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

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118 62
Roger Staubach is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best NFL Quarterbacks of the 1970s
Navy Midshipmen football, Dallas Cowboys

2
93 46
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
94 52
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
115 66
Terry Bradshaw is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best NFL Quarterbacks of the 1970s
Louisiana Tech Bulldogs football, Pittsburgh Steelers

5
97 45
Johnny Unitas is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best NFL Quarterbacks of the 1970s
Baltimore Colts, Louisville Cardinals football, San Diego Chargers

6
79 34
Dan Fouts is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best NFL Quarterbacks of the 1970s
Oregon Ducks football, San Diego Chargers

7
66 37
Bob Griese is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best NFL Quarterbacks of the 1970s
Purdue Boilermakers football, Miami Dolphins

8
50 39
Ken Anderson is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best NFL Quarterbacks of the 1970s
Cincinnati Bengals

9
47 29
Warren Moon is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best NFL Quarterbacks of the 1970s
Seattle Seahawks, Houston Oilers, Washington Huskies football

10
66 49
Joe Namath is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best NFL Quarterbacks of the 1970s
Los Angeles Rams, Alabama Crimson Tide Football, New York Jets

11
53 38
Archie Manning is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best NFL Quarterbacks of the 1970s
New Orleans Saints, Houston Oilers, Ole Miss Rebels football

12
42 33
Len Dawson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best NFL Quarterbacks of the 1970s
Pittsburgh Steelers, Cleveland Browns, Kansas City Chiefs

13
36 21
Joe Theismann is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best NFL Quarterbacks of the 1970s
Notre Dame Fighting Irish football, Washington Redskins, Toronto Argonauts

14
33 20
Jim Plunkett is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best NFL Quarterbacks of the 1970s
Stanford Cardinal football, Oakland Raiders, New England Patriots

15
40 32
Bert Jones is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best NFL Quarterbacks of the 1970s

16
30 23
Craig Morton is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best NFL Quarterbacks of the 1970s

17
37 30
John Brodie is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best NFL Quarterbacks of the 1970s

18
36 35
Sonny Jurgensen is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best NFL Quarterbacks of the 1970s
Washington Redskins, Duke Blue Devils football, Philadelphia Eagles

19
33 34
Jim Hart is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best NFL Quarterbacks of the 1970s

20
33 29
Daryle Lamonica is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best NFL Quarterbacks of the 1970s

21
26 18
George Blanda is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best NFL Quarterbacks of the 1970s

22
22 16
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
21 15
Earl Morrall is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best NFL Quarterbacks of the 1970s

24
27 21
Brian Sipe is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best NFL Quarterbacks of the 1970s
Jacksonville Bulls, New Jersey Generals, Cleveland Browns

25
28 28
Roman Gabriel is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best NFL Quarterbacks of the 1970s
Los Angeles Rams, Philadelphia Eagles

26
29 25
John Hadl is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best NFL Quarterbacks of the 1970s

27
24 23
Billy Kilmer is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best NFL Quarterbacks of the 1970s

28
17 17
Steve Bartkowski is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best NFL Quarterbacks of the 1970s

29
20 24
Danny White is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best NFL Quarterbacks of the 1970s
Arizona State Sun Devils football, Memphis Southmen, Dallas Cowboys

30
15 19
Joe Ferguson is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best NFL Quarterbacks of the 1970s

31
15 19
Jim Zorn is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best NFL Quarterbacks of the 1970s
Seattle Seahawks, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Cal Poly Pomona Broncos

32
13 20
Vince Ferragamo is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best NFL Quarterbacks of the 1970s
Los Angeles Rams, Buffalo Bills, Montreal Alouettes

33
11 19
Steve Grogan is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best NFL Quarterbacks of the 1970s
Jim McLaughlin0 added

34
14 25
Greg Landry is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best NFL Quarterbacks of the 1970s

35
0 0
Doug Williams is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best NFL Quarterbacks of the 1970s
Steve Y added Washington Redskins, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Arizona Outlaws

36
10 21
Steve DeBerg is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best NFL Quarterbacks of the 1970s

37
13 27
Norm Snead is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best NFL Quarterbacks of the 1970s

38
4 17
Charley Johnson is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best NFL Quarterbacks of the 1970s

39
12 29
James Harris is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best NFL Quarterbacks of the 1970s
Los Angeles Rams, Buffalo Bills, Grambling State Tigers football

40
4 17
Clint Longley is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best NFL Quarterbacks of the 1970s
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