Top Ten Best Quarterbacks in NFL History
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Correction. John Elway started 5 superbowls and won two of them. Yes that made him the most experienced superbowl QB player of all time. Maybe that's why he won the last two? His Bronco's showed that 14 point underdogs can and will win. Between 1996-1998 the Bronco's were the dominate team (Note to Pats: Giants learned from Elway how to win).
I learned to love football when Elway played for the Broncos he could do a come back 2 minute drill with out comparison. He made it be a thrill to watch them play
My fav qb ever! No one means more to a team that Elway. For many years he was a one man army. Big, Strong arm, a leader. The comback kid. With Elway Broncos always had a chance no matter the circumsatnces. He settle a benchmark for Qb of the new millenium. He could run to. A winner.
Johnn Elway is the only player to start in 5 Super Bowls and the first 3 teams had no right being there. It was solely on the shoulders of John. The defenses were no name and lacked any pro bowlers to speak of. He had an average receiving corp and until Gary Zimmerman joined the team, no offensive line. No one else would have led that team to those first 3 SB's and if not for getting hurt in the AFC Championship game in Buffalo, he probably would have started in 6 Super Bowls.
Johnny could zip a ball and many passes were missed because the reciever did not have strong enough hands to catch the ball. Many times you could here the ball hit the reciever from the nose bleeds and feel as if the reciever was wondering if they just got hit by a linebacker.
Powerful, accurate arm and an amazing ability to scramble and turn a loss into a gain. There was no one who could orchestrate a comeback like Elway. Two Superbowl wins adds to his case as the greatest ever. Montana is a close second.
The best and most exciting football player I ever saw. He did at least once every game, something I didn't think was humanly possible. Anybody thinking I'm exaggerating, look at some video footage on youtube or 'best of". Robert D.
The toughest, the hardest working, the best running QB ever, a complete football player and one of the best athletes to ever suit up in the league. Who can do everything that Elway could at the position? NO ONE. John could easily do anything any of the other greats could and do it better in most cases. Manning/Brady would have been killed if they were thrown to the wolves in 1983. He took mediocre teams to the SB loaded on his back.
John Elway was the Broncos for years! He did it all! No one was a master like he was especially in the 2 minute drill! Amazing! Elway going deep, down field diagonally on the run! Wow! No one was better! What heart too! Remember him going head to head 3rd down inside the 20 in the Super Bowl! Yes, he got the first down and barreled down his defender! Miss him!
No way farve or brady are above the man, John Elway. Especially farve after elway beat him in the superbowl... And brady laugh out loud-not even the same ballpark. Hats off to montana, but elway is a close 2nd
Did everything. Great arm, leadership and ability to make plays with his feet. 5 SB appearances. Three were with a marginal WR corps and a smallish D. In my opinion, the best ever.
Great passers do not equal great quarterbacks, Dan Marino is a perfect example. What makes Great quarterbacks is championships and Super Bowl appearances. John Elway in my opinion is the second greatest quarterback ever he just wins
Elways cannon arm and football sawy produced 51,475 yards and a remarkable 47 forth quarter comebacks. he capped his 16-year carrier by leading the broncos to back to back super bowl victories.
Put alex smith in his situation for the first 10 years and the broncos don't win more than 2 games a year. Do the same with Montana and the niners are still in the playoffs almost every year.
The Best I've seen. He led three teams to the superbowl who where average at best. And when he finally had a really good team, he won two. Only QB to start in 5 Super Bowls, now that's a winner
It's gotta be Elway! He was the original do-it-all quarterback! Took a terrible team to 3 super bowls and the second he was given a decent team won 2, back to back, in his late 30's. Possibly the most praised college QB ever (P. Manning and A. Luck may challenge that) but to have that kinda hype going into the NFL, and to not only live up to it but surpass it goes to prove Elway should be number one! Montana, P. Manning, Brady, and Marino are the only challengers. Why Favre is on here I have no Idea, he's a great qb, and may win the number games outta stupidity and stubborness but he should be no higher than 6 here.
He had the greatest arm.terrific.better than brady and montana. Won two super bowls out of five appearances.9 time pro bowler 2 time league mvp. Only one quarterback can possibly go over him. Joe montana.
5 times took the Broncos to the superbowl, with no stars...
The fact that he played when the Quarterbacks did not have so much protection as today
Could any of the qb's above have taken the first 4 no name Denver teams to the Super Bowl? Could Elway have taken their teams, Yes! Elway=Winner
The Comeback Kid was strong, fast, tough, driven, and more won back to back Superboels and then retired. Peyton or Brady may pass him one day.
It's John Elway! Joe, Tom, Peyton, all of them have never played with as horrible teams as him and made it to the super bowl. John is the comeback kid, the gunslinger, Tom is a baby!
Horseteeth and all- I loved the way he approached the game and truly made you feel the Broncos had a chance to win any game
Could almost single-handedly win a football game with very average players around him. Unmatched rocket arm.
Why is he not number 1? And why is Brady so high? Wow, people don't know football.
What?!? Elway should so be higher than Favre, Marino and Brady! The Drive itself puts him over the top!
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