Obviously it’s no easy task winning a Super Bowl. The biggest game in sports is the dream of every aspiring player, but it’s not necessarily about greatness. Dan Marino is one of the all time greats, but never won the big game. Sometimes it’s just about being in the right place at the right time. Here are the ten worst Super Bowl winning quarterbacks of all time.
Considering he’s a sixth-round pick who led a team to the Super Bowl, the Redskins can’t really complain, but most of his career was anything but stellar. With a career QB Rating of 78.9 and 88 interceptions, it’s amazing that he dominated so much during the 1991 season.
Dilfer is, arguably, the worst quarterback on the list. The Ravens had such a strong defense in 2000, it carried the team to the championship. If you doubt that in any way, just look at his career numbers. He finished with 16 more interceptions than touchdowns, and bounced around the NFL to five different teams during his career.
The former Tampa Bay quarterback wasn’t necessarily terrible, but he was far from good. Through his 17-year career he only averaged nine touchdowns per season, which is anything but exciting. He’s another example of a strong defense carrying a subpar quarterback to a championship.
Hostetler was basically a career back-up. Even if you look at the Super Bowl he played in, which was just a result of an injury, he barely maintained the game. If it weren’t for Scott Norwood missing an easy field goal, he would have disappeared into obscurity.
With a QB rating of 67.5, he has the second lowest of any Super Bowl winning quarterback. On top of that he finished his career with 34 more interceptions than touchdowns and is the only quarterback to win at least two Super Bowls and not be inducted into the Hall of Fame.
Don’t get me wrong, his Super Bowl performance was nothing less than astounding. He threw four touchdowns and finished with 340 yards through the air. The problem was that the rest of his career was stagnant, which was definitely affected by injuries. Still it’s hard to be excited about a career that ended with a QB rating of 69.4 and a completion percentage below 50%.
The 2013 season did nothing for Eli Manning’s legacy. He finished with 27 interceptions and 18 touchdowns making it, once again seem as though Eli isn’t the star quarterback everyone believed. He still has plenty of time left in his career to redeem himself, but a few more seasons like this past year will put him much closer to Trent Dilfer than Peyton Manning.
Let’s be honest, the reason the ’85 Bears won Super Bowl XX was because of their dominant defense. Even in the Super Bowl game itself McMahon didn’t throw a single touchdown, but with that defense, you really don’t have to. McMahon solidifies himself on the list with a career QB rating of 78 and only ten more career touchdowns than interceptions.
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Namath was a much better personality than player. His numbers speak for themselves, as his 65.5 QB rating is the lowest for any Super Bowl winning quarterback and his 220 interceptions compared to 173 career touchdowns are subpar to say the least.