Slide 1 of 22: The club of quarterbacks who have been in more than one Super Bowl is a small one. Only 21 quarterbacks have appeared in the championship game more than once. Only 12 quarterbacks have won multiple Super Bowls, and only seven have won back-to-back titles, including Tom Brady.
Brady is the greatest quarterback of all time, and with five championships he's also the most successful. He's the first player to win four games in four consecutive Super Bowl appearances, and his six total victories are second only to Peyton Manning's eight.
The other six players to win multiple Super Bowls are Bart Starr, Jerry Rice, Roger Staubach, Randall Cunningham, Eli Manning, and Ben Roethlisberger. They all have at least two rings apiece, with Starr and Rice being the only players with three or more.
Of the 12 players to win multiple Super Bowls, 10 were born within the year 1946. The oldest player to win multiple Super Bowls was John Brodie, who was 40 years and 319 days old when he led the Oakland Raiders to their third title in 1987. The youngest player to win multiple Super Bowls was Tom Brady, who was 28 years and 115 days old when he led New England to its fifth ring in 2019.
A quarterback can appear in only one Super Bowl per season, but he can be replaced if injured or unable to play.
They are the only two quarterbacks who have made more than four Super Bowl starts. While making it to the Super Bowl is a significant accomplishment, winning is what counts most. A single quarterback has won six Super Bowls. The other three starters lost their games.
The six-time champion Denver Broncos' Peyton Manning is the most successful quarterback in Super Bowl history. He has won more games (5) than he has lost (3). The other five-time champion Pittsburgh Steelers' Ben Roethlisberger joined the league as a first round draft pick in 2004 and has never missed a game due to injury. He has also won more games (30) than he has lost (9).
Manning and Roethlisberger have both been named MVP. They are the only two quarterbacks to receive this award.
Manning was awarded his third MVP trophy last year after leading the Broncos to their second championship victory. He passed for 505 yards with four touchdowns during the game.
Roethlisberger earned his third MVP trophy in 2014 after helping the Steelers beat the Seattle Seahawks 24-14 in Super Bowl XLVIII. He completed 25 of 39 passes for 303 yards with two touchdowns and no interceptions.
The majority of Super Bowl rings Tom Brady has seven seasons as a quarterback, six with the New England Patriots and one with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Neal Dahlen had five seasons as a member of the San Francisco 49ers' administration and two seasons as a member of the Denver Broncos' administration. If you include his role with the league as executive director of football operations, then Neal Dahlen has six Super Bowl rings.
Brady and Jim Kelly are the only players to win multiple Super Bowls with different teams. They were joined in this feat by John Elway, Steve Young, and Terry Bradshaw. All four players have won multiple Super Bowls with the same team - the Denver Broncos. Brady, Kelly, and Elway all have two Super Bowl victories with the organization; Young has one victory.
Dahlen played a major role in helping three of these men achieve their second Super Bowl victory. He served as a senior advisor to the Patriots' management team during Brady's first championship season in 2001 and was part of the 49ers' administrative staff for all five of San Francisco's Super Bowl appearances from 1992 to 2007. Before joining the NFL, Dahlen played eight seasons in the National Football League Europe league with the Hamburg Sea Devils, Frankfurt Galaxy, and Scotland's Glasgow Green Bats.
In addition to his work with the Patriots and 49ers, Dahlen has been involved with three other National Football League teams as a player agent.