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Monday, January 19, 2009
Updated: January 25, 12:05 PM ET
Ranking Super Bowl QBs: I to LXXXIV

By Allison Wachs
ESPN.com

Joe Montana, Steve Young
Joe Montana, left, threw for 297 yards in the 49ers' 55-10 demolition of the Broncos in Super Bowl XXIV. San Francisco's Steve Young tossed a Super Bowl-record six TD passes and rushed for 49 yards against San Diego in SB XXIX.
Through 42 Super Bowls, there have been 52 different starting quarterbacks. Among them are players who put up monster numbers and won regular-season MVP awards, and guys who still make us wonder how they ever started a Super Bowl.

Our list is top-heavy with 49ers (Joe Montana and Steve Young) and bottom-heavy with Hall of Famers (John Elway, John Unitas) and guys who will get into the Hall only with a ticket (Neil O'Donnell, Rich Gannon).

Here is ESPN.com's ranking of the Super Bowl performances of the starting quarterbacks, from best to worst:

•  THE BREAKDOWN: 21-40 | 41-60 | 61-84 | Super Bowl winning/losing QBs


•  THE BREAKDOWN: 21-40 | 41-60 | 61-84 | Super Bowl winning/losing QBs