Quarterbacks The Most Overlooked Quarterbacks of All Time  

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List Rules Quarterbacks from either the NFL or CFL can be included. No college players

A list of the most underrated quarterbacks of all time. Despite the gargantuan scouting staffs that NFL teams employ, there are still plenty of players who fly under the radar or in some cases, don't even play in the league at all. This list includes players who were successful in the Canadian Football League (CFL) as well, after all, there are number of great players on here who never could become the apple of the NFL's eye. There are a bunch of players, even some Hall of Famers and some of the greatest quarterbacks of all time, who are on here. You'll be surprised to learn that these guys slipped through the cracks, especially players like Super Bowl winners like Kurt Warner and Joe Theismann on here, along with one of the best pure passing quarterbacks in Warren Moon. Somehow, these guys were overlooked, yet after honing their craft in the CFL or even the Arena League, these guys got their chance at the big time.

Though some of these guys became NFL afterthoughts, and some, didn't even have a chance to show how good they were, they are still supremely underrated compared to other quarterbacks that did get a chance to play in the pros. You may be surprised to see some other big names on here, but when push comes to shove, this is the reason why these guys are underrated.

This is your chance to have your say on who is the most underrated pro quarterback of all time. Vote whether or not you agree with the status of these players on this Ultimate List.

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542 191
Warren Moon is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Overlooked Quarterbacks of All Time
Warren Moon age 59

2
504 204
Kurt Warner is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Overlooked Quarterbacks of All Time
Kurt Warner age 46

3
386 229
Doug Flutie is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Overlooked Quarterbacks of All Time
Doug Flutie age 53

4
232 134
Ken Stabler is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Overlooked Quarterbacks of All Time
willyboymcoy added Ken Stabler age 70

5
263 208
Joe Theismann is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Overlooked Quarterbacks of All Time
Joe Theismann age 68

6
390 175
Drew Bledsoe is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Overlooked Quarterbacks of All Time
muzziac added Drew Bledsoe age 43

7
276 70
Jim Kelly is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Overlooked Quarterbacks of All Time
guy man added Jim Kelly age 55

8
178 122
Ken Anderson is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Overlooked Quarterbacks of All Time
willyboymcoy added Ken Anderson age 69

9
222 231
Jeff Garcia is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Overlooked Quarterbacks of All Time
Jeff Garcia age 45

10
186 138
Mark Brunell is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Overlooked Quarterbacks of All Time
wiabux added Mark Brunell age 45

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161 110
Archie Manning is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Overlooked Quarterbacks of All Time
willyboymcoy added Archie Manning age 66

12
147 107
Bob Griese is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Overlooked Quarterbacks of All Time
willyboymcoy added Bob Griese age 73

13
148 63
Jim Plunkett is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Overlooked Quarterbacks of All Time
Junior53 added Jim Plunkett age 68

14
151 119
Vinny Testaverde is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Overlooked Quarterbacks of All Time
wiabux added Vinny Testaverde age 52

15
182 133
Phil Simms is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Overlooked Quarterbacks of All Time
willyboymcoy added Phil Simms age 63

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148 110
Rich Gannon is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Overlooked Quarterbacks of All Time
willyboymcoy added Rich Gannon age 50

17
87 170
Joe Kapp is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Overlooked Quarterbacks of All Time
Joe Kapp age 80

18
176 63
Steve Young is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Overlooked Quarterbacks of All Time
Steve Young age 54

19
72 84
Daryle Lamonica is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Overlooked Quarterbacks of All Time
willyboymcoy added Daryle Lamonica age 74

20
92 120
Jack Kemp is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Overlooked Quarterbacks of All Time
Jack Kemp Died at 74 (1935-2009)

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83 140
Bobby Hebert is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Overlooked Quarterbacks of All Time
Bobby Hebert age 55

22
116 101
Jim McMahon is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Overlooked Quarterbacks of All Time
muzziac added Jim McMahon age 56

23
58 154
Matt Dunigan is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Overlooked Quarterbacks of All Time
Matt Dunigan age 57

24
99 109
Jake Delhomme is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Overlooked Quarterbacks of All Time
willyboymcoy added Jake Delhomme age 40

25
55 153
Ron Lancaster is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Overlooked Quarterbacks of All Time
Ron Lancaster Died at 70 (1938-2008)

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69 71
Danny White is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Most Overlooked Quarterbacks of All Time
icoachfb added Danny White age 66

27
54 79
Steve Bartkowski is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Most Overlooked Quarterbacks of All Time
willyboymcoy added Steve Bartkowski age 63

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80 18
Randall Cunningham is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Most Overlooked Quarterbacks of All Time
Purple Falcon added Randall Cunningham age 52

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84 115
Chad Pennington is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Most Overlooked Quarterbacks of All Time
wiabux added Chad Pennington age 39

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47 137
Damon Allen is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Most Overlooked Quarterbacks of All Time
Damon Allen age 54

31
49 145
Russ Jackson is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Most Overlooked Quarterbacks of All Time
Russ Jackson age 81

32
45 127
Anthony Calvillo is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Most Overlooked Quarterbacks of All Time

33
47 131
Condredge Holloway is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Most Overlooked Quarterbacks of All Time

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48 135
Dieter Brock is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Most Overlooked Quarterbacks of All Time
Dieter Brock age 64

35
60 94
Ken O'Brien is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Most Overlooked Quarterbacks of All Time
willyboymcoy added Ken O'Brien age 55

36
49 80
Bert Jones is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Most Overlooked Quarterbacks of All Time
willyboymcoy added Bert Jones age 66

37
40 120
Sam Etcheverry is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Most Overlooked Quarterbacks of All Time
Sam Etcheverry Died at 79 (1930-2009)

38
35 110
Tom Clements is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Most Overlooked Quarterbacks of All Time
Tom Clements age 62

39
35 125
Dave Dickenson is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Most Overlooked Quarterbacks of All Time

40
29 105
Tracy Ham is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Most Overlooked Quarterbacks of All Time
Tracy Ham age 53

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36 116
Sean Salisbury is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Most Overlooked Quarterbacks of All Time

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50 70
Marc Bulger is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Most Overlooked Quarterbacks of All Time
Matthew C. Plowman added Marc Bulger age 40

43
109 187
Tim Tebow is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Most Overlooked Quarterbacks of All Time
JosephRobba added Tim Tebow age 28

44
56 24
Kirk Cousins is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Most Overlooked Quarterbacks of All Time
ranker251 added Kirk Cousins age 29

45
28 107
Ricky Ray is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Most Overlooked Quarterbacks of All Time
Ricky Ray age 38

46
26 97
Turner Gill is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Most Overlooked Quarterbacks of All Time
Turner Gill age 53

47
22 95
Roy Dewalt is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Most Overlooked Quarterbacks of All Time
Roy Dewalt age 61

48
35 19
Bernie Kosar is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Most Overlooked Quarterbacks of All Time
JamesRyan44 added Bernie Kosar age 52

49
48 101
Blake Bortles is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Most Overlooked Quarterbacks of All Time
doro-the-exploro-gaming added Blake Bortles

50
21 104
Joe Barnes is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Most Overlooked Quarterbacks of All Time
Joe Barnes age 66