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Quarterbacks might be judged by Super Bowl victories more than anything else. Reaching multiple Super Bowls—and ideally winning at least one—is the type of feat that earns you a place in football lore.
Twenty quarterbacks have made multiple Super Bowl appearances, including four quarterbacks in this year’s playoffs: Tom Brady (4), Ben Roethlisberger (2), Eli Manning (2) and Russell Wilson (2). Brady’s six appearances are the most ever by a quarterback and tied for the most all time by any player.
Should his Patriots, who enter the playoffs as the AFC’s No. 1 seed and the favorites to hoist the Lombardi Trophy, reach the Super Bowl, Brady will stand alone as the player with the most-ever Super Bowl appearances. (Defensive lineman Mike Lodish also appeared in six—four with Buffalo and two with Denver.) That would further strengthen an already-strong case for Brady as the greatest quarterback of all time.
Below is a complete list of quarterbacks who have appeared in multiple Super Bowls.
8 appearances– Tom Brady (5-3)
5 appearances– John Elway (2-3)
4 appearances– Terry Bradshaw (4-0), Joe Montana (4-0), Roger Staubach (2-2), Peyton Manning (2-2), Jim Kelly (0-4)
3 appearances– Troy Aikman (3-0), Bob Griese (2-1), Ben Roethlisberger (2-1), Kurt Warner (1-2), Fran Tarkenton (0-3)
2 appearances– Bart Starr (2-0), Jim Plunkett (2-0), Eli Manning (2-0), Len Dawson (1-1), Joe Thiesmann (1-1), Brett Favre (1-1), Russell Wilson (1-1), Craig Morton (0-2)
Daniel Rapaport, SI Wire