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The Best New York Giants Quarterbacks of All Time

Updated January 23, 2020 9.0k votes 1.8k voters 36.6k 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
    953
    342

    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
    714
    242

    Phil Simms

    Age: 65

    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#10 of 45 The Best NFL Quarterbacks of the '80s

  • Y. A. Tittle3
    476
    154

    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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    #14 of 146 The Best LSU Football Players of All Time#10 of 73 The Best Quarterbacks to Never Win a Super Bowl

  • Charlie Conerly4
    337
    100

    Charlie Conerly

    Age: Died at 75 (1921-1996)

    PositionQuarterback

    BirthplaceClarksdale, Mississippi

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

  • Fran Tarkenton5
    365
    126

    BirthplaceRichmond, Virginia, United States of America

    TeamsGeorgia Bulldogs football team, Minnesota Vikings, New York Giants

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

  • Jeff Hostetler6
    262
    123

    PositionQuarterback

    BirthplaceBenson, Pennsylvania

    TeamsWashington Redskins, Oakland Raiders, Penn State Nittany Lions football, West Virginia Mountaineers football, New York Giants

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

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    #8 of 54 The Best West Virginia Football Players of All Time#33 of 41 The Best NFL Quarterbacks of the '90s

  • Kerry Collins7
    231
    125

    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

  • Craig Morton8
    230
    132

    PositionQuarterback

    BirthplaceFlint, Michigan

    Giants career: 1976, 1975, 1974

  • Daniel Jones9
    151
    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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  • Kurt Warner11
    240
    170

    PositionQuarterback

    BirthplaceBurlington, Iowa, United States of America

    TeamsIowa Barnstormers, Amsterdam Admirals, Arizona Cardinals, St. Louis Rams, Northern Iowa Panthers football

    Giants career: 2004

  • Norm Snead12
    107
    66

    Norm Snead

    Age: 81

    PositionQuarterback

    BirthplaceVirginia

    Giants career: 1976, 1974, 1973, 1972

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    #157 of 252 The Best Quarterbacks Of All Time#1015 of 1,323 The Best Football Players Ever

  • Tom Landry13
    103
    72

    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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  • Earl Morrall14
    103
    73

    Earl Morrall

    Age: Died at 80 (1934-2014)

    PositionPunter, Quarterback

    BirthplaceMuskegon, Michigan

    Giants career: 1966, 1965

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  • Ed Danowski15
    55
    45

    Ed Danowski

    Age: Died at 86 (1911-1997)

    PositionRunning back, Quarterback

    BirthplaceJamesport, New York

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

  • Arnie Herber16
    74
    67

    Arnie Herber

    Dec. at 59 (1910-1969)

    PositionQuarterback

    BirthplaceGreen Bay, Wisconsin

    Giants career: 1945, 1944

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  • Jeff Rutledge17
    67
    63

    Jeff Rutledge

    Age: 63

    PositionQuarterback

    BirthplaceBirmingham, Alabama

    Giants career: 1987, 1983

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  • Don Heinrich18
    51
    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
    38
    35

    Tuffy Leemans

    Dec. at 67 (1912-1979)

    PositionRunning back

    BirthplaceSuperior, Wisconsin

    Giants career: 1943, 1942, 1941

  • Hinkey Haines20
    41
    43

    Hinkey Haines

    Age: Died at 81 (1898-1979)

    PositionRunning back, Halfback

    BirthplaceRed Lion, Pennsylvania

    Giants career: 1928, 1927, 1926

  • Kent Graham21
    62
    78

    PositionQuarterback

    BirthplaceWinfield, Illinois

    Giants career: 1999, 1998, 1994, 1992

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  • Gary Wood22
    32
    39

    Gary Wood

    Age: Died at 52 (1942-1994)

    PositionQuarterback

    BirthplaceTaylor, New York

    Giants career: 1966, 1964

  • Scott Brunner23
    38
    58

    Scott Brunner

    Age: 63

    PositionQuarterback

    BirthplaceSellersville, Pennsylvania

    Giants career: 1983, 1982, 1981, 1980

  • Danny Kanell24
    52
    80

    Danny Kanell

    Age: 46

    PositionQuarterback

    BirthplaceFort Lauderdale, Florida

    Giants career: 1998, 1997

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  • Randy Dean25
    27
    44

    Randy Dean

    Age: 65

    PositionQuarterback

    Giants career: 1978