Peyton Manning becomes oldest quarterback to win Super Bowl

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Monday February 1st, 2016

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. 

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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