Manning is the third-best quarterback we've ever seen in the NFL. He's leaving with plenty of records and a couple Super Bowl wins, but that's not enough to put him at the top. Joe Montana won more championships and led an offense in San Francisco that would revolutionize football.
Joe Montana is the greatest quarterback to ever set foot on a field. He knew his way around the pocket and was always able to find an open receiver for big yards. Their is no one to compare to Montana because of the amount of yards, touchdowns, and avoided sacks that he had.
Dan Marino was an exceptional quarterback during his tenure with the Miami Dolphins, but he lacks the one thing that qualifies a player to be in the category of the best. Dan Marino never won a Super Bowl Championship, and lost many of the times that he had played in the playoffs during his career.
Favre has played nearly two full decades, never missed a single start, and at 40 years old in 2009, recorded quite arguably his best season as a pro. Even if it's not Favre's personal best, it's easily the best season the NFL has seen by a quarterback (or any player) after hitting the age of 40.
Manning had two interceptions, but this was still, by far, his best performance of a young season that serves as a snapshot of his entire career: some good, some bad and a lot of average. (And, yes, there are those two Super Bowl victories.) By almost any metric available, Manning is strikingly average.
Cam Newton is the evolutionary quarterback. At a chiseled 6-foot-5 and 250 pounds with 4.60 wheels, he has the size and speed to match the All-Pro defensive ends giving chase. A half-decade into his career, he gets his offense into the right plays, reads defenses, exhausts his progressions, takes advantage of over-aggressive pass rushes and attacks every inch of the field with one of strongest arms in the league.
Luck was born in Washington, D.C., the son of Oliver Luck, current commissioner of the XFL (2020) and former executive vice president for regulatory affairs at the NCAA and a former quarterback (as well as athletic director) at West Virginia University and a former NFL quarterback for the Houston Oilers, and Kathy (née Wilson) Luck.
Matthew Thomas Ryan (born May 17, 1985), nicknamed "Matty Ice", is an American football quarterback for the Atlanta Falcons of the National Football League (NFL). After playing college football for Boston College, Ryan was drafted by the Falcons with the third overall pick in the first round of the 2008 NFL Draft.
Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco and his agent believe he's right there with the elite class of NFL quarterbacks. Flacco's agent, Joe Linta, created a stir in February when he said Flacco should be considered a top-five quarterback based on wins and losses.
John Matthew Stafford (born February 7, 1988) is an American football quarterback for the Detroit Lions of the National Football League (NFL). He was raised in Dallas, Texas, and attended Highland Park High School. He played college football at Georgia, and was drafted by the Lions first overall in the 2009 NFL Draft.
Bryan Bartlett "Bart" Starr (born January 9, 1934) is a former professional American football player and coach. He played quarterback for the Green Bay Packers of the National Football League (NFL) from 1956 through 1971. Starr is the only quarterback in NFL history to lead a team to three consecutive league championships (1965–67).
Dalton is the only quarterback to lead the Bengals to four consecutive playoff berths, and one of five quarterbacks to lead his team to the playoffs in each of his first four seasons. He is also the Bengals franchise record holder for passing yards and touchdowns in a season. He has been nicknamed the "Red Rifle".
In 2003, GoodTimes Entertainment released the direct-to-home video Kurt Warner's Good Sports Gang, a film featuring Warner as the "coach" of a group of animated sports balls. The series was sponsored by Warner, and focused on religious faith and moral values.
Kelly was offered a linebacker scholarship instead of quarterback to play college football at Penn State University under coach Joe Paterno. He went on to play for the University of Miami, where he played an important role in helping build the program into one of the nation's best.
He competed for the starting quarterback position with Feeley and on September 4, Bradford was named the starting quarterback for the 2010 season opener. On September 12, 2010, in his first regular season game as the starting quarterback for the Rams, Bradford completed 32/55 passes for 253 yards, 1 touchdown and 3 interceptions in a 17–13 loss to the Arizona Cardinals.
Reuniting the Cleveland Browns and Josh McCown isn’t going to sell a lot of season tickets, but it makes a lot of sense for the franchise next season, especially if the organization drafts a quarterback with the No. 1 overall pick this spring. The Browns wanted Alex Smith, but couldn’t get it done.
Sammy Baugh is the oldest quarterback to make the top thirty and doubt his innovations and importance to the passing game, he is going to lose out to quarterbacks of other eras. consider this Sammy Baugh (#33) was considered a tailback most of his career.
Ryan Timothy Tannehill III (born July 27, 1988) is an American football quarterback for the Miami Dolphins of the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted by the Dolphins in the first round with the eighth overall selection in the 2012 NFL Draft.
Brian Axel Hoyer (born October 13, 1985) is an American football quarterback for the New England Patriots of the National Football League (NFL). He was signed by the Patriots as an undrafted free agent in 2009. He played college football at Michigan State.
Ryan Joseph Fitzpatrick (born November 24, 1982) is an American football quarterback for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers of the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted by the St. Louis Rams in the seventh round of the 2005 NFL Draft and has also played for the Cincinnati Bengals, Buffalo Bills, Tennessee Titans, Houston Texans, and New York Jets.
Kenneth Michael Stabler, nicknamed "Snake", was an American football quarterback in the National Football League for the Oakland Raiders, Houston Oilers and New Orleans Saints. He played college football for the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa. Stabler quarterbacked the Raiders to victory in Super Bowl XI, was the 1974 NFL Most Valuable Player and was selected as a quarterback for the NFL 1970s All-Decade Team. Stabler was posthumously elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2016.
Brock Alan Osweiler (born November 22, 1990) is an American football quarterback for the Miami Dolphins of the National Football League (NFL). Osweiler played college football at Arizona State University and was drafted by the Denver Broncos in the second round of the 2012 NFL Draft.
Anderson led the NFL in quarterback rating four times during his career (1974, '75, '81 and '82) and led the league in passing yards twice (1974, 1975). He was selected to four Pro Bowls (1975-76 & 1981-82). Anderson was voted All-Pro in 1981, 2nd Team All-Pro in 1975 and 2nd Team All-AFC in 1974 & 1982.
Jon Gruden joined the Raiders last season, and prior to that, he was an analyst on ESPN. During that time he hosted a show called Gruden's QB Camp, in which he would conduct interviews, workouts and film sessions with the top quarterback prospects in the upcoming draft class.