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The Best New York Giants Quarterbacks of All Time 

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Updated January 23, 2020 6.7k votes 1.6k voters 33.6k views 51 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 Manning is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best New York Giants Quarterbacks of All Time
Quarterback from New Orleans, Louisiana, United States of America

Age: 38

Teams: New York Giants

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

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#52 of 257 The Best Quarterbacks Of All Time #1,014 of 2,166 The Best Athletes Of All Time #157 of 1,537 The Best Football Players Ever

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Phil Simms is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best New York Giants Quarterbacks of All Time
Quarterback from Springfield, Kentucky, USA

Age: 61

Teams: New York Giants

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

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#39 of 257 The Best Quarterbacks Of All Time #245 of 1,537 The Best Football Players Ever #33 of 350 People Who Should Be in the Pro Football Hall of Fame

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Y. A. Tittle is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best New York Giants Quarterbacks of All Time
Quarterback from Marshall, Texas, United States of America

Age: 89

Teams: Baltimore Colts, San Francisco 49ers, New York Giants

Giants career: 1964, 1963, 1962, 1961

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#31 of 257 The Best Quarterbacks Of All Time #138 of 1,537 The Best Football Players Ever #10 of 161 The Best LSU Football Players of All Time

4
Fran Tarkenton is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best New York Giants Quarterbacks of All Time

Age: 79

Teams: Georgia Bulldogs football team, Minnesota Vikings, New York Giants

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

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#17 of 257 The Best Quarterbacks Of All Time #74 of 1,537 The Best Football Players Ever #3 of 77 The Best Quarterbacks to Never Win a Super Bowl

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Charlie Conerly is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best New York Giants Quarterbacks of All Time
Quarterback from Clarksdale, Mississippi

Age: Dec. at 75 (1921-1996)

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

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#135 of 257 The Best Quarterbacks Of All Time #1,238 of 1,537 The Best Football Players Ever #115 of 350 People Who Should Be in the Pro Football Hall of Fame

6
Jeff Hostetler is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best New York Giants Quarterbacks of All Time
Quarterback from Benson, Pennsylvania

Age: 57

Teams: Washington 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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#149 of 257 The Best Quarterbacks Of All Time #953 of 1,537 The Best Football Players Ever #9 of 11 The Best Backup Quarterbacks to Reach a Super Bowl

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Craig Morton is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best New York Giants Quarterbacks of All Time
Quarterback from Flint, Michigan

Age: 72

Giants career: 1976, 1975, 1974

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#37 of 257 The Best Quarterbacks Of All Time #13 of 77 The Best Quarterbacks to Never Win a Super Bowl #4 of 11 The Best Backup Quarterbacks to Reach a Super Bowl

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Kerry Collins is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best New York Giants Quarterbacks of All Time
Quarterback from Lebanon, Pennsylvania, United States of America

Age: 46

Teams: New Orleans Saints, Indianapolis Colts, Oakland Raiders, Penn State Nittany Lions football, Carolina Panthers, + more

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

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#163 of 257 The Best Quarterbacks Of All Time #505 of 1,537 The Best Football Players Ever #318 of 350 People Who Should Be in the Pro Football Hall of Fame

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Kurt Warner is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best New York Giants Quarterbacks of All Time
Quarterback from Burlington, Iowa, United States of America

Age: 44

Teams: Iowa Barnstormers, Amsterdam Admirals, Arizona Cardinals, St. Louis Rams, Northern Iowa Panthers football, + more

Giants career: 2004

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#16 of 257 The Best Quarterbacks Of All Time #1,516 of 2,166 The Best Athletes Of All Time #60 of 1,537 The Best Football Players Ever

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Daniel Jones is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best New York Giants Quarterbacks of All Time
Matthew LaSalle added Quarterback from Charlotte, North Carolina

Age: 21

Teams: New York Giants

Giants career: 2019

11
Benny Friedman is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best New York Giants Quarterbacks of All Time
Quarterback from Cleveland, Ohio

Age: Dec. at 77 (1905-1982)

Giants career: 1931, 1930, 1929

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#237 of 257 The Best Quarterbacks Of All Time #116 of 121 The Greatest College Football Quarterbacks of All Time #56 of 90 The Best Michigan Football Players of All Time

12
Norm Snead is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best New York Giants Quarterbacks of All Time
Quarterback from Virginia

Age: 76

Giants career: 1976, 1974, 1973, 1972

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#167 of 257 The Best Quarterbacks Of All Time #1,016 of 1,537 The Best Football Players Ever #38 of 39 The Best NFL Quarterbacks of the 1970s

13
Tom Landry is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best New York Giants Quarterbacks of All Time
Cornerback and Kickoff returner from Mission, Texas

Age: Dec. at 76 (1924-2000)

Teams: New York Yankees, Texas Longhorns football, New York Giants

Giants career: 1952

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Earl Morrall is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best New York Giants Quarterbacks of All Time
Punter and Quarterback from Muskegon, Michigan

Age: Died at 80 (1934-2014)

Giants career: 1966, 1965

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#53 of 257 The Best Quarterbacks Of All Time #105 of 124 The Best Detroit Lions of All Time #7 of 11 The Best Backup Quarterbacks to Reach a Super Bowl

15
Arnie Herber is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best New York Giants Quarterbacks of All Time
Quarterback from Green Bay, Wisconsin

Age: Dec. at 59 (1910-1969)

Giants career: 1945, 1944

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#157 of 257 The Best Quarterbacks Of All Time #65 of 289 The Best Green Bay Packers Of All Time #17 of 52 The Best NFL Players From Wisconsin

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Jeff Rutledge is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best New York Giants Quarterbacks of All Time
Jeff Rutledge Quarterback from Birmingham, Alabama

Age: 58

Giants career: 1987, 1983

17
Ed Danowski is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best New York Giants Quarterbacks of All Time
Running back and Quarterback from Jamesport, New York

Age: Died at 86 (1911-1997)

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

18
Don Heinrich is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best New York Giants Quarterbacks of All Time
Quarterback from Chicago, Illinois

Age: Died at 62 (1930-1992)

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

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#35 of 66 The Best University of Washington Football Players Ever #36 of 41 The Best Dallas Cowboys Quarterbacks of All Time #43 of 45 The Best Oakland Raiders Quarterbacks of All Time

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Tuffy Leemans is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best New York Giants Quarterbacks of All Time
Running back from Superior, Wisconsin

Age: Died at 67 (1912-1979)

Giants career: 1943, 1942, 1941

20
Hinkey Haines is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best New York Giants Quarterbacks of All Time
Running back and Halfback from Red Lion, Pennsylvania

Age: Died at 81 (1898-1979)

Giants career: 1928, 1927, 1926

21
Kent Graham is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best New York Giants Quarterbacks of All Time
Quarterback from Winfield, Illinois

Age: 50

Giants career: 1999, 1998, 1994, 1992

22
Gary Wood is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best New York Giants Quarterbacks of All Time
Quarterback from Taylor, New York

Age: Died at 52 (1942-1994)

Giants career: 1966, 1964

23
Scott Brunner is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best New York Giants Quarterbacks of All Time
Scott Brunner Quarterback from Sellersville, Pennsylvania

Age: 58

Giants career: 1983, 1982, 1981, 1980

24
Danny Kanell is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best New York Giants Quarterbacks of All Time
Danny Kanell Quarterback from Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Age: 42

Giants career: 1998, 1997

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Randy Johnson is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best New York Giants Quarterbacks of All Time
Quarterback from San Antonio, Texas

Age: Dec. at 65 (1944-2009)

Giants career: 1973, 1972, 1971

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