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10 Worst Starting Quarterbacks That Won a Super Bowl

1.Trent Dilfer, Baltimore Ravens

1.Trent Dilfer, Baltimore Ravens

Baltimore won Super Bowl XXXV thanks to one of the best defenses in NFL history. It had very little to do with their average-at-best quarterback. With that said, Dilfer did what he was asked to do. He managed the offense, made an occasional play, and didn't turn the ball over. He wasn't overly skilled, so that was about all the Ravens could expect out of him.

2.Jeff Hostetler, New York Giants

2.Jeff Hostetler, New York Giants

Jeff Hostetler quarterbacked the Giants in the postseason after starter Phil Simms went down with a broken foot. Hostetler had a marvelous postseason, while guiding the Giants to a Super Bowl XXV victory under head coach Bill Parcells. He didn't win the game's MVP, but he was efficient in defeating the Bills in the "wide right" game. This was the biggest highlight of his career.

3.Brad Johnson, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

3.Brad Johnson, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Brad Johnson came out of Florida State with some hype. He was expected to be a quality NFL quarterback. And for part of his career, he was. But he was no superstar. However, he was able to quarterback Tampa Bay to a Super Bowl XXXVII victory over the Bill Callahan coached Oakland Raiders. The remainder of Johnson's career was fairly mediocre.

4.Joe Flacco, Baltimore Ravens

4.Joe Flacco, Baltimore Ravens

The 2012 NFL season was perhaps a fluke for Joe Flacco. But good for him. He parlayed a Super Bowl MVP into a massive contract. Unfortunately, he followed that up with a mediocre 2013 season. Now the Ravens are stuck with a questionable quarterback that just might destroy their salary cap space for the next 5 years. Don't worry, Joe, you'll always have 2012 to brag about.

5.Eli Manning, New York Giants

5.Eli Manning, New York Giants

Unlike his superstar older brother, Eli has been quite the clutch quarterback when he gets to the playoffs. However, he consistently makes bad decisions throughout the season. To his credit, he did play a major role in leading the Giants to victories in Super Bowls XLII and XLVI - both over the New England Patriots. Eli took home MVP awards in both games.

6.Joe Namath, New York Jets

6.Joe Namath, New York Jets

Everyone knows about Namath's guarantee before Super Bowl III, the game in which the Jets pulled a big upset over the Colts. What else is Namath known for? Not much, except maybe trying to kiss Suzy Kolber while liquored up on live TV. Namath was awarded Super Bowl III MVP and became a legend because of the guarantee he backed up. But he didn't do much else on the field the rest of his average career.

7.Jim McMahon, Chicago Bears

7.Jim McMahon, Chicago Bears

Jim McMahon was the cool dude with the cool shades that started at quarterback for the Bears in Super Bowl XX. The Bears dominated the Patriots, while McMahon threw for 256 yards on just 12 completions. Chicago was more of a defensive team with a stud running back (Walter Payton) than a passing offense. But McMahon did what he was asked, a la Trent Dilfer.

8.Phil Simms, New York Giants

8.Phil Simms, New York Giants

The third Giants quarterback on our list is Phil Simms. He's one of the most talented QB's on our list. Simms was a solid NFL quarterback, but certainly not a superstar. He didn't play in Super Bowl XXV because of an injury, but he did win Super Bowl XXI MVP. He's now an NFL analyst and the father of two former college QB's.

9.Russell Wilson, Seattle Seahawks

9.Russell Wilson, Seattle Seahawks

Russell Wilson is an excellent game manager. He does what is asked of him. He doesn't make mistakes and allows his defense to control the game. He's a solid quarterback and he played well against the Broncos in Super Bowl XLVII. But he isn't a superstar and probably never will be.

10. Terry Bradshaw

10. Terry Bradshaw

Where would Terry Bradshaw be without the elite "Steel Curtain" defense? Probably not a four-time Super Bowl champion. The man threw two more touchdowns than he did picks (212 TDs versus 210 INTs) Good thing he moved into broadcasting and entertaining.

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