The Best Quarterbacks of All Time Football Players (American)
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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 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
    94
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    1961 More
    93
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    1933 More
    93
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    1960 More
    92
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    1969 More
    88
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    1961 More
    87
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    1942 More
    81
  10. 10
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Terry Bradshaw

    1948 More
    80
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    1934 More
    76
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    1979 More
    72
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    Troy Aikman

    1966 More
    70
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    1940 More
    67
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    1971 More
    67
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    1921 More
    64
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    1960 More
    64
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    1956 More
    64
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    Aaron Rodgers

    1983 More
    62
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    1951 More
    61
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    1943 More
    56
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    1945 More
    50
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    1926 More
    49
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    1945 More
    49
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    1926 More
    44
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    1981 More
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    43
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    43
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    Ben Roethlisberger

    1982 More
    42
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    1916 More
    41
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    1954 More
    41
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    Randall Cunningham

    1963 More
    39
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    Joe Theismann

    1949 More
    39
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    Boomer Esiason

    1961 More
    39
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    1947 More
    39
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    1927 More
    39
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    Drew Bledsoe

    1972 More
    39
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    1949 More
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    1926 More
    38
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    36
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    1940 More
    35
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    Donovan McNabb

    1976 More
    34
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    Steve McNair

    1973 More
    34
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    Bernie Kosar

    1963 More
    31
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    1962 More
    31
    added by: hookstyler
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    Jim McMahon

    1959 More
    30
    added by: super_bowl_47
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    1935 More
    29
    added by: Bogart33
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    1938 More
    29
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    1981 More
    27
    added by: wam72
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    1980 More
    27
    added by: velvet
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