Throughout its history the National Football League has produced some of the best athletes the world has ever seen especially at the quarterback position. And though they all have shared in the sweet taste of success the way they achieved that success is as different as the names on their jerseys.
From the cool head of Roger Staubach to the never say die Brett Favre and everything in between not one of the men on this list approached the game the exact same way. That’s what makes sitting down to rank them so difficult. But hey it’s my turn so here I go!
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- Joe Montana, San Francisco 49ers / Kansas City Chiefs
- Tom Brady, New England Patriots
- Johnny Unitas, Baltimore Colts / San Diego Chargers
- Peyton Manning, Indianapolis Colts / Denver Broncos
- Roger Staubach, Dallas Cowboys
- Steve Young, Tampa Bay Buccaneers / San Francisco 49ers
- John Elway, Denver Broncos
- Dan Marino, Miami Dolphins
- Bart Starr, Green Bay Packers
- Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers
- Brett Favre, Atlanta Falcons / Green Bay Packers / New York Jets / Minnesota Vikings
- Fran Tarkenton, Minnesota Vikings / New York Giants
- Troy Aikman, Dallas Cowboys
- Terry Bradshaw, Pittsburgh Steelers
- Drew Brees, San Diego Chargers / New Orleans Saints
- Jim Kelly, Buffalo Bills
- Dan Fouts, San Diego Chargers
- Ken Stabler, Oakland Raiders / Houston Oilers / New Orleans Saints
- Kurt Warner, Green Bay Packers / St. Louis Rams / New York Giants / Arizona Cardinals
- Warren Moon, Houston Oilers / Minnesota Vikings / Seattle Seahawks / Kansas City Chiefs
Milestones: 4x Super Bowls; 8x Pro Bowls; 2x MVP; 273 TDs; 139 Interceptions; 92.3 Passer Rating
Joe Montana in no “Average Joe”. Joe Montana was a quarterback most known for his pinpoint accuracy, and his abilities in the clutch. If there’s one quarterback that I would want on my team, Joe Montana is my pick every day of the week.
Milestones: 4x Super Bowls; 11x Pro Bowls; 2x MVP; 428 TDs; 150 Interceptions; 96.4 Passer Rating
Tom Brady is by a large range the best active quarterback in the game. His abilities in the clutch, his accuracy, and his longevity have been what make him the amazing quarterback that he’s always been. Plus, Brady
Milestones: 3x NFL Champion; 1x Super Bowls; 4x MVP; 290 TDs; 253 Interceptions; 78.2 Passer Rating
These stats don’t look so nice, so you’re probably wondering why he’s so high on my list. I mean, he’s above Peyton Manning! I put him so high because, those stats back in the era that he played in, were actually quite impressive. Plus, he did those stats consistently over his 18-season career. Unitas was known for his longevity and exciting play-making ability.
Milestones: 2x Super Bowls; 14 Pro Bowls; 5x MVP; 539 TDs; 251 Interceptions; 96.5 Passer Rating
Peyton Manning was an amazing player ever since he entered the NFL. The Indianapolis Colts recognized that Peyton Manning was better than Ryan leaf before the 1998 NFL Draft. After that, Peyton Manning never looked back. Peyton Manning was always known for being a gun slinging quarterback, and a great teammate.
Milestones: 2x Super Bowls; 6x Pro Bowls; 1x MVP; 153 TDs; 109 Interceptions; 83.4 Passer Rating
I’ve got a huge wildcard selection here at number five. Here’s my take on Captain America. Staubach served our country, played in the American Football League, and played for the Dallas Cowboys, America’s Team. To add to that, he played in a time period where football was near its best. The defenses were literally like brick walls! So, for Roger Staubach to do what he did is even more impressive. Staubach was most known for his scrambling abilities, his pinpoint accuracy, and throwing the first ever Hail Mary.
Milestones: 3x Super Bowls; 7x Pro Bowls; 2x MVP; 232 TDs; 107 Interceptions; 96.8 Passer Rating
Milestones: 2x Super Bowls; 9x Pro Bowls; 1x MVP; 300 TDs; 226 Interceptions; 79.9 Passer Rating
Milestones: 0 Super Bowls; 9x Bro Bowls; 1x MVP; 420 TDs; 525 Interceptions; 86.4 Passer Rating
Milestones: 5x NFL Champion / 2x Super Bowls; 4x Pro Bowls; 1x MVP; 152 TDs; 138 Interceptions; 80.5 Passer Rating
Milestones: 1x Super Bowls; 5x Pro Bowls; 2x MVP; 257 TDs; 65 Interceptions; 104.1 Passer Rating
Milestones: 1x Super Bowls; 11x Pro Bowls; 3x MVP; 508 TDs; 336 Interceptions; 86 Passer Rating
Milestones: 0 Super Bowls; 9x Pro Bowls; 1x MVP; 324 TDs; 266 Interceptions; 80.4 Passer Rating
Milestones: 3x Super Bowls; 6x Pro Bowls; 0 MVPs; 165 TDs; 141 Interceptions; 81.6 Passer Rating
Milestones: 4x Super Bowls; 3x Pro Bowls; 1x MVP; 212 TDs; 210 Interceptions; 70.9 Passer Rating
Milestones: 1x Super Bowls; 9x Pro Bowls; 0 MVPs; 428 TDs; 205 Interceptions; 95.8 Passer Rating
Milestones: 0 Super Bowls; 5x Pro Bowls; 0 MVPs; 237 TDs; 175 Interceptions; 84.4 Passer Rating
Milestones: 0 Super Bowls; 6x Pro Bowls; 0 MVPs; 254 TDs; 242 Interceptions; 80.2 Passer Rating
Milestones: 1x Super Bowls; 4x Pro Bowls; 1x MVP; 194 TDs; 222 Interceptions; 75.3 Passer Rating
Milestones: 1x Super Bowls; 4x Pro Bowls; 3X MVP; 208 TDs; 128 Interceptions; 93.7 Passer Rating
Milestones: 0 Super Bowls; 9x Pro Bowls; 0 MVPs; 291 TDs; 233 Interceptions; 80.9 Passer Rating