Top 10 Most Clutch NFL Quarterbacks of All Time
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
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 than today.
These guys are only good not clutch. John is the only real clutch quarterbacks.
Very underrated. Did you see some of the comebacks he did in 2008.
Him, Marvin Harrison, & Reggie Wayne dominate together.
Please do I need to explain?
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
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.
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.
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
In his first ever playoff game, Kurt Warner threw five touchdowns. On a 3rd and four, down 6-5, he threw a touchdown pass to Ricky Proehl. He also 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 led a drive capped off with a rushing touchdown by himself to reduce 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 scored a touchdown and two go up 32-25. This is typically known as "Larry Fitzgerald's big day" but there is no question Warner had something to do with it.
Down 20-7, The Cardinals came back in the fourth quarter including a 64-yard catch and run by Larry Fitzgerald. Warner should have won three Super Bowls after that 11 touchdown postseason, but he retired with one. In 2009, Warner had a perfect passer rating in the Wild Card on a 51-45 improbable game.
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.
Wasn't great all the time... But was great when he needed to be, that's what clutch means!
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
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.
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