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QBs With Fewest Starts Before Super Bowl
Jeff Hostetler and Vince Ferragamo are the only ones with fewer than the nine combined regular-season and postseason starts for Kaepernick.
Hostetler had to compete with Phil Simms for the New York Giants' starting job after winning the Super Bowl as an injury replacement for Simms. He won the job heading into the next season.
Ferragamo closed the 1979 regular season with five touchdown passes and 10 interceptions after subbing for injured starter Pat Haden. He remained the starter and tossed 30 touchdown passes in 1980 before leaving the NFL to play in Canada.