The Best Quarterbacks to Never Win a Super Bowl Football Players (American)
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The Best Quarterbacks to Never Win a Super Bowl

List Criteria: Only quarterbacks who haven't won a Super Bowl.

A list of the best quarterbacks to never win a Super Bowl. It seems like these days there are two groups of NFL quarterbacks: Super Bowl winners, and everyone else. If you've won a Super Bowl, you're generally thrown into the class of "elite" quarterbacks. What that means is up for debate, but what isn't though, is the fact that a number of outstanding, nevertheless Hall of Fame caliber/Hall of Fame quarterbacks haven't won a Super Bowl. Despite their standing as some of the game's greatest signal callers, for one reason or another, they haven't taken a Lombardi trophy back to their city.

Some of football's greatest quarterbacks didn't have the stars align when they made the big game. Just ask Dan Marino and Jim Kelly. Considered two of the best quarterbacks in NFL history, these two all time greats had the distinction of playing for AFC teams at a time when the NFC had the league's dominant teams. Marino only made the Super Bowl once, and had the misfortune of playing one of the greatest teams of all time in the San Francisco 49ers. Besides that, his teams weren't good enough to advance to the Super Bowl. As for Kelly, his Buffalo Bills went to four Super Bowls, but had to play the NFC East when it had four of the best teams in football.

This is a list of the best quarterbacks to never win a Super Bowl. While winning a championship will define a quarterback, if a signal caller isn't able to win the big game, it's not necessarily his fault either. Take a look and vote for the best quarterback to never win the big game. Vote or re-rank it at your discretion.
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  1. 1
    Up 87
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    the people's #1
    Dan Marino

    1961 More
    100
  2. 2
    Up 69
    Down 9
    1940 More
    94
  3. 3
    Up 70
    Down 9
    1960 More
    94
  4. 4
    Up 63
    Down 6

    most listed
    Dan Fouts

    1951 More
    92
  5. 5
    Up 58
    Down 18
    1956 More
    87
  6. 6
    Up 45
    Down 11
    1926 More
    78
  7. 7
    Up 35
    Down 17
    1934 More
    72
  8. 8
    Up 31
    Down 22
    1961 More
    67
  9. 9
    Up 31
    Down 21
    1949 More
    66
  10. 10
    Up 28
    Down 24
    1963 More
    66
  11. 11
    Up 37
    Down 21
    1976 More
    62
  12. 12
    Up 29
    Down 14
    1938 More
    61
  13. 13
    Up 22
    Down 26
    1963 More
    60
  14. 14
    Up 30
    Down 21
    1973 More
    59
  15. 15
    Up 16
    Down 18
    1940 More
    52
  16. 16
    Up 22
    Down 17
    1965 More
    50
  17. 17
    Up 21
    Down 22
    1963 More
    46
  18. 18
    Up 30
    Down 16

    ranked low on reranks
    Philip Rivers

    1981 More
    45
  19. 19
    Up 20
    Down 22
    1970 More
    44
  20. 20
    Up 16
    Down 20
    1958 More
    44
  21. 21
    Up 17
    Down 22
    1963 More
    43
  22. 22
    Up 13
    Down 17
    1944 More
    43
  23. 23
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Danny White

    42
  24. 24
    Up 16
    Down 12

    new! Jim Zorn

    1953 More
    41
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