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Peyton Manning becomes oldest quarterback to win Super Bowl

At 39, Peyton Manning has become the oldest quarterback to win the Super Bowl. 
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With the Broncos’ win over the Panthers, Peyton Manning is now the the oldest quarterback in NFL history to lead his team to a title at 39 years old.

The record was previously held by Broncos vice president John Elway. He was 38 years and seven months old when he led the Denver to victory in Super Bowl XXXIII. He was 37 when he won Super Bowl XXXII against the Green Bay Packers for his first championship. 

Manning is also third on the list of oldest Super Bowl quarterbacks with his appearance in Super Bowl XLVIII, which the Broncos lost 43–8. 

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10 oldest quarterbacks to play in a Super Bowl

Player

Team

Super Bowl

Age

Outcome

Peyton Manning

Denver Broncos

Super Bowl 50

39

W, 24–10 over Panthers

John Elway

Denver Broncos

Super Bowl XXXIII

38

W, 34–19 over Falcons

Peyton Manning

Denver Broncos

Super Bowl XLVIII

37

L, 43–8 to Seahawks

Johnny Unitas

Baltimore Colts

Super Bowl V

37

W, 16–13 over Cowboys

Kurt Warner

Arizona Cardinals

Super Bowl XLIII

37

L, 27–23 to Steelers

John Elway

Denver Broncos

Super Bowl XXXII

37

W, 31–24 over Packers

Rich Gannon

Oakland Raiders

Super Bowl XXXVII

37

L, 48–21 to Buccaneers

Fran Tarkenton

Minnesota Vikings

Super Bowl XI

36

L, 32–14 to Vikings

Roger Staubach

Dallas Cowboys

Super Bowl III

36

L, 35–31 to Steelers

Earl Morrall

Baltimore Colts

Super Bowl V

36

W, 16–13 over Cowboys

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