Top 10 Most Clutch NFL Quarterbacks of All Time

The Top Ten
1 Tom Brady Thomas Edward Patrick Brady, Jr., is an American football quarterback for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers of the National Football League. Brady is known for being the only quarterback in history to win 7 Super Bowls, and is often considered one of the best quarterbacks of all time. Brady is also frequently considered to be the biggest steal in NFL history as a late 6th round pick. He had previously played for the New England Patriots from 2000 to 2019.

I could say comeback kid, but he's the oldest player in the NFL. He has lead 49 game winning drives, five of them occurring in the Super Bowl. He lead a game winning drive in a Super Bowl in his first year as a starter, and followed again two years later with another one. He also threw four touchdowns and lead a ten-point fourth quarter comeback against one of the greatest defenses of all time, and lead a 25-point comeback to win a Super Bowl two years after that. He would also win two super bowls after that comeback, and it could go on. He is 44 years old and lead a game-winning drive vs the Cowboys. He always has laser focus and never gives up. His touchdown throw against the Saints with five seconds left back in 2013 sums it all up.

He has a winning record when losing in the fourth... only qb EVER to do that and holds the 2 biggest 4th quarter comebacks in super bowl history. No one else has come back from more than 7 down, but he came back from 10 and 19 in the fourth in 2 Super Bowls and the one in sb 49 was against the best defense in the league and one of the best pass rushes and the best secondary

When we look back... We will appreciate brady event more! 5 superbowls and had his team winning in everyone one in the last few minutes of the 4th. Brady drove the undefeated patriots on a touchdown drive in 2007 superbowl to take a 4 point lead with 2 minutes left! Assanti and Wes both dropped a chance for another title. Brady is an all time clutch quarterback.

17 conference titles, 13 AFC championship games, 9 Superbowl appearances, 6 rings. Undisputed greatest of all time and it is not close at all. And what makes him that is how special he is in the clutch.

2 Joe Montana Joseph Clifford "Joe" Montana, Jr., nicknamed Joe Cool and The Comeback Kid, is a retired American football quarterback.

Joe Montana is the GOAT and COAT!

Montana was the Best when the lights shined brightest!

Joe Montana had one of the the greatest statistical passing seasons in NFL history in 1989. Montana set a then-NFL record with a passer rating of 112.4, with a completion percentage of 70.2%, and a 26/8 touchdown-to-interception ratio. In the playoffs Montana was even more dominate, with a 78.3% completion percentage, 800 yards, 11 touchdowns, no interceptions, and a 146.4 rating. Cold Hard Football Facts calls Montana's 1989 season "the one by which we must measure all other passing seasons."

Joe Montana Super Bowl Stats: 83 completions, 122 pass attempts, 68% completion percentage, 1142 passing yards, 11 passing touchdowns and 2 rushing, no interceptions, and a 127.8 rating. UNMATCHED in NFL history.

Joe Montana did what he did playing real football, not softball that they play today.
Montana played in a league when the definition of a legal hit was very different ...more

From his time at Notre Dame through his years with the 49ers and KC Chiefs he was always at his best when the game was on the line.

Nothing compares what Montana did, he played like a magician when they were trailing in the fourth quarter. Football is not like today, back in the 80s the game had tremoundous hits, playing in 80s football will be impossible for today's players

This list was on the NFL network and all these players are almost in the same order except bart starr is way higher... Joe Montana will always be #1

3 John Elway John Albert Elway Jr. is a former American football quarterback and current executive vice president of football operations and general manager of the Denver Broncos of the National Football League.

These guys are only good not clutch. John is the only real clutch quarterbacks.

4 Peyton Manning Peyton Williams Manning is a former American football quarterback who played 18 seasons in the National Football League for the Indianapolis Colts and Denver Broncos.

Very underrated. Did you see some of the comebacks he did in 2008.

Him, Marvin Harrison, & Reggie Wayne dominate together.

5 Brett Favre Brett Lorenzo Favre is a former American football quarterback who spent the majority of his career with the Green Bay Packers of the National Football League.

Please do I need to explain?

6 Johnny Unitas John Constantine Unitas, nicknamed "Johnny U", or "The Golden Arm", was an American professional football player from the 1950s through the 1970s.

Johnny U. Was my boyhood idol. In the ankle deep mud, blinding snows and white outs the COLTS passing and running games are legend. Scratch a Raven and you'll find the Baltimore soul of a COLT inside. You affirmed my faith in Sports History from back in the day of black and white, blue and white collar football in nature's elements. Johhny Unitas, my hero, the late and fantastically great in those hightops. RIP.

He's the Jerry West of football and he is very underrated he should be number one

7 Troy Aikman Troy Kenneth Aikman is a former American football quarterback who played for the Dallas Cowboys in the National Football League.

There are only 3 other QBs on this list that have 3 super bowls, or more than Troy Aikman. He had a great, great, running back, that took a lot of the focus off the passing game, thus he could have had a lot better stats. He is a 1st ballot hall of famer. He deserves to be in the top ten. Bernie Kosar on the list? What has he won in the NFL. Granted he won some big games. But none bigger than conference championships of super bowls. What about Brett Favre he was always Clutch.

8 Eli Manning Elisha Nelson "Eli" Manning is a former American football quarterback who played his entire career for the New York Giants of the National Football League. He is the younger brother of former NFL quarterback Peyton Manning.

Eli Manning's Giants have often been underdogs in the postseason and were projected to a 4-7 record or perhaps 5-6 in Eli's 11 games. Instead, Eli Manning's Giants went 8-3 and two of those playoff victories were against arguably the greatest qb ever (In the Postseason, in the super bowl.) Tom brady even laughed at a prediction that the Giants would win and that the Patriots offense would ONLY score 17, and look what happened. Eli 17, Brady 14. Eli's play to David Tyree was the most important play in NFL history, when 3 people were trying to sack Eli on 3rd down and then he threw it to David Tyree for the helmet catch. That's what I call clutch, baby.

His 39 GWDs and 30 4QCB are the most of any QB since his 1st start. He is the only QB with 2 4QCB in a single postseason. He holds the NFL record for GWDs in a single postseason (3 in 2008) and the NFL record for most 4th quarter TDs (15 in 2011). He and Peyton are the only QBs to have 6 or more GWDs in a season 3 times. His career splits when trailing with < 2 min. to go Comp. % 58.25 QBR 86.4 are better than: Brady, Peyton, Brees, Rodgers, Big Ben, Rivers, Ryan, Newton, Wilson, Favre, and Warner. In those situations his TD to Int. ratio is better that all of them with the exception of Brady and Wilson.

He beat the annointed greatest team in football history in the last moments in the superbowl, resulting in one of the greatest if not the greatest upset in Super Bowl history. I that's not clutch then what is?

He's not a good QB and I don't like him but man is he clutch! Leading the lowly Giants over The Patriots in 2 Super Bowls! You at least have to give him credit for that.

9 Aaron Rodgers Aaron Charles Rodgers is an American football quarterback for the Green Bay Packers of the National Football League.

4th and 8, final chance in week 17, delivers a deep touchdown to save the season, hail mary vs lions, two straight hail mary's vs Cardinals in divisional round in 2015, throw to sideline in divisional round 2017, comeback after comeback, most accurate and clutch quarterback of all time.

How many comeback wins did Aaron Rodgers have not to mention the Hail Mary's

10 Kurt Warner Kurtis Eugene "Kurt" Warner is a former American football quarterback, a current part-time TV football analyst, and a philanthropist.

First ever playoff game, threw five touchdowns. 3rd and four, down 6-5 throws a touchdown pass to Ricky Proehl, threw the iconic pass to Isaac Bruce in Super Bowl 34. Two years later in a 14-2 season, Kurt Warner and the packers beat the Packers 45-17, then beat the Eagles 29-24. In Super Bowl 36, Warner lead a drive caped off with a rushing touchdown by himself to make the Patriots lead to just seven. With ninety seconds left, Kurt Warner delivered a throw to Ricky Proehl that would go for twenty-six yards and a touchdown. They wouldn't have gone to OT if it wasn't for Brady, but I have more evidence to say why I think he is the clutchest over even Brady. After being injured in 2003, the Rams lost to the Panthers. He would return to the playoffs in 2008, finally a full starter again, for the Cardinals. Kurt Warner would go 9-7 in the regular season, and would win 30-24 vs the Falcons, 33-13 vs the Panthers, 32-25 vs the Eagles, down in the wire in the fourth quarter down 24-25, they ...more

The Contenders
11 Bart Starr
12 Roger Staubach Roger Thomas Staubach, nicknamed Captain America and Captain Comeback, is a former American football quarterback in the National Football League.
13 Terry Bradshaw

They're have been many flawed quarterbacks who deliver when the game is on the line, he was one of them. In the picture you see here, he was flawed in his final playoff game against the San Diego Chargers in the 1982 Super Bowl Tournament. But go back to Super Bowls 13 and 14 he was flawed but with the game is on the line he delivered. He connected to his targets John Stallworth and Lynn Swann for key touchdowns that would give him the Super Bowl MVP in both games and in 1989 induction into the NFL Hall of Fame.
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Wasn't great all the time... But was great when he needed to be, that's what clutch means!

14 Ken Stabler Kenneth Michael "Ken" Stabler, nicknamed "Snake," was an American football quarterback in the National Football League for the Oakland Raiders, Houston Oilers and New Orleans Saints.

The Snake deserves top 5 easily, look up these plays: The Sea of Hands, The Ghost to the Post, and The Holy Roller and tell me that's not clutch! Let's not forget Super Bowl XI.

Please people. Look at numbers and consider era. By the way roger was pretty good to

15 Ben Roethlisberger Benjamin Todd Roethlisberger, Sr., nicknamed Big Ben, is an American football quarterback for the Pittsburgh Steelers of the National Football League.
16 Steve Young Jon Steven Young is a former professional American football quarterback who played 15 seasons in the National Football League and is best known for his 13 seasons with the San Francisco 49ers.
17 Drew Brees Drew Christopher Brees is an American football quarterback for the New Orleans Saints of the National Football League. He is the only player to have back to back to back 5,000 yards in three seasons straight. Brees also has the all time best completion percentage with 66.95%.
18 Nick Foles Nicholas Edward Foles is an American football quarterback for the Chicago Bears of the National Football League. He was named MVP of Super Bowl LII.
19 Dan Marino Daniel Constantine Marino Jr. is a former American football player who was a quarterback for the Miami Dolphins of the National Football League.
20 Joe Flacco Joseph Vincent Flacco is an American football quarterback for the New York Jets of the National Football League.
21 Ryan Fitzpatrick Ryan Joseph Fitzpatrick, is an American football quarterback for the Miami Dolphins of the National Football League. He has played for 8 different teams throughout his career.
22 Russell Wilson Russell Carrington Wilson is an American football quarterback for the Denver Broncos, and formerly for the Seattle Seahawks of the National Football League.

Russel is probably one of the greatest running quarterbacks of all time not only that but he does it with the seahawks who have only won 1 Super Bowl.

23 Otto Graham Otto Everett Graham Jr. was an American football quarterback who played for the Cleveland Browns in the All-America Football Conference and National Football League.

People are to funny. This guy invented clutch ten straight championship games people. 7 wins. Moved to nfl where he was bound to fail and he still dominated

24 Bernie Kosar
25 Tim Tebow Timothy Richard Tebow is an American professional baseball outfielder in the New York Mets organization and a former professional American football player in the National Football League.
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