The Greatest Quarterback Rivalries of All Time

You are here

The Greatest Quarterback Rivalries of All Time

The best head-to-head Super Bowl matchups in history.
This one didn’t turn out as expected, as the 28-year-old defending champion Favre was not able to take down the 37-year-old underdog Elway and the Broncos, who won this game in the closing minutes, 31-24. This Super Bowl served to dramatically alter each player’s legacy, as Elway came back the next year and grabbed one more Super Bowl win before retirement, distancing himself from all the Jim Kelly comparisons (he had sat on an 0-3 Super Bowl record for several years). Meanwhile, Favre never got past another NFC Championship Game—after losing to Elway, he lost three of them before retiring after the 2010 season.

How to Train Like a Legend>>>


Want more Men's Fitness?

Sign Up for our newsletters now.

more galleries

  • Smell Great
    10 of the best antiperspirants that block sweat and stink.
  • Fitbit Alta
    The latest tracker on the market is seriously sleek.
  • Super Bowl Apps
    10 better-for-you recipes to make for the big game.
  • Back on Track
    Here are 8 crucial moves to do if you haven't hit the gym all week.