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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771 271
Warren Moon is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Overlooked Quarterbacks of All Time
age 61

2
729 281
Kurt Warner is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Overlooked Quarterbacks of All Time
age 44

3
555 324
Doug Flutie is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Overlooked Quarterbacks of All Time
age 55

4
379 215
Ken Stabler is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Overlooked Quarterbacks of All Time
willyboymcoy added age 70

5
359 300
Joe Theismann is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Overlooked Quarterbacks of All Time
age 68

6
546 258
Drew Bledsoe is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Overlooked Quarterbacks of All Time
muzziac added age 43

7
454 120
Jim Kelly is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Overlooked Quarterbacks of All Time
guy man added age 58

8
276 179
Archie Manning is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Overlooked Quarterbacks of All Time
willyboymcoy added age 68

9
266 196
Ken Anderson is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Overlooked Quarterbacks of All Time
willyboymcoy added age 69

10
296 327
Jeff Garcia is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Overlooked Quarterbacks of All Time
age 48

11
233 170
Bob Griese is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Overlooked Quarterbacks of All Time
willyboymcoy added age 73

12
270 218
Mark Brunell is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Overlooked Quarterbacks of All Time
wiabux added age 47

13
326 127
Steve Young is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Overlooked Quarterbacks of All Time
age 56

14
228 107
Jim Plunkett is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Overlooked Quarterbacks of All Time
Junior53 added age 70

15
232 189
Vinny Testaverde is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Overlooked Quarterbacks of All Time
wiabux added age 52

16
255 206
Phil Simms is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Overlooked Quarterbacks of All Time
willyboymcoy added age 63

17
216 166
Rich Gannon is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Overlooked Quarterbacks of All Time
willyboymcoy added age 52

18
112 241
Joe Kapp is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Overlooked Quarterbacks of All Time
age 80

19
219 57
Randall Cunningham is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Overlooked Quarterbacks of All Time
Purple Falcon added age 52

20
115 139
Daryle Lamonica is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Overlooked Quarterbacks of All Time
willyboymcoy added age 74

21
117 181
Jack Kemp is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Overlooked Quarterbacks of All Time
Dec. at 74 (1935-2009)

22
180 170
Jim McMahon is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Overlooked Quarterbacks of All Time
muzziac added age 58

23
134 121
Danny White is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Overlooked Quarterbacks of All Time
icoachfb added age 66

24
107 208
Bobby Hebert is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Overlooked Quarterbacks of All Time
age 55

25
76 216
Matt Dunigan is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Overlooked Quarterbacks of All Time
age 57

26
88 132
Steve Bartkowski is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Most Overlooked Quarterbacks of All Time
willyboymcoy added age 63

27
141 169
Jake Delhomme is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Most Overlooked Quarterbacks of All Time
willyboymcoy added age 40

28
70 210
Ron Lancaster is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Most Overlooked Quarterbacks of All Time
Dec. at 70 (1938-2008)

29
127 174
Chad Pennington is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Most Overlooked Quarterbacks of All Time
wiabux added age 41

30
96 144
Ken O'Brien is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Most Overlooked Quarterbacks of All Time
willyboymcoy added age 57

31
85 126
Bert Jones is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Most Overlooked Quarterbacks of All Time
willyboymcoy added age 66

32
60 192
Damon Allen is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Most Overlooked Quarterbacks of All Time
age 54

33
61 191
Dieter Brock is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Most Overlooked Quarterbacks of All Time
age 67

34
61 189
Condredge Holloway is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Most Overlooked Quarterbacks of All Time

35
55 198
Russ Jackson is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Most Overlooked Quarterbacks of All Time
age 81

36
53 181
Anthony Calvillo is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Most Overlooked Quarterbacks of All Time

37
177 271
Tim Tebow is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Most Overlooked Quarterbacks of All Time
JosephRobba added age 30

38
108 52
Bernie Kosar is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Most Overlooked Quarterbacks of All Time
JamesRyan44 added age 54

39
42 172
Dave Dickenson is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Most Overlooked Quarterbacks of All Time

40
45 169
Sam Etcheverry is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Most Overlooked Quarterbacks of All Time
Dec. at 79 (1930-2009)

41
39 152
Tracy Ham is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Most Overlooked Quarterbacks of All Time
age 53

42
82 116
Marc Bulger is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Most Overlooked Quarterbacks of All Time
Matthew C. Plowman added age 40

43
39 159
Tom Clements is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Most Overlooked Quarterbacks of All Time
age 62

44
44 10
Drew Brees is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Most Overlooked Quarterbacks of All Time
Graycha002 added age 36

45
35 151
Ricky Ray is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Most Overlooked Quarterbacks of All Time
age 38

46
63 41
Jim Hart is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Most Overlooked Quarterbacks of All Time
age 73

47
41 168
Sean Salisbury is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Most Overlooked Quarterbacks of All Time

48
68 59
Steve DeBerg is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Most Overlooked Quarterbacks of All Time
oldschoolrockisthebest added age 61

49
102 82
Kirk Cousins is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Most Overlooked Quarterbacks of All Time
ranker251 added age 29

50
31 141
Turner Gill is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Most Overlooked Quarterbacks of All Time
age 53