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
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!
The GOAT says it all. Greatest QB, coach and team, EVER. Even Terry Bradshaw, who is tied with Joe Montana said Brady was the best EVER! It's just that everyone hates the Patriots because Boston has 4 of the best Pro teams of all time. 18 banners hang from the Celtics BB court (No one will ever beat that), then there's the Bruins who all hockey teams fear and our Red Sox who broke the Babe Ruth curse (if you're superstitious and believe in curse crap) and have won World Series championships of late and was in the playoffs in 2017. Can you imagine any other city that has produced more winners, totally, than our four teams. NONE come close!
ez dimesV 122 Comments
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.
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.
Number oneV 37 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
He is the best quarterback and my idol,Love you Peyton - dylanb9001V 63 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!
Not the best but better than Brady - johnsox2004V 11 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
The best quarterback ever was definitely the "Golden Arm" because if he was playing now he would have absolutely crushed both Joe Montana and Peyton Manning's stats. Also he won the "Greatest Game of Football" vs. a great giants team in the championship and did really well + he also has been to a dozen championships before there was the Super Bowl, and still went to 2 Super Bowls, and won one of them against the Cowboys!V 6 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
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
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.
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 cheated
Not even in the top ten?
He is the most dangerous QB of all time.
He is Dan Marino but has a ring and can run, ARE YOU KIDDING ME?! - johnsox2004
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
Shouldn't even be close to top 10.
Troy Fakemen, Cowboys suck.V 8 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.
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
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!
Should be top 5V 15 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
Why is mike Vick above Kurt Warner? - johnsox2004V 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
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
Why the hell is Andrew luck in the top 20 he's not even good. Also his neck beard is ugly
This is a jokeV 3 Comments
Nick Foles being 19th? Come on people he's not awful but seriously?
Why is Nick Foles even on this list? He's played for like 4 years and has done NOTHING to prove that he's any good
To bad the eagles traded him to the rams
WHAT?V 13 Comments
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 sucks dick
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 GrahamV 1 Comment
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
Russell Wilson should be at least in the top 10
He should be in the top 10
The best quarterback ever - Jericho7
Comes throght in the. ClutchV 4 Comments
Sammy Baugh is the pioneer of vertical passing and could be considered best of all time
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?
Uhh huh Andy daltonV 2 Comments
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.V 1 Comment
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
Best ever Raven's awesome
Should be top ten
What the heck he is a sucky backup
Who the heck is Joey Harrington
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.
He is having the best year ever this season in 2015. they were 14-0 but lost to the falcons
He acted like a big baby after the super bowl
Cam Newton is awesome and does good things.V 4 Comments
Lost against 2-14 Tampa Bay Buccaners lost against 3-13 Oakland Raiders!
R you kidding me
Eli should be #4 he beat the undefeated New England Patriots
Eli should be before Vick.
Won more superbowls than his legendary Bro
He won 2 super bowls and 2 super bowl mvpsV 1 Comment
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.
He was without a doubt one of the best quarterbacks of all time.
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.
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.
He can Run very good and almost won the 49ers 6th SBV 2 Comments
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 best
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.
He throws 2 INT per game and he sucks who likes this guyV 8 Comments
Who the hell is Tim couch
Come on in 2013-2014 he had a better season then Brady and Alex Smith - Charginup85
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