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BART STARR – Bart Starr was the MVP of Super Bowl I and II, completing 69.5% of his throws to crush the Kansas City Chiefs in the inaugural game.
JOE NAMATH – Joe Namath won the Super Bowl III MVP for guaranteeing Jets would be first AFL team to win, then did it mostly handing off to Matt Snell.
CHUCK HOWLEY – Dallas linebacker Chuck Howley became the only player on a losing team named MVP with two interceptions and a fumble recovery in Super Bowl V.
TERRY BRADSHAW – Two-time MVP Terry Bradshaw threw a 64-yard completion to Lynn Swann late in Super Bowl XIII for the winning TD but never saw it because he was knocked out by Dallas’ Larry Cole as he threw.
JOE MONTANA – The only three-time Super Bowl MVP, Joe Montana’s best game was Super Bowl XXIII, when he threw for 357 yards, capped a 92-yard scoring drive with a game-winning TD pass with :35 to play and didn’t win MVP.
JERRY RICE – Jerry Rice was Super Bowl XXIII MVP for catching 11 passes for 215 yards and a score in a 20-16 last-second win over the Bengals.
TOM BRADY – Tom Brady won his first Super Bowl MVP passing for only 149 yards and his second with a record 32 completions good for 354 yards and 3 TDs.
DOUG WILLIAMS – The first African-American starting quarterback in a Super Bowl, Doug Williams threw four second-quarter TD passes in a 42-10 rout of the Broncos.
ELI MANNING – Eli Manning twice won the MVP at the expense of the Patriots, the first time by upsetting their 18-0 team with a 13-yard TD pass with :35 to play.
MALCOLM SMITH – Last year, Seattle DB Malcolm Smith became first defender in six years to be named MVP after returning an interception 69 yards for a TD and recovering a fumble.