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NFL History: The Top 50 Greatest NFL Quarterbacks of All-Time

Top 50 Greatest NFL Quarterbacks of All-Time
Where do the Manning's rank on this list?
Daryle Lamonica Greatest NFL Quarterbacks of All-Time
The “Mad Bomber” threw a pretty long ball.

50. Daryle Lamonica: Buffalo Bills & Oakland Raiders

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Phil Simms Greatest NFL Quarterbacks of All-Time
Simms is one of the better Quarterbacks not in the NFL Hall of Fame.

49. Phil Simms: New York Giants

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Archie Manning Greatest NFL Quarterbacks of All-Time
Manning was a lovable “loser”. When healthy he was very fun to watch.

48. Archie Manning: New Orleans Saints, Houston Oilers/Tennessee Titans, & Minnesota Vikings

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Andrew Luck Greatest NFL Quarterbacks of All-Time
Many Indianapolis Colts Fans were upset when Luck Retired early.

47. Andrew Luck: Indianapolis Colts

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Randall Cunningham Greatest NFL Quarterbacks of All-time
Cunningham was what you would call “lightning in a bottle”.

46. Randall Cunningham: Philadelphia Eagles, Minnesota Vikings, Dallas Cowboys, & Baltimore Ravens

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Donovan McNabb Greatest NFL Quarterbacks of All-time
McNabb has said he believes he’s a Hall-of-Famer. Is he?

45. Donovan McNabb: Philadelphia Eagles, Washington, & Minnesota Vikings

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Boomer Esiason Greatest NFL Quarterbacks of All-time
A gun-slinging lefty.

44. Boomer Esiason: Cincinnati Bengals, New York Jets, & Arizona Cardinals

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Carson Palmer Greatest NFL Quarterbacks of All-time
Palmer didn’t have much post-season success, but he was a prolific Quarterback that put up good career numbers.

43. Carson Palmer: Cincinnati Bengals, Oakland Raiders, & Arizona Cardinals

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Kurt Warner Greatest NFL Quarterbacks of All-time
Warner went from “bagging groceries” to playing his way into the Hall of Fame.

42. Kurt Warner: Los Angeles/St. Louis Rams, New York Giants, & Arizona Cardinals

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Patrick Mahomes Greatest NFL Quarterbacks of All-time
Mahomes is well on his way to climbing up this list in the future.

41. Patrick Mahomes: Kansas City Chiefs

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Bob Waterfield Greatest NFL Quarterbacks of All-time
Waterfield was very accurate for his time but liked to sling the ball around with risky throws.

40. Bob Waterfield: Los Angeles Rams

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Y.A. Title Greatest NFL Quarterbacks of All-time
Title’s best stretch came at the end of his career with the New York Giants.

39. Y.A. Tittle: Baltimore/Indianapolis Colts, San Francisco 49ers, & New York Giants

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Ken Anderson Greatest NFL Quarterbacks of All-time
Anderson gets overlooked when talking about some of the Greatest Quarterbacks in NFL History.

38. Ken Anderson: Cincinnati Bengals

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Jim Hart Greatest NFL Quarterbacks of All-time
One of my favorite passers of All-Time. Hart belongs in the Hall of Fame.

37. Jim Hart: St. Louis/Arizona Cardinals & Washington

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Bob Griese Greatest NFL Quarterbacks of All-time
Griese made being a “Game Manager” cool.

36. Bob Griese: Miami Dolphins

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Drew Bledsoe Greatest NFL Quarterbacks of All-time
Bledsoe had absolutely no mobility but could pick you apart with his “Rocket Launcher” of an arm.

35. Drew Bledsoe: New England Patriots, Buffalo Bills, & Dallas Cowboys

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Norm Van Brocklin Greatest NFL Quarterbacks of All-time
Van Brocklin was able to escape the “shadow” of Bob Waterfield.

34. Norm Van Brocklin: Los Angeles Rams, & Philadelphia Eagles

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Bobby Layne Greatest NFL Quarterbacks of All-time
Layne is the greatest Lions Quarterback of All-Time. Not Matthew Stafford.

33. Bobby Layne: Chicago Bears, New York Yanks, Detroit Lions, & Pittsburgh Steelers

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Sammy Baugh Greatest NFL Quarterbacks of All-time
“Slinging Sammy” is what they called this Legendary Passer.

32. Sammy Baugh: Washington

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Sid Luckman Greatest NFL Quarterbacks of All-time
Luckman dominated the 1940s.

31. Sid Luckman: Chicago Bears

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Joe Namath Greatest NFL Quarterbacks of All-time
Namath was instrumental in the AFL & NFL merging.

30. Joe Namath: New York Jets, & Los Angeles Rams

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Cam Newton Greatest NFL Quarterbacks of All-time
Newton was done dirty by the Panthers.

29. Cam Newton: Carolina Panthers & New England Patriots

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Matt Ryan Greatest NFL Quarterbacks of All-time
Can “Matty Ice” get back to the “Big Game” and win?

28. Matt Ryan: Atlanta Falcons

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Bart Starr Greatest NFL Quarterbacks of All-time
Starr was a “Super” Winner.

27. Bart Starr: Green Bay Packers

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Jim Plunkett Greatest NFL Quarterbacks of All-time
Plunkett deserves to be in the NFL Hall of Fame.

26. Jim Plunkett: New England Patriots, San Francisco 49ers, & Oakland Raiders

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Ken Stabler Greatest NFL Quarterbacks of All-time
“Snake” was popular with the Fans, much like Joe Namath was before him.

25. Ken Stabler: Oakland Raiders, Houston Oilers, & New Orleans Saints

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Philip Rivers Greatest NFL Quarterbacks of All-time
Rivers will look to continue his quest for a Super-Bowl Championship in a different uniform after 16 Seasons with the Chargers.

24. Philip Rivers: Los Angeles Chargers, & Indianapolis Colts

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Len Dawson Greatest NFL Quarterbacks of All-time
Dawson helped the Chiefs capture their first Super-Bowl victory.

23. Len Dawson: Pittsburgh Steelers, Cleveland Browns, Dallas Texans, & Kansas City Chiefs

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Sonny Jurgensen Greatest NFL Quarterbacks of All-time
Sonny threw the ball far in his time in the NFL.

22. Sonny Jurgensen: Philadelphia Eagles & Washington Football Team

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Dan Fouts Greatest NFL Quarterbacks of All-time
Fouts was the unquestioned Captain of “Air Coryell”.

21. Dan Fouts: San Diego/Los Angeles Chargers

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Warren Moon Greatest NFL Quarterbacks of All-time
Moon didn’t shine in the Post Season.

20. Warren Moon: Houston Oilers/Tennessee Titans, Minnesota Vikings, Seattle Seahawks, & Kansas Chiefs

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Terry Bradshaw Greatest NFL Quarterbacks of All-time
There was a time Bradshaw struggled in the early part of his career.

19. Terry Bradshaw: Pittsburgh Steelers

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Jim Kelly Greatest NFL Quarterbacks of All-time
Kelly is remembered as the man that lost four Super-Bowls.

18. Jim Kelly: Buffalo Bills

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Russell Wilson Greatest NFL Quarterbacks of All-time
Wilson is one of the best Quarterbacks in the NFL today.

17. Russell Wilson: Seattle Seahawks

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Ben Roethliberger Greatest NFL Quarterbacks of All-time
Another member from the legendary 2004 NFL Draft Quarterback Class makes the list.

16. Ben Roethlisberger: Pittsburgh Steelers

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Steve Young Greatest NFL Quarterbacks of All-time
Young had a Hall of Fame Career and overcame the Shadow of Joe Montana.

15. Steve Young: Tampa Bay Buccaneers, & San Francisco 49ers

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Roger Staubach Greatest NFL Quarterbacks of All-time
Staubach was a Military man for “America’s team”.

14. Roger Staubach: Dallas Cowboys

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Johnny Unitas Greatest NFL Quarterbacks of All-time
The Peyton Manning of the '60s?

13. Johnny Unitas: Baltimore/Indianapolis Colts, & San Diego/Los Angeles Chargers

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Fran Tarkenton Greatest NFL Quarterbacks of All-time
Tarkenton was Russell Wilson before Russell Wilson.

12. Fran Tarkenton: Minnesota Vikings, & New York Giants

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Otto Graham Greatest NFL Quarterbacks of All-time
Graham was a great forgotten Quarterback.

11. Otto Graham: Cleveland Browns

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Drew Brees Greatest NFL Quarterbacks of All-time
Brees holds multiple NFL Passing Records as of 2020.

10. Drew Brees: San Diego/Los Angeles Chargers, & New Orleans Saints

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Aaron Rodgers Greatest NFL Quarterbacks of All-time
Will we see Rodgers in another uniform that isn’t Green Bay?

9. Aaron Rodgers: Green Bay Packers

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Brett Favre Greatest NFL Quarterbacks of All-time
If you look up the definition of Gunslinger, you’ll see a picture of Favre, with his name on it.

8. Brett Favre: Atlanta Falcons, Green Bay Packers, New York Jets, & Minnesota Vikings

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Eli Manning Greatest NFL Quarterbacks of All-time
Eli is a First Ballot Hall of Famer.

7. Eli Manning: New York Giants

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Troy Aikman Greatest NFL Quarterbacks of All-time
One of the most accurate passers in NFL History.

6. Troy Aikman: Dallas Cowboys

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Dan Marino Greatest NFL Quarterbacks of All-time
Many say Marino would be number one had he won at least 1 Super-Bowl.

5. Dan Marino: Miami Dolphins

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Joe Montana Greatest NFL Quarterbacks of All-time
Montana is one of the most clutch Quarterbacks of All-Time.

4. Joe Montana: San Francisco 49ers, & Kansas City Chiefs

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Peyton Manning Greatest NFL Quarterbacks of All-time
Peyton was Legendary for two teams.

3. Peyton Manning: Indianapolis Colts & Denver Broncos

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Tom Brady Greatest NFL Quarterbacks of All-time
Brady will look to separate his Legacy from Bill Belichick.

2. Tom Brady: New England Patriots & Tampa Bay Buccaneers

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John Elway Greatest NFL Quarterbacks of All-time
John Elway will forever be number one.

1. John Elway: Denver Broncos

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