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Top Ten Quarterbacks of all Time

Tom Brady​
Tom Brady​

When Tom Brady and the New England Patriots came away with a last-second victory over the Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl XLIX, I was ready to proclaim Brady the greatest quarterback of all time. That win made him 4-2 in Super Bowls. Brady, Joe Montana and Terry Bradshaw are the only quarterbacks to ...

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Joe Montana​
Joe Montana​

His window as an elite quarterback lasted about 11 seasons (1957-1967), a slightly shorter run than Tom Brady or Joe Montana. Still, this is a three-time MVP we're talking about here. Still, this is a three-time MVP we're talking about here.

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Peyton ​Manning​
Peyton ​Manning​

USA TODAY Sports' Jarrett Bell has Manning No. 3: "If there were a Mount Rushmore for NFL quarterbacks throughout history, Manning undoubtedly would be cast in stone alongside (Joe) Montana, Tom Brady and Johnny Unitas.

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Dan Marino​
Dan Marino​

Just think about the kinds of numbers Marino put up in an era when the passing numbers (league-wide) were nowhere near what they are today. Simply mind-boggling. But moving on, further down in that same article is the list of the top 75 quarterbacks of all-time based on the same stat formula.

Brett Favre​
Brett Favre​

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. It's not just how long he's played, managed to avoid any significant injuries, or ever missed a game. That's all impressive, but that's not the part that gets everyone scratching their heads.

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John Elway​
John Elway​

Denver Broncos general manager and executive vice president of football operations John Elway is a former NFL MVP and two-time Super Bowl-winning quarterback...

Johnny Unitas​
Johnny Unitas​

INDIANAPOLIS — When debating the top NFL quarterbacks of all-time, it’s inevitable that the names Johnny Unitas and Peyton Manning will be thrown around early and often.

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Drew Brees​
Drew Brees​

Boards > Sports > Football > Where does Drew Brees rank among all-time QBs? > Where does Drew Brees rank among all-time QBs? Discussion in 'Football' started by the_icon14, Sep 30, 2013.

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Aaron ​Rodgers​
Aaron ​Rodgers​

Aaron Rodgers is the Greatest Quarterback of All Time Nov 13, 2014 // by Sam Quinn The price we pay for great quarterback play is the ability to properly appreciate great quarterback play.

Steve Young​
Steve Young​

The Top 10 Quarterbacks of All Time, ... Steve Young. Steve Young had a winding road to NFL success, but when he got there, he sure made the most of it.

Roger ​Staubach​
Roger ​Staubach​

The Top 10 Quarterbacks of All Time, These legendary QBs like Tom Brady, Peyton Manning, and Joe Montana achieved total dominance on the gridiron. The Top 10 Quarterbacks of All Time, These legendary QBs like Tom Brady, Peyton Manning, and Joe Montana achieved total dominance on the gridiron.

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Otto Graham​
Otto Graham​

Otto Everett Graham Jr. (December 6, 1921 – December 17, 2003) was an American football quarterback who played for the Cleveland Browns in the All-America Football Conference (AAFC) and National Football League (NFL).

Terry ​Bradshaw​
Terry ​Bradshaw​

More than 35 years later, the media is doing the same. On Tuesday, ESPN's local radio affiliate in Columbus, Ohio ranked the top-10 quarterbacks of all-time, in their opinion. Bradshaw, one of two quarterbacks to win four Super Bowl titles, was left off both broadcasters lists.

Troy Aikman​
Troy Aikman​

Troy Aikman admits rival was greatest quarterback of all time. Hall of Fame quarterback Troy Aikman joined The Dan Patrick Show to discuss a handful of football-related topics, one of which was the difference between the current offensive era and the one in which Aikman played.

Bart Starr​
Bart Starr​

List of Green Bay Packers starting quarterbacks NFL lists; Current season. 2017 season ... Scott Hunter (10) / Bart Starr (3) / Zeke Bratkowski (1) 1972: Scott Hunter ...

Eli Manning​
Eli Manning​

The top five consists of one great quarterback, Joe Montana, along with two pretty good ones (Eli Manning and Flacco). It also has Trent Dilfer and Jeff Hostetler. Meanwhile, Brady ranks just 43rd by this measure.

Jim Kelly​
Jim Kelly​

On Tuesday, January 31st, the Buffalo Bills celebrated the 20-year anniversary of Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly’s retirement from the NFL. One day prior that anniversary, Jim Kelly received recognition from ESPN as they ranked their top-15 quarterbacks of all time.

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Warren Moon​
Warren Moon​

Harold Warren Moon (born November 18, 1956) is a former American and Canadian football quarterback who played professionally for 23 seasons. He spent the majority of his career with the Houston Oilers of the National Football League (NFL) and the Edmonton Eskimos of the Canadian Football League (CFL).

Ben ​Roethlisberger​
Ben ​Roethlisberger​

Benjamin Todd Roethlisberger Sr. (/ ˈ r ɒ θ l ɪ s b ɜːr ɡ ər /; born March 2, 1982), nicknamed Big Ben, is an American football quarterback for the Pittsburgh Steelers of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Miami University (Ohio), and was drafted by the Steelers in the first round (11th overall) of the 2004 NFL Draft.

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Russell ​Wilson​
Russell ​Wilson​

Russell Wilson is on pace to end up in the Hall of Fame. In 2015, he became the first quarterback in NFL history to tally more than 4,000 passing yards, 30 passing touchdowns, and 500 rushing yards in a season. And, unlike many others on the list, Wilson has delivered in the Super Bowl. Granted ...

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Kurt Warner​
Kurt Warner​

Warner went on to be considered the best undrafted NFL player of all time, following a 12-year career regarded as one of the greatest stories in NFL history. Warner was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2017, and is the only person inducted into both the Pro Football Hall of Fame and the Arena Football Hall of Fame.

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Sammy ​Baugh​
Sammy ​Baugh​

Simply put, Sammy Baugh was the first NFL quarterback to make the forward pass a key component of his game, he was successful at it, and is therefore one of the greatest quarterbacks of all-time. View Player Card

Dan Fouts​
Dan Fouts​

Brady was the 199th pick by the New England Patriots in the 2000 draft. He has played 16 seasons for the Patriots and is a 11-time Pro Bowl selection, two-time First-Team All-Pro and a two-time AP NFL MVP. He has led New England to six Super Bowl appearances.

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Joe Namath​
Joe Namath​

Joe Namath is the greatest quarterback of all times. This is a bold statement but I will back it up. A quarterback must have every quality to be considered great. The important qualities that are desirable are: 1) ability to throw the ball 65 or more yards at any time 2) a cannon to drill the ball ...

Michael Vick​
Michael Vick​

Michael Vick is obviously one of the most athletic quarterbacks of all time. With his phenomenal arm and electric running skills, he makes his case even stronger almost every time he steps on the field.

Philip Rivers​
Philip Rivers​

Philip Rivers is a great quarterback." While the football world wrestles with the notion that Peyton Manning's aging body is betraying him, Rivers continues to pull off a convincing Manning impression of his own.

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Ken Stabler​
Ken Stabler​

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.

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Cam Newton​
Cam Newton​

In the minds of most people, the NFL's great QBs look like Tom Brady and Joe Montana. This elite group of generals deserves some praise too.

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Joe Flacco​
Joe Flacco​

List of Baltimore Ravens starting quarterbacks NFL lists; Current season. 2017 season ... Joe Flacco (2–1) 2009: Joe Flacco (1–1) 2010: Joe Flacco (1–1) 2011:

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Ken Anderson​
Ken Anderson​

Furthermore, Anderson was ranked 6th all-time for passing yards in a career at the time of his retirement. Anderson's record for completion percentage in a season stood for 27 years after his retirement (broken by Drew Brees in 2009). As of 2005, he is among the top 30 all-time leaders in pass attempts (24th), completions (18th), passing yards (21st) and passing touchdowns (28th).

Andrew Luck​
Andrew Luck​

Andrew Austen Luck (born September 12, 1989) is an American football quarterback for the Indianapolis Colts of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Stanford, where he won the Maxwell Award and Walter Camp Award as college football's player of the year and was twice recognized as an All-American. He was the runner-up for the Heisman Trophy in both 2010 and 2011.

Y. A. Tittle​
Y. A. Tittle​

Tittle played college football for Louisiana State University, where he was a two-time All-Southeastern Conference (SEC) quarterback for the LSU Tigers football team.

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Len Dawson​
Len Dawson​

Ranking the best quarterbacks in NFL history: Where do Manning and ... career in Dallas and is one of the best Cowboy quarterbacks of all-time. ... Len Dawson, Purdue ...

Bob Griese​
Bob Griese​

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Norm Van ​Brocklin​
Norm Van ​Brocklin​

Norman Mack Van Brocklin, nicknamed "The Dutchman", was an American football quarterback, punter, and coach in the National Football League. He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1971.

Sonny ​Jurgensen​
Sonny ​Jurgensen​

Sonny Jergensen Highlights. ... http://bestqballtime.com/sonny-jurgensen-statistics/ ... © 2018 Best NFL Quarterbacks of All Time ...

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Vinny ​Testaverde​
Vinny ​Testaverde​

In the last four seasons of his career, he played with the Dallas Cowboys, the Jets for a second time, the New England Patriots and the Carolina Panthers for one year each. Testaverde's professional career was principally characterized by its longevity, lasting 21 seasons, playing with seven different teams.

Matthew ​Stafford​
Matthew ​Stafford​

Matthew Stafford is closing in on a decade as the Detroit Lions’ starting quarterback; what happened to the other 10 quarterbacks taken in the 2009 NFL Draft? Boston got hit with over a foot of snow in a Nor’easter blizzard last week, giving me two unexpected days off of work.

David Carr​
David Carr​

David Carr lists his top 5 quarterbacks of all time based on career statistics and achievements. Subscribe to the NFL YouTube channel to see immediate in-gam...

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Donovan ​McNabb​
Donovan ​McNabb​

Awards: Six-time Pro Bowl selection. Despite his inability to get over the hump in the postseason and bring a Super Bowl to Philadelphia, Donovan McNabb put together a memorable career. He’s statistically the best quarterback ever to play for the Eagles, leading the franchise in passing yards, completions, and touchdowns.

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Phil Simms​
Phil Simms​

Phil Simms considered playing for the Browns in 1995, but eventually decided to stay retired. In his 14 seasons with the Giants, Simms completed 2,576 out of 4,647 passes for 33,462 yards and 199 touchdowns. His career passing yardage total ranks him at thirty first in NFL history.

Boomer ​Esiason​
Boomer ​Esiason​

Norman Julius "Boomer" Esiason (/ ə ˈ s aɪ. ə s ən /; born April 17, 1961) is a retired American football quarterback and current network color …

Tony Romo​
Tony Romo​

Daniel Jeremiah, an NFL.com analyst, ranked Romo as the 9th best quarterback in the league heading into the 2012 season. The controversial 2012 NFL Top 100 ranked Romo as the 12th best quarterback in the league going into the 2012 season. In Week 13 against the Philadelphia Eagles, Romo threw three touchdown passes.

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Steve McNair​
Steve McNair​

Awards: Three-time Pro Bowl selection, Most Valuable Player (2003), second-team All-Pro (2003) Anytime you have an MVP award on your resume, you’re in elite company—even if you had to share it with Peyton Manning. Air McNair was a dual-threat quarterback who accumulated over 30,000 passing yards and 3,500 rushing yards in his 13-year career.

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Joe ​Theismann​
Joe ​Theismann​

As a starting quarterback, Theismann compiled a 20–3–2 record while throwing for 4,411 yards and 31 touchdowns. His 4,411 passing yards rank fifth on Notre Dame's career passing list. Theismann was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2003.

Bobby Layne​
Bobby Layne​

Doak Walker said of him, "Layne never lost a game...time just ran out on him." Following his retirement as a player, Layne served as the quarterback coach for the Pittsburgh Steelers from 1963–65 and the St. Louis Cardinals in 1965. He was a scout for the Dallas Cowboys from 1966–67.

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Matt Ryan​
Matt Ryan​

The Falcons' record book is beginning to look like Matt Ryan's diary. In his first five years, Ryan has developed a stranglehold on Falcons history. With every game he plays, Ryan seems to erase another name from the all-time passing leaders. Ryan holds a plethora of single-season records.

Carson ​Palmer​
Carson ​Palmer​

Palmer is ranked 13th on the all-time pass-attempt list with 6,040. If he attempted 568 passes – his average of his last four 15- or 16-game seasons – he’d finish next season 11th on the list. Climbing The Charts. Where Arizona Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer ranks among the NFL's all-time passing leaders.

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Sid Luckman​
Sid Luckman​

Luckman was also a 3× NFL All-Star (1940–42), 5× First-team All-Pro (1941–44, 1947), Second-Team All-Pro (1946), 3× NFL passing yards leader (1943, 1945, and 1946), 3× NFL passing touchdowns leader (1943, 1945, and 1946), 3× NFL passer rating leader (1941, 1943, and 1946), named to the NFL 1940s All-Decade Team, had his Chicago Bears No. 42 retired, and tied the NFL record of 7 touchdown passes in a game.

George ​Blanda​
George ​Blanda​

A four-time member of the American Football League All-Star team, Blanda's already-long career seemed over when he was released by the Oilers on March 18, 1967. However, the Oakland Raiders signed him that July, seeing his potential as a contributing backup passer and a dependable kicker.

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Colin ​Kaepernick​
Colin ​Kaepernick​

Kaepernick is the only quarterback in the history of Division I FBS college football to have passed for over 10,000 yards and rushed for over 4,000 yards in a collegiate career. He is also the only Division I FBS quarterback to have passed for over 2,000 yards and rushed for over 1,000 yards in a single season three times in a career (consecutively).

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