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The Best Quarterbacks of All Time

List Criteria: Vote up the top QBs in NFL history

This list of the greatest quarterbacks of all time only includes the best NFLquarterbacks to ever play professional football. Who are the best quarterbacks of all time? That is a question that experts have been tackling since the NFL first started in the 1920s. Defining who the best quarterback of all time is isn't easy since every fan has a different criteria that defines who is the best NFL quarterback. If you like championships, then quarterbacks like Joe Montana, Johnny Unitas, Tom Brady, Terry Bradshaw, and Bart Starr are your guys. If you like gaudy numbers then you're more likely to be a fan of Peyton Manning, Dan Marino, and Brett Favre.

The top quarterbacks of all time are known for their excellent skills and leadership on the field. The quarterback position is the most important in football. The position entails being a coach on the field who can call and adjust plays on a whim and being able to dissect the defensive coverage by taking a peek at what they're showing, all while having the ability to avoid the oncoming pass rush and make accurate throws. Sounds easy right? The gentleman who are considered the best qbs of all time have the rare ability to do all of these things in a matter of seconds.   

Vote for whoever you think should get the title of  best quarterback ever. If you see someone who is missing, feel free to add them to this Ultimate List of the best NFL quarterbacks of all time. 

The Best Quarterbacks of All Time Football Players (American)
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    the people's #1
    Notre Dame Fighting Irish football, San Francisco 49ers, Kansas City ...

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    most listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    Indianapolis Colts, Denver Broncos

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    often listed
    Miami Dolphins

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    Michigan Wolverines football, New England Patriots

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    Stanford Cardinal football, Denver Broncos

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    Baltimore Colts, Louisville Cardinals football, San Diego Chargers

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    Atlanta Falcons, Green Bay Packers, New York Jets

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    Tampa Bay Buccaneers, San Francisco 49ers, BYU Cougars football

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    Navy Midshipmen football, Dallas Cowboys

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    Louisiana Tech Bulldogs football, Pittsburgh Steelers

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    Alabama Crimson Tide Football, Green Bay Packers

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    New Orleans Saints, Purdue Boilermakers football, San Diego Chargers

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    Green Bay Packers

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    Dallas Cowboys

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    Iowa Barnstormers, Amsterdam Admirals, Arizona Cardinals

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    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    Georgia Bulldogs football team, Minnesota Vikings, New York Giants

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    Buffalo Bills, Miami Hurricanes football, Houston Gamblers

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    Northwestern Wildcats football, Cleveland Browns

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    Seattle Seahawks, Houston Oilers, Washington Huskies football

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    Oregon Ducks football, San Diego Chargers

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    Los Angeles Rams, Alabama Crimson Tide Football, New York Jets

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    Baltimore Colts, San Francisco 49ers, New York Giants

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    - 1922


    New Orleans Saints, Houston Oilers, Alabama Crimson Tide Football

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    Purdue Boilermakers football, Miami Dolphins

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    Pittsburgh Steelers

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    New York Giants

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    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    Pittsburgh Steelers, Cleveland Browns, Kansas City Chiefs

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    Notre Dame Fighting Irish football, Washington Redskins, Toronto Argonauts ...

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    New York Giants

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    UNLV Rebels football, Baltimore Ravens, Philadelphia Eagles

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    Washington Redskins, Duke Blue Devils football, Philadelphia Eagles

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    Maryland Terrapins football, Cincinnati Bengals, Arizona Cardinals

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    often listed
    Washington State Cougars football, Buffalo Bills, New England Patriots

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    + 1137
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    Stanford Cardinal football, Oakland Raiders, New England Patriots

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    New Orleans Saints, Houston Oilers, Ole Miss Rebels football

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    Pittsburgh Steelers, New York Bulldogs, Chicago Bears

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    Philadelphia Eagles, Minnesota Vikings

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    Baltimore Ravens, Alcorn State Braves, Tennessee Titans

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    Seattle Seahawks, NC State Wolfpack football, Wisconsin Badgers football ...

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    Cincinnati Bengals

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    ranked low on reranks & added by wam72
    NC State Wolfpack football, San Diego Chargers

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    often listed
    Los Angeles Rams, Philadelphia Eagles

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    added by hookstyler
    Buffalo Bills, Toronto Argonauts, New England Patriots

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    Stanford Cardinal football, Indianapolis Colts

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    Cleveland Browns, Miami Dolphins, Miami Hurricanes football

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    Dallas Cowboys

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    added by velvet
    USC Trojans football, Cincinnati Bengals, Oakland Raiders

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