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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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Warren Moon is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Overlooked Quarterbacks of All Time
age 59
2
Kurt Warner is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Overlooked Quarterbacks of All Time
age 44
3
Doug Flutie is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Overlooked Quarterbacks of All Time
age 53
4
Ken Stabler is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Overlooked Quarterbacks of All Time
willyboymcoy added age 70
5
Drew Bledsoe is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Overlooked Quarterbacks of All Time
muzziac added age 43
6
Jim Kelly is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Overlooked Quarterbacks of All Time
guy man added age 55
7
Archie Manning is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Overlooked Quarterbacks of All Time
willyboymcoy added age 66
8
Ken Anderson is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Overlooked Quarterbacks of All Time
willyboymcoy added age 66
9
Joe Theismann is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Overlooked Quarterbacks of All Time
age 66
10
Bob Griese is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Overlooked Quarterbacks of All Time
willyboymcoy added age 70
11
Randall Cunningham is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Overlooked Quarterbacks of All Time
Purple Falcon added age 52
12
Mark Brunell is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Overlooked Quarterbacks of All Time
wiabux added age 45
13
Jim Plunkett is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Overlooked Quarterbacks of All Time
Junior53 added age 68
14
Vinny Testaverde is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Overlooked Quarterbacks of All Time
wiabux added age 52
15
Jeff Garcia is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Overlooked Quarterbacks of All Time
age 45
16
Phil Simms is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Overlooked Quarterbacks of All Time
willyboymcoy added age 64
17
Rich Gannon is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Overlooked Quarterbacks of All Time
willyboymcoy added age 50
18
Steve Young is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Overlooked Quarterbacks of All Time
age 54
19
Daryle Lamonica is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Overlooked Quarterbacks of All Time
willyboymcoy added age 77
20
Drew Brees is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Overlooked Quarterbacks of All Time
Graycha002 added age 40
21
Danny White is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Overlooked Quarterbacks of All Time
icoachfb added age 67
22
Jim McMahon is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Overlooked Quarterbacks of All Time
muzziac added age 56
23
Steve Bartkowski is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Overlooked Quarterbacks of All Time
willyboymcoy added age 66
24
Joe Kapp is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Overlooked Quarterbacks of All Time
age 77
25
Bert Jones is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Overlooked Quarterbacks of All Time
willyboymcoy added age 64