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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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    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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    Georgia Bulldogs football team, Minnesota Vikings, New York Giants

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    Northwestern Wildcats football, Cleveland Browns

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    Buffalo Bills, Miami Hurricanes football, Houston Gamblers

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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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    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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    New York Giants

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    Maryland Terrapins football, Cincinnati Bengals, Arizona Cardinals

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    Washington State Cougars football, Buffalo Bills, New England Patriots

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    Stanford Cardinal football, Oakland Raiders, New England Patriots

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    Pittsburgh Steelers, New York Bulldogs, Chicago Bears

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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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    ranked low on reranks & added by hookstyler
    Buffalo Bills, Toronto Argonauts, New England Patriots

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    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    Los Angeles Rams, Philadelphia Eagles

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    Stanford Cardinal football, Indianapolis Colts

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