Ranking greatest QB performances in Super Bowl history: Tom Brady No. 1, 49ers signal-callers make top five

Amazing quarterback performances have become synonymous with the Super Bowl. Almost as much as commercials, food and the halftime shows. Almost annually, a quarterback has a performance in the big game that becomes the stuff of legend. Last year, for example, both Patrick Mahomes and Jalen Hurts recorded performances that were among the best by a quarterback in Super Bowl history. 

The Kansas City Chiefs superstar signal-caller will look to do so again in this year’s Super Bowl. 

With Super Bowl LVIII between the Chiefs and the 49ers just one week away, we’ve decided to come up with a ranking of the top quarterback performances in Super Bowl history. This was the criteria used when making the list:

Statistical excellence Big plays Quality of the opponent How much their performances impacted the game’s outcome Did the QB win the game 

30. Steve McNair, Super Bowl XXXIV (Rams 23, Titans 16) 

McNair and running back Eddie George put the Titans’ offense on their shoulders after falling behind 16-0. George’s two touchdowns momentarily tied the score, and after falling behind again with two minutes left, McNair led a furious drive that included a 16-yard completion that saw him break two tackles before delivering the throw. 

McNair’s final pass, a completion to Kevin Dyson, fell one yard short of the goal line as time expired. Had the game gone into overtime, there’s a very good chance that McNair and the Titans would have prevailed. His 64 rushing yards — which was the most a the Super Bowl for a quarterback — had left the Rams’ defense exhausted by the end of regulation. 

McNair played a significant role in one of the most exciting Super Bowls ever 
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29. Joe Flacco, Super Bowl XLVII (Ravens 34, 49ers 31) 

22 of 33, 287 yards, 3 TD 

Flacco…


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Author : Bryan DeArdo

Publish date : 2024-02-07 23:19:46

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