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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 from Los Angeles
2
Kurt Warner is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Overlooked Quarterbacks of All Time
Age 44 from Burlington
3
Ken Stabler is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Overlooked Quarterbacks of All Time
willyboymcoy added Age 70 from Foley
4
Doug Flutie is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Overlooked Quarterbacks of All Time
Age 53 from Manchester
5
Drew Bledsoe is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Overlooked Quarterbacks of All Time
muzziac added Age 43 from Ellensburg
6
Ken Anderson is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Overlooked Quarterbacks of All Time
willyboymcoy added Age 66 from Batavia
7
Phil Simms is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Overlooked Quarterbacks of All Time
willyboymcoy added Age 61 from Springfield
8
Archie Manning is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Overlooked Quarterbacks of All Time
willyboymcoy added Age 66 from Drew
9
Jim Kelly is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Overlooked Quarterbacks of All Time
guy man added Age 55 from Pittsburgh
10
Joe Theismann is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Overlooked Quarterbacks of All Time
Age 66 from New Brunswick
11
Bob Griese is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Overlooked Quarterbacks of All Time
willyboymcoy added Age 70 from Evansville
12
Jim Plunkett is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Overlooked Quarterbacks of All Time
Junior53 added Age 68 from San Jose
13
Steve Young is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Overlooked Quarterbacks of All Time
Age 54 from Salt Lake City
14
Vinny Testaverde is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Overlooked Quarterbacks of All Time
wiabux added Age 52 from New York City
15
Drew Brees is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Overlooked Quarterbacks of All Time
Graycha002 added Age 36 from Austin
16
Rich Gannon is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Overlooked Quarterbacks of All Time
willyboymcoy added Age 50 from Philadelphia
17
Mark Brunell is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Overlooked Quarterbacks of All Time
wiabux added Age 45 from Los Angeles
18
Danny White is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Overlooked Quarterbacks of All Time
icoachfb added Age 63 from Mesa
19
Randall Cunningham is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Overlooked Quarterbacks of All Time
Purple Falcon added Age 52 from Santa Barbara
20
Jeff Garcia is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Overlooked Quarterbacks of All Time
Age 45 from Gilroy
21
Jim McMahon is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Overlooked Quarterbacks of All Time
muzziac added Age 56 from Jersey City
22
Bernie Kosar is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Overlooked Quarterbacks of All Time
JamesRyan44 added Age 52 from Youngstown
23
Steve DeBerg is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Overlooked Quarterbacks of All Time
oldschoolrockisthebest added Age 61 from Oakland
24
Jim Hart is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Overlooked Quarterbacks of All Time
Age 71 from Evanston
25
Daryle Lamonica is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Overlooked Quarterbacks of All Time
willyboymcoy added Age 74 from Fresno