This list of the greatest quarterbacks of all time only includes the best NFL quarterbacks to ever play professional football. Who are the best quarterbacks of all time? That is a question that experts have been tackling since the NFL first started in the 1920s. Defining who the best quarterback of all time isn't easy since every fan has a different criteria that defines who is the best NFL quarterback. If you like championships, then famous quarterbacks like Joe Montana, Johnny Unitas, Tom Brady, Terry Bradshaw, Peyton Manning, and Bart Starr are clearly top 10 QBs. If you like gaudy numbers then you're more likely to be a fan of Dan Marino and Brett Favre as top ten choices.
The top quarterbacks of all time are known for their excellent skills and leadership on the field. The quarterback position is the most important in football. The position entails being a coach on the field who can call and adjust plays on a whim and being able to dissect the defensive coverage by taking a peek at what they're showing, all while having the ability to avoid the oncoming pass rush and make accurate throws. Sounds easy right? These gentlemen, who are considered the best NFL quarterbacks of all time, have the rare ability to do all of these things in a matter of seconds.
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Teams: Baltimore Colts, Louisville Cardinals football, San Diego Chargers
Age: Died at 69 (1933-2002)
Teams: Atlanta Falcons, Green Bay Packers, New York Jets, Minnesota Vikings
Teams: Tampa Bay Buccaneers, San Francisco 49ers, BYU Cougars football, Los Angeles Express
Teams: Alabama Crimson Tide Football, Green Bay Packers
Teams: Northwestern Wildcats football, Cleveland Browns
Age: Died at 82 (1921-2003)
Teams: Buffalo Bills, Miami Hurricanes football, Houston Gamblers
Teams: Notre Dame Fighting Irish football, San Francisco 49ers, Kansas City Chiefs
Teams: Seattle Seahawks, Houston Oilers, Washington Huskies football, Kansas City Chiefs, Minnesota Vikings, + more
Teams: Iowa Barnstormers, Amsterdam Admirals, Arizona Cardinals, St. Louis Rams, Northern Iowa Panthers football, + more
Teams: Louisiana Tech Bulldogs football, Pittsburgh Steelers
Teams: New Orleans Saints, Houston Oilers, Alabama Crimson Tide Football, Oakland Raiders
Teams: Los Angeles Rams, Alabama Crimson Tide Football, New York Jets
Teams: New Orleans Saints, Houston Oilers, Ole Miss Rebels football, Minnesota Vikings