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Best NFL Quarterbacks Who Ever Played

Updated on July 30, 2016

Legendary Quarterbacks

Brett Favre holds most of the passing records in the NFL. He has won two Super Bowls and he is a three time MVP.
Brett Favre holds most of the passing records in the NFL. He has won two Super Bowls and he is a three time MVP. | Source
Joe Montana played for the San Francisco 49ers and the K.C. Chiefs during his NFL Career.
Joe Montana played for the San Francisco 49ers and the K.C. Chiefs during his NFL Career. | Source
Dan Marino never won a Super Bowl but he accomplished a lot anyway setting many passing records while playing his entire career with the Miami Dolphins.
Dan Marino never won a Super Bowl but he accomplished a lot anyway setting many passing records while playing his entire career with the Miami Dolphins. | Source
Peyton Manning  has won four NFL MVP awards and two Super Bowl rings. He played most of his pro career with the Indianapolis Colts.
Peyton Manning has won four NFL MVP awards and two Super Bowl rings. He played most of his pro career with the Indianapolis Colts. | Source
John Elway won two Super Bowl rings with the Denver Broncos but he actually went to four Super Bowls. He is now part owner of the Broncos team.
John Elway won two Super Bowl rings with the Denver Broncos but he actually went to four Super Bowls. He is now part owner of the Broncos team. | Source

Legendary Quarterbacks

This list is of course purely subjective. It is mainly based on accomplishments and length of time at the top.

1. Joe Montana: He won four Super Bowls and he was the MVP of three of those Super Bowls. He was a six time All Pro selection, an eight time Pro Bowl selection and he threw 273 touchdowns in his career. He passed for over 40,000 and had an outstanding QB rating of 92.3. Montana was also known for being able to mount a comeback in the final minutes of a game.

2. Brett Favre: Won three most valuable player (MVP) awards and went to the Super Bowl twice and won once. He holds most of the major passing records including, a record 508 career touchdowns. He also has a record of 71,838 and he owns the lead record for consecutive starts. Brett Favre played like he was actually having fun out on the field and he did lots of college type plays like bootlegs. Brett Favre is a people player and is great with the fans, of course, he is great with his teammates. Most of the players grew up together.

3. Dan Marino: Even though he never won a Super Bowl, he won a NFL MVP award and was a three time All Pro selection. He also went to the Pro Bowl nine times. He holds neariy every passing record that Brett Favre doesn't. In his career, he had 420 passing touchdowns and over 61,000 passing yards. Marino played out of the shotgun formation on a normal basis and he had much success.

4. Steve Young: He won three Super Bowls and won a MVP in one of them. He own three NFL records: forty three career rushing TD's for a quarterback. He has 4,239 rushing yards for a quarterback, with this being the most touchdowns in the Super Bowl with a record of six. He has 232 passing career touchdowns.

5. Tom Brady: Went to the Super Bowl four times and won three times. He is two time Super Bowl MVP and a seven time Pro Bowler. He has a total of 310 touchdowns and over 41,000 yards in his career. He will surely move up on this list since he still an active pro as of 2014. Brady has numerous comebacks and he seems to excel under pressure. He is sure to improve on this list because, he is still active and playing and I am sure he will break more records.

6. John Elway: He went to the Super Bowl five times and he won twice. He is a nine time Pro Bowl selection and a five time AFC Champion. He threw for three hundred touchdowns in his career and passed for over 51,000 yards. Elway raised the level of gameplay out of his teammates because he was a true team leader who brought the mantra The sky is the Limit to the Broncos.

7. Johnny Unitas: He won two NFL Championships and a Super Bowl. Unitas was also a four time MVP and a ten time Pro Bowler. He holds a record of forty seven consecutive games with at least one touchdown pass. He finished his career with 290 touchdowns.

8. Peyton Manning: Manning is the only player in the NFL to be a four time MVP. He went to two Super Bowls winning one of them. He has a league record of 6 straight years for passing for 4,000 yards. He has been to seven AFC Championship games and passed for 399 touchdowns so far in his career. He will ove up this list without a doubt because he has years left to play to advance his standing.

9. Otto Graham: He was a three time NFL Champion and the MVP of the Pro Bowl. He won the MVP three times and was a nine time All Pro selection. He passed for 174 touchdowns in his career and was known to put the TEAM in "Team Mate."

10. Bart Starr: He won two Super Bowls and was the MVP in both of them. He was a NFL MVP who threw for 152 touchdowns and went to the Pro Bowl four times. Starr was adept in the pocket but, he was also a tough quarterback who could scramble, run and even tackle if the situation called for it.

Please feel free to live your opinions as to who the best is in the comments box located at the bottom of this page.

Tom Brady

Tom Brady has played his entire career with the New England Patriots. He is a fierce competitor and one of history's best of all time.
Tom Brady has played his entire career with the New England Patriots. He is a fierce competitor and one of history's best of all time. | Source

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Brett The Jet?

Brett Favre playing for the Jets and the Vikings was ridiculous. Favre is a Green Bay Packers legend. End of story. He holds many passing records and several non passing records as well such as most consecutive games played by an NFL player. Brett Favre is a cheesehead and all the rest is simply ludicrous.

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    • Alphadogg16 profile image

      Kevin W 3 years ago from Texas

      This is a great hub Leslie, in my opinion, it's hard for me to call Joe Montana and Terry Bradshaw two of the greatest. Would they be great if they both weren't surrounded by basically an entire Hall of Fame team? I would say it's a 3 way tie between Marino, Brady, and Manning as the greatest quarterbacks, followed closely by Farve.

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