Top Ten NFL Quarterbacks of All TimeKHQ
The Top Ten
Tom Brady is the GOAT plain and simple. Let's go back, way back to the 1990's when Tom Brady was in Michigan...he started his freshman season behind a couple of other QBs but he worked his way up to 2nd string and was pushing for the starting job but the coach always took the upper class man so Brady, a freshman at the time, didn't get the starting job even when he was the best for the job. In his junior and senior seasons he was still in and out of the role, his senior season he was replaced by a guy named Henson, who was much more athletic could run faster and throw better than Brady...and once again as a senior Brady was sitting on the bench. But the coaches had forgotten about one very important aspect...and aspect they couldn't really observe...and that was Brady's heart, he was just more passionate about the game than Henson he was smarter than Henson he was a better leader and just wanted it more than Henson. So a little ways into the season Henson had dug them a hole in the ...more
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Tom brady is trash I hate him so much they call him the goat when they don't need to trash
He is the goatV 147 Comments
He WON 4 superbowl rings, even though bradshaw also had four rings, was hindered by Coach Noll. I am a notre dame fan kind of, but I love Stanford in football so... HE WAS SO UNDERRATED UNTIL HE SHOWED EVERY BODY HE WON A SUPERBOWL. here is my list
1. Joe Montana
2. Peyton Manning-he got himself another ring against the seahawks and he got talent, so what if brady won three or two rings. HIS TEAM ROCKS. mark sanchez (coming from a New York guy, giants and jets fan even though they BOTH SUCKED THIS YEAR) could have at least won the afc championship with the patriots
3. John Elway- even though I am a Stanford fan, he is AWESOME AND BY THE WAY, JOHN ELWAY IS THE OWNER OR MANAGER OF THE BRONCOS AND HE WILL BE PROUD OF HIS TEAM WITH ANOTHER SUPERBOWL RING, he has good talent even though jim plunkett, Stanford guy, won the Heisman and Elway didn't
4. Dan Marino- from Pittsburgh was a great quarterback and won two rings
5. Tom Brady-he has three rings but ...more
Joe montana sould be first
Didn't cheat, won his rings without ridiculous luck, and won 2 Super Bowls without Rice and with 2 coaches. You may say that without his rings he's not even in the conversation but remember that Montana played in the golden era of defense with guys like Deion Sanders and Lawrence Taylor. Brady has dumb luck, cheating, and rules to protect him. Without Brady the Pats went 11-5. I know the 49ers won a Super Bowl without Montana but that was when they had Steve Young another top 10 QB. Sorry Brady fangirls, but Montana is still the GOAT.V 40 Comments
Peyton is the best quarterback ever to play the game. Some people think that just because Brady has more play off wins and more super bowl rings, that makes Brady a better quarterback, that could not be more wrong. For a team to be able to make it that far, the whole team has to be good or at least not have any major weaknesses like the colts did when Peyton Manning was on their team. Colts had a terrible offensive line and a horrible defense so it was basically all on him to carry the team as far as he could. Tom Brady's team was always much better than Peyton's team Brady's team could help carry him to the super bowl.
Winning the super bowl is a TEAM effort, not just one player. If you take any quarterback in the league and place him on the Seattle Seahawks, that quarterback will have a much better chance of winning the super bowl than he would if you placed the same quarterback on the Jacksonville Jaguars. If he is on the Seahawks and wins the super bowl, don't say that it ...more
You could be the best quarterback ever and never win a Super Bowl. Super Bowl wins argument is meaningless. That's a team effort to compare teams, not players. - Radiumus
12 pro bowls
6 all pro first team
2 all pro second team
Super Bowl champion
Super Bowl MVP
4 time MVP
Pro bowl MVP
Rookie of the year
Indianapolis colts career win leader, passing touchdown, passing attempts, passing completions, and passing yards
Ap comeback player of the year
7 time ap offensive player of the year
Fastest to reach 50, 000 passing yards
Fastest to reach 60, 000 yards
Fastest to 4, 000 completions
Fastest to 400 touchdowns
NFL 2000s all decade team
96.3 passer rating
60683 passing yards
65.3 completion percentage
Sure Brady is the guy winning super bowls but Brady is all hope the wide receivers are way better than himV 69 Comments
Should be higher in the end the only thing that really counts are wins which elway had a lot of TD helped in the end but elway lead a bad team to 3 and then got talent with the last two Captain Comeback
John elway should at least be #2 he had great statistics and helped the Broncos a lot without him the broncos would be no where today sure bradys good but he's not as good as john elway was but this is my opinion but he has a lot of MVP awards and records and had amazing comebacks John elway is a Great Quarterback.
John Elway did wonders for the Broncos. If he had a supporting cast like he had in his final two years he would have had better numbers and more Super Bowl rings
He put the Broncos on the map when no one knew who we were!V 7 Comments
Dan Marino is clearly the best passer in the history of football. Anyone with a brain in their head should know this. He defeated the greatest Defense (85 Bears) 38-24 and gave them the only loss that year.
Not the best but better than Brady - johnsox2004
Funniest site I ever saw was Marino running. The look on his face when Shula called it in was telling. Yet he still scored. Had the Dolphins been able to keep Bill Arnspager for a few more years, there would have been a defense and a running game to back up Marino. But how could you argue about spending 12 minutes a quarter to score when Marino could do it in 30 seconds. It's hard to argue with success. Unlike the other quarterbacks on this list, you knew he was going to throw every down if given the chance, and you still couldn't stop him 67% of the time.
Honestly he is the best quarterback I've seen in my 43 years of watching footballV 12 Comments
HOW THE HECK IS JOHN ELWAY AHEAD OF JOHNNY UNITAS
He wasn't playing in the passing era in the NFL and still threw for over 40,000 yards he may not be the best but he certainly is better than 6th.
This list is irrelevant, nobody appreciates the history of football. Johnny U #6? Where is Otto Graham? Where is Bart Starr? I'm surprised Tom and Peyton are below Montana since they're clearly the two greatest! (Sarcasm)
Here is my list:
1. Johnny Unitas (called all his plays)
2. Joe Montana
3. Otto Graham
4. Tom Brady (our generation's Montana)
5. Bart Starr
6. Dan Marino (best arm ever! )
7. Roger Staubach
8. Peyton Manning (not a clutch player)
9. John Elway
10. Steve Young
11. Fran Tarkenton (see Manning)
12. Brett Favre (too many turnovers)
13. Terry Bradshaw (4 rings)
14. Drew Brees
15. Warren Moon (the run and shoot)
16. Troy Aikman (3 rings)
17. Aaron Rodgers
18. Randall Cunningham (amazing)
19. Kurt Warner
20. Jim Kelly (the k-gun)
21. Sammy Baugh
22. Joe Namath (injuries set him back)
23. Ben Roethlisberger (underrated)
24. Dan Fouts
25. Ken Anderson
In his time, had quarterbacks and receivers had anywhere near the rule protection they do today, no telling what kind of numbers Unitas would have put up. Ranks up there with Montana.V 8 Comments
The man who no matter what team he played for, brought them immediately from a written off team, to a playoff contender. True leader.
The only reason Favre has decent stats is because he's a boot-licking traitor who comes out of retirement with a different team because he needs more cash. (I'm not a fan of any Favre team)
He played with more passion and desire than anyone who played the game should be higher on this list over Marino and Unitas
Brett deserves a spot in this list...stats, leadership, excitement level, and iron man who fans lived to watch play the game. by the way--Green Bay traded him after they offered him a deal to quit and he refused...just to set the record straight. I would have gone to the Vikings too...V 10 Comments
His stats ended up better than Montana's. It was a good change for Young to replace him and lead the team to the super bowl. He should be much higher, and he is probably the most underrated quarterback on the list. - EchoX0
Most Complete QB ever
If he would have played his whole career (USFL a couple years and backup to Montana) he would be in the discussion for #1 all time. He was the bast in his 7-8 year span!
This top 10 thing sucks Steve young is better than choke artist Peyton manningV 4 Comments
The only one on this list that gave up four years of his career to serve our country. 27 years old as a rookie, wow! How much more could he have done? The greatest leader and competitor to ever play!
The greatest, not just wins or championships. He had class and represented discipline and team player. He had intangibles that a statistic can not measure.
He is a star player
A true class actV 1 Comment
He should be top 3 if not number 1
It should go 3 Brady or Rodgers, 2, Brees, 1 Montana
I think he is the smartest qb this year. - luckycayden
If I could make a top 10 list 10 fran tarkenton 9 dan marino 8 steve young
7 johny unitas 6 brett favre 5 tom brady 4 john elway 3 peyton manning
2 joe montana 1 drew brees
In his case only rings matter. So david Carr has a ring and Dan Marino has none so apparently Carr is better than marino. Correct?!
Should be number one I'm a huge Steelers fan
Obviously, most of the responders, here, never saw this man play.
Terry needs to be 1 10 super bowl rings get out of hereV 4 Comments
GOAT - xXkillermachineXx
In terms of pure talent, Rodgers is the best. Just watch some of his highlights and look at his stats. He's incredibly precise with distance throws and has the lowest interception percentage of all time.
BO... - luckycayden
He is the best because he doesn't cheat other teams unlike "the best quarterback" which I do not believe Tom Brady is because the only reason he won was he cheatedV 18 Comments
Bart Starr - Most NFL championships (5). 2ND highest QB rating before the NFL changed the rules to make the passer's job so easy and put skirts on the QBs. Called his own plays. Lead his team to 3 consecutive NFL championships which no one else has ever done. He was a winner - that should be way more important than stats. Maybe the most significant play in NFL history (Ice Bowl).
I agree Montana all the way by far the greatest quarterback to ever played the game
Bart Starr was the first of the legendary quarterbacks, but not the best one.
Bart Starr is the best everV 1 Comment
10 consecutive championships in ten years, won seven of them. Probably not as good as Montana, but if he's not on the list its a disgrace.
Not only greatest football team of all time, but also greatest quarterback of all time, 7 out of 10 NFL championships, no modern QB will equal that plus under the worst conditions! Montana no. 2 & I saw them both play in their respective stadiums! The truth!
Otto Graham is SO underrated, even being a hall of fame QB. Graham was incredible.
REALLY AGAIN AT 15 REALLY HE DESERVES TO BE NUMBER 1 INSTEAD OF FLABBY HEAD BRADY WHO IS FULL OF BLIP OTTO IS WAY UNDERRATED - BulgingBubbleV 1 Comment
The most accurate quarterback and one of the most completions in nfl history and only played 12 years of football. 3 time Super Bowl winner and over 32,000 yards, 165 Touchdowns, and 2898 completions. Including the bad years when the Cowboys sucked. On his first Super Bowl he completed 22 of 30 passes. He also made 4 touchdowns in the Super Bowl. And the reason why he didn't have the most yards is because he had emmitt smith, the greatest running back of all time
I'm a Steelers fan and should probably be voting for Terry Bradshaw right now, but man this guy is an icon! - Ironsights51
Shouldn't even be close to top 10.
How can troy not bed in the top 10?V 8 Comments
I love the eagles but Randall Cunningham is way better than the eagles
Very tough fast and he had one of the strongest arms ever.
He was a great rusher and had a good throwing arm too.
Cunningham needs to be in top 10.V 1 Comment
He had a late start to his career and then made most of it. I am not saying he is in the top 10 but he did take two historically bad teams to the Stupor Bowl. He played very well in the Bowls he lost. Short career, great stats, great person.
Kurt Warner was great
Kurt Warner belongs at #10. One of the most Underrated Qbs ever
I am a rams fan and I am 9 remember he used to stock shelfes or 5.50 a hour and than he just gets millions from being a great quarter back he should cover brady shoul dbe his numbrer
What is he doing in the # 17 spot should not even be on the list - Jlynch
Why... is he on this list?
He was a good eagle
Why is mike Vick above Kurt Warner? - johnsox2004V 1 Comment
Fran Tarkenton played for the Minnesota Vikings and he did very good for them he is very smart with his throws he got a cannon on his arm gotta work on his speed though if you guys don't vote him your all speds
Fran revolutionized the game with his scrambling. He started out playing for the expansion Vikings for 6 years. He was traded to the Giants in 1967. In 1966, the Giants won 1 game. During the next five years he made the Giants exciting and respectable. The 1970 Giants went 9-5 and missed the playoffs by one game. Players on those Giant teams have said that a few of those teams might not have won any games if it wasn't for Fran. Yes, the Vikings of the 70's lost 3 Super Bowls. However, The Vikings were not as good as the Dolphins, Steelers, and Raiders. The main reason why Minnesota lost those 3
Super Bowls was their offensive and defensive lines (for the most part) were blown away. Minnesota could not rush the ball of offense and their defense simply could not stop the run. Fran was not great in those Super Bowls, but he was not the main reason why they lost. Overall, Fran was brilliant at improvising and seeing the whole field. He was a man ahead of his time.
Tarkenton was by far the most intelligent quarterback of all time. His knowledge of the game and ability to read defenses brought his position to a whole new level. He was one of the last quartebacks to actually run the offense, calling the plays from the line of scrimmage and making split second decisions while making complex reads at the line of scrimmage. One needs only to see how successful he has been since retiring to know he has an incredible mind.
The first quarterback to bring out of the pocket passing he got snubbed hereV 2 Comments
He is garbage
The GREATEST rookie season of any NFL quarterback ever, two Super Bowls and counting!
He is 2 best qb and he is not number 43
He is the bestV 1 Comment
HE IS MY FAVORITE QB BUT DREW BREES IS BETTER. - luckycayden
He's solid but his performances against New England say a lot. He is not at the next level and I don't think he will for a while.
Will be the best ever when its all said and done and I'm not a colts fan
Why the hell is Andrew luck in the top 20 he's not even good. Also his neck beard is uglyV 4 Comments
Jim kelly rocks!
Without a doubt in my mind, the best. The Bills were fast and effective with Jim, and hell they are paying for his retirement still to this day. He holds a number of records and made a difference in the league. This man is a hero to a group of people and rightfully deserves it. Jim Kelly is the best quarterback. - Coatsy
Belongs in the top 10 how is he behind russell wilson and andrew luck when their careers have just started we don't know how good they are going to be
Great QB belongs in top ten... it was a thrill to watch him play
Alex Smith is a great qurterback who rarely turns the ball over everyone dissing him are haters. - youngblood
Worst qb in the league
The best game managet
He won 2 Super Bowls and won Super Bowl MVP. What more needs to be said? - alexmendoza
All that work and still not in hall of fame
I'm related to jim he won 2 super bowls and the heisman including mvp of the super bowl probably should replace otto Graham
Brady and Montana have won 4 super bowls with three super vowl MVP's a piece. Your point?
DangerRuss is the most underrated QB ever, and the biggest draft steal with the exception of Football Deflater Tom Brady
Russell Wilson should be at least in the top 10
He should be in the top 10V 6 Comments
Ken Stabler has long been overlooked. This guy has been pert of the best games that have ever been played. He was robbed of games that kept him from more Super Bowl appearances. Which had the NFL not targeted the Raiders as an enemy. The world today would know that The Snake was just as good if not better as Bradshaw, Staubauch, many others who now are enshrined in the Hall of Fame. I got a few choice words, but will not stoop to share them. But Stabler, not ever being inducted into the Hall of Fame, is as wrong as those calls that have kept the Raiders from more Super Bowl appearances. I'm fortunate to have witnessed with my own two eyes, the heart, ability, and the great character of this soul. All I have to say, " This man was a bad ass! " Regardless of those who hate greatness.
Ken stabler is a legend! He should be in the top tens
Hall of famer is 1000 times better then Matthew stafford
Sammy baugh is the inventer of play action in 1942 yes,he. Invented play action.made the league more pass heavy.was good from his rookie year in 1937 to 1947.one of the goats/evolved the QB position
Sammy Baugh is the pioneer of vertical passing and could be considered best of all time
Ravens suck! He will always be a Titan forever!
Best ever Raven's awesome
Best in the nfl in completion ratings, setting more records in a single year. Can't wait to see what he has in store for all the rest of 2014
He will win the super bowl in the 2014-15 season know that Julio Jones is off of the foot injury.
Way too low
Will be one of the best 2 pro bowls and every season in the playoffs
Never had a losing season in 3 seasons
He is great, but why is he 18?
He lead his team (Bengals) since being quarterback EVERY YEAR! Every year Andy Dalton has been QB, Bengals made playoffs!V 2 Comments
The best of all time, my favorite player
Hopefully doesn't have a 0-16 season
Matthew stafford has lead the lions to victory in many playoffs and exhibitions. Now that doesn't mean he is the best player on the team because Calvin Johnson jr is the engine that runs the lions offense. Stafford can throw like 85 yds. That works with Calvin Johnson and Brandon pettigrews catching
Dan flouts is the most underrated QB of all time he had barely any weapons and still played like a boss - Charginup85
Who's this guy
Who the heck is Joey Harrington
Should be top ten
What the heck he is a sucky backup
Lost against 2-14 Tampa Bay Buccaners lost against 3-13 Oakland Raiders!
R you kidding me
He's number 1 - Julio
He play better than Tony Romo. - TerryThebestsoccerplayer
Anyone that is thinking he is bad has only seen his current game where he can't stand up for three seconds. - Incontrollable9_YT
He should be #3
Eli should be #4 he beat the undefeated New England Patriots
Eli should be before Vick.V 3 Comments
What idiot put this bust on the list - Incontrollable9_YT
Ryan Leaf went down as the biggest bust in NFL history. He was great in college but was terrible in the NFL. He only played a few seasons and was injured about half the time and when he wasn't injured he was terrible. In his NFL career he completed 48.4% of his passes for 3,666 yards, 14 touchdowns, and 34 interceptions. He should not be on this list and especially not in the top 50.
Ryan Leaf is untouchable in terms of how skilled he was. He should of been picked first instead of second. He is the leader in interceptions which is a prestigious honor to achieve. Very underrated. Hopefully, he becomes a hall of famer soon.
Ryan Leaf was the best draft pick in NFL history. The Colts really messed up.V 1 Comment
Awesome, should be # 19 and beat Big Ben
Tim Tebow was the best
Better than most QB playing today. Won't play him because he is a Christian. Tim is a winner
Tim tebow? He got cut like 3 times (Eagles,jets, PATRIOTSV 1 Comment
He should be one for worst qb
Best QB ever. Pick Six more better than him I dare you.
Best qb ever
Why is he on the list he's only played half a year
Speedy and a big arm does it all.
Average when it comes to throwing, but is good at running the ball.V 3 Comments
He is awesome, look at his stats and all the amazing players he played and is playing with
For me he is one of the best qb
He sucks like crap
Look, joe flacco went 11-0 touchdown vs interception rating tying Joe montana's record as well. May not be the best, but he's pretty good. [ Coming from a Bengals fan ]
Warren Moon is among the top 15 quarterbacks easily. - ezyfire823
Warren Moon at 47 is a travesty. What an awful list.
RYAN LEAF, TIM TEBOW, AKILI SMITH, LANDRY JONES, MATT FLYNN, MATT SCHAUB, ALEX SMITH! ALL ABOVE WARREN MOON?! ARE YOU KIDDING ME?!
Tony romo is so overrated
Romo? Seriously? Why is he even on this list?
He lost so many games on his own. Redskins Cowboys 2012. Lions Cowboys 2014. Cowboys Packers 2014.
Romo should be number1V 8 Comments
Who the hell is Tim couch
Come on in 2013-2014 he had a better season then Brady and Alex Smith - Charginup85
He's on my fantasy team. My team in fantasy is 4-8
Why are people like Ryan Leaf, and JaMarcus Russell ahead of him. Cam Newton had one of the best years for a rookie ever and got 2nd in the Madden 13 cover voting, and I in the final four this year. He is a big, speedy, double threat guy.
Cam Newton is awesome and does good things.
He is having the best year ever this season in 2015. they were 14-0 but lost to the falconsV 5 Comments
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