Cam Newton & Youngest QBs to Start Super Bowl



At just 26 years of age, Cam Newton already has over 18,000 passing yards, 3,000 rushing yards, 160 total touchdowns, three Pro Bowl selections, a first-team All-Pro nod, an NFC Championship and almost assuredly an NFL MVP award on its way.

And now he’s looking to add Super Bowl champion to the list of achievements.

Of course, while he has the chance to enter rarefied air with a victory–only eight quarterbacks in history have won the Big Game at a younger age–simply starting Super Bowl 50 before his 27th birthday is enough to entrench him in the record books.

Here’s a look at the only other quarterbacks who has accomplished that feat, and where Newton stands in terms of age:

Youngest Super Bowl QB Starters

Note: Russell Wilson, Tom Brady and Ben Roethlisberger have started two Super Bowls before their 27th birthday, but they are only listed for their first one

Dan Marino (Super Bowl XIX): 23 years, 4 months, 6 days (Loss)

Ben Roethlisberger (Super Bowl XL): 23 years, 11 months, 4 days (Win)

David Woodley (Super Bowl XVII): 24 years, 3 months, 6 days (Loss)

Tom Brady (Super Bowl XXXVI): 24 years, 6 months, 1 day (Win)

Drew Bledsoe (Super Bowl XXXI): 24 years, 11 months, 13 days (Loss)

Russell Wilson (Super Bowl XLVIII): 25 years, 2 months, 5 days (Win)

Colin Kaepernick (Super Bowl XLVII): 25 years, 3 months, 1 day (Loss)

Joe Namath (Super Bowl III): 25 years, 7 months, 13 days (Win)

Joe Montana (Super Bowl XVI): 25 years, 7 months, 14 days (Win)

Vince Ferragamo (Super Bowl XIV): 25 years, 8 months, 28 days (Loss)

Troy Aikman (Super Bowl XXVII): 26 years, 2 months, 11 days (Win)

Tony Eason (Super Bowl XX): 26 years, 3 months, 19 days (Loss)

Terry Bradshaw (Super Bowl IX): 26 years, 4 months, 11 days (Win)

Jim McMahon (Super Bowl XX): 26 years, 5 months, 6 days (Win)

Rex Grossman (Super Bowl XLI): 26 years, 5 months, 13 days (Loss)

Daryle Lamonica (Super Bowl II): 26 years, 5 months, 29 days (Loss)

John Elway (Super Bowl XXI): 26 years, 6 months, 29 days (Loss)

Cam Newton (Super Bowl XLX): 26 years, 8 months, 28 days

Bob Griese (Super Bowl VI): 26 years, 11 months, 14 days (Loss)

Steve McNair (Super Bowl XXXIV): 26 years, 11 months, 17 days (Loss)