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List Rules Quarterbacks from either the NFL or CFL can be included. No college players

A list of the most underrated quarterbacks of all time. Despite the gargantuan scouting staffs that NFL teams employ, there are still plenty of players who fly under the radar or in some cases, don't even play in the league at all. This list includes players who were successful in the Canadian Football League (CFL) as well, after all, there are number of great players on here who never could become the apple of the NFL's eye. There are a bunch of players, even some Hall of Famers and some of the greatest quarterbacks of all time, who are on here. You'll be surprised to learn that these guys slipped through the cracks, especially players like Super Bowl winners like Kurt Warner and Joe Theismann on here, along with one of the best pure passing quarterbacks in Warren Moon. Somehow, these guys were overlooked, yet after honing their craft in the CFL or even the Arena League, these guys got their chance at the big time.

Though some of these guys became NFL afterthoughts, and some, didn't even have a chance to show how good they were, they are still supremely underrated compared to other quarterbacks that did get a chance to play in the pros. You may be surprised to see some other big names on here, but when push comes to shove, this is the reason why these guys are underrated.

This is your chance to have your say on who is the most underrated pro quarterback of all time. Vote whether or not you agree with the status of these players on this Ultimate List.

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Warren Moon is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Overlooked Quarterbacks of All Time
Warren Moon age 59 - Harold Warren Moon is a former American professional gridiron football quarterback who played for the Canadian Football League's Edmonton Eskimos and the National Football League's Houston Oilers, ...more

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Doug Flutie is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Overlooked Quarterbacks of All Time
Doug Flutie age 53 - Douglas Richard Flutie is a former player of American and Canadian football who was a quarterback in the National Football League, Canadian Football League, and United States Football League. He first ...more

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Kurt Warner is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Overlooked Quarterbacks of All Time
Kurt Warner age 44 - Kurtis Eugene "Kurt" Warner is a former American football quarterback, a current part-time TV football analyst, and a philanthropist. He played for three National Football League teams, the ...more

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Joe Theismann is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Overlooked Quarterbacks of All Time
Joe Theismann age 66 - Joseph Robert "Joe" Theismann is an American former quarterback in the National Football League and Canadian Football League. He achieved his most enduring fame in his 12 seasons playing for ...more

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Jeff Garcia is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Overlooked Quarterbacks of All Time
Jeff Garcia age 45 - Jeffrey Jason Garcia is a former American football and Canadian football quarterback who is currently the quarterbacks coach for the Montreal Alouettes of the Canadian Football League. After attending ...more

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Ken Stabler is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Overlooked Quarterbacks of All Time
Ken Stabler age 70 - Kenneth Michael "Ken" Stabler, nicknamed "The Snake," is a former American football quarterback in the National Football League for the Oakland Raiders, Houston Oilers, and New ...more

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Joe Kapp is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Overlooked Quarterbacks of All Time
Joe Kapp age 77 - Joseph Robert Kapp is a former professional American and Canadian football quarterback. He is also a former college football head coach of the University of California, and a former general manager of ...more

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Ken Anderson is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Overlooked Quarterbacks of All Time
Ken Anderson age 66 - Kenneth Allan "Ken" Anderson is a former American football quarterback who spent his entire professional career playing for the Cincinnati Bengals of the NFL and later returned as a position ...more

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Mark Brunell is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Overlooked Quarterbacks of All Time
Mark Brunell age 45 - Mark Allen Brunell is an American football coach and former quarterback who is the current head coach at the Episcopal School of Jacksonville. He was selected by the Green Bay Packers in the fifth ...more

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Drew Bledsoe is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Overlooked Quarterbacks of All Time
Drew Bledsoe age 43 - Drew Bledsoe is a former American football quarterback who played fourteen seasons in the National Football League, best known as the starting quarterback for the New England Patriots from 1993 to ...more

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Matt Dunigan is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Overlooked Quarterbacks of All Time
Matt Dunigan age 55 - Matt Dunigan is a former quarterback, coach, and executive in the Canadian Football League who is a CFL sportscaster for Canadian sports television channel TSN. In 2006, Dunigan joined the Canadian ...more

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Phil Simms is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Overlooked Quarterbacks of All Time
Phil Simms age 61 - Phillip Martin "Phil" Simms is a retired American football quarterback who spent his entire 14-year career playing for the New York Giants of the NFL. He is currently a television ...more

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Bob Griese is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Overlooked Quarterbacks of All Time
Bob Griese age 70 - Robert Allen "Bob" Griese is a former American football quarterback who earned All-American honors with the Purdue Boilermakers before being drafted in 1967 by the American Football League's ...more

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Ron Lancaster is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Overlooked Quarterbacks of All Time
Ron Lancaster Died at 70 (1938-2008) - Ronald "Ron" Lancaster was one of the pre-eminent quarterbacks of the Canadian Football League during his playing career; after his retirement as a player, he was also coach and general ...more

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Bobby Hebert is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Overlooked Quarterbacks of All Time
Bobby Hebert age 55 - Bobby Joseph Hebert Jr.,; born August 19, 1960 is an American sportscaster who is best known as a retired Pro bowl American football quarterback of the New Orleans Saints. He played professionally in ...more

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Rich Gannon is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Overlooked Quarterbacks of All Time
Rich Gannon age 50 - Richard Joseph "Rich" Gannon is a former American football quarterback who played eighteen seasons in the National Football League. He is currently a sports commentator with the CBS Sports ...more

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Vinny Testaverde is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Overlooked Quarterbacks of All Time
Vinny Testaverde age 52 - Vincent Frank Testaverde is a former American college and professional football player who was a quarterback in the National Football League for 21 seasons during the 1980s, 1990s and 2000s. ...more

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Jack Kemp is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Overlooked Quarterbacks of All Time
Jack Kemp Died at 74 (1935-2009) - Jack French Kemp was an American politician and a collegiate and professional football player. A Republican, he served as Housing Secretary in the administration of President George H. W. Bush from ...more

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Russ Jackson is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Overlooked Quarterbacks of All Time
Russ Jackson age 79 - Russell Stanley Jackson, OC, is a former professional Canadian football player. Jackson spent his entire 12-year professional football career with the Ottawa Rough Riders of the Canadian Football ...more

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Condredge Holloway is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Overlooked Quarterbacks of All Time
Condredge Holloway age 61 - Condredge Holloway Jr. is a former quarterback for the University of Tennessee and later in the Canadian Football League. Holloway was one of the first African-American quarterbacks to receive ...more

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Damon Allen is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Overlooked Quarterbacks of All Time
Damon Allen age 52 - Damon Allen is a former professional quarterback who played in the Canadian Football League. He is currently second in all-time professional football passing yards and second in all-time CFL passing ...more

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Dieter Brock is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Overlooked Quarterbacks of All Time
Dieter Brock age 64 - Ralph Dieter Brock is a former Canadian Football League and National Football League player and now works as a coach. He is best remembered as the quarterback for the CFL Winnipeg Blue Bombers where ...more

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Archie Manning is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Overlooked Quarterbacks of All Time
Archie Manning age 66 - Elisha Archibald "Archie" Manning III is a former American professional football quarterback who played in the National Football League. He played for the New Orleans Saints from 1971 to ...more

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Anthony Calvillo is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Overlooked Quarterbacks of All Time
Anthony Calvillo age 43 - Anthony Calvillo is a former Canadian Football League quarterback. He is professional football's all-time passing yards leader, and first in all-time CFL passing yards. In his career, he passed for ...more

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Dave Dickenson is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Overlooked Quarterbacks of All Time
Dave Dickenson age 42 - David Dickenson is a former professional Canadian football player with the Calgary Stampeders and the BC Lions. Dickenson also played quarterback collegiately at the University of Montana, where he ...more

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Sam Etcheverry is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Most Overlooked Quarterbacks of All Time
Sam Etcheverry Died at 79 (1930-2009) - Sam "The Rifle" Etcheverry was a professional American and Canadian football player and head coach. Etcheverry played the quarterback position, most famously with the Montreal Alouettes of ...more

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Tom Clements is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Most Overlooked Quarterbacks of All Time
Tom Clements age 62 - Thomas Albert Clements is an American football coach and a former CFL quarterback. He is currently the assistant coach of the Green Bay Packers of the NFL.

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Jim McMahon is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Most Overlooked Quarterbacks of All Time
Jim McMahon age 56 - James Robert "Jim" McMahon, Jr. is a former American football player. He played college football at Brigham Young University, where he was a two-time All-American and later in the ...more

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Sean Salisbury is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Most Overlooked Quarterbacks of All Time
Sean Salisbury age 52 - Richard Sean Salisbury is an American football analyst, former NFL and CFL quarterback, and actor.

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Daryle Lamonica is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Most Overlooked Quarterbacks of All Time
Daryle Lamonica age 74 - Daryle Pat Lamonica is a former American collegiate and professional football quarterback who played in the American Football League, and later in the NFL. He was nicknamed "The Mad Bomber" ...more

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Ken O'Brien is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Most Overlooked Quarterbacks of All Time
Ken O'Brien age 55 - Kenneth John O'Brien, Jr. is a former American football quarterback who played in the National Football League for the New York Jets and Philadelphia Eagles. When he retired he was the only Jets ...more

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Tracy Ham is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Most Overlooked Quarterbacks of All Time
Tracy Ham age 50 - Tracy Ham is a retired Canadian Football League quarterback for the Edmonton Eskimos, Toronto Argonauts, Baltimore Stallions, and the Montreal Alouettes. He was known for his abilities as a dual ...more

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Chad Pennington is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Most Overlooked Quarterbacks of All Time
Chad Pennington age 39 - James Chadwick "Chad" Pennington is a former American football quarterback who played in the National Football League for eleven years. He is currently a color analyst for NFL telecasts on ...more

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Bert Jones is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Most Overlooked Quarterbacks of All Time
Bert Jones age 64 - Bertram Hays "Bert" Jones is a former American football quarterback who played in the National Football League for the Baltimore Colts and the Los Angeles Rams. At Ruston High School in ...more

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Ricky Ray is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Most Overlooked Quarterbacks of All Time
Ricky Ray age 36 - Ricky Ray is a professional Canadian football quarterback for the Toronto Argonauts of the Canadian Football League. Ray has also spent time in the AFL, as well as spending time on the New York Jets ...more

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Joe Barnes is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Most Overlooked Quarterbacks of All Time
Joe Barnes age 64 - P Joe Barnes was an all-star quarterback in the Canadian Football League.

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Steve Bartkowski is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Most Overlooked Quarterbacks of All Time
Steve Bartkowski age 63 - Steven Joseph "Steve" Bartkowski is a former American football quarterback in the National Football League who played for the Atlanta Falcons and the Los Angeles Rams.

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Roy Dewalt is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Most Overlooked Quarterbacks of All Time
Roy Dewalt age 59 - Roy Dewalt is a former Canadian Football League quarterback who, in a career lasting nine years, played for the BC Lions between 1980 and 1987, and the Winnipeg Blue Bombers and Ottawa Rough Riders in ...more

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Jim Kelly is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Most Overlooked Quarterbacks of All Time
Jim Kelly age 55 - James Edward Kelly is a retired American football player, a quarterback in the National Football League for the Buffalo Bills and in the United States Football League for the Houston Gamblers. Kelly ...more

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Jake Delhomme is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Most Overlooked Quarterbacks of All Time
Jake Delhomme age 40 - Jake Christopher Delhomme is a former American football quarterback. Delhomme played college football at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette before being signed by the New Orleans Saints as an ...more

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Turner Gill is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Most Overlooked Quarterbacks of All Time
Turner Gill age 53 - Turner Hillery Gill is an American football coach and former player. He is currently the head football coach at Liberty University. Gill's previous coaching job was as the head coach at University of ...more

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Jim Plunkett is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Most Overlooked Quarterbacks of All Time
Jim Plunkett age 68 - Jim Plunkett is a football player.

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Bernie Faloney is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Most Overlooked Quarterbacks of All Time
Bernie Faloney Died at 67 (1932-1999) - Bernie Faloney was a professional football player in the Canadian Football League and an outstanding American college football player at the University of Maryland. Born in Carnegie, Pennsylvania, ...more

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Danny White is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Most Overlooked Quarterbacks of All Time
Danny White age 63 - Wilford Daniel "Danny" White is a former quarterback and punter for the Dallas Cowboys and an American football coach in the Arena Football League. He has been the color commentator for ...more

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Tim Tebow is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Most Overlooked Quarterbacks of All Time
Tim Tebow age 28 - Timothy Richard "Tim" Tebow is an American football quarterback who is currently free agent. Tebow played for the Denver Broncos and New York Jets of the National Football League. In ...more

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John Hufnagel is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Most Overlooked Quarterbacks of All Time
John Hufnagel age 64 - John Coleman Hufnagel is a Canadian football coach and former professional quarterback. He is currently the head coach of the Calgary Stampeders of the Canadian Football League. Prior to his hiring to ...more

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J.C. Watts is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Most Overlooked Quarterbacks of All Time
J.C. Watts age 58 - Julius Caesar "J. C." Watts, Jr. is an American politician from Oklahoma who was a college football quarterback for the Oklahoma Sooners and later played professionally in the Canadian ...more

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John Congemi is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Most Overlooked Quarterbacks of All Time
John Congemi age 51 - John Congemi is a former Canadian Football League quarterback and current college football analyst for ESPNU and the Big East Network. Congemi played quarterback for the Pittsburgh Panthers football ...more

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Chuck Ealey is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Most Overlooked Quarterbacks of All Time
Chuck Ealey age 65 - Charles "Chuck" Ealey is a former American Canadian football player for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, Winnipeg Blue Bombers and Toronto Argonauts of the Canadian Football League. Ealey played ...more

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John Fourcade is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Most Overlooked Quarterbacks of All Time
John Fourcade age 55 - John Charles Fourcade, Jr. is a former professional American football quarterback in the National Football League for the New Orleans Saints and the current head coach of the Rio Grande Valley Magic ...more