Charles Haley, an NFL Hall of Famer, was the first player to win five Super Bowls. This year, Tom Brady created history by being the first quarterback to do so. The New England Patriots' Super Bowl 51 victory over the Atlanta Falcons was historic, as Tom Brady became the first quarterback to win five titles. The last time a quarterback won five Super Bowls was when John Elway did so with the Denver Broncos in 1987, 1990, 1991, 1992, and 1993.
Brady also became the first player to start all 16 games in each of his first three seasons. And he did it while playing through multiple injuries (throwing arm) that would have ended many other players' careers. He is only the second player ever to win the MVP Award two years in a row (Jerry Rice was the first), and he is the first quarterback to win back-to-back MVP Awards. Brady and Peyton Manning are the only quarterbacks to win the award more than once.
The Patriots defeated the Falcons 34-28 in overtime of the championship game. It was their fourth Super Bowl victory in the past five years. With his fifth Super Bowl title, Brady tied Joe Montana for most alltime.
So, Charles Haley is the only person who has gone to the Super Bowl five times. He played for the Washington Redskins from 1979 to 1991 and was part of the team that came back from a 31-0 deficit against Chicago to win 38-37 in 1984.
He is the first five-time Super Bowl champion; only Tom Brady has won more, with seven trophies. He won two Super Bowls (XXIII and XXIV) with the 49ers and three with the Cowboys (XXVII, XXVIII, and XXX); he started all five championship games. Joe Montana is the only quarterback to win the award.
He entered the game as a replacement player after Dallas' original left guard, Ron Francis, was injured early in the game. The replacement player was allowed to stay in the game if it did not affect how he played. Martin signed with the Cowboys after playing for the San Francisco 49ers. He went on to start every game at left tackle for the Cowboys during their three Super Bowl victories in the 1990's, blocking for running backs Emmitt Smith and Tony Romo while also throwing for one touchdown pass.
Francis told ESPN that choosing Martin over him was easy because "Joe was better." He added, "I'm happy for him. I think he's done really well for himself."
Brady has already matched Martin's record by winning six Super Bowls. He will likely break this record soon since he is currently playing in his seventh season with the Patriots.
After leaving the 49ers following the 1994 season, Martin joined the Cowboys for four seasons where he helped bring back America's favorite team after they disappeared for two years due to salary cap problems.
Tom Brady of the New England Patriots has the most Super Bowl MVPs (4) of any player in history. Joe Montana is the only player in Super Bowl history to have received the MVP award three times (1982, 1985, 1990). There have been three previous winners of the award who have won it twice. Bart Starr (1967, 1967), Terry Bradshaw 1979,...
Brady is the only player to have earned five Super Bowl MVP trophies (four with the New England Patriots and one with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers); Joe Montana won three, while three other players—Bart Starr, Terry Bradshaw, and Eli Manning—won it twice. Starr and Bradshaw are the only people to have won it in consecutive years.
There are 13 players. Counting the pre-Super Bowl era, 13 players have won 5 titles. Except for one (Charles Haley), they were all Packers from the 1960s. Bart Starr (quarterback) won three NFL titles with the Green Bay Packers in 1961, 1962, and 1965, as well as Super Bowls I and II in 1966 and 1967, respectively. Jim Taylor won two NFL titles with the Pittsburgh Steelers in 1970 and 1971, as well as Super Bowl IX in 1969. John Hansen and Howard Schnellenberger also won two titles each.
The pre-Super Bowl era ended when The NFL refused to allow its players to be drafted by the AFL. This was done at the request of the AFL, who wanted to keep its talent pool deep and prevent any single player dominating proceedings. The first Super Bowl was played in January 1967 between the Packers and Chiefs. Starr led his team to victory in both the regular season and the game, winning most fans over with his playmaking skills. He was given the nickname "Mr. Cool" for his ability to avoid trouble while still being effective during games.
Starr went on to lead the Packers to further victories in 1966 and 1967, making him the only quarterback to win three Super Bowls. In 1970, he was part of the team that came back from a 23-0 deficit against the Cincinnati Bengals in the NFC Championship Game to win 31-29. Two years later, he helped the Packers defeat the Miami Dolphins in Super Bowl X, 20-17, at the end of regulation time.
The top five NFL players in terms of Super Bowl appearances
Brady's Brady has the most Super Bowl appearances of any player in history, with ten. He's one Super Bowl appearance away from tying the Patriots' club record of 11 appearances. Brady has started in all nine of New England's prior Super Bowl appearances.
Randy Moss had a hand in going over 100 victories during his time with the Minnesota Vikings, but he'll be remembered for something else entirely: His role in the Seattle Seahawks using "The Play" during their first Super Bowl win. The touchdown pass was an easy choice when you think about it; it was just a 20-yard dart into the end zone that beat Brady and the Pats.
But before we get to that, here's how many Super Bowls each player has played in (including playoffs):
Green Bay Packers players have the most Super Bowl wins with five. Bart Starr won three titles with the Packers, and Charles Woodson, Brett Favre, and Aaron Rodgers have two wins each.
Six occasions The New England Patriots have a record 11 appearances in the National Football League's annual championship game, winning the Super Bowl six times. The Patriots and the Pittsburgh Steelers share the distinction of having won the Super Bowl the most times (six wins each).
The Patriots' first Super Bowl victory was also their first title as a professional team. The previously semi-pro Boston Redskins had already won two NFL championships before the Patriots came into existence in 1960. The Patriots joined the NFL as an expansion team in 1962, just three years after its first game was played. They went on to become one of the most successful franchises in American sports history, with a record of 111 victories, 111 losses, and 11 ties over the course of 16 seasons. They are also the only team to have never lost the season opener until this year when they dropped a heartbreaker to Denver.
The Patriots have been involved in some very controversial games during their history. In 2007, they were accused of using underhanded tactics during their match against the Indianapolis Colts. New England was found guilty of illegally taping defensive conversations during the season and handed a $750,000 fine by the NFL Office. In 2001, the Patriots were also accused of using illegal tactics during their match against the St. Louis Rams. This time, they was found guilty of throwing four consecutive incomplete passes during one sequence during the fourth quarter of that game.