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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1
437 152
Warren Moon is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Overlooked Quarterbacks of All Time
Warren Moon age 59

2
410 167
Kurt Warner is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Overlooked Quarterbacks of All Time
Kurt Warner age 44

3
326 181
Doug Flutie is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Overlooked Quarterbacks of All Time
Doug Flutie age 53

4
320 131
Drew Bledsoe is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Overlooked Quarterbacks of All Time
muzziac added Drew Bledsoe age 43

5
214 172
Joe Theismann is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Overlooked Quarterbacks of All Time
Joe Theismann age 66

6
169 108
Ken Stabler is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Overlooked Quarterbacks of All Time
willyboymcoy added Ken Stabler age 70

7
185 48
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
181 188
Jeff Garcia is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Overlooked Quarterbacks of All Time
Jeff Garcia age 45

9
126 100
Ken Anderson is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Overlooked Quarterbacks of All Time
willyboymcoy added Ken Anderson age 66

10
150 109
Mark Brunell is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Overlooked Quarterbacks of All Time
wiabux added Mark Brunell age 45

11
113 82
Archie Manning is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Overlooked Quarterbacks of All Time
willyboymcoy added Archie Manning age 66

12
102 76
Bob Griese is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Overlooked Quarterbacks of All Time
willyboymcoy added Bob Griese age 70

13
145 99
Phil Simms is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Overlooked Quarterbacks of All Time
willyboymcoy added Phil Simms age 61

14
116 87
Vinny Testaverde is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Overlooked Quarterbacks of All Time
wiabux added Vinny Testaverde age 52

The Best Quarterbacks of All Time

15
112 81
Rich Gannon is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Overlooked Quarterbacks of All Time
willyboymcoy added Rich Gannon age 50

16
93 47
Jim Plunkett is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Overlooked Quarterbacks of All Time
Junior53 added Jim Plunkett age 68

17
67 135
Joe Kapp is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Overlooked Quarterbacks of All Time
Joe Kapp age 77

18
102 35
Steve Young is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Overlooked Quarterbacks of All Time
Steve Young age 54

19
73 98
Jack Kemp is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Overlooked Quarterbacks of All Time
Jack Kemp Died at 74 (1935-2009)

20
67 110
Bobby Hebert is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Overlooked Quarterbacks of All Time
Bobby Hebert age 55

21
49 61
Daryle Lamonica is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Overlooked Quarterbacks of All Time
willyboymcoy added Daryle Lamonica age 74

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22
50 121
Matt Dunigan is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Overlooked Quarterbacks of All Time
Matt Dunigan age 57

23
76 74
Jake Delhomme is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Overlooked Quarterbacks of All Time
willyboymcoy added Jake Delhomme age 40

24
53 119
Ron Lancaster is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Overlooked Quarterbacks of All Time
Ron Lancaster Died at 70 (1938-2008)

25
83 75
Jim McMahon is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Overlooked Quarterbacks of All Time
muzziac added Jim McMahon age 56

26
47 113
Russ Jackson is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Most Overlooked Quarterbacks of All Time
Russ Jackson age 81

27
34 54
Steve Bartkowski is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Most Overlooked Quarterbacks of All Time
willyboymcoy added Steve Bartkowski age 63

28
66 85
Chad Pennington is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Most Overlooked Quarterbacks of All Time
wiabux added Chad Pennington age 39

The Best NFL Quarterbacks of the 2010s

29
43 102
Condredge Holloway is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Most Overlooked Quarterbacks of All Time

30
43 108
Damon Allen is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Most Overlooked Quarterbacks of All Time
Damon Allen age 54

31
45 108
Dieter Brock is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Most Overlooked Quarterbacks of All Time
Dieter Brock age 64

32
41 99
Anthony Calvillo is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Most Overlooked Quarterbacks of All Time

33
50 69
Ken O'Brien is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Most Overlooked Quarterbacks of All Time
willyboymcoy added Ken O'Brien age 55

34
39 56
Bert Jones is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Most Overlooked Quarterbacks of All Time
willyboymcoy added Bert Jones age 64

35
36 96
Sam Etcheverry is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Most Overlooked Quarterbacks of All Time
Sam Etcheverry Died at 79 (1930-2009)

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36
32 87
Tom Clements is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Most Overlooked Quarterbacks of All Time
Tom Clements age 64

37
32 103
Dave Dickenson is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Most Overlooked Quarterbacks of All Time

38
39 55
Danny White is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Most Overlooked Quarterbacks of All Time
icoachfb added Danny White age 63

39
26 84
Tracy Ham is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Most Overlooked Quarterbacks of All Time
Tracy Ham age 53

40
35 5
Randall Cunningham is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Most Overlooked Quarterbacks of All Time
Purple Falcon added Randall Cunningham age 52

41
40 48
Marc Bulger is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Most Overlooked Quarterbacks of All Time
Matthew C. Plowman added Marc Bulger age 38

42
27 87
Ricky Ray is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Most Overlooked Quarterbacks of All Time
Ricky Ray age 38

The Best NFL Quarterbacks of the '80s

43
33 96
Sean Salisbury is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Most Overlooked Quarterbacks of All Time

44
84 143
Tim Tebow is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Most Overlooked Quarterbacks of All Time
JosephRobba added Tim Tebow age 28

45
21 78
Roy Dewalt is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Most Overlooked Quarterbacks of All Time
Roy Dewalt age 61

46
21 77
Turner Gill is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Most Overlooked Quarterbacks of All Time
Turner Gill age 55

47
20 88
Joe Barnes is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Most Overlooked Quarterbacks of All Time
Joe Barnes age 66

48
17 77
Bernie Faloney is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Most Overlooked Quarterbacks of All Time
Bernie Faloney Died at 67 (1932-1999)

49
12 41
Charley Johnson is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Most Overlooked Quarterbacks of All Time
IsaiahYanez added Charley Johnson age 77

50
34 75
Blake Bortles is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Most Overlooked Quarterbacks of All Time
doro-the-exploro-gaming added Blake Bortles