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?
list ordered by

1
157 84
Roger Staubach is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best NFL Quarterbacks of the 1970s
Navy Midshipmen football, Dallas Cowboys

2
123 62
Fran Tarkenton is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best NFL Quarterbacks of the 1970s
Georgia Bulldogs football team, Minnesota Vikings, New York Giants

3
127 71
Ken Stabler is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best NFL Quarterbacks of the 1970s
New Orleans Saints, Houston Oilers, Alabama Crimson Tide Football

4
152 94
Terry Bradshaw is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best NFL Quarterbacks of the 1970s
Louisiana Tech Bulldogs football, Pittsburgh Steelers

5
104 49
Dan Fouts is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best NFL Quarterbacks of the 1970s
Oregon Ducks football, San Diego Chargers

6
123 64
Johnny Unitas is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best NFL Quarterbacks of the 1970s
Baltimore Colts, Louisville Cardinals football, San Diego Chargers

7
88 58
Bob Griese is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best NFL Quarterbacks of the 1970s
Purdue Boilermakers football, Miami Dolphins

8
62 47
Len Dawson is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best NFL Quarterbacks of the 1970s
Pittsburgh Steelers, Cleveland Browns, Kansas City Chiefs

9
72 59
Ken Anderson is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best NFL Quarterbacks of the 1970s
Cincinnati Bengals

10
62 44
Bert Jones is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best NFL Quarterbacks of the 1970s

11
89 72
Joe Namath is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best NFL Quarterbacks of the 1970s
Los Angeles Rams, Alabama Crimson Tide Football, New York Jets

12
51 47
Jim Hart is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best NFL Quarterbacks of the 1970s

13
69 56
Archie Manning is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best NFL Quarterbacks of the 1970s
New Orleans Saints, Houston Oilers, Ole Miss Rebels football

14
48 47
Sonny Jurgensen is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best NFL Quarterbacks of the 1970s
Washington Redskins, Duke Blue Devils football, Philadelphia Eagles

15
58 47
Warren Moon is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best NFL Quarterbacks of the 1970s
Seattle Seahawks, Houston Oilers, Washington Huskies football

16
42 34
Craig Morton is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best NFL Quarterbacks of the 1970s

17
42 38
Roman Gabriel is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best NFL Quarterbacks of the 1970s
Los Angeles Rams, Philadelphia Eagles

18
43 39
Daryle Lamonica is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best NFL Quarterbacks of the 1970s

19
38 27
Brian Sipe is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best NFL Quarterbacks of the 1970s
Jacksonville Bulls, New Jersey Generals, Cleveland Browns

20
38 28
George Blanda is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best NFL Quarterbacks of the 1970s

21
42 32
Jim Plunkett is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best NFL Quarterbacks of the 1970s
Stanford Cardinal football, Oakland Raiders, New England Patriots

22
32 25
Dan Pastorini is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best NFL Quarterbacks of the 1970s
Los Angeles Rams, Houston Oilers, Oakland Raiders

23
47 38
Joe Theismann is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best NFL Quarterbacks of the 1970s
Notre Dame Fighting Irish football, Washington Redskins, Toronto Argonauts

24
45 42
John Brodie is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best NFL Quarterbacks of the 1970s

25
30 24
Earl Morrall is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best NFL Quarterbacks of the 1970s