Top 10 Super Bowl MVPs

January 30 20:46 2014

Every NFL player has the same goal, to go to the Super Bowl and win it. There’s nothing bigger than making it to football’s biggest stage and winning its biggest game. Besides winning the Super Bowl, being named MVP is another big honor in the NFL. If you’re the MVP of a game, whether it’s the regular season or a playoff game, it doesn’t mean that much. However if you are the league MVP, that’s a big deal. But being the MVP of the Super Bowl is just as big as being the MVP of the league, if not bigger. Being the MVP of the Super Bowl is great especially if you win the game. At least 42 of the 47 Super Bowl MVPs have won the Super Bowl and the game. On Sunday someone will add their name to the list of Super Bowl MVPs. So who are the best Super Bowl MVPs? Here are the top 10 Super Bowl MVPs.
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10. John Riggins, Washington Redskins, Super Bowl XVII: Riggins carried the ball 38 times for a then Super Bowl record of 166 yards. He had a 43-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter that gave the Redskins the lead for the first time. The Redskins won the game 27-17 over the Miami Dolphins.

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9. Phil Simms, QB, New York Giants, Super Bowl XXI: Simms threw for 268 yards and three touchdowns. He set a Super Bowl record by completing 10 straight passes. Simms had an 88 passing percentage, which is a Super Bowl record. The Giants won the game 39-20.

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8. Doug Williams, QB, Washington Redskins, Super Bowl XXII: Williams was the first African-American quarterback to play in the Super Bowl. He threw for a then Super Bowl record 340 yards and four touchdowns in a single quarter.

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7. Marcus Allen, RB, Los Angeles Raiders, Super Bowl XVIII: Allen ran for a total of 209 yards. He ran for 191 yards and had 18 receiving yards. He also had a then Super Bowl record 74 yard touchdown run.

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6. Joe Montana, QB, San Francisco 49ers, Super Bowl XXIV: Montana was named Super Bowl MVP a record three times. He completed 22 passes for 297 yards and five touchdowns. The 49ers won the game 55-10.

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5. Kurt Warner, QB, St. Louis Rams, Super Bowl XXXIV: Warner threw for a Super Bowl record 414 yards and two touchdowns. He had no interceptions. He also set the record for most passing attempts at 45. The Rams won the game 23-16.

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4. Jerry Rice, WR, San Francisco 49ers, Super Bowl XXIII: Rice had 11 receptions which tied the Super Bowl record. He had 215 receiving yards which is a Super Bowl record and one touchdown. Rice had three touchdowns in Super Bowl XIX.

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3. Terrell Davis, HB, Denver Broncos, Super Bowl XXXII: Davis rushed for 157 yards. He had two receptions for 8 yards. He had three rushing touchdowns, which is a Super Bowl record. The Broncos won the game 31-24.

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2. Tom Brady, QB, New England Patriots, Super Bowl XXXVIII: Brady set the Super Bowl record for completions with 32. He threw for 354 yards and three touchdowns. The Patriots won the game. This was Brady’s best Super Bowl performance.

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1. Steve Young, QB, San Francisco 49ers, Super Bowl XXIX: Young threw for 325 yards and six touchdowns, a Super Bowl record. He also ran for 49 yards. Young was the first player in the history of the Super Bowl to lead the game in passing and rushing yards. He helped the 49ers win their fifth Super Bowl.



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Alex Jordan
Alex Jordan

im 28 years old. I graduated from Marist College with a Bachelors degree in Communications/Sports Communications in 2011.

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