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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    1933 More
    93
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    1969 More
    88
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    1948 More
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    77
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    1979 More
    73
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    Troy Aikman

    1966 More
    71
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    1940 More
    69
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    1971 More
    68
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    65
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    65
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    Aaron Rodgers

    1983 More
    64
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    1951 More
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    1914 More
    58
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    1954 More
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    Jim Plunkett

    1947 More
    42
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    Boomer Esiason

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    42
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    1963 More
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    Joe Theismann

    1949 More
    42
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    George Blanda

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    1972 More
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    Donovan McNabb

    1976 More
    37
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    Steve McNair

    1973 More
    37
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    Bernie Kosar

    1963 More
    34
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    1962 More
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    added by: hookstyler
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    Jim McMahon

    1959 More
    32
    added by: super_bowl_47
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    1935 More
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    added by: Bogart33
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    1941 More
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