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A list of the best Super Bowl MVPs of all time. The Super Bowl has become one of America's greatest traditions. Along with apple pie, there are few things more American than the Super Bowl. The game, which takes places the first Sunday of February, pits the two best NFL teams from the AFC and NFC for the right to take home the Vince Lombardi trophy. Another interesting facet of the game is who will win the Super Bowl MVP. Only one time in the game's history has a member of the losing team been named Super Bowl MVP. Otherwise, you'll see a list of who's who of the NFL's greatest players of all time.

The players who have been named the Super Bowl's standout player are some of the most recognizable names in football. You'll see names like Joe Namath, Troy Aikman and Jerry Rice on here, but it takes a special player to win the MVP twice. Only a handful of players can say they've done it twice. Those players include Bart Starr, Terry Bradshaw, Joe Montana, Tom Brady and Eli Manning.

These are the greatest Super Bowl MVPs of all time. These are the best players to ever take home the Super Bowl MVP. Vote or re-rank this list according to who you think had the greatest performance in Super Bowl history.
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160 85
Joe Montana is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Super Bowl MVPs of All Time
Quarterback
Joseph Clifford "Joe" Montana, Jr., nicknamed Joe Cool and The Comeback Kid, is a retired professional American football player, a hall of fame quarterback with the San Francisco 49ers ...more
2
137 86
Jerry Rice is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Super Bowl MVPs of All Time
Wide receiver
Jerry Lee Rice is a former American football wide receiver who played 20 seasons in the National Football League. He is widely considered to be the greatest wide receiver in NFL history and ...more
3
157 120
Tom Brady is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Super Bowl MVPs of All Time
Quarterback
Thomas Edward Patrick "Tom" Brady, Jr., nicknamed Tom Terrific, is an American football quarterback for the New England Patriots of the National Football League. After playing college ...more
4
76 50
Terrell Davis is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Super Bowl MVPs of All Time
Running back
Terrell Lamar Davis is a former American football running back who played for the Denver Broncos of the National Football League from 1995 to 2001. Davis was drafted by the Broncos in the sixth ...more
5
93 61
Bart Starr is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Super Bowl MVPs of All Time
Quarterback
Bryan Bartlett "Bart" Starr is a former professional American football player and coach. He wore #15 and he was the quarterback for the Green Bay Packers from 1956 to 1971, during ...more
6
87 62
John Elway is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Super Bowl MVPs of All Time
Quarterback
John Albert Elway, Jr. is a former American football quarterback and current General Manager and Executive Vice President of Football Operations for the Denver Broncos of the National Football ...more
7
78 60
Joe Namath is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Super Bowl MVPs of All Time
Quarterback
Joseph William "Joe" Namath, nicknamed "Broadway Joe" or "Joe Willie", is a former American football quarterback and actor. He played college football for the ...more
8
89 72
Drew Brees is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Super Bowl MVPs of All Time
Quarterback
Drew Christopher Brees is an American football quarterback for the New Orleans Saints of the National Football League. After a prolific college football career at Purdue University, he was ...more
9
60 39
Marcus Allen is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Super Bowl MVPs of All Time
Running back
Marcus LeMarr Allen is a former American football running back and football analyst for CBS. As a professional, Allen ran for 12,243 yards and caught 587 passes for 5,412 yards during his career ...more
10
95 82
Aaron Rodgers is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Super Bowl MVPs of All Time
Quarterback
Aaron Charles Rodgers is an American football quarterback for the Green Bay Packers of the National Football League. Rodgers played college football for California, where he set several career ...more
11
76 56
Franco Harris is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Super Bowl MVPs of All Time
Franco Harris is a former American football player. He played his NFL career with the Pittsburgh Steelers and Seattle Seahawks. In the 1972 NFL Draft he was picked up by the Pittsburgh Steelers ...more
12
99 82
Terry Bradshaw is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Super Bowl MVPs of All Time
Quarterback
Terry Paxton Bradshaw is a former American football quarterback who played for the Pittsburgh Steelers in the National Football League. Since 1994, he has been a TV analyst and co-host of Fox ...more
13
96 79
Steve Young is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Super Bowl MVPs of All Time
Quarterback
Jon Steven "Steve" Young is a former professional American football quarterback who played 14 seasons in the National Football League. Young played college football for Brigham Young ...more
14
71 49
Lynn Swann is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Super Bowl MVPs of All Time
Wide receiver
Lynn Curtis Swann is an American former professional football player, sportscaster, and current politician. In 2006, he was the Republican nominee to run against the incumbent Ed Rendell for ...more
15
59 44
Larry Csonka is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Super Bowl MVPs of All Time
Running back, Fullback
Larry Richard Csonka is a former college and professional American football fullback and a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame. With the Miami Dolphins he won the Super Bowl in 1973 and
16
72 53
Roger Staubach is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Super Bowl MVPs of All Time
Quarterback
Roger Thomas Staubach is a former star National Football League quarterback who is executive chairman of Jones Lang LaSalle. He attended the U.S. Naval Academy where he won a Heisman Trophy, and ...more
17
85 75
Peyton Manning is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Super Bowl MVPs of All Time
Quarterback
Peyton Williams Manning is an American football quarterback for the Denver Broncos of the National Football League. A five-time league MVP, he played for the Indianapolis Colts for 14 seasons ...more
18
73 63
Kurt Warner is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Super Bowl MVPs of All Time
Quarterback
Kurtis Eugene "Kurt" Warner is a former American football quarterback, a current part-time TV football analyst, and a philanthropist. He played for three National Football League ...more
19
67 63
Eli Manning is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Super Bowl MVPs of All Time
Quarterback
Elisha Nelson "Eli" Manning is an American football quarterback for the New York Giants of the National Football League and is the active iron man for consecutive starts by a ...more
20
50 37
Jim Plunkett is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Super Bowl MVPs of All Time
Jim Plunkett is a football player.
21
68 56
Emmitt Smith is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Super Bowl MVPs of All Time
Running back
Emmitt James Smith, III is an American former college and professional football player who was a running back in the National Football League for fifteen seasons during the 1990s and 2000s. ...more
22
45 40
Len Dawson is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Super Bowl MVPs of All Time
Quarterback
Leonard Ray "Len" Dawson is a former American collegiate and Professional Football quarterback who attended Purdue University and went on to play for three professional teams, most ...more
23
48 39
Von Miller is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Super Bowl MVPs of All Time
Outside Linebacker, Defensive end
Vonnie B'Vsean Miller is an American football linebacker for the Denver Broncos of the National Football League. He played college football for Texas A&M University, earned consensus ...more
24
50 42
John Riggins is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Super Bowl MVPs of All Time
Running back, Fullback
Robert John Riggins, nicknamed "The Diesel" and "Riggo", is a former American football running back in the National Football League for the New York Jets and Washington ...more
25
67 66
Ray Lewis is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Super Bowl MVPs of All Time
Linebacker
Raymond Anthony Lewis, Jr. is a former American football linebacker who played his entire 17-year career for the Baltimore Ravens of the National Football League. He played college football for ...more