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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545 194
Warren Moon is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Overlooked Quarterbacks of All Time
Warren Moon age 59

2
508 206
Kurt Warner is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Overlooked Quarterbacks of All Time
Kurt Warner age 46

3
390 231
Doug Flutie is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Overlooked Quarterbacks of All Time
Doug Flutie age 53

4
234 136
Ken Stabler is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Overlooked Quarterbacks of All Time
willyboymcoy added Ken Stabler age 70

5
265 209
Joe Theismann is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Overlooked Quarterbacks of All Time
Joe Theismann age 68

6
395 176
Drew Bledsoe is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Overlooked Quarterbacks of All Time
muzziac added Drew Bledsoe age 43

7
280 73
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
179 124
Ken Anderson is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Overlooked Quarterbacks of All Time
willyboymcoy added Ken Anderson age 69

9
223 233
Jeff Garcia is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Overlooked Quarterbacks of All Time
Jeff Garcia age 45

10
189 140
Mark Brunell is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Overlooked Quarterbacks of All Time
wiabux added Mark Brunell age 45

11
163 112
Archie Manning is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Overlooked Quarterbacks of All Time
willyboymcoy added Archie Manning age 66

12
149 108
Bob Griese is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Overlooked Quarterbacks of All Time
willyboymcoy added Bob Griese age 73

13
149 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
154 119
Vinny Testaverde is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Overlooked Quarterbacks of All Time
wiabux added Vinny Testaverde age 52

15
183 134
Phil Simms is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Overlooked Quarterbacks of All Time
willyboymcoy added Phil Simms age 63

16
149 111
Rich Gannon is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Overlooked Quarterbacks of All Time
willyboymcoy added Rich Gannon age 50

17
87 171
Joe Kapp is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Overlooked Quarterbacks of All Time
Joe Kapp age 80

18
178 65
Steve Young is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Overlooked Quarterbacks of All Time
Steve Young age 54

19
73 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
92 121
Jack Kemp is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Overlooked Quarterbacks of All Time
Jack Kemp Died at 74 (1935-2009)

21
83 141
Bobby Hebert is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Overlooked Quarterbacks of All Time
Bobby Hebert age 55

22
117 102
Jim McMahon is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Overlooked Quarterbacks of All Time
muzziac added Jim McMahon age 58

23
58 155
Matt Dunigan is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Overlooked Quarterbacks of All Time
Matt Dunigan age 57

24
99 110
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 79
Steve Bartkowski is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Overlooked Quarterbacks of All Time
willyboymcoy added Steve Bartkowski age 63

26
55 154
Ron Lancaster is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Most Overlooked Quarterbacks of All Time
Ron Lancaster Died at 70 (1938-2008)

27
69 72
Danny White is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Most Overlooked Quarterbacks of All Time
icoachfb added Danny White age 66

28
84 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

29
86 115
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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47 138
Damon Allen is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Most Overlooked Quarterbacks of All Time
Damon Allen age 54

31
49 146
Russ Jackson is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Most Overlooked Quarterbacks of All Time
Russ Jackson age 81

32
45 128
Anthony Calvillo is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Most Overlooked Quarterbacks of All Time

33
48 136
Dieter Brock is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Most Overlooked Quarterbacks of All Time
Dieter Brock age 64

34
47 132
Condredge Holloway is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Most Overlooked Quarterbacks of All Time

35
61 95
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 81
Bert Jones is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Most Overlooked Quarterbacks of All Time
willyboymcoy added Bert Jones age 66

37
40 121
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
35 126
Dave Dickenson is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Most Overlooked Quarterbacks of All Time

39
35 111
Tom Clements is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Most Overlooked Quarterbacks of All Time
Tom Clements age 62

40
29 106
Tracy Ham is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Most Overlooked Quarterbacks of All Time
Tracy Ham age 53

41
36 118
Sean Salisbury is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Most Overlooked Quarterbacks of All Time

42
52 71
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
111 188
Tim Tebow is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Most Overlooked Quarterbacks of All Time
JosephRobba added Tim Tebow age 28

44
58 26
Kirk Cousins is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Most Overlooked Quarterbacks of All Time
ranker251 added Kirk Cousins age 29

45
28 108
Ricky Ray is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Most Overlooked Quarterbacks of All Time
Ricky Ray age 38

46
26 99
Turner Gill is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Most Overlooked Quarterbacks of All Time
Turner Gill age 53

47
22 97
Roy Dewalt is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Most Overlooked Quarterbacks of All Time
Roy Dewalt age 61

48
38 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
50 102
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
21 106
Joe Barnes is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Most Overlooked Quarterbacks of All Time
Joe Barnes age 66