Of all the star quarterbacks to pass through the SEC in the last 50 years, only five went on to win a Super Bowl in the NFL.

In honor of Quarterbacks Week at SDS, we decided to rank those five signal callers to try and determine which former SEC star was the greatest champion at the professional level.

5. Ken Stabler

Stabler is a former league MVP, and he led the NFL in touchdowns twice during his career, so it was difficult to drop him all the way to the bottom of the list. But then again, every member of this list is a former champion, so the company kept here is rather exclusive. Stabler’s completion percentage was average, and while he threw for plenty of touchdowns he also threw plenty of interceptions during his days at Alabama and with the Oakland Raiders.

College Stats (Alabama): 59.4 comp. pct., 2,196 yards, 18 touchdowns, 18 interceptions

Pro Stats: 59.8 comp. pct., 27,938 yards, 194 touchdowns, 222 interceptions

No. of Super Bowls: 1 (1 victory — 1977)

Other accomplishments: NFL MVP, First-team NFL All-Pro, four-time Pro Bowler, member of NFL’s 1970s All-Decade team, twice led NFL in passing touchdowns in a season.

4. Bart Starr

Starr won the first two Super Bowls ever played, winning MVP honors in both games, and overall he was a five-time champion whose career began before the start of the Super Bowl era. There were 199 players taken before Starr in the draft, mostly because he was just an average starting quarterback at Alabama, failing to complete 55 percent of his throws and throwing twice as many picks as he did touchdowns. But Starr improved those numbers in the pros and is considered one of the most successful quarterbacks of all-time, even if he never achieved the individual success of players like the Manning brothers.

College Stats (Alabama): 54.4 comp. pct., 1,930 yards, 10 touchdowns, 20 interceptions

Pro Stats (AFL and NFL): 57.4 comp. pct., 24,718 yards, 152 touchdowns, 138 interceptions

No. of Super Bowls: 2 (2 victories — 1966 and 1967); Starr also won three NFL championships before the Super Bowl era in 1961, ’62 and ’65.

Other accomplishments: Pro Football Hall of Fame inductee, won first two Super Bowls in history, two-time Super Bowl MVP, NFL MVP, first team All-Pro, four-time Pro Bowler, member of NFL’s 1960s All-Decade team, number 15 retired by Packers.

3. Eli Manning

Often overshadowed by his brother, Peyton, Eli Manning is one of the most accomplished Super Bowl champion quarterbacks in NFL history. He thwarted the NFL’s best chance at an unbeaten season when he led a last-minute touchdown drive to win Super Bowl XLII, and while he’s had his ups and downs throughout his career when he is at his best he is almost impossible to beat. Manning’s Super Bowl performances were legendary, and between those and his accomplishments in the SEC and the NFL, he earns the No. 3 spot on the list.

College Stats (Ole Miss): 60.8 comp. pct., 10,119 yards, 81 touchdowns, 35 interceptions

Pro Stats: 59.0 comp. pct., 39,775 yards, 259 touchdowns, 185 interceptions

No. of Super Bowls: 2 (2 victories — 2007 and 2011)

Other accomplishments: Maxwell Award winner, Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award winner, No. 1 overall draft pick two-time Super Bowl MVP, three-time Pro Bowler, New York Giants all-time leader in attempts, completions, yards and touchdowns.

2. Joe Namath

Namath can’t compete with the career of Peyton Manning, perhaps the greatest quarterback in the history of professional football. But Manning aside, Namath may be the greatest Super Bowl champion ever. He was good at Alabama but great in the AFL in the 1960s, leading the New York Jets to Super Bowl III against Johnny Unitas and the heavily favored NFL champion Baltimore Colts. He guaranteed victory and then led the Jets to a championship, living up to his word and cementing his legacy as a championship quarterback. His numbers don’t compare to others on this list, but it was his larger-than-life persona and his ability to deliver in the biggest moments that earns him the No. 2 spot on this list.

College Stats (Alabama): 54.3 comp. pct., 2,713 yards, 24 touchdowns, 20 interceptions

Pro Stats:  50.1 comp. pct., 27,663 yards, 173 touchdowns, 220 interceptions

No. of Super Bowls: 1 (1 victory — 1968)

Other accomplishments: Pro Football Hall of Fame inductee, two-time AFL MVP, Super Bowl MVP, three-time first-team All-AFL, member of AFL All-Time Team, first quarterback to throw for 4,000 yards in one season, number 12 retired by New York Jets.

1. Peyton Manning

Manning is far and away the most accomplished quarterback on this list, and although he has failed to secure a second ring the way Starr or his brother Eli did, he is still the most deserving of the No. 1 spot on the list. He’s reached the Super Bowl three times, which tops this list, and his stats and accolades can be almost overwhelming to consume.

College Stats (Tennessee): 62.5 comp. pct., 11,201 yards, 89 touchdowns, 33 interceptions

Pro Stats: 65.5 comp. pct., 69,691 yards, 530 touchdowns, 234 interceptions

No. of Super Bowls: 3 (1 victory — 2006)

Other accomplishments: Maxwell Award winner, Heisman Trophy runner-up, consensus All-American, No. 1 overall draft pick, Super Bowl MVP, five-time NFL MVP (league record), seven-time first-team All-Pro, NFL’s all-time leader in passing touchdowns, second all-time in passing yards, member of NFL’s 2000s All-Decade team.