Best QB Performances in a Super Bowl

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Joe Montana (XXIV)
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#1

Joe Montana (XXIV)

22-29, 297 yds, 10.2 YPA, 5 TD, 0 INT, 147.6 pr

The King of Super Bowl Quarterbacks led a last-minute, game-winning touchdown drive against the Bengals in Super Bowl XXIII. He one-upped himself a year later in his fourth and final Super Bowl appearance. Montana was at his surgeon-like best, calmly slicing the heart out of the Broncos, 55-10, with five TD tosses and a near-perfect 147.6 passer rating -- remarkable statistical accomplishments against a Denver defense that led the NFL in scoring (14.1 ppg) while surrendering just 13 TD passes all season. He earned a record third Super Bowl MVP award for his performance, while San Francisco's 55 points and 45-point margin of victory remain Super Bowl records.

The biggest exclusion from this list might be Troy Aikman in his team's 52-17 win over the Bills in Super Bowl XXVIII. But on a day when the Dallas D forced a Super Bowl-record eight turnovers, the Cowboys could have won with a tackling dummy at quarterback. Joe Montana, meanwhile, is limited to one spot on the list. You could make a great case that three of his Super Bowl performances belong in the top 10.

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