Twenty-nine of the QBs whose team won the Super Bowl had a Passer Rating above 100.0 in the game. Only five QBs whose team lost the Super Bowl had a Passer Rating above 100.0 in that Super Bowl contest.
There have been only three Super Bowls where both QBs ended the game with a Passer Rating above 100.0 (year listed is the year the game was played):
1979: Pittsburgh over Dallas (Terry Bradshaw 119.2/Roger Staubach 100.4)
2004: New England over Carolina (Tom Brady 100.5/Jake Delhomme 113.6)
2015: New England over Seattle (Tom Brady 101.1/Russell Wilson 110.6)
In last year’s Super Bowl, we saw Matt Ryan finish the game with a 144.1 Passer Rating, the highest Passer Rating for a QB whose team lost the Super Bowl. (For the record, New England’s Tom Brady had a 95.2 Passer Rating in the contest.)
Here are the 10 QB who had the highest Passer Rating in a Super Bowl that their team lost.
Matt Ryan, 2017, Atlanta… 144.1
Jake Delhomme, 2004, Carolina… 113.6
Kurt Warner, 2009, Arizona… 112.3
Russell Wilson, 2015, Seattle… 110.6
Roger Staubach, 1979, Dallas… 100.4
Ken Anderson, 1982, Cincinnati… 95.2
Colin Kapernick, 2013, San Francisco… 91.7
Tom Brady, 2012, New England… 91.1
Brett Favre, 1998, Green Bay… 91.0
Peyton Manning, 2010, Indianapolis… 88.5
In case you were wondering, the worst Passer Rating for a QB whose team lost the Super Bowl was Craig Morton for Denver in 1978; his Passer Rating in that game was 0.0.
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