Who Is the Oldest QB To Win a Super Bowl?

    Winning the Super Bowl is the greatest accomplishment in professional football and one that few players achieve. Who's the oldest QB to hoist the Lombardi?

    Who Is the Oldest QB To Win a Super Bowl?

    Winning the Super Bowl: It’s the pinnacle of achievement in professional football. Only a small fraction of players to grace the gridiron ever come close to winning a ring, and even fewer actually accomplish the task.

    And with only one starting quarterback per team taking the field, it stands to reason that just a handful of players at the game’s most important position manage to hoist the Lombardi Trophy. With just one starting QB taking home the game’s most prominent victory each year, one naturally wonders: Who is the oldest QB to win a Super Bowl?

    Who Is the Oldest QB To Win a Super Bowl?

    The oldest QB to win a Super Bowl actually did so quite recently. Given that he holds nearly every other quarterback-related record in the sport, you probably could have guessed that he holds this one, too. Yes, Tom Brady is the oldest quarterback to lift the Lombardi Trophy.

    On Feb. 7, 2021, Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers defeated Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs 31-9 in Super Bowl LV.

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    Incidentally, that victory also marked the first time a team had won the NFL‘s biggest game in their home stadium, securing another piece of history for the G.O.A.T. and the Bucs that day. As he secured his seventh Super Bowl ring, Brady was 43 years and 188 days old.

    The future first-ballot Hall of Famer was his vintage self in the Super Bowl victory. He completed over 70 percent of his passes for 201 yards, three scores, and no turnovers en route to a lopsided win. The Bucs’ defense and running game also dominated, allowing Brady to play point guard and pick apart a reeling Chiefs team.

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    Brady broke the record for the oldest passer to win the Super Bowl by just over two years, a record previously held by… Brady. The former New England Patriots superstar was 41 years and 184 days old when he and the Pats defeated Sean McVay’s Los Angeles Rams in 2019 in Super Bowl LIII.

    Both offenses struggled through a defensive slugfest in which neither Brady nor L.A. QB Jared Goff scored a touchdown. The Patriots legend completed 21 of 35 passes for 262 yards and an interception. Still, a suffocating New England defense and efficient running game allowed the AFC representative to control the time of possession and leave Mercedes-Benz Stadium under a rain of blue and red confetti.

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    Before Brady took hold of the greybeard title, Peyton Manning, at 39 years and 320 days old, set the record for the oldest QB to win a Super Bowl when his Denver Broncos defeated the Carolina Panthers in Super Bowl 50. Though his level of play had declined since his MVP days, Manning helped guide a team that featured one of the best defenses in recent memory to a 24-10 victory over Cam Newton’s red-hot Panthers.

    Manning’s victory broke a record that had been held for nearly 50 years, as the previous record-holder was Miami Dolphins QB Earl Morrall, who won a Super Bowl with Miami in 1974 at the age of 39 years and 241 days.

    Justin Hier is a writer and editor for Pro Football Network. You can read all of Justin’s work here and follow him on Twitter: @HierJustin.