Oldest NFL Quarterbacks To Win A Super Bowl

Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots and Julian Edelman #11 of the New England Patriots celebrate after Super Bowl LIII at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on February 03, 2019, in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)
(Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

The NFL Conference Championship games feature the old guard in the NFC and the new guard in the AFC. It’s one of many storylines in a weekend of two great games with great NFL betting opportunities.

In the NFC, you have Green Bay’s Aaron Rodgers (age 37) vs. Tampa Bay’s Tom Brady (age 43). The AFC has two potential matchups. It’ll either be Buffalo’s Josh Allen (age 24) vs. Patrick Mahomes (age 25) if Mahomes can play after going through concussion protocol. If he can’t go, it’ll be Chad Henne (age 35) behind center.

Whether we see three QBs ages 35 or over starting in the NFL Conference Championship games or just two, one thing is for certain (barring injury): One starting quarterback in this year’s Super Bowl will be old.

And if an NFC team wins the Super Bowl this year, the winning quarterback will be one of the oldest signal-callers to capture the Lombardi Trophy.

Since 1967, only eight quarterbacks over the age of 35 have won a Super Bowl.

Oldest Super Bowl-Winning QBs

SeasonSuper BowlPlayerTeamAge
1983XVIIIJim PlunkettLos Angeles Raiders36 years 1 month
2014XLIXTom BradyNew England Patriots37 years 5 months
1997XXXIIJohn ElwayDenver Broncos37 years 6 months
1970VJohnny UnitasBaltimore Colts37 years 8 months
1998XXXIIIJohn ElwayDenver Broncos38 years 6 months
201550Peyton ManningDenver Broncos39 years 10 months
2016LITom BradyNew England Patriots39 years 6 months
2018LIIITom BradyNew England Patriots41 years 6 months

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Sam Herder is a writer for BetMGM and HERO Sports. A North Dakota State journalism grad, he spent several years in the print media industry before writing for online outlets. Sam has covered sports at all levels — high school, college, and professional — since 2011.

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