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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    1976 More
    94
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    1977 More
    94
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    1933 More
    93
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    1960 More
    93
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    1961 More
    93
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    1969 More
    88
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    87
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    82
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    1948 More
    81
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    1934 More
    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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    1921 More
    67
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    65
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    1956 More
    65
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    Aaron Rodgers

    1983 More
    64
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    1951 More
    63
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    1914 More
    58
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    1982 More
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    1954 More
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    Boomer Esiason

    1961 More
    42
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    Jim Plunkett

    1947 More
    42
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    Randall Cunningham

    1963 More
    42
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    Joe Theismann

    1949 More
    42
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    George Blanda

    1927 More
    41
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    1972 More
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    1940 More
    38
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    Donovan McNabb

    1976 More
    37
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Steve McNair

    1973 More
    37
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    Bernie Kosar

    1963 More
    34
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    1962 More
    33
    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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