According to NFL historian Jon Zimmer, this year's Super Bowl marks the first time in Super Bowl history that two former Super Bowl MVP quarterbacks will face off against one another in the biggest game of them all. Tom Brady twice won Super Bowl MVP honors in 2002 and 2004, while Manning took home the trophy in 2008, when the two teams last met for the NFL's top prize.
Although Manning and Brady were the starting quarterbacks in 2008's Super Bowl, the rematch means they both own a Super Bowl ring and a Super Bowl MVP title. Hard to believe it's never happened before, but it adds another layer to Super Bowl XLVI.
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