Super Bowl all-time 53-man roster: Top players at every position who performed their best on the biggest stage

Ever since the Green Bay Packers and Kansas City Chiefs faced off in 1967 for Super Bowl I, thousands of football players have taken part in one of the sport world’s biggest games. Several of those players have become household names by virtue of their performance in the big game. Tom Brady, Joe Montana and many others etched their name in football lore after leading their teams to victory multiple times. 

With Super Bowl LVIII just six days away, we decided to take on the task of creating an all-time, 53-man roster comprised of some of the best players in Super Bowl history. The construction of our roster included the following criteria:

Super Bowl MVPs weighed heavilyMultiple Super Bowl appearances are an advantage Did their performance significantly contribute to the success of their team?
Was their performance critical to the outcome of the game(s)? 

Choosing performance over a specific player also played a role in the building of the roster. Yes, being a big name certainly doesn’t hurt, but this is not a roster of the biggest names that have played in the Super Bowl. If that was the case, Walter Payton, arguably the greatest running back in NFL history, would have made the list. 

Without further ado, let’s take a look at the all-time, 53-man Super Bowl roster, with a practice squad to boot.

Offense

QB

Tom Brady

Joe Montana

Terry Bradshaw

RB 

Emmitt Smith 

Terrell Davis

FB

Franco Harris

LWR

Jerry Rice

Cliff Branch

RWR

Michael Irvin

John Stallworth

SWR

Lynn Swann

Julian Edelman

LT

Art Shell

Orlando Pace

LG

Gene Upshaw

Nate Newton

C

Mike Webster

Tom Nalen

RG

Larry Little

Mark Schlereth

RT

Forrest Gregg

Anthony Munoz

TE Rob GronkowskiTravis Kelce

Quarterbacks: Tom Brady, Joe Montana, and Terry Bradshaw are a combined 15-3 in Super Bowl…


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Author : Bryan DeArdo

Publish date : 2024-02-07 11:18:29

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