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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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