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Namath's numbers not eye-popping

1/21/2009 - NFL
In the historically significant Super Bowl III win over the Colts, the Jets' Joe Namath didn't put up huge numbers but was named MVP. In a Super Bowl XXXIX loss to New England, the Eagles' Donovan McNabb was hamstrung by an impotent running game. Getty Images

Through 42 Super Bowls, there have been 52 different starting quarterbacks. Among them are players who put up monster numbers and won regular-season MVP awards, and guys who still make us wonder how they ever started a Super Bowl.

Our list is top-heavy with 49ers (Joe Montana and Steve Young) and bottom-heavy with Hall of Famers (John Elway, John Unitas) and guys who will get into the Hall only with a ticket (Neil O'Donnell, Rich Gannon).

•  THE BREAKDOWN: 1-20 | 41-60 | 61-84 | Super Bowl winning/losing QBs

RANKING SUPER BOWL STARTING QB PERFORMANCES

•  THE BREAKDOWN: 1-20 | 41-60 | 61-84 | Super Bowl winning/losing QBs