay Packers.

Roethlisberger is considered one of the most efficient passers in football history.

He ranks top five in NFL passing yards (64,088) and completions (5,440) and top eight in touchdowns (412).

Some of his other NFL achievements:

  • NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year (2004)
  • 6x Pro Bowl (2007, 2011, 2014–2017)
  • 2x NFL passing yards leader (2014, 2018)

The two-time Super Bowl ring winner also holds three NFL records including most career 500-yard passing games (4), most completions in a regular or postseason game (47) and he is also tied with Peyton Manning for most career perfect passer rating games (4).

8. Jim Plunkett (2 Super Bowl Wins)

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  • Super Bowl Wins: XV (1981), XVIII (1984)
  • Super Bowl Losses: none
  • Super Bowl MVP: XV (1981)

Jim Plunkett was a late bloomer. After flying under the radar for the most part of his career, he managed to finish strong and secure himself a spot on our list.

Plunkett both of his Super Bowl titles with the Raiders. He won his first Super Bowl along with the Super Bowl MVP honors in 1981 after defeating the Philadelphia Eagles.

His second NFL ring came three years later when the Raiders outclassed the Washington Redskins.

For his performance during his college days, the one-time Super Bowl MVP was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1990.

However, two Super Bowl rings and one Super Bowl MVP award weren’t enough for him to get into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. This is mostly because he never made a Pro Bowl or All-Pro team.

His greatest personal achievements in the NFL are:

  • NFL Comeback Player of the Year (1980)
  • AFC Rookie of the Year (1971)

Jim Plunkett also holds the record for the longest NFL touchdown pass: 99 yards (tied with 12 other players).

7. Bart Starr (2 Super Bowl Wins)

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  • Super Bowl Wins: I (1967), II (1968)
  • Super Bowl Losses: none
  • Super Bowl MVP: I (1967), II (1968)

Bryan Bartlett Starr, better known as Bart Star is the first quarterback to win back-to-back NFL championship games.

Starr achieved this feat by beating the Kansas City Chiefs in the first-ever Super Bowl in 1967 and defeating the Oakland Raiders one year later in Super Bowl II.

Starr won five NFL championships (1961, 1962, 1965, 1966, and 1967) under the legendary coach Vince Lombardy.

He also earned four Pro Bowl selections and one MVP award during his career.

In 1977, Bart Starr was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame and the Packers Hall of Fame.

Some of his career rewards include:

  • NFL Most Valuable Player (1966)
  • First-team All-Pro (1966)
  • 3x Second-team All-Pro (1961, 1962, 1964)
  • NFL 1960s All-Decade Team

Starr remains unmatched when it comes to the postseason passer rating (104.8) and his playoff record (9–1).

6. Eli Manning (2 Super Bowl Wins)

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  • Super Bowl Wins: XLII (2008), XLVI (2012)
  • Super Bowl Losses: none
  • Super Bowl MVP: XLII (2008), XLVI (2012)

Eli Manning might not have as great an overall career as his brother Payton, but when it comes to the biggest stage of American sports, he outperformed not only his brother but also the great Tom Brady.

While he often struggled during the regular season, he was outstanding in the playoffs and undefeated in championship games.

The younger Manning won two Super Bowl rings. The first one came in 2008 when his Giants defeated the New England Patriots and the second one came in 2012 against the same opponent.

He was voted Super Bowl MVP in both games, which is a pretty big deal when you realize Brady was on the other side.

Along with his Super Bowl trophies and MVPs, some of his other accolades include:

  • Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year (2016)
  • 4x Pro Bowl (2008, 2011, 2012, 2015)

Manning also holds NFL records for the most passing yards in a single postseason with 1,219 which he set in 2011 as well as the record for the longest touchdown pass (99 yards).

5. Earl Morrall (3 Super Bowl Wins)

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  • Super Bowl Wins: V (1971), VII (1973), VIII (1974)
  • Super Bowl Losses: III (1969)
  • Super Bowl MVP: none

During the 21 seasons he spent in the NFL, Earl Morrall became known as one of the, if not the greatest quarterback in NFL history.

He won a total of three Super Bowls including Super Bowl V with the Baltimore Colts and Super Bowl VII and VIII with the Miami Dolphins.

Although he would be a worthy quarterback starter in most NFL teams, the fact that he played with Johnny Unitas and Bob Griese, two Hall of Fame quarterbacks, determined his place on the team.

For his coaches, he was a blessing, as they knew they had a worthy quarterback replacement at all times.

And this has proven to be true on multiple occasions including the 1972/73 season when he led the Dolphins to a Super Bowl ring after the starting quarterback got injured during the season.

For a reserve quarterback, Morrall also had his share of rewards including:

  • NFL Most Valuable Player (1968)
  • NFL Comeback Player of the Year (1972)
  • 2x First-team All-Pro (1968, 1972)

4. Troy Aikman (3 Super Bowl Wins)

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  • Super Bowl Wins: XXVII (1993), XXVIII (1994), XXX (1996)
  • Super Bowl Losses: none
  • Super Bowl MVP: XXVII (1993)

Troy Aikman spent 12 seasons in the NFL, all of them as a part of the Dallas Cowboys. He led his team to three Super Bowl wins in four years.

In 1993 and 1994 the Cowboys outclassed the Buffalo Bills and in 1996 they defeated the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Aikman won an MVP award for his efforts in his first ever Super Bowl appearance.

During his playing days, the Hall of Fame quarterback has earned numerous accolades. A significant part of his resume consists of the best rewards a player can receive in the NFL:

  • NFL Man of the Year (1997)
  • 6x Pro Bowl (1991–1996)
  • PFWA All-Rookie Team (1989)

Nowadays, Aikman works as a football commentator on ESPN’s Monday Night Football.

3. Terry Bradshaw (4 Super Bowl Wins)

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  • Super Bowl Wins: IX (1975), X (1976), XIII (1979), XIV (1980)
  • Super Bowl Losses: none
  • Super Bowl MVP: XIII (1979), XIV (1980)

Terry ”Blonde Bomber” Bradshaw was a member of the Pittsburgh Steelers from 1970 to 1983. During his 14 seasons in the NFL, he won four Super Bowl Rings and was named Super Bowl MVP twice.

Bradshaw won his first ring in 1975 against the Minnesota Vikings and his second ring the year after when the Steelers defeated the Dallas Cowboys.

His third and fourth ring would also come in consecutive years 1979 and 1980, Pittsburgh defeated the Cowboys one more time and then the Los Angeles Rams.

In his last two Super Bowl appearances, he was named the Most Valuable Player.

The Blonde Bomber was one of the most memorable NFL players of all time, his resume includes:

  • NFL Most Valuable Player (1978)
  • First-team All-Pro (1978)
  • 3x Pro Bowl (1975, 1978, 1979)
  • 2x NFL passing touchdowns leader (1978, 1982)
  • NFL 1970s All-Decade Team

After his football career, the Hall of Fame quarterback also became one of the most recognizable TV personalities in the US, starring in several movies and TV shows. His most memorable TV part is, however, on the FOX NFL Pregame Show.

2. Joe Montana (4 Super Bowl Wins)

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  • Super Bowl Wins: XVI (1982), XIX (1985), XXIII (1989), XXIV (1990)
  • Super Bowl Losses: none
  • Super Bowl MVP: XVI (1982), XIX (1985), XXIV (1990)

There are only four NFL quarterbacks that can boast four Super Bowl rings, and Joe Montana is one of them.

If we add three Super Bowl MVP trophies then it becomes even clearer how special “Joe Cool” was.

After being drafted from Notre Dame, Montana spent most of his career in the NFL playing for the San Francisco 49ers.

He led the 49ers to four Super Bowl wins in 1982 (Cincinnati Bengals), 1985 (Miami Dolphins), 1989 (Cincinnati Bengals), and 1990 (Denver Broncos).

The Comeback Kid was named Super Bowl MVP in three of his four championship games,

He was also rewarded for his exceptional play in the biggest game of the season in 1982, 1985, and 1990.

Joe Montana’s career highlights include:

  • 2x NFL Most Valuable Player (1989, 1990)
  • NFL Offensive Player of the Year (1989)
  • NFL Comeback Player of the Year (1986)
  • 3x First-team All-Pro (1987, 1989, 1990)
  • 2x Second-team All-Pro (1981, 1984)
  • 8x Pro Bowl (1981, 1983–1985, 1987, 1989, 1990, 1993)
  • NFL 1980s All-Decade Team
  • NFL 75th Anniversary All-Time Team
  • NFL 100th Anniversary All-Time Team

Some of the Super Bowl records Montagna set include most passes without an interception with 122 in 4 games and he has the highest all-time passer rating with 127.8.

1. Tom Brady (7 Super Bowl Wins)

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  • Super Bowl Wins: XXXVI (2002), XXXVIII (2004), XXXIX (2005), XLIX (2015), LI (2017), LIII (2019), LV (2021)
  • Super Bowl Losses: XLII (2008), XLVI (2012), LII (2018)
  • Super Bowl MVP: XXXVI (2002), XXXVIII (2004), XLIX (2015), LI (2017), LV (2021)

You probably knew the answer to the question: which quarterback has the most super bowl wins before you started reading this article and you were curious about the other nine names on the list.

Thomas Edward Patrick Brady Jr., better known as Tom Brady is the best player in the history of American football as well as the winningest quarterback in the history of Super Bowl.

Brady has played in 10 Super Bowls and won seven rings.

He led the New England Patriots to Super Bowl wins in (2002), (2004), (2005), (2015), (2017), and (2019), which put them in first place as the winningest NFL franchises of all time.

He added one more Super Bowl ring to his resume as a member of the Tamba Bay Buccaneers in 2020.

The greatest quarterback of all time also has five Super Bowl MVP trophies, which he earned in 2002, 2004, 2015, 2017, and 2021.

As you would imagine, along with the top spot for qbs with most super bowl wins, Brady has a long list of NFL achievements:

  • 3x NFL Most Valuable Player (2007, 2010, 2017)
  • 2x NFL Offensive Player of the Year (2007, 2010)
  • NFL Comeback Player of the Year (2009)
  • 3x First-team All-Pro (2007, 2010, 2017)
  • 3x Second-team All-Pro (2005, 2016, 2021)
  • 15x Pro Bowl (2001, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2009–2018, 2021)
  • 5x NFL passing touchdowns leader (2002, 2007, 2010, 2015, 2021)
  • 4x NFL passing yards leader (2005, 2007, 2017, 2021)
  • 2x NFL passer rating leader (2007, 2010)

The G.O.A.T. also holds 7 different NFL records including most wins as a quarterback in NFL history (243), most career passing attempts (11,317), most career passing completions (7,263), most career passing touchdowns (624).

He also has the most career passing yards (84,520), most pass completions in a season (485 in 2021), and the longest touchdown pass (99 yards tied).

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