Worst Super Bowl Starting Quarterbacks Football Players (American)
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Worst Super Bowl Starting Quarterbacks


List Criteria: Worst Quarterbacks who started in a Super Bowl. Based on overall career and performance in the big game.

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    1958 17 - Dolphins vs Redskins. Replaced by Dan Marino the following year.

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    1980 41 - Bears vs Colts. Threw 2 costly interceptions and a measly 165 yards.

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    1965 29 - Chargers vs 49ers. Surprisingly the only Charger QB to represent the team in the big ...

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    1972 35 - Ravens vs Giants. Quite possibly the worst quarterback to win a Super Bowl.

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    1959 20 Patriots vs Bears. Eason couldn't complete a pass out of 6 attempts, before being pulled ...

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    1943 5 - Cowboys vs Colts & 12 - Broncos vs Cowboys. Only quarterback to lead 2 different teams ...

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    1954 14 - Rams vs Steelers. Backup QB who started for the injured Pat Haden.

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    1966 30 - Steelers vs Cowboys. Threw 2 direct interceptions to MVP Larry Brown, one of which wasn't ...

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    1972 35 - Giants vs Ravens.

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    1968 37 - Bucs vs Raiders. One of the worst ever QBs to win a Super Bowl.

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    1962 26 - Redskins vs Bills. Very short and unmemorable career, besides winning Super MVP.

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    1939 7 - Redskins vs Dolphins. Played against Miami at the very end of their perfect 1972 season.

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    1975 38 - Panthers vs Patriots.

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    1985 47 - Ravens vs 49ers. Still too early to tell.

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    1965 33 - Falcons vs Broncos.

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    1987 47 - 49ers vs Ravens. Too new to really tell just yet.

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    1975 40 - Seahawks vs Steelers. Remembered best for a bad ref call.

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    1943 3 - Jets vs Colts. Considered by many to be the most undeserving member of the NFL Hall of ...

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    1961 25 - Giants vs Bills. Backup for injured Phil Simms, his performance led to Jeff getting a ...

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    1938 4 - Vikings vs Chiefs. Later replaced by Fran Tarkenton.

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    1949 17 - Redskins vs Dolphins, 18 vs Raiders

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    1941 2 - Raiders vs Packers.

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    1959 20 - Bears vs Patriots.

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    1955 22 - Redskins vs Broncos. Had a stellar performance in the Super Bowl, setting records which ...

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    1982 40 - Steelers vs Seahawks, 43 vs Cardinals, 45 vs Packers.

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    1961 23 - Bengals vs 49ers.

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    1976 39 - Eagles vs Patriots.

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    1951 15 - Eagles vs Raiders. Better remembered as an analyst than his playing days.

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    1947 15 - Raiders vs Eagles & 18 - Raiders vs Redskins. Quite possibly the worst quarterback to ...

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    1981 42, 46 - Giants vs Patriots

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    1972 31 - Patriots vs Packers

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    1949 16 - Bengals vs 49ers.

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    1934 5 - Colts vs Cowboys. Considered by many to be the worst QB to win regular NFL season MVP ...

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    1973 34 - Titans vs Rams.

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    1945 6 - Dolphins vs Cowboys, 7 - vs Redskins, 8 - vs Vikings

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    1935 1 - Chiefs vs Packers, 4 vs Vikings

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    1945 11 - Raiders vs Vikings.

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    1948 9 - Steelers vs Vikings, 10, 13 vs Cowboys, 14 vs Rams.

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    1954 21 - Giants vs Broncos

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    1965 37 - Raiders vs Buccaneers. Had a steady and consistent career that lasted quite a while.

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