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The Best New York Giants Quarterbacks of All Time

Updated January 23, 2020 8.6k votes 1.8k voters 37.1k views51 items

Big fan of New York football? Then check out this list of New York Giants quarterbacks with photos! It includes every starting quarterback from throughout New York Giants history, including current quarterbacks and past ones, all ranked from best to worst. This roster contains many American football greats, players who are also among the best quarterbacks in NFL history. The quarterback is the leader of the offense, and the one who often calls the plays.

Although most teams use an offensive coordinator now, quarterbacks and their backup still need to know the intricacies of the rules for trick plays and tactics. Vigorous training is a must-- and don't forget that a quarterback is only as good as his receivers.

Who are the best quarterbacks in New York Giants history? They're on this comprehensive list, along with all of the other sports stars who have had the honor of being the arm behind this beloved New York team. Here is every athlete who's ever held the illustrious position of New York Giants quarterback.

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  • Eli Manning1
    898
    321

    PositionQuarterback

    BirthplaceNew Orleans, Louisiana, United States of America

    TeamsNew York Giants

    Giants career: 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004

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  • Phil Simms2
    670
    224

    Phil Simms

    Age: 61

    PositionQuarterback

    BirthplaceSpringfield, Kentucky, United States of America

    TeamsNew York Giants

    Giants career: 1993, 1992, 1991, 1990, 1989, 1988, 1987, 1986, 1985, 1984, 1983, 1982, 1981, 1980, 1979

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    #57 of 322 People Who Should Be in the Pro Football Hall of Fame#12 of 45 The Best NFL Quarterbacks of the '80s

  • Y. A. Tittle3
    460
    143

    PositionQuarterback

    BirthplaceMarshall, Texas, United States of America

    TeamsBaltimore Colts, San Francisco 49ers, New York Giants

    Giants career: 1964, 1963, 1962, 1961

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  • Charlie Conerly4
    319
    91

    Charlie Conerly

    Age: Died at 75 (1921-1996)

    PositionQuarterback

    BirthplaceClarksdale, Mississippi

    TeamsNew York Giants

    Giants career: 1961, 1960, 1959, 1958, 1957, 1955, 1954, 1953, 1952, 1951, 1950, 1949, 1948

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    #13 of 48 The Best NFL Players From Mississippi#128 of 146 The Best NFL Players To Have Their Numbers Retired

  • Fran Tarkenton5
    345
    115

    PositionQuarterback

    BirthplaceRichmond, Virginia, United States of America

    TeamsMinnesota Vikings, New York Giants

    Giants career: 1971, 1970, 1969, 1968, 1967

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  • Jeff Hostetler6
    244
    118

    PositionQuarterback

    BirthplaceBenson, Pennsylvania

    TeamsNew York Giants, Washington Redskins, Oakland Raiders

    Giants career: 1992, 1991, 1990, 1989, 1988

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    #8 of 54 The Best West Virginia Football Players of All Time#29 of 41 The Best NFL Quarterbacks of the '90s

  • Kerry Collins7
    219
    119

    PositionQuarterback

    BirthplaceLebanon, Pennsylvania, United States of America

    TeamsNew Orleans Saints, Indianapolis Colts, Oakland Raiders, Penn State Nittany Lions football, Carolina Panthers

    Giants career:  2003, 2002, 2001, 2000, 1999

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    #14 of 94 The Best Penn State Football Players of All Time#31 of 51 The Best College Football Quarterbacks of the 1990s

  • Craig Morton8
    221
    126

    PositionQuarterback

    BirthplaceFlint, Michigan

    TeamsDallas Cowboys, New York Giants,a Denver Broncos

    Giants career: 1976, 1975, 1974

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  • Daniel Jones9
    146
    87

    PositionQuarterback

    BirthplaceCharlotte, North Carolina

    TeamsNew York Giants

    Giants career: 2019

  • Benny Friedman10
    111
    58

    Benny Friedman

    Age: Died at 77 (1905-1982)

    PositionQuarterback

    BirthplaceCleveland, Ohio

    Giants career: 1931, 1930, 1929

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    #117 of 119 The Greatest College Football Quarterbacks of All Time#59 of 87 The Best Michigan Football Players of All Time

  • Kurt Warner11
    224
    161

    PositionQuarterback

    BirthplaceBurlington, Iowa, United States of America

    TeamsSt. Louis Rams, Arizona Cardinals, New York Giants

    Giants career: 2004

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    #39 of 143 Athletes Whose Careers Ended Too Soon#26 of 47 The Best Super Bowl MVPs of All Time

  • Norm Snead12
    104
    62

    Norm Snead

    Age: 76

    PositionQuarterback

    BirthplaceVirginia

    TeamsWashington Redskins, Philadelphia Eagles, Minnesota Vikings, New York Giants, San Francisco 49ers

    Giants career: 1976, 1974, 1973, 1972

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    #153 of 252 The Best Quarterbacks Of All Time#1093 of 1,323 The Best Football Players Ever

  • Earl Morrall13
    100
    68

    Earl Morrall

    Age: Died at 80 (1934-2014)

    PositionPunter, Quarterback

    BirthplaceMuskegon, Michigan

    Giants career: 1966, 1965

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  • Tom Landry14
    97
    68

    Tom Landry

    Age: Died at 76 (1924-2000)

    PositionCornerback, Kickoff returner, Punter, Quarterback, Defensive back

    BirthplaceMission, Texas

    TeamsNew York Yankees, Texas Longhorns football, New York Giants

    Giants career: 1952

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  • Arnie Herber15
    71
    65

    Arnie Herber

    Dec. at 59 (1910-1969)

    PositionQuarterback

    BirthplaceGreen Bay, Wisconsin

    Giants career: 1945, 1944

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  • Ed Danowski16
    54
    45

    Ed Danowski

    Age: Died at 86 (1911-1997)

    PositionRunning back, Quarterback

    BirthplaceJamesport, New York

    Giants career: 1939, 1938, 1937, 1936, 1935

  • Jeff Rutledge17
    63
    62

    Jeff Rutledge

    Age: 63

    PositionQuarterback

    BirthplaceBirmingham, Alabama

    Giants career: 1987, 1983

  • Don Heinrich18
    49
    46

    Don Heinrich

    Age: Died at 62 (1930-1992)

    PositionQuarterback

    BirthplaceChicago, Illinois

    Giants career: 1959, 1958, 1957, 1956, 1955

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    #34 of 66 The Best University of Washington Football Players Ever#44 of 45 The Best Oakland Raiders Quarterbacks of All Time

  • Tuffy Leemans19
    36
    35

    Tuffy Leemans

    Dec. at 67 (1912-1979)

    PositionRunning back

    BirthplaceSuperior, Wisconsin

    Giants career: 1943, 1942, 1941

  • Davis Webb20
    72
    82

    Davis Webb

    Age: 22

    BirthplaceProsper, Texas, United States

    Giants career: 2017

  • Hinkey Haines21
    37
    43

    Hinkey Haines

    Age: Died at 81 (1898-1979)

    PositionRunning back, Halfback

    BirthplaceRed Lion, Pennsylvania

    Giants career: 1928, 1927, 1926

  • Kent Graham22
    60
    76

    PositionQuarterback

    BirthplaceWinfield, Illinois

    Giants career: 1999, 1998, 1994, 1992

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  • Gary Wood23
    29
    39

    Gary Wood

    Age: Died at 52 (1942-1994)

    PositionQuarterback

    BirthplaceTaylor, New York

    Giants career: 1966, 1964

  • Scott Brunner24
    37
    56

    Scott Brunner

    Age: 63

    PositionQuarterback

    BirthplaceSellersville, Pennsylvania

    Giants career: 1983, 1982, 1981, 1980

  • Danny Kanell25
    50
    77

    Danny Kanell

    Age: 46

    PositionQuarterback

    BirthplaceFort Lauderdale, Florida

    Giants career: 1998, 1997

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