Originally published Feb 1st, 2016
Winning an honor such as Super Bowl MVP takes many qualities and being able to use every bit of those qualities and then some. Being able to buckle down in clutch situations and make a game changing play are just a few of those qualities.
Many greats of the game have had the honor to call themselves Super Bowl MVP, an award which was first given out in 1967. A handful have had the honor more than once in their career. Here are the Top 10 Super Bowl MVPs of all-time:
10. Joe Namath (Super Bowl III)
Guaranteeing victory three short days before SB III, Broadway Joe led his New York Jets into Miami against the Baltimore Colts. The Jets built a 16-0 lead that would flow into the 4th quarter. Baltimore would strike late with a touchdown in the 4th quarter, but it would be for nothing as the Jets reigned supreme as champions of Super Bowl III. Namath finished with 208 total passing yards.
9. Jim Plunkett (Super Bowl XV)
Plunkett led the Oakland Raiders into New Orleans to face off against the Philadelphia Eagles. Oakland stormed out of the gates and put up 14 points in the first quarter. The Eagles never seemed to recover and ultimately fell to the Raiders by a final score of 27-10. Plunkett was the 2nd Heisman Trophy winner to receive Super Bowl MVP honors, the first was Roger Staubach in Super Bowl VI. Plunkett finished with 261 passing yards and 3 touchdowns.