THE 55 GREATEST QUARTERBACKS IN NFL HISTORY

Jay C. Brandriet         8/9/18

I am starting to smell Autumn. Welcome back football. I saw my first NFL game in the early 1980’s. It’s not like I’ve seen all of NFL history in real-time. I’m trying to rank the 55 greatest quarterbacks to ever play the game. By naming only 55 guys, I’ll be leaving off several elite players and champions.

 

#55- PHIL SIMMS (1979-93)

#54- RICH GANNON (1987-04)

#53- MATT HASSELBECK (1999-15)

#52- MARK BRUNELL (1994-11)

#51- JOE FLACCO (Active)

#50- CARSON PALMER (2004-17)

#49- KEN ANDERSON (1971-83)

#48- ROMAN GABRIEL (1962-77)

#47- JOHN HADL (1962-77)

#46- MATTHEW STAFFORD (Active)

Stafford is a quiet record breaker. He’s about to start climbing this list.

 

 

 

 

 

 

#45- CAM NEWTON (Active)

#44- ANDREW LUCK (Active)

#43- MICHAEL VICK (2001-15)

Vick was one of the most electric runners at any position in history. He was so good at it, his 22,000 passing yards almost feel like a bonus.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

#42- TONY ROMO (2004-16)

#41- BOOMER ESIASON (1984-97)

#40- DARYLE LAMONICA (1963-74)

#39- RUSSELL WILSON (Active)

#38- MATT RYAN (Active)

#37- STEVE MCNAIR (1995-07)

#36- DREW BLEDSOE (1993-06)

#35- PHILIP RIVERS (Active)

Rivers is a competitor. He is closing in on Hall of Fame status.

 

 

 

 

 

 

#34- SID LUCKMAN (1939-50)

#33- BOB GRIESE (1967-80)

#32- KEN STABLER (1970-84)

#31- RANDALL CUNNINGHAM (1985-01)

#30- JOE NAMATH (1965-77)

#29- DAN FOUTS (1973-87)

#28- ELI MANNING (Active)

#27- DONOVAN MCNABB (1999-11)

On winning Eagles teams, McNabb carried several of his offenses.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

#26- Y.A. TITTLE (1948-64)

#25- SONNY JURGENSEN (1957-74)

#24- BOBBY LAYNE (1948-62)

#23- NORM VAN BROCKLIN (1949-60)

#22- LEN DAWSON (1957-75)

#21- WARREN MOON (1984-00)

#20- JIM KELLY (1986-96)

#19- KURT WARNER (1998-09)

#18- BEN ROETHLISBERGER (Active)

#17- FRAN TARKENTON (1961-78)

My Uncle Dale Rogness observed football through a detailed lens. He made sure that I saw Tarkenton clearly.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

#16- TERRY BRADSHAW (1970-83)

#15- BART STARR (1956-71)

#14- TROY AIKMAN (1989-00)

#13- SAMMY BAUGH (1937-52)

#12- BRETT FAVRE (1991-10)

#11- DREW BREES (Active)

#10- STEVE YOUNG (1985-99)

Aikman was deadly accurate. Elway had amazing arm strength. Nobody played cleaner than Young. He also had running back skills.

 

 

 

 

 

 

#9- DAN MARINO (1983-99)

#8- OTTO GRAHAM (1946-55)

#7- AARON RODGERS (Active)

#6- ROGER STAUBACH (1969-79)

Captain Comeback.. Among players, Roger Staubach remains the face of the Dallas Cowboys.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

#5- JOHNNY UNITAS (1956-73)

#4- JOHN ELWAY (1983-98)

#3- PEYTON MANNING (1998-15)

#2- JOE MONTANA (1979-94)

Tom is to fire what Joe was to cool. Montana had 11 TD’s and zero picks in four Super Bowls. Brady has been Joe Montana level, for a longer period of time.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

#1- TOM BRADY (Active)

 

Jay C. Brandriet

 

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One thought on “THE 55 GREATEST QUARTERBACKS IN NFL HISTORY

  1. Jay I agree totally with the list. And as for Tom Brady not catching a TD pass. Well all I have to say is he is the G.O.A.T! and yes not caching the TD pass is sad, but how many 40 year old QB’s can do what he does every year on a high Level? We may never see a more productive QB like him ever again in our life time. So missing one TD pass, verses winning 5 Super Bowles? I will take the 5 super Bowls.

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