How have young QBs fared in the Super Bowl

Tonight Goff completes his turnaround since being drafted by starting the Super Bowl. At 24 years old Jared will join the list of youngest QBs to start in the main event. So before kickoff let’s have a look at how the rest managed. Will it be an indication to how things will unfold for Goff and the Rams?

#10 Vince Ferragamo, Rams – Super Bowl XIV
Age: 25 years, 271 days
Stats: 15-25, 212 Yards, 0 TDs, 1 INT
Outcome: Defeat

#9 Joe Montana, 49ers – Super Bowl XVI
Age: 25 years, 227 days
Stats: 14-22, 157 yards, 1 TD, 0 INTs
Outcome: Win

#8 Joe Namath, Jets – Super Bowl III
Age: 25 years, 226 days
Stats: 17-28, 206 yards, 0 TDs, 0 INTs
Outcome: Win

#7 Colin Kaepernick, 49ers – Super Bowl XLVII
Age: 25 years, 92 days
Stats: 16-28, 302 yards, 1 TD, 1 INTs
Outcome: Defeat

#6 Russel Wilson , Seahawks -Super Bowl XLVIII
Age: 25 years, 66 days
Stats: 18-25, 206 yards, 2 TD 0 INTs
Outcome: Win

#5 Drew Bledsoe, Patriots – Super Bowl XXXI
Age: 24 years, 347 days
Stats: 25-48, 253 yards, 2 TDs, 4 INTs
Outcome: Defeat

#4 Tom Brady, Patriots – Super Bowl XXXV
Age: 24 years, 184 days
Stats: 16-27, 145 yards, 1 TD, 0 INTs
Outcome: Win

#3 David Woodley, Dolphins – Super Bowl XVII
Age: 24 years, 97 days
Stats: 4-14, 97 yards, 1 TD, 1 INT
Outcome: Defeat

#2 Ben Roethlisberger, Steelers – Super Bowl XL
Age: 23 years, 340 days
Stats: 9-21, 123 yards, 0 TDs, 2 INTs
Outcome: Win

#1 Dan Marino, Dolphins – Super Bowl XIX
Age: 23 years, 127 days
Stats: 29-50, 318 yards, 1 TD, 2 INTs
Outcome: Defeat


So let’s break it down. Half of the top 10 have lost in the Super Bowl. It’s an even 50-50 split. Interestingly though only 3 of the top 10 have scored more TDs than INTs (Brady, Wilson, Montana).

Goff will be 24 years old and 113 days when he steps onto the field and has the chance to become the second youngest winning starting QB in a Super Bowl.

Past results suggest that even if the Rams win Goff could struggle this evening, but he will join some very famous names. If he can put on a show and hold his own then the already high expectations for his career will sky rocket.