The Best Quarterbacks of All Time Football Players (American)

The Best Quarterbacks of All Time

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This list of the greatest quarterbacks of all time only includes the best NFL quarterbacks 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 isn't easy since every individual 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 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, being able to dissect the defensive coverage by taking a peek at what they're showing him, 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 quarterbacks 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 the best quarterback of all time. If you see someone who is missing, feel free to add them to this Ultimate List of the Best Quarterbacks of All Time. 

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    the people's #1 &most listed
    Joe Montana

    1956 More
    100
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    1977 More
    94
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    1976 More
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    Aaron Rodgers

    1983 More
    60
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    1951 More
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    1914 More
    55
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    Drew Bledsoe

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    Joe Theismann

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    Randall Cunningham

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    George Blanda

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    1926 More
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    Donovan McNabb

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    1973 More
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    Bernie Kosar

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    28
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    1962 More
    25
    added by: hookstyler
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    Jim McMahon

    1959 More
    25
    added by: super_bowl_47
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    1987 More
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    added by: randen
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    1935 More
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    added by: Bogart33
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