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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
Warren Moon is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Overlooked Quarterbacks of All Time
Age 59 from Los Angeles, California, United States of America
2
Kurt Warner is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Overlooked Quarterbacks of All Time
Age 44 from Burlington, Iowa, United States of America
3
Doug Flutie is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Overlooked Quarterbacks of All Time
Age 56 from Manchester, Maryland, United States of America
4
Drew Bledsoe is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Overlooked Quarterbacks of All Time
muzziac added Age 43 from Ellensburg, Washington, United States of America
5
Ken Stabler is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Overlooked Quarterbacks of All Time
willyboymcoy added Age 70 from Foley, Alabama
6
Jim Kelly is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Overlooked Quarterbacks of All Time
guy man added Age 59 from USA, Pennsylvania, East Brady
7
Ken Anderson is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Overlooked Quarterbacks of All Time
willyboymcoy added Age 66 from Batavia, Illinois
8
Archie Manning is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Overlooked Quarterbacks of All Time
willyboymcoy added Age 69 from Drew, Mississippi
9
Steve Young is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Overlooked Quarterbacks of All Time
Age 57 from Salt Lake City, Utah, United States of America
10
Phil Simms is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Overlooked Quarterbacks of All Time
willyboymcoy added Age 61 from Springfield, Kentucky, USA
11
Joe Theismann is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Overlooked Quarterbacks of All Time
Age 69 from New Brunswick, USA, New Jersey
12
Bob Griese is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Overlooked Quarterbacks of All Time
willyboymcoy added Age 70 from Evansville, Center Township, Indiana, United States of America
13
Jim Plunkett is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Overlooked Quarterbacks of All Time
Junior53 added Age 71 from San Jose, California, United States of America
14
Randall Cunningham is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Overlooked Quarterbacks of All Time
Purple Falcon added Age 55 from Santa Barbara, California, United States of America
15
Vinny Testaverde is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Overlooked Quarterbacks of All Time
wiabux added Age 55 from New York City, New York
16
Rich Gannon is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Overlooked Quarterbacks of All Time
willyboymcoy added Age 53 from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
17
Mark Brunell is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Overlooked Quarterbacks of All Time
wiabux added Age 48 from Los Angeles, California
18
Bernie Kosar is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Overlooked Quarterbacks of All Time
JamesRyan44 added Age 55 from Youngstown, Ohio
19
Jim McMahon is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Overlooked Quarterbacks of All Time
muzziac added Age 56 from Jersey City, New Jersey, United States of America
20
Danny White is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Overlooked Quarterbacks of All Time
icoachfb added Age 63 from Mesa, Arizona
21
Jeff Garcia is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Overlooked Quarterbacks of All Time
Age 45 from Gilroy, California
22
Drew Brees is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Overlooked Quarterbacks of All Time
Graycha002 added Age 40 from Austin, Texas, United States of America
23
Steve DeBerg is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Overlooked Quarterbacks of All Time
oldschoolrockisthebest added Age 61 from Oakland, California
24
Jim Zorn is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Overlooked Quarterbacks of All Time
Age 65 from Whittier, California
25
Jim Hart is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Overlooked Quarterbacks of All Time
Age 74 from Evanston, Illinois