Ranking greatest QB performances in Super Bowl history: Patrick Mahomes’ performance vs. 49ers cracks the list

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. That was again the case in Super Bowl LVIII, as Patrick Mahomes enjoyed his best Super Bowl performance to date. 

Following Mahomes’ performance in Sunday night’s 25-22 overtime win over the 49ers, 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 

Honorable mention: 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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30. Joe Flacco, Super Bowl XLVII (Ravens 34, 49ers 31) 

22 of 33, 287 yards, 3 TD 

Flacco capped off a memorable postseason with an MVP performance against the 49ers. His third touchdown, a 56-yard…


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Author : Bryan DeArdo

Publish date : 2024-02-12 05:07:08

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