Best Quarterbacks in NFL History

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The Top Ten

Joe Montana
Joe Montana is definitely the best and I definitely agree that Tom Brady is second so I'm glad they put those two on there aren't you?
Joe had the amazing ability to place the ball in the hands of his receivers without them missing a stride! Better than any other QB in history at doing this!
Four superbowl wins... Great throws all the time


Great qb, has only one thing over Brady so that's why he gets second, plus he had jerry rice
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2Tom Brady
He holds more records than any other quarterback, highest winning percentage of any quarterback, he's won 3 Superbowls and 2 MVPs in the 9 years that he played. Obviously he's the best. One more Superbowl and no one will ever be able to touch him.
the best QB of all time he's won the superbowl 3 times amazing
Tom Brady is close to being the greatest quarterback ever in history. He needs on more super bowl win and then hands down he will be the best. peyton manning is maybe not even third best peyton has definitely had good regular season records and he can get his teams to the playoffs but he always chokes and with bradys 3 super bowls to his 1 that doesn't sound like a lot but it is.
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3Peyton Manning
Peyton Manning is HANDS DOWN the best QB ever. Peyton is the only QB that can take his team year after year after year and make the playoffs (by himself). He's the only one out of all of these other guys that can take a rookie TE or rookie WR and make them look like a 8 year a VET. You don't have to be a Colts fan to know who is the BEST QB EVER.
Enough of Tom Brady being better than Peyton Manning that's just crazy. I mean come on Peyton Manning has every thing you need in a quarterback, but Tom Brady his whole career has had a great offensive line, but Peyton Manning a lot of years had the WORST offensive line. Peyton Manning has a stronger, and more accurate arm than Tom Brady. Peyton Manning went to the playoffs 9 times straight tying an NFL record with the Tom Landry's Dallas Cowboys. Peyton Manning also works harder, plays harder, knows the game better, and has been in the league longer. Though Peyton only has 1 ring, and Tom 3 teams need Peyton. Peyton Manning and the colts went 10-6 and a loss to the jets in the Wild Card round who went to the AFC Championship. The Next The Colts went 0-13 before they finally won, went 2-14 overall, had 3 different staring quarterbacks alone that year, and got the number 1 overall pick in the NFL Draft with out Peyton Manning. I bet if Tom Brady was out for a whole season the Patriots would at least go.500 with Ryan Mallet from Arkansas. That's a huge difference 2-14 and 8-8. Neither Peyton Manning or Tom Brady are fast but Peyton Manning is faster, and Tom Brady has a better offensive line even with Peyton in Denver. Peyton Manning had the better record this going 13-3, and he's coming back from a neck injury, is older, and is apparently the worse quarterback. Enough comparing him to Tom Brady I think he's obviously better, and I could go on and on all day long to show that Manning is better Brady. Peyton Manning is the 2nd best quarterback ever only behind the great Joe "cool" Montana
Peyton Manning is the not only the greatest QB, he is the smartest! If Tony Dungy had not pulled him at the end of his record breaking season, he would have had well over 50 td passes. Not to mention, it took Brady 578 pass attempts and Peyton 496. He will hold every record in the book before he is done playing the game.


Whoever says that Manning put the Colts on his back has obviously never heard of Marvin Harrison, Reggie Wayne and Dallas Clark
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4Brett Favre
Who can still play @ a high level at age 40? 33 TD 7 INT 4200 yards... The numbers do not lie.

Let me ask you this when you say Montana or Elway or Marino... Did any of them have to play 8 games a year in Green Bay? Can you imagine how cold it is up there. I'm from Los Angeles and trust me it is hard to twirl my thumbs when its that cold.

I can also make the argument Montana had Rice and Elway had Terrell Davis. Favre never had a marquee player on Offense, but he was fortunate to play with the great Reggie White for a couple of years. Favre will be great forever.


Favre has every record in the football bible. Manning, Brady are looking up at him. Favre was a real football player. you never saw him slide or shy away from a hit unlike Brady or Manning. He was the guy looking to take out a linebacker to get his running back an extra yard. He made all the throws and put passes in impossible spots with the strongest throwing arm I've ever seen for a quarter back or an MLB pitcher. The most exciting player to watch in the history of the NFL. Favre would make the sort of plays that make you go "how did he do that", "What was he thinking when he made that throw'? Good or bad he was fun to watch. Having Favre at quarterback could turn a 4-12 team into a Super bowl contender. It didn't matter how many points this guy was down in a game if you were a fan of the team he was facing you knew it wasn't over till the clock said zero. he was Magic in the 4th quarter. He didn't have all time Receivers like Marvin Harrison, Reggie Wayne, Randy Moss, Jerry Rice to throw too. No, Favre broke every passing record with Donald Driver, Antonio Freeman, Bubba franks and various 3rd string type receivers. If He would have won the super bowl with Vikings and retired with a second ring along with all the career records he would be #1 all time hands down. But he's got my vote
Most exciting player in the history of the league at least. When he was on the field no one could take their eyes off of him. You cannot say that for many other players, especially quarterbacks.
Good in all ways
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5John Elway
Come on... Pure foot ball player. Should be #1... People who did not like him watched him if he was behind 21 to 7 with 4 minutes left he was a class act. I miss those days. I almost stoped watching football when he retired. Manning saved me...
He can run a two minute drill in a losing situation and turn it into the most exciting football of the week. Cool under pressure, loyal, and a natural leader. I miss watch him play, but happy that he left on a high.
Started in 4 super bowls (probably would of been six if he didn't get hurt in that afc championship game against buffalo).
Especially in the early ones, elway was the broncos. Once he finally had the right players around him he won a couple. I don't remember any of the other guys on the list having a game like "the drive". The guy could pull miracles out of the air all the time. If stanford would of stopped cal on that final kickoff we would be talking about that comeback as well. The guy also had probably the best arm that ever played as well, man that guy could put some smoke on it.
With Elway, the game wasn't over until time was 0:00! Incredible will to win, and great athletic ability to make it happen.
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6Dan Marino
Simply the best pure passer the game has ever seen. He did the best with some of the most mediocre talent around him. Put Marino in the 49ers teams of the 80's cowboy teams of the 90's or patriots teams of the 00's and Marino would have won double figured superbowls. True class act and great leader
This list is proof positive that you should be required to take some kind of test regarding some kind of knowledge about NFL players of all eras, not to mention actually knowing something about what they accomplished individually.

This list probably needs to be renamed "Best QB'S on teams that have won Super Bowls." For reasons defying all logic, many people do not have a clear understanding that winning Super Bowls is a team accomplishment, and for silly reasons they link great QB's with number of SB wins.

Any list of great players from any position, in any sport, should be overwhelmingly based on individual statistical accomplishments. I'm not saying that Super Bowls/championships should not be considered at all, but it's not the first thing.

I think Marino was the best overall talent and showcased that talent in 1984, a year where he had the best talent around him during his career. Unfortunately, Miami was never able to get him enough help during his time there.

I think Montana and Brady are good QB's that played on some great teams that won multiple Super Bowls. Same also goes for Troy Aikman. I'll put Marino No. 1, but my top group of all time QB's would be Marino/Unitas/P. Manning/Favre/Fran Tarkenton. I say Montana and Brady would be somewhere in the next group.

There is no way either Mike Vick or Jim McMahon should be in the top 100, let alone the top 25. Fran Tarkenton at No 15 is an insult. It's too bad it took Bradshaw 4-5 years to tap his full potential, which limited his final career numbers. Since everybody is so big on Super Bowls and clutch performances, Terry Bradshaw was every bit as clutch in the big games as Montana and Brady. If I need a big game QB I'd take Bradshaw every bit as much as any other QB in NFL history. Beyond playoff performance, he was good enough to win NFL MVP in 1978.

The essence of this list is about individual accomplishments, not team performance. Most people miss the boat on that concept.


Its close manning is the most cerebral QB I have ever seen, elway the best all round, and marino the best passer by far. Marino did the most with the least of any QB ever. He took a one dimensional team to the superbowl and lost to one of those juggernaut 49er teams. Not his fault he never had much talent around him. Football is the ultimate team sport. My wife would've been successful with the talent montana and brady had around them.
Look at the list of his top recievers, vs someone like Montana, Brady or Manning. He did more with less, than anyone. The question, isn't who played on the best team, or who won the most superbowls... it was who was the best and Marino is the best to play the position, ever, period.
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7Johnny Unitas
This man not only had fantastic numbers in the passing game with records that still stand today, but the leadership and unity he brought to the Baltimore Colts was like no other. Quarterbacks today play well with lots of pads and protection by the refs. Unitas played with sometimes broken bones in a brutal scene of hard gridiron. Alongside his toughness and amazing skill was the greatest humbleness and modesty ever seen in a football player.
Johnny Unitas played when there were no flags to protect the quarterback and rules favored the run game. Can't picture Tom Brady even in the same league.
Best quarterback ever then tom brady then peyton manning then joe Montana.
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8Steve Young
In his short NFL Career as a starter. NOBODY Made an impact like Steve did. No one ran with as much guts and instinct and at the same time was intelligent enough to understand defenses like he did. Highest rated QB EVER! Most Accurate QB Ever. Biggest heart ever.
I hate Steve young and any 49er QB, but objectively this guy was the best I've ever seen, or maybe #2 behind Peyton Manning. He had a strong arm, was tough, was accurate, and could run. His defining highlight was that incredible run against the Vikings. If he was on the team of the 1980's, he would have won 6 Superbowls, not just 4.
This guy had some big shoes to fill and he did a damn good job of it
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9Troy Aikman
Troy always came threw no matter the situation shame for the concussions
Number one draft pick in his rookie year. Rough beginning but then rose to the challenge and then the numbers speak for themselves. 3 superbowls wins, 1 superbowl MVP, 6 times pro bowl selection, 3 times all pro, 3rd most wins of any QB. One of the top 5 QB's of all time.
Aikman had weapons around him (Emmitt, Michael Irvin, great defense) but he always stood in and threw regardless of the hit he knew was coming. Super strong arm and great accuracy. Definitely a Top 10. And even though Otto Graham should be on this list, there's no need for Tom Brady so no reason to push anyone else out.
He should be first on list not that hard to understand
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10Terry Bradshaw
I'll give some love to my boy TB even though I think it's really montana for sure.

A little surprised Ben Roethlisberger isn't even in the top 41?


Why are people using this section to talk about Roethlisberger? He does not compare to Bradshaw. I watched in person the Steelers destroy my Chiefs at Arrowhead the last year Bradshaw lead his team to the Superbowl. With the exception of Elway, I have never seen a quarterback throw on the run as accurately as Bradshaw. He was tough, gutsy, and could throw the long ball as good as good as the best. Yes, Bradshaw had great receivers, but it takes a great passer to be as accurate as I witnessed in person.
People only vote for today and forgotten people of the past, so it shows the result of the vote, that biased against things, and makes players past disadvantage, lets go to the numbers and results. Nobody like bradshaw
I think that Terry Bradshaw deserves to be one of the best quarterbacks of all time.
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The Contenders

11Drew Brees
Unless he gets injured, Brees will probably finish his career in all of the major passing categories - yardage, touchdowns, playoff appearances, playoff victories and Super Bowl appearances and perhaps SB victories. And he's only approaching his prime with a middle-to-just-above average receiving corps and an average defense. Easily better than Roethlisberger (who's had the benefit of a marvelous defense), Tarkenton (who never won a Super Bowl) and Favre (who was erratic throughout his career and the passing records he has can be attributed to his longevity, not so much his talent). Brees' statistics already have surpassed many of Young's and Warner's. Barring injury, Brees will wind up being in the group with Montana, Brady, Manning, Elway and Bradshaw and his statistics are reflecting that as his completion yardage averages between 4,000-5,000 each season and 40 touchdowns. Depending on the talent surrounding him, he may also add one or two Super Bowl rings - as well as SB MVP - to his resume'.
Only in his 11th season. Has a Super Bowl ring. Definitely better than Marino. Only player to have 2 5000 yard seasons. If he continues to play at this level for 5 more years and wins at least 1 more title, he'll be the undisputed best of all time.
HELL YA HE IS THE BEST QUARTERBACK EVER I am a huge saints fan and I think he should be #1
Drew brees is better than all the QB's in the nfl right now... Tom Brady hasn't had a 5000 yard season yet, but guess who has? Drew brees. Tom Brady has all those good receivers behind him and drew brees has to make good of what he has. What ever noob says tom Brady is better than Drew brees. I would like to hear why, because I WILL COUNTER IT
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12Aaron Rodgers
If Brett Favre is a legend in Green Bay, and nobody can deny that, what is bigger than a legend? Oh, I know: Aaron Rodgers is! One NFL title in 4 seasons (so far) as opposed to one in 16. You do the math.
His accurate passes are unique in today's NFL. Other QBs can throw accurate passes too, but they don't even come close to Rodger's consistency. Plus, he can also run when no passing opportunity arises, which makes him the most complete quarterback ever. He should be number 2, second only to Payton Manning!
He's only 27 and he's already one of the best quarterbacks currently in the league, he can take hits, keep his cool, and deliver passes where you would least expect them, amazing accuracy, and when I say this kids going somewhere I mean to the top of the leader boards
Read below. Accurate. Accurate. Accurate. He puts balls exactly where he wants at will. I'd say second to Peyton manning and Tom Brady, but he has a lot of career left. Any qb before 1980 should be off the list. Bart Starr or Graham never dealt with the cb, d lineman and schemes we have today.
He is so good in foot ball as qb
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13Roger Staubach
Roger Staubach had the Highest Rating when he retired after the 1979 season. Over 30 years later he still has the 2nd highest Winning Percentage for Quarterbacks with 100 or more starts. He played really 8 full seasons & took the Cowboys to 4 Super Bowls. His 9th season as a starter he was injured most of the year & came in to to pull out a Cowboy Victory against the 49ers in 1972. The 2 Super Bowls he lost as a starter he lost to the Greatest Defense of All Time (the Steelers). If Tom Landry would have played Staubach in Super Bowl V against the Baltimore Colts he would of won that one. Defenses in the 70's were allowed to use their hands on the receivers back then, much more than today. Mel Blount of the Steelers might be kicked out of a number of games if they used today's rules in the 70's. It's very hard to say who's the Greatest because of rule changers in each decade, but Staubach takes a back seat to no one. He also run the Football like Steve Young & Michael Vick. He run away from defenders & into them if needed. 2 last facts. It took Navy 43 years to beat Notre Dame after Staubach's 1963 beat them & also when was the last time anyone could remember Navy being ranked # 2 in the Country at the end of the year. That also happened in 1963 when Staubach was the Starting Quarterback. Roger's the Best. You could look up all these facts!
When Roger Staubach was behind center you felt as though you always had a chance to win. My memories of watching him play when I was a kid were created from two different perspectives. The first was as a fan of the Miami Dolphins and completely indifferent to the Cowboys. The second was as a fan of player whose heroics had captured the imagination of a seven-year-old boy who could identify those heroics as both truly individual (in a team sport) and truly spectacular. I wasn't a Cowboys' fan - I was a Roger Staubach fan. What I remember most was his leadership and his ability to run the two-minute drill. Countless games where the Cowboys were down (by more than a field goal) in the fourth quarter with well under two minutes to go and you just knew they were going to win. You knew it, the Cowboys and their fans knew it, and their opponents knew it, You knew that when it came down to crunch time Staubach would drive his team the full length of the field and score the touchdown to go up by two points with a few seconds to go. With a shortened NFL carreer due to military service I think his stats don't really reflect how good a quarterback Roger Staubach really was.
Roger is the all time best, Charlie Waters said that all they needed to do was get the ball back in Rogers hands, they believed he would win it.
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14Otto Graham
the consummate leader, Graham played four years the the All American football conference and six in the NFL guiding the browns to the title game in each of them. No quarterback has won more championships then him.
Graham played in an era when it was much more difficult to put up the stats successful quarterbacks today enjoy. His championship record should speak for itself. I would like to see the great quarterbacks today try to have the success Graham had if they played in his era. He is simply the best ever.
I'm old enough to have seen him play. Graham to Max Speedy or Graham to Dante Lavelli. Option to Marion Motley.
This man is number 1 of the QB's.
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15Fran Tarkenton
"The Scrambler." Tarkenton held just about every NFL passing record that existed when he retired. He also changed the game by becoming the first quarterback to take off and run when his receivers were covered.


He revolutionized the game with his scrambling. He played with inferior talent during most of his first 11 seasons. A player like Montana may not have been able to take the beatings Fran took in his years with the expansion Vikings. He retired with most passing AND rushing yards for a Q.B.. His teams did lose three Super Bowls, but the Vikings never had the superior team. In addition, in those three S. Bowls, Fran never had a chance as the offensive (and for the most part defensive, as well) lines got blown away. Because of those S.B. loses, he is an under appreciated Q.B. He was an MVP and 9-time Pro Bowler.
What are Aaron Rodgers and Terry Bradshaw doing ahead of this legend? Fran was revolutionary! When he retired he was the best stat-wise Quarterback in NFL history. Should definitely be higher.
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16Bart Starr
Bart Starr best for all time. No one else has won 5 championship rings. His teams were devoted to him because of his leadership ability. I think he was overshadowed by his coach and did not always get the respect he truly deserved. If you were to ask his team mates they would admit that they took as much leadership from Starr as they did the Bear.
bart starr has won more championships than anyone. he is the greatest. brett favre is 2nd best!


Bart Starr was a phenomenal QB. He would be much higher on this poll except that people don't remember him. Only the most hardcore and devoted of NFL fans would have the knowledge of his unbelievable ability.
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17Jim Kelly
Won the AFC championship four times in a row, popularizing the no huddle offense and calling plays with multiple formations as he looked at the defense. One of the GREATEST quarterbacks to play the game hands down.
Although he did not win a Super Bowl He started the k gun and made it to 4 super Bowls in a row. I can see some of these other QB in here but Brady Quinn are you kidding me how does he make it in to the top 100 let alone top 25 pst
Taken for granted by losing four STRAIGHT superbowls, Jim accomplished a feat that not many can ever or ever will say they have done. To make the big dance four years in a row is an awesome accomplishment for an NFL quarterback, and I don't think it will ever happen again. Not to mention, Jim Kelly only served a 10 year career since he started playing for the Bills in 86 after a stint with the USFL.
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18Sammy Baugh
An accurate thrower. Baughs passing helped change the game. He won a record six NFL passing titles while also setting marks as a defensive back and a punter. He has a college football award named after him which goes to the best quarterback with the best passing statistics each season.
The blast-from-the-past joins us here. doubled as a punter

19Dan Fouts
Dan Fouts was a great passer, and should be included among the top quarterbacks. His stats speak for themselves. If he had more help around him, he would have won the Superbowl.
Should be in the top 3 all time.

Nobody ever played at his level with an average team around him. He took a beating and still was a great as you can.

20Eli Manning
Eli is way more clutch than half the quarterbacks on this list some of which have not ever won a Superbowl. Not to mention eli has won two super bowl despite being the underdog team in every game. He is also still in his early thirties and has a chance to win more Super bowls and more Superbowl mvps.
Definitely not the best but he is a very clutch QB, brought them super bowl 42 and soon a second
Leading the Giants to victory in super bowl 42!
Eli Sucks! He won those two Super Bowls by accident!
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21Jim McMahon
One of the greatest bear QB for sure. He was just too fragile.
Jim was the best leader of all time. When they looked into his eyes, he made them believe!
Winner winner chicken dinner how many more would the bears heve won if they kept him he played well for a long time after they traded him
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22Norm Van Brocklin
Most people probably never heard of him but this guy had an arm on him
Lead the Eagles to beat the Packers in the 1960 championship game. The only
Time that Green Bay team lost a championship or Super Bowl. That Green Bay team was considered the most dominant of all time. I saw the game live.
Almost 7 years later still has single game passing record.

23Andrew Luck
Why the heck is Matt Schaub here in one year Andrew luck is already on. Matt Schaub's level and within the next two years top 5 easy
Will be the best when its all said and done
What can I say. Awesome!
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24Matt Ryan
Will one day bring falcons a superbowl. I say within 2-3 years. Great mechanics. Hopefully he will hit the weight pile or juice.
One of the most successful regular season QBs in NFL history. Very tough to beat at home. Needs to win playoff games and improve arm strength however. Plus, learn to relax and just sling it in playoffs. Maybe new OC will help that.

25Randall Cunningham
When he was with the Eagles Randall Cunningham was the equivalent of what Michael Vick is today--maybe even better. He didn't run as much later in his career but, he still holds the all-time record for rushing yards by a QB. He was so elusive against the rush. Just plain fun to watch. Vick is a better runner, but Randall was a better passer.
Randal Cunningham had the great skill of being able to run with the ball as well as throw a great pass. He also had this elusiveness that made him a nightmare for the defense.

26Robert Griffin III
WHAT?!?! How can he be #39? He is awesome. My whole family has been a fan of the Redskins for as long as I can remember! Back in the 1900s they were good, then they started slacking off, but RG3 brought the Redskins up. He is awesome! My first ever jersey was his, and I'm a girl! I can't believe this, it's an outrage! UGH.
He is terrible! I have not seen the Redskins in the playoffs with him, so when he has more rings than Tom Brady or Joe Montana then you may call him number 4 because Tom, Joe, and Peyton kick his ass!
Star of the future... Just learn to slide!
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27Ken Stabler
Ken Stabler is easily a Top Twenty QB. Whatever order you want to place him... This league MVP, 4 time ProBowl, All time passing leader for the Raiders to this day, belongs in the Hall of Fame. He is the on the All decade team for the 70's and must take his rightful place in Canton.
Could win any close game in the last 2 minutes
During the 70's there was no better QB to get you down the field in the last two minutes of the game and throw a game winning touchdown IE The Ghost to Post. Not to mention his QB bootleg to beat the Patriots and eventually go on to beat the Vikings in Superbowl XI.
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28Drew Bledsoe
Loved him and he was screwed
Unlucky to be in the same team as Brady
He had some success
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29Colin Kaepernick
This kid will become a legend on the field
Young and quick on his feet
Super good qb, know wonder Alex Smith lost his job.
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30Donovan Mcnabb
Donovan McNabb should most defitnitly be in the top 10 or 25 he is one of the three qb's to go to five championships and a superbowl 22 consecutive completions against the packers 5 td's this guy is mobile crazy. He is # four on the top ten black qb's come on now give the man some credit he's up there with brady and manning if he would have won that super bowl but that didn't happen
He is better than Michael vick any day, should be to 25.
The greatest quarterback in Philly history and we had some great QB's like Randall Cunningham, Ron Jaworski, and Norm Van Brocklin. Definitely should be at least top 30 or 25. Could run, pass, and played his heart out even when he was injured he would still finish and finish with success.


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31Philip Rivers
Rivers, he should be top 20. Who the hell votes like this. Really, he is below Kyle Orton. This is the least trustable list I have ever seen. I can't believe that Ryan Leaf is even on this list.
Phillip Rivers is right under the best QBS he should at least be 13th
Philip Rivers should be ranked in the top 15.
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32Bob Griese
Could do it all. Always put the team first. Called his own plays.
Led the Miami Dolphins to consecutive Super Bowl wins and used the talent around him to take his team to the scores that were needed to win. Had more career touchdowns (192) than interceptions (172) and was known for his ability to adjust his play to the circumstances that existed.
Ok. This list is bad. Joe Montana is good. So is manning and Marino. But TOM BRADY? Tom Brady relies on his kicker to win Super Bowls. And he's only won one more than griese. Your insane if you think Garo won superbowls for the dolphins cause he nearly lost one. What is RG3 doing ahead of McNabb and Griese? RG3 has potential but he isn't wonderful like griese and mcnabb


33Joe Namath
Joe Namath:

Name one quarter back who told the press this year we have a team capable of winning the Superbowl - while in playoffs up to Superbowl said we are going to win!

(I'm not bragging it's just football sense)!
The Colts were favored by (17/seventeen) points (17) you never hear of that much spread TODAY! To win 16-0 victory.
High school baseball hitting avg 687.2, basketball 24 pt per game. A once in a lifetime QB there will never be another Namath and anybody who knows sports agrees! People like Joe come once in your lifetime - I sen him as a kid - that type of natural will never happen in the rest of my life -I can't complain at all! I sen the best - plus your forgetting how after the ball was released a QB could be cremated just for hurting him. No rules (once ball released) personal fail (2/two) your fined and out of game for three games. Please get the facts, footage, and knowledge of bring football into T.V. error with women attending. Did women attend when Johny U. #19 played NO!

Love to hear a response -


Anthony M. Salerno, D.O.
Should be well into the top ten

Great character and player


Joe Namath is one of the best qbs I've ever seen when he through the ball his release was so fast I could barely see
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34Sonny Jurgensen
from wikipedia:In many circles, he is recognized as the finest pure passer of his time. A five-time Pro Bowl selection, he earned three NFL individual passing titles. With a career rating of 82.6, his stats include 2,433 completions for 32,224 yards and 255 touchdowns. His strong arm is particularly notable. On a 2006 NBC 4 broadcast with George Michael, Jurgensen said in his prime he was able to throw the ball 80 yards.
I know it's a common lament, but it is truly unfortunate that the folks who vote on these things are usually too young to have seen a lot of great players. Sonny was a magician with the ball who put up remarkable numbers despite playing on weaker teams. His accuracy is what set him apart from all others. I am so thankful that I got to watch most of Sonny's career.
He was definitely in the top 10 in the 4th Quarter under two minutes -- especially when playing for George Allen. Many times Sonny was on the bench for 3 and 1/2 quarters, and then Allen would bring him in cold! And, Sonny would still play great.
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35Kyle Orton
Why is Orton in top hundreds. he sucks. Tim Tebow beat him out in preseason
Why... Is he on this list?


36Steve McNair
Toughest quarterback of all time, even tougher than Favre
One of the toughest qb ever

37Warren Moon
Top 10 QB at LEAST... Vince Young was a good College QB but shouldn't even been mentioned in ghetto top 100 QB's...
21 Seasons, Amazing Stats, Greatest QB The Houston Oilers ever had. The second greatest Quarterback never to win a superbowl!
Great stats, beautiful passer. Belongs where you put him. I agree.
The Greatest quarterback in the Canadian Football League.5 Grey cup championships. Not the only great QB to be rejected by the NFL until they played in Canada.
Joe Thiesman, Doug Flutie. MOON has 70,500 passing yards in his Pro Career - regular season, plus playoffs. No One comes Close. Definitely TOP 10
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38Jim Plunkett
I don't understand, How on earth could so many Qbs who don't have a single Super Bowl ring, be better than a Quarterback who has 2 NFL Super Bowl Rings on his hand!?! Is everyone just unaware of the facts!?! VOTE for this guy!
Great "big game" QB. A real money player.
Are you serious? Plunkett at #50 on this list. He should be in the top twenty.
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39Michael Vick
Truly a gifted player but had off the field issues. If he gets his act together he will slide up this list

Best athletic QB the NFL has ever seen. Should definitely be among the best, considering he has never had a complete team to help him out, the one time he had some help just look at what he did in one half of a game on the 2010 season!
Amazing at running and throwing. Can go in and out of the pocket. Accurate and powerful passer. Greatest of all time no doubt.
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40Len Dawson
Should be higher, stats and winning seasons, Super Bowls back it up. A pinpoint passer who could also throw the long ball
Very under-rated Put up very good stats in an era when it was much harder to complete passes.
Highly under-rated quarterback. His passing game is among the best.

41Sid Luckman
The first successful T-formation quarterback in NFL history, Luckman led the Bears to four championships including one in his MVP season of 1943. Luckman still owns most of the Bears passing records.
This is the best and long forgotten quarterback - they choose to forget to help promote todays palyers and make more money but the facts are the facts! Look it up!
7 td passes in1 game, league record 28 td passes
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42Jay Cutler
Jay Cutler is great but not top 20 of all time great.
He is really good. See him play and wow, he's tough
Are you guys nuts his mantra is" don't touch me nah nah don't touch me...
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43Daryle Lamonica
Correction! Namath had nothing to loose when he predicted a super bowl win over the Baltimore Colts!

On a windy cold day in the AFL championship game where Lamonica's Pass was called a lateral for a Jets TD,

If called an incomplete pass, Lamonica and the Raiders would have beat the Colts in the Super Bowl and "Lamonica "is in the Hall! Compare his stats to Namath!

Of Fame not Namath! That's Football
Lamonica was a true Winner Tops All other Q.B's in Modern Nfl.era in winning.801%

Always made the games Exiting and played hurt all the time!

Always outplayed Namath! Just put Namath at #40 and Lamonica at #10. Namath had nothing to loose on the Super Bowl win!
The mad bomber.
Daryle Lamonica went 66-16-6 as a starter, good for an .801 winning percentage, best in NFL history.
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44Jake Delhomme

45David Carr
He played at Fresno state no more said

46Doug Flutie
He made good things happen whenever he was on the field and made all kinds of unique plays. He was held back from greatness because of his size
Amazing CFL player, amazing college player, if he was given the chance to start in the NFL. He knows what would happen
He's better then Montana
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47Achie Manning
We'll never know just how good Archie Manning was. Playing for mediocre teams his entire carrer, he still became an icon in New Orleans. How great it must have been for him to see both sons win superbowls.
Archie Manning is the bomb.
Top 20 for sure
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48Matthew Stafford
He's the best no doubt.
Stafford has a lot of time to bring a superbowl to detroit for the first ever time and he will eventually the kid has everything you jush haven't seen it yet

Getting better every year
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49Matt Hasselbeck

50Bobby Layne

51George Blanda
Excellent player but played too long.

Just go to the hall. Did everything

52Gary Danielson
Always slighted , but still one of the greats.

53Vinny Testaverde
he is in the top 25 in yards, touchdowns, games, and has been around forever. he was signed by Carolina on Thursday and got a win for them on Sunday at the age of 45, wow, he has the stats, and is still a great quarterback.

54Jake Plummer

55Matt Schaub
Why the heck is Andrew Luck in here he is a rookie
Will eventually take the Texans to the Superbowl
Not so good. Maybe this is the wrong list.

56Nick Foles
He's not the one who will take the eagles to big game.
All he does is toss tds.
He's ok and great but ok.

57Matt Flynn
If he had a solid shot at with a team he could be great. Look at the comebacks he had at Green Bay in place of Rodgers with no perpetration.
Might make it to the top 45

58Kurt Warner
You got to be on here if you can go from grocery bagger to super bowl MVP
Record breaking Carrer in almost every stat, and his Carrer was only about five seasons. If he had just played longer he'd be a unanimous number 1.
Amazing stats... Amazing accuracy. Took hits that would sideline most other QBs. NFL MVP and Super Bowl MVP. Holds Super Bowl records for most passing yards. Should easily be in the top 10. This guy elevated his team and his community.
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59Arnie Herber
Hall of Famer man and won 3 championships.
He changed Packer history, without him Curly and the Packers would stink bad

60Ken Anderson

61Joe Kapp
Roughest toughest quarterback to play the game. Steve Sabol will back me up on that! (drafted by the Minnesota Vikings 1967)
The forgotten man. The toughest quarterback to play the game! Steve Sabol will back me up on that!

62Doug Williams
Best qb not enough credit for what he did should be higher

63Joe Theismann

64Tobin Rote
Under-rated Charger QB of the 1960s.
MVP of the league.


65Blaine Gabbert
The jaguars got lonely being left off of this list so I decided to nominate their finest quarterback prospect they have ever produced.

66Ryan Tannenhill
He's really good, but the rest of the team needs some work

67Kordell Stewart
This Steelers quarterback possessed a combination of skills as a passer, rusher, and pass receiver that is highly unusual for his position. He was called a modern-day Jim ThorpeŁ by coach Bill Cowher! How can anyone forget "Slash"? The man who made the "The Miracle of Michigan" happen?
I remember listening to bob Marley when I was about 5 or 6 years old. I've sang "No Woman No Cry" for my junior year talent show, then I sang "One Love" for my senior year... AND I WON! I still be jammin to this day to good ol' Bob, and he'll always have a special place in my heart.

68Daunte Culpepper
Ryan Leaf was the worse starting Q. B ever at least Daunte had 1 MVP like season in 2004 and R. Moss was during half that time
Blake bortales is better then this stiff

69Russell Wilson
I think russel wilson is at least 20 because he has only been playing 2 almost three years and he is really good they were in the playoffs in 2012 and in.2013 so. Give them some credit come on. People vote for russel wilson and the sea hawks think. About this
2 or 3 years and he will be in the top 15. He has led the Seahawks to the playoffs with not too much support offensively. Andrew luck and RG3 have been carried to the playoffs whereas this guy has done it all himself which makes him rookie of the year for me
Hello, who won the superbowl against the "undefeatable" Peyton Manning? Who lead his team to the playoffs on his rookie year? Come on guys, he is a rising star.
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70Kerry Collins
If this dude could have stayed sober during the "prime" of his career, he would have been in the top 10.

71Jake Locker

72Andy Dalton
I personally don't care for Andy Dalton, but I am a Bengals fan and I find it appaling that he is not on this list. Ryan Leaf? Are you KIDDING?

73Josh McCown
He's better than jay cutler
He should have replaced Jay Cutler forever!

74Geno Smith
Best rookie qb in 2014

75Trent Dilfer

76Bernie Kosar
One of the smartest quarterbacks ever can read the line
I watch him bring the Browns back in the game. He made the other team pay for there mistake.

77Johnny Manziel
Really? He hasn't played a game in the NFL, and hasn't won a starting job.
Why is he up here he should be at 100
Why is he here he should be at 100

78Jim Hart

79Eric Svoboda
This kid is so sick at football #1 recruit in the country

80Cade McNown

81Brandon Umentum

82Fozzy Whittaker
Running back of the clevland browns

Best player in the nfl

83A.J. Feeley
One of the best 3rd strings

84Tavaris Jackson

85Lynn Dickey

86Bobby Hebert

87Bert Jones
Every body forgets this guy!
Ask the quarterbacks of the 70's and they will tell you what was and would have been if not for Bert getting injured!

88Chase Daniel
199 yards, 1 TD, pick against the Chargers

89Jason Campbell

90Seneca Wallace
Easily a top 5 franchise quarterback

91Brian Sipe

92Charlie Whitehurst
2nd best hair in the NFL. (Troy Pom-a-lom-a-lu)

93Scott Tolzien
Spin move V. Jared Allen. Enough said

94Terrelle Pryor

95Brian Hoyer
This guy is it, you'll see.

96Troy Smith

97Jim Everett

98Marc Bulger

99Roman Gabriel

100Brady Quinn
Sucks! Shouldn't even be playing in the UFL, probably the most overrated first rounder in the history of NFL

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