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The Greatest College Football Quarterbacks of All Time

Updated June 21, 2020 59.4k votes 5.1k voters 31.0k views119 items

List RulesVote up who you think is the greatest college football quarterback of all time

Who is the best college quarterback ever? Who are the greatest college quarterbacks of all time?There have been many great college quarterbacks in the past and surely there are many more great QBs to come, so answering those questions is sure to prove difficult. But list is all about trying to decide just who is the greatest college quarterback of all time? These are the greatest college QBs, ranked by user votes.

Take a look at this list of the all time greatest college football quarterbacks in history and see if you agree with who made the cut. Featuring some young guns like Tim Tebow and old staples like Peyton Manning, this list truly meant to represent all time. Not just recent memory. If you see someone missing, feel free to add them! This is one impressive group of college qbs. Make sure to vote up who you think is the top college football quarterback of all time!
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  • 1
    Tim Tebow
    1,881
    1,525

    Tim Tebow

    University of Florida

    PositionQuarterback

    BirthplaceMakati, Philippines

    Age33

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  • 2
    Joe Burrow
    597
    460

    Joe Burrow

    LSU Tigers

    PositionQuarterback

    BirthplaceAmes, Iowa

    Age23

  • 3
    Roger Staubach
    781
    637

    Roger Staubach

    Navy Midshipmen football

    PositionQuarterback

    BirthplaceCincinnati, Ohio, United States of America

    Age78

  • 4
    Peyton Manning
    1,351
    1,146

    Peyton Manning

    University of Tennessee Knoxville

    PositionQuarterback

    BirthplaceNew Orleans, Louisiana, United States of America

    Age44

  • 5
    Doug Flutie
    284
    219

    Doug Flutie

    Buffalo Bills, Toronto Argonauts

    PositionQuarterback

    BirthplaceManchester, Maryland, United States of America

    Age57

  • 6
    Trevor Lawrence
    160
    108

    Trevor Lawrence

    Clemson Tigers

    PositionQuarterback

  • 7
    Dan Marino
    755
    647

    Dan Marino

    University of Pittsburgh

    PositionQuarterback

    BirthplacePittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America

    Age54

  • 8
    Vince Young
    1,288
    1,150

    Vince Young

    University of Texas

    PositionQuarterback

    BirthplaceHouston, Texas, United States of America

    Age37

  • 9
    Joe Montana
    489
    418

    Joe Montana

    Notre Dame Fighting Irish football

    PositionQuarterback

    BirthplaceNew Eagle, Pennsylvania, United States of America

    Age64

  • 10
    DeShaun Watson
    1,017
    908

    DeShaun Watson

    Houston Texans

    PositionQuarterback

    BirthplaceGainesville, Georgia

    Age25

  • 11
    John Elway
    672
    590

    John Elway

    Stanford Cardinal football

    PositionQuarterback

    BirthplacePort Angeles, Washington, United States of America

    Age60

  • 12
    Tommie Frazier
    816
    728

    Tommie Frazier

    Nebraska Cornhuskers football

    BirthplaceBradenton, Florida

    Age46

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    #2 of 69 The Best Nebraska Cornhuskers Football Players of All Time#2 of 51 The Best College Football Quarterbacks of the 1990s

  • 13
    Cam Newton
    1,231
    1,116

    Cam Newton

    Auburn Tigers football, Florida Gators football

    PositionQuarterback

    BirthplaceAtlanta, Georgia

    Age31

  • 14
    Andrew Luck
    680
    602

    Andrew Luck

    Stanford Cardinal football

    PositionQuarterback

    BirthplaceWashington, D.C.

    Age31

  • 15
    Lamar Jackson
    502
    437

    Lamar Jackson

    Baltimore Ravens

    PositionQuarterback

  • 16
    Archie Manning
    221
    175

    Archie Manning

    New Orleans Saints, Houston Oilers

    PositionQuarterback

    BirthplaceDrew, Mississippi

    Age71

  • 17
    Sammy Baugh
    114
    75

    Sammy Baugh

    TCU Horned Frogs football, Washington Redskins

    PositionPunter, Quarterback, Defensive back

    BirthplaceTemple, Texas, United States of America

    AgeDied at 94 (1914-2008)

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    #1662 of 1,816 The Best Athletes Of All Time#9 of 73 The Best Quarterbacks to Never Win a Super Bowl

  • 18
    Robert Griffin III
    695
    626

    Robert Griffin III

    Baylor Bears football

    PositionQuarterback

    BirthplaceOkinawa Prefecture, Japan

    Age30

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    #48 of 83 The Best Heisman Trophy Winners of All Time#82 of 95 The Best Baltimore Ravens of All Time

  • 19
    Drew Brees
    803
    733

    Drew Brees

    Purdue Boilermakers football

    PositionQuarterback

    BirthplaceAustin, Texas, United States of America

    Age41

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  • 20
    Steve Young
    524
    469

    Steve Young

    BYU Cougars football

    PositionQuarterback

    BirthplaceSalt Lake City, Utah, United States of America

    Age58

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    #2 of 107 College & Professional Athletes Who Were Raised Mormon#53 of 1,323 The Best Football Players Ever

  • 21
    Michael Vick
    861
    796

    Michael Vick

    Virginia Tech Hokies football

    PositionQuarterback

    BirthplaceVirginia

    Age40

  • 22
    Johnny Manziel
    1,093
    1,056

    Johnny Manziel

    Texas A&M University

    BirthplaceTyler, Texas

    Age27

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    #10 of 329 The Most Obnoxious Athletes#4 of 69 The Best Texas A&M Football Players of All Time

  • 23
    Joe Namath
    183
    156

    Joe Namath

    Los Angeles Rams, Alabama Crimson Tide Football

    PositionQuarterback

    BirthplaceBeaver Falls, Pennsylvania, United States of America

    Age77

  • 24
    Marcus Mariota
    837
    815

    Marcus Mariota

    Oregon Ducks

    PositionQuarterback

    BirthplaceHonolulu, Hawaii

    Age26

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  • 25
    Baker Mayfield
    705
    683

    Baker Mayfield

    Texas Tech Red Raiders

    PositionQuarterback

    Age25