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Vassallo: Top 10 Super Bowl Quarterbacks All-Time

Super Bowl XLVI

As we’re nearing yet another Super Bowl showdown, I was reflecting back on all the others. I actually watched Super Bowl I at the Ole Miss Motel because this was one of the very few places in Oxford in the mid sixties that had color televisions!

troyaikmanx-largeSounds like another century which would be a correct assumption. The MVPs typically are quarterbacks, but not always. My criteria emphasized the MVP award, but I also considered other factors.

Eli Manning’s two MVPs place the Ole Miss QB in an elite group with only four others who ever won two or more. Tom Brady is one of these. Eli’s feat is even greater when you consider he defeated Brady and New England (not once but twice) in getting the two championship trophies!

Here’s my Top 10, not in any special order:

  1. Eli Manning*
  2. Tom Brady*
  3. Joe Namath
  4. Terry Bradshaw*
  5. Joe Montana*
  6. Steve Young
  7. Troy Aikman
  8. Bart Starr*
  9. Aaron Rodgers
  10. Len Dawson

* denotes multiple MVPs

With Brady once again on the firing line in this Super Bowl, it makes you wonder if and when the future will ever arrive. Should he win the MVP of this one, he’ll join only Joe Montana in receiving three MVP awards. Winning the Super Bowl is like winning the Masters, an accomplishment not shared by a great many.


Steve Vassallo is a HottyToddy.com contributor. Steve writes on Ole Miss athletics, Oxford business, politics and other subjects. He is an Ole Miss grad and former radio announcer for the basketball team. In addition, he is a certified economic and community developer and currently, a highly successful leader in the real estate business with Premier Properties of Oxford.You can contact Steve at sovassallo@gmail.com or call him at (985) 852-7745.

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