Best Quarterbacks in NFL History

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21 Andrew Luck Andrew Luck Andrew Austen Luck is an American football quarterback for the Indianapolis Colts of the National Football League.

Andrew Luck broke a lot of Peyton Manning's records at 22 years old to 24 years old so I'm pretty sure that he'll be in at least the top 5. GO COLTS!, BOO PATRIOTS, THAT'S YOU TOM BRADY

Why the heck is Matt Schaub here in one year Andrew luck is already on. Matt Schaub's level and within the next two years top 5 easy

Will be the best when its all said and done

Colts and dolphins are my teams, and tannehill is bad so go luck

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22 Colin Kaepernick Colin Kaepernick

Over rated due to his notoriety This guy is a flash in the pan. His involvement with a refusal to stand for the national anthem is a ruse to cover the fact that he is "not all that! '

This young man is a good quarterback. It does not matter what his personal beliefs are. He is not trash because he does not agree with what the flag should represent. We should be more insulted by football players who beat their wives, girlfriends and children than someone who stands for what he believes in. Remember they said the same thing about Ali!

Does not compare at all to any of his contemporaries or predecessors. If not for his NEGATIVE celebrity status, no one would include him in any discussion about "GOOD" QB's.

How is this protester not top 3... Almost won a Super Bowl.. but lost to murderer

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23 Ben Roethlisberger Ben Roethlisberger Benjamin Todd Roethlisberger, Sr., nicknamed Big Ben, is an American football quarterback for the Pittsburgh Steelers of the National Football League.

Ben Roethlisberger is the most underrated QB of all time by a long shot. Had he not been falsely accused of sexual assault he would be around 7 on this list. How many QB's can say that they've won two Super Bowls and been to three. He is sixth all time in playoff wins, and unlike his 2004 counterpart Eli Manning he has more than just two seasons with a playoff win, he has five. And that is with a pretty god damn terrible offensive line and back running backs (until recently). And some make the case that he has won with bad play on his part and being carried by a great defense, but what they probably don't know is that his career passer rating is 94, ninth all-time, and 10.5 points better than Eli, who is 36th on the list, and worse than Alex Smith, Ryan Tannehill, and Matt Schaub.

I am a big Ben Roethlisberger fan and even though I don't think he is the most accurate, smartest, greatest quarterback ever I do believe he is the toughest and probably one of the strongest when it comes to distance throws.

Not sure why he is so low on the list. How many records does he hold? Two super bowel rings under two different coaches with different supporting teammates. How many times has he had a higher QB rating than Brady, Manning, or Rodgers? Last year the Steelers, a team known for their defense, had the number one offense. One could easily argue they wouldn't have without this key contributor. He's top 15, maybe even 10... All time, and still has time to grow higher

2 super bowls and more passing yards than everyone ahead of him the past 3 years!

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24 Russell Wilson Russell Wilson Russell Carrington Wilson is an American football quarterback for the Seattle Seahawks of the National Football League.

I think russel wilson is at least 20 because he has only been playing 2 almost three years and he is really good they were in the playoffs in 2012 and in.2013 so. Give them some credit come on. People vote for russel wilson and the sea hawks think. About this

2 or 3 years and he will be in the top 15. He has led the Seahawks to the playoffs with not too much support offensively. Andrew luck and RG3 have been carried to the playoffs whereas this guy has done it all himself which makes him rookie of the year for me

Russell Wilson is a true leader on and off the field. He's led the Seahawks to two Super Bowls in three years. He makes pass rushers AND defenders look like idiots on a weekly basis. And yet Kaepernick is 19th...

His the best of all time NFL history

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25 Joe Namath Joe Namath Joseph William Namath, nicknamed "Broadway Joe", is a former American football quarterback and actor.

He was awesome. think how much better he would have been if he didn't blow out his knee

Should be well into the top ten

Great character and player - T3nFromdaSouth

He was amazing he should be number 1!

I liked Joe too but top ten? No. he is the only QB in the Hall with more career interceptions than TD's.

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

You got to be on here if you can go from grocery bagger to super bowl MVP

Amazing stats... Amazing accuracy. Took hits that would sideline most other QBs. NFL MVP and Super Bowl MVP. Holds Super Bowl records for most passing yards. Should easily be in the top 10. This guy elevated his team and his community.

Is it just me or are their quarterbacks who aren't going to make the hall of fame higher than quarterbacks that made the hall of fame just because they play today. how the heck are geno smith and kyle orton in front of kurt warner

I'm French guy and this man made me happy to see again real, vertical football. Maybe not in the top 5, but in the 10 surely!

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27 Sammy Baugh

An accurate thrower. Baughs passing helped change the game. He won a record six NFL passing titles while also setting marks as a defensive back and a punter. He has a college football award named after him which goes to the best quarterback with the best passing statistics each season.

The blast-from-the-past joins us here. doubled as a punter -

That Slingin Sammy Baugh ranks beneath QBs like Andrew Luck, who has been in the league like 5 minutes, is an example of how little this guy knows about football before his testicles descended. Football was played before Tom Brady or Peyton Manning arrived and it was played pretty well. It's one thing to sit back in a pocket knowing that nobody is going to hit you for fear of a penalty and another thing to sit back there and take a hard hit on every pass.

An awesome three-way quarterback, playing punter, qb, and free safety!

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28 Robert Griffin III Robert Griffin III Robert Lee Griffin III, nicknamed RG3, is an American football quarterback for the Cleveland Browns of the National Football League.

He is terrible! I have not seen the Redskins in the playoffs with him, so when he has more rings than Tom Brady or Joe Montana then you may call him number 4 because Tom, Joe, and Peyton kick his ass!

WHAT?!?! How can he be #39? He is awesome. My whole family has been a fan of the Redskins for as long as I can remember! Back in the 1900s they were good, then they started slacking off, but RG3 brought the Redskins up. He is awesome! My first ever jersey was his, and I'm a girl! I can't believe this, it's an outrage! UGH.

He has never done good with the Redskins and never will. If he does good with them it means he is running. If he runs he will get hurt. He didn't get hurt at Baylor because he had 300 pound guys blocking for him. The Redskins should have gotten one of those people. The Redskins don't have blockers so they just wasted a draft pick. The same draft they got Kirk Cousins who does good the the Redskins. They also have Colt Mccoy who is awesome. These two other qbs could do even better. RG3 should be RGB (Robert Griffin Bust). He could be better at another team but for now he is a bust on my list.

He is on the browns he is injury prone he is overrated

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29 Jim McMahon

Jim was the best leader of all time. When they looked into his eyes, he made them believe!

Winner winner chicken dinner how many more would the bears heve won if they kept him he played well for a long time after they traded him

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30 Warren Moon

21 Seasons, Amazing Stats, Greatest QB The Houston Oilers ever had. The second greatest Quarterback never to win a superbowl!

Top 10 QB at LEAST... Vince Young was a good College QB but shouldn't even been mentioned in ghetto top 100 QB's...

Great stats, beautiful passer. Belongs where you put him. I agree.

He should be in the top 15 at least. He was the first African American hall of fame QB in the NFL.

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31 Norm Van Brocklin

Most people probably never heard of him but this guy had an arm on him

Lead the Eagles to beat the Packers in the 1960 championship game. The only
Time that Green Bay team lost a championship or Super Bowl. That Green Bay team was considered the most dominant of all time. I saw the game live.

The man who set the record for most yards in a game that to this day still hasn't been beaten. - htoutlaws2012

The "Dutchman" was arguably the best pure passer the game has ever seen.

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32 Drew Bledsoe

Unlucky to be in the same team as Brady

Drew Bledsoe is the hole reason Tom Brady is number 3 on the list and went to the super bowl vs. Packers in super bowl 31. I think he should be higher on the and I rank him above RG3.

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33 Randall Cunningham Randall Cunningham Randall W. Cunningham is a former American football quarterback in the National Football League and current football coach and pastor.

When he was with the Eagles Randall Cunningham was the equivalent of what Michael Vick is today--maybe even better. He didn't run as much later in his career but, he still holds the all-time record for rushing yards by a QB. He was so elusive against the rush. Just plain fun to watch. Vick is a better runner, but Randall was a better passer.

Randal Cunningham had the great skill of being able to run with the ball as well as throw a great pass. He also had this elusiveness that made him a nightmare for the defense.

This is the dumbest rating ever. 33? He's behind maybe 3 quarterbacks, and is DEFINITELY the most athletic quarterback ever. - AlGalaxy

The man who paved the way for others a pass and run ability of a QB. - htoutlaws2012

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34 Dan Fouts

Dan Fouts was a great passer, and should be included among the top quarterbacks. His stats speak for themselves. If he had more help around him, he would have won the Superbowl.

Should be in the top 3 all time.

Nobody ever played at his level with an average team around him. He took a beating and still was a great as you can.

Between Him and Rivers there two of the best San Diego QBs they could ever had that have never won a super bowl. - htoutlaws2012

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35 Philip Rivers

Rivers, he should be top 20. Who the hell votes like this. Really, he is below Kyle Orton. This is the least trustable list I have ever seen. I can't believe that Ryan Leaf is even on this list.

Phillip Rivers will become an all time great

Not in the top 50 yet, but should be by the time he retires.

Time to recognize!

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36 Matt Ryan Matt Ryan Matthew Thomas "Matt" Ryan, nicknamed "Matty Ice," is an American football quarterback for the Atlanta Falcons of the National Football League.

Will one day bring falcons a superbowl. I say within 2-3 years. Great mechanics. Hopefully he will hit the weight pile or juice.

One of the most successful regular season QBs in NFL history. Very tough to beat at home. Needs to win playoff games and improve arm strength however. Plus, learn to relax and just sling it in playoffs. Maybe new OC will help that.

At first he looked like a star now his regressing surprisingly that's not good. - htoutlaws2012

People! This man was #2 according to the NFL draft in 2015!

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37 Sonny Jurgensen

from wikipedia:In many circles, he is recognized as the finest pure passer of his time. A five-time Pro Bowl selection, he earned three NFL individual passing titles. With a career rating of 82.6, his stats include 2,433 completions for 32,224 yards and 255 touchdowns. His strong arm is particularly notable. On a 2006 NBC 4 broadcast with George Michael, Jurgensen said in his prime he was able to throw the ball 80 yards.

I know it's a common lament, but it is truly unfortunate that the folks who vote on these things are usually too young to have seen a lot of great players. Sonny was a magician with the ball who put up remarkable numbers despite playing on weaker teams. His accuracy is what set him apart from all others. I am so thankful that I got to watch most of Sonny's career.

He was definitely in the top 10 in the 4th Quarter under two minutes -- especially when playing for George Allen. Many times Sonny was on the bench for 3 and 1/2 quarters, and then Allen would bring him in cold! And, Sonny would still play great.

Sonny should be in the top 10 no question! One of the best ever at that position. People who made this list r clueless! Too much weight given to modern era.

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38 Achie Manning

Archie was the football player that kept football alive and that is why people watched football he should be either 1,2,or 3

Not in the top 50. Probably somewhere between 51-60.

I love the manning brothers and the dad

Nice another manning

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39 Sid Luckman

The first successful T-formation quarterback in NFL history, Luckman led the Bears to four championships including one in his MVP season of 1943. Luckman still owns most of the Bears passing records.

This is the best and long forgotten quarterback - they choose to forget to help promote todays palyers and make more money but the facts are the facts! Look it up!

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40 Bob Griese Bob Griese Robert Allen "Bob" Griese is a former American football quarterback who earned All-American honors with the Purdue Boilermakers before being drafted in 1967 by the American Football League's Miami Dolphins.

Could do it all. Always put the team first. Called his own plays.

Led the Miami Dolphins to consecutive Super Bowl wins and used the talent around him to take his team to the scores that were needed to win. Had more career touchdowns (192) than interceptions (172) and was known for his ability to adjust his play to the circumstances that existed.

Ok. This list is bad. Joe Montana is good. So is manning and Marino. But TOM BRADY? Tom Brady relies on his kicker to win Super Bowls. And he's only won one more than griese. Your insane if you think Garo won superbowls for the dolphins cause he nearly lost one. What is RG3 doing ahead of McNabb and Griese? RG3 has potential but he isn't wonderful like griese and mcnabb - Biggyepicness

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