Football The Best NFL Quarterbacks of the 1970s  

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List Rules Vote up your favorite quarterbacks that played in the NFL based on their performances in the 1970s.

These are the best NFL quarterbacks of the 1970s. From Johnny U to Terry Bradshaw, this list has all of the best QBs of the '70s! Quarterbacks are the heart of any football team. The best NFL quarterbacks are part captain, part coach, and all player. So when talking about the best 70s quarterbacks, you know these guys are some the greatest players to ever play the game. Take a look at this list of 70s QBs and vote up your favorites! Who do you think are the best quarterbacks of the 70s?

So vote up your favorite QBs of the 70s! Who are your favorite 70s NFL quarterbacks?

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104 57
Roger Staubach is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best NFL Quarterbacks of the 1970s
Roger Staubach Navy Midshipmen football, Dallas Cowboys

2
85 43
Ken Stabler is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best NFL Quarterbacks of the 1970s
Ken Stabler New Orleans Saints, Houston Oilers, Alabama Crimson Tide Football

3
105 58
Terry Bradshaw is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best NFL Quarterbacks of the 1970s
Terry Bradshaw Louisiana Tech Bulldogs football, Pittsburgh Steelers

4
83 43
Fran Tarkenton is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best NFL Quarterbacks of the 1970s
Fran Tarkenton Georgia Bulldogs football team, Minnesota Vikings, New York Giants

5
86 42
Johnny Unitas is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best NFL Quarterbacks of the 1970s
Johnny Unitas Baltimore Colts, Louisville Cardinals football, San Diego Chargers

6
61 29
Bob Griese is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best NFL Quarterbacks of the 1970s
Bob Griese Purdue Boilermakers football, Miami Dolphins

7
70 31
Dan Fouts is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best NFL Quarterbacks of the 1970s
Dan Fouts Oregon Ducks football, San Diego Chargers

8
60 43
Joe Namath is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best NFL Quarterbacks of the 1970s
Joe Namath Los Angeles Rams, Alabama Crimson Tide Football, New York Jets

9
29 13
Jim Plunkett is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best NFL Quarterbacks of the 1970s
Jim Plunkett Stanford Cardinal football, Oakland Raiders, New England Patriots

10
44 35
Ken Anderson is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best NFL Quarterbacks of the 1970s
Ken Anderson Cincinnati Bengals

11
37 28
Len Dawson is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best NFL Quarterbacks of the 1970s
Len Dawson Pittsburgh Steelers, Cleveland Browns, Kansas City Chiefs

12
46 33
Archie Manning is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best NFL Quarterbacks of the 1970s
Archie Manning New Orleans Saints, Houston Oilers, Ole Miss Rebels football

13
30 16
Joe Theismann is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best NFL Quarterbacks of the 1970s
Joe Theismann Notre Dame Fighting Irish football, Washington Redskins, Toronto Argonauts

14
38 25
Warren Moon is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best NFL Quarterbacks of the 1970s
Warren Moon Seattle Seahawks, Houston Oilers, Washington Huskies football

15
34 28
Sonny Jurgensen is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best NFL Quarterbacks of the 1970s
Sonny Jurgensen Washington Redskins, Duke Blue Devils football, Philadelphia Eagles

16
23 13
George Blanda is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best NFL Quarterbacks of the 1970s

17
32 24
Daryle Lamonica is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best NFL Quarterbacks of the 1970s

18
35 28
Bert Jones is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best NFL Quarterbacks of the 1970s

19
26 18
Craig Morton is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best NFL Quarterbacks of the 1970s

20
33 25
John Brodie is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best NFL Quarterbacks of the 1970s

21
26 23
Roman Gabriel is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best NFL Quarterbacks of the 1970s
Roman Gabriel Los Angeles Rams, Philadelphia Eagles

22
28 31
Jim Hart is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best NFL Quarterbacks of the 1970s

23
18 14
Dan Pastorini is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best NFL Quarterbacks of the 1970s
Dan Pastorini Los Angeles Rams, Houston Oilers, Oakland Raiders

24
18 13
Earl Morrall is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best NFL Quarterbacks of the 1970s

25
22 19
Billy Kilmer is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best NFL Quarterbacks of the 1970s

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26 22
John Hadl is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best NFL Quarterbacks of the 1970s

27
22 18
Brian Sipe is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best NFL Quarterbacks of the 1970s
Brian Sipe Jacksonville Bulls, New Jersey Generals, Cleveland Browns

28
13 15
Joe Ferguson is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best NFL Quarterbacks of the 1970s

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17 20
Danny White is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best NFL Quarterbacks of the 1970s
Danny White Arizona State Sun Devils football, Memphis Southmen, Dallas Cowboys

30
12 15
Jim Zorn is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best NFL Quarterbacks of the 1970s
Jim Zorn Seattle Seahawks, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Cal Poly Pomona Broncos

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12 15
Steve Bartkowski is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best NFL Quarterbacks of the 1970s

32
13 20
Greg Landry is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best NFL Quarterbacks of the 1970s

33
9 17
Steve Grogan is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best NFL Quarterbacks of the 1970s
Jim McLaughlin0 added Steve Grogan

34
10 17
Vince Ferragamo is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best NFL Quarterbacks of the 1970s
Vince Ferragamo Los Angeles Rams, Buffalo Bills, Montreal Alouettes

35
9 17
Steve DeBerg is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best NFL Quarterbacks of the 1970s

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12 21
Norm Snead is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best NFL Quarterbacks of the 1970s

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4 14
Charley Johnson is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best NFL Quarterbacks of the 1970s

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4 10
Clint Longley is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best NFL Quarterbacks of the 1970s
1525304932022 added Clint Longley Cowboys, Chargers

39
12 26
James Harris is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best NFL Quarterbacks of the 1970s
James Harris Los Angeles Rams, Buffalo Bills, Grambling State Tigers football