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The Youngest Starting QBs In Super Bowl History

Updated January 31, 2020 1.2k views19 items

The youngest starting quarterbacks in Super Bowl history all accomplished a remarkable feat, reaching the biggest stage in sports at an age when many other NFL stars are still developing their skill sets. Dan Marino is still the youngest quarterback to start the Super Bowl in history at the age of the 23, while Ben Roethlisberger, who was also 23 when he started his first Super Bowl, became the youngest QB to win a ring in 2006.

Of course, Tom Brady, one of the most successful starters in the Super Bowl era, started two championship games before he turned 27, winning both times and being named MVP both times. Brady is the youngest quarterback to win two Super Bowls, with Roethlisberger not far behind. Meanwhile, Patrick Mahomes' start for the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl LIV already makes him the fifth-youngest QB in Super Bowl history.

So check out this list of the youngest QBs ever to start in the Super Bowl and appreciate the amazing feat accomplished by all of these amazing athletes.

  • Super Bowl XIX
     January 20, 1985
    Result: Loss, San Francisco 49ers 38 - Miami Dolphins 16

    Age on Super Bowl Sunday: 23 years, 4 months, 5 days

    Stats: 29-for-50, 318 yards, 1 TD, 2 INTs, 66.9 rating

    • Birthplace: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
    • Teams: Miami Dolphins
  • Super Bowl XL
    February 5, 2006
    Result: Win, Pittsburgh Steelers 21 - Seattle Seahawks 10

    Age on Super Bowl Sunday: 23 years, 11 months, 3 days

    Stats: 9-for-21, 123 yards, 2 INTs, 22.6 rating

    Super Bowl XLIII
    Date: February 1, 2009
    Result: Win, Pittsburgh Steelers 27 - Arizona Cardinals 23

    Age on Super Bowl Sunday: 26 years, 10 months, 30 days

    Stats: 21-for-30, 256 yards, 1 TD, 1 INT, 93.2 rating

    • Birthplace: Lima, Ohio, United States of America
    • Teams: Pittsburgh Steelers

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  • David Woodley
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    Super Bowl XVII
    January 30, 1983
    Result: Loss, Washington Redskins 27 - Miami Dolphins 17

    Age on Super Bowl Sunday: 24 years, 3 months, 5 days

    Stats: 4-for-14, 97 yards, 1 TD, 1 INT, 50 rating

    • Birthplace: Shreveport, Louisiana
    • Teams: Miami Dolphins

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    Jared Goff

    Super Bowl LIII
    February 3, 2019
    Result: Loss, New England Patriots 13 - Los Angeles Rams 3

    Age on Super Bowl Sunday: 24 years, 3 months, 20 days

    Stats: 19-for-38, 229 yards, 1 INT, 57.9 rating

    • Birthplace: Novato, California
    • Teams: Los Angeles Rams