Top Ten NFL Quarterbacks of All TimeKHQ
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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
Tom Brady is the best QB and will always be. The giants were lucky to win the 2 SB's they faced each other in them. He went 18-0 in 2007. ( I think it was 2007) he also set a record of TDs with Moss. He should be the best. He went to 5 SB's, won 3 of them and was MVP for 2. They are about to be the SB'S champs of 2012-2013! Long-live Tom Brady!
Tom Brady is the best he holds the record for most win in regular season and playoffs, has 3 rings, 2 MVP awards and has at least another 3 to 4 years left and has one of the best story's in the NFL history from being some who was looked as a nobody another backup QB to becoming one of the greatest players ever if not the best. It's going to be hard to watch the patriots without Tom Brady hopefully he can get one more and tie his ideal Joe Montana because Brady's my ideal and the reason I play the game.
The best. Not even close.V 112 Comments
Only Montana and Bradshaw won 4 SBs. And Bradshaw was hindered by Coach Noll. What numbers could Bradshaw have put up if not for Noll wanting to run the ball? Or if he was allowed to throw to a Swan or Stallworth for all 4 SBs?
I disagree tom brady because joe Montana had a lot of well know receiver that ever played the game Jerry rice. In the hand a 6 round quarterback that had 6 quarter choose before him had the patriot goes to win their super bowl in 3 decades since.
Not #1. But definitely in the top five. Only reason I put Elway at #1 over Montana is because Montana had a great receiver for a lot of his career with Jerry Rice (the best football player in the history of the NFL). - mister83
SB's don't match statsV 34 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
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
I agree because peyton manning just got his fifth MVP. Tom Brady and Joe Montana only have 2! Peyton manning once again is one of the best quarterbacks of the game. He also broke tom Brady's passing touchdown record and drew Bree's record for passing in a season. Can anyone beat that?
Yes, but Montana and Brady had 4 rings, Manning only has two. At the end of the day, championships matter more. - JackMM
I'm sorry but Brady and rothlisberger surpass manning by a whole lotV 58 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
Johnny CashV 7 Comments
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 football
Dan Marino did not have the supporting cast to help his Team win the Superbowl. With no running game or defense, Dan single handedly made the Miami Dolphins a winning Team!
Best Ever.V 10 Comments
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.
His statistics do not look great to us now, but for his time the defenders were allowed to rough the QB, so for that time it was great
Todays quarterbacks have it real easy. you just look wrong at a receiver and they throw the flag
UnitedV 5 Comments
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)
The man who no matter what team he played for, brought them immediately from a written off team, to a playoff contender. True leader.
He played with more passion and desire than anyone who played the game should be higher on this list over Marino and Unitas
Favre should be in the spot above Dan Marino as he is better on both paper and in actual performance.V 10 Comments
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 manning
He should be #2 since there is Montana GO 49ERS
When I saw tom Brady up there man I was so mad 😠. I'm a Big Steve young fan he was the Michael Vick/Aaron rodgers/Big Ben before any of them. Also Aaron Rodgers should be 2#V 2 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
Roger the dogerV 1 Comment
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 Bradshaw is the best four Super Bowls, best o line to rules!V 4 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.V 2 Comments
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
Troy is great think he is in the right spotV 9 Comments
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.V 2 Comments
He should be in at least the top 5 he has thrown for five 5,000 yard seasons a super bowl ring and super bowl mvp. He is most likely going to break all time passing yards and all time passing touchdowns. He is the most accurate qb in history. Maybe even number one he should be on this list.
He is 3 or the 6 occasions a quarterback threw for over 5000 yards in a season
Someone said his numbers were due to the fact he plays in a dome... How many other QBs have played in a dome in the history of the NFL... One could also say that if Brees were 6'2" or 6'4" like most QBs he would have more yards as well... He was only rated as the most accurate passer and out-performed an Olympic archer on Sports Science for crying out loud... He's awesome!
He's got the intagibles, he's clutch, tough, and no one in history has had his accuracy. Give him what Brady and manning have had over the years He would have at least won another. The saints have failed to put a team that can consistently win around the most profilic passer ever. What a shame.V 12 Comments
Not quite the Greatest Of All Time yet, but he'll get there because he IS the best in the NFL today.
A really good quarterback. However, he is not one of the better postseason performers. He had great receivers and a great team given to him, but he is still one of the most fitting role for a quarterback.
There is no way that A Rod is number 16 on the all time list. Any body who thinks that sucks and should get off the website now! A Rod #1
There has never been any quarterback that can do what A-rod does. He is simply the best of all time!V 9 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.
Best punter ever. also was a great long snapper on Wednesdays.V 1 Comment
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
Michael vick should be in the 24 spot because he do lead QB in most scrambling yards
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
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 here
Fran Tarkenton = old school football is there ANYTHING BETTER THAN THAT?!V 1 Comment
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
He didn't play well against NE. He sucked. He always does against the Pats.
Why the hell is Andrew luck in the top 20 he's not even good. Also his neck beard is uglyV 3 Comments
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