NFL 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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940 348
Warren Moon is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Overlooked Quarterbacks of All Time
age 62
2
895 342
Kurt Warner is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Overlooked Quarterbacks of All Time
age 47
3
675 405
Doug Flutie is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Overlooked Quarterbacks of All Time
age 56
4
496 268
Ken Stabler is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Overlooked Quarterbacks of All Time
willyboymcoy added age 73
5
659 325
Drew Bledsoe is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Overlooked Quarterbacks of All Time
muzziac added age 47
6
608 151
Jim Kelly is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Overlooked Quarterbacks of All Time
guy man added age 59
7
424 383
Joe Theismann is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Overlooked Quarterbacks of All Time
age 66
8
364 241
Archie Manning is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Overlooked Quarterbacks of All Time
willyboymcoy added age 69
9
331 258
Ken Anderson is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Overlooked Quarterbacks of All Time
willyboymcoy added age 70
10
352 397
Jeff Garcia is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Overlooked Quarterbacks of All Time
age 49
11
293 226
Bob Griese is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Overlooked Quarterbacks of All Time
willyboymcoy added age 70
12
464 173
Steve Young is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Overlooked Quarterbacks of All Time
age 57
13
321 274
Mark Brunell is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Overlooked Quarterbacks of All Time
wiabux added age 48
14
320 89
Randall Cunningham is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Overlooked Quarterbacks of All Time
Purple Falcon added age 55
15
297 148
Jim Plunkett is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Overlooked Quarterbacks of All Time
Junior53 added age 71
16
289 248
Vinny Testaverde is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Overlooked Quarterbacks of All Time
wiabux added age 55
17
322 254
Phil Simms is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Overlooked Quarterbacks of All Time
willyboymcoy added age 64
18
268 210
Rich Gannon is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Overlooked Quarterbacks of All Time
willyboymcoy added age 53
19
132 301
Joe Kapp is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Overlooked Quarterbacks of All Time
age 80
20
152 181
Daryle Lamonica is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Overlooked Quarterbacks of All Time
willyboymcoy added age 77
21
186 43
Drew Brees is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Overlooked Quarterbacks of All Time
Graycha002 added age 40
22
185 167
Danny White is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Overlooked Quarterbacks of All Time
icoachfb added age 63
23
139 221
Jack Kemp is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Overlooked Quarterbacks of All Time
Dec. at 74 (1935-2009)
24
230 221
Jim McMahon is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Overlooked Quarterbacks of All Time
muzziac added age 59
25
124 259
Bobby Hebert is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Overlooked Quarterbacks of All Time
age 58