Super Bowl LVIII: who is the youngest QB in history to play in the crowning NFL game?

The youngest QB to start a Super Bowl game has long been a topic of scrutiny, amidst the heroics of the young sensation, Brock Purdy. Purdy, who is now 24 years old, has turned out to be the trump card in the Niners stack, performing day in and out in all the big games.

As Brock Purdy and Co. gear up to take down Patrick Mahomes’ Kansas City Chiefs in the upcoming Super Bowl, here are the youngest QBs who made it to the grandest stage of them all.

Who is the youngest QB to play in Super Bowl history?

In Super Bowl LVIII, the young quarterback Brock Purdy will become the third youngest player to start a game of such magnitude. While Purdy will achieve several records with this appearance, it’s worth noting that Dolphins legend Dan Marino holds the unique feat.

Dan Marino was indeed the youngest quarterback at 23 years, 4 months, and 5 days to appear in Super Bowl XIX on January 20, 1985, resulting in a loss for the Miami Dolphins against the San Francisco 49ers.

The second youngest quarterback on the list is Ben Roethlisberger, who won Super Bowl XL on February 5, 2006, with the Pittsburgh Steelers defeating the Seattle Seahawks. Roethlisberger was 23 years, 11 months, and 3 days old at the time. Purdy will now be the third youngest quarterback on the list.

Regarding the youngest quarterback to win an NFL Super Bowl, Patrick Mahomes holds that distinction. He is the youngest quarterback to win the Super Bowl MVP, joining Tom Brady as the only ones to do so before turning 25.

Has any Mr. Irrelevant ever won the Super Bowl?

Brock Purdy has become one of the premier superstars in the NFL. The last draft pick of 2022 is now rocking the NFL circuit with his performances. In the process, the 49ers proved once again that they weren’t wrong to pick the young gun as the Mr. Irrelevant of the draft.

However, Brock Purdy is yet to win a championship with the 49ers in his career. In fact, this is the first Super Bowl he is playing in his professional stint. Mr. Irrelevants have been able to win a Super Bowl to date.

Ben responding to the ovation of the fans
Ben Roethlisberger

Marty Moore holds the distinction of being the first player picked last in the NFL draft to play and win the Super Bowl. However, the term ‘Mr. Irrelevant’ had not been coined at the time. Practically, the first Mr. Irrelevant to play and win the Super Bowl was the Bucs Ryan Succop. In fact, he aced the feat against the Kansas City Chiefs who originally drafted him last in 2009. Quite the irony!

It’s now time for Purdy to step up his game and match the heights of the other legendry QBs who started with the similar trajectory like him.

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