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
162 84
Roger Staubach is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best NFL Quarterbacks of the 1970s
Navy Midshipmen football, Dallas Cowboys

2
132 71
Ken Stabler is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best NFL Quarterbacks of the 1970s
New Orleans Saints, Houston Oilers, Alabama Crimson Tide Football

3
125 62
Fran Tarkenton is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best NFL Quarterbacks of the 1970s
Georgia Bulldogs football team, Minnesota Vikings, New York Giants

4
157 95
Terry Bradshaw is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best NFL Quarterbacks of the 1970s
Louisiana Tech Bulldogs football, Pittsburgh Steelers

5
126 65
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
106 50
Dan Fouts is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best NFL Quarterbacks of the 1970s
Oregon Ducks football, San Diego Chargers

7
89 61
Bob Griese is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best NFL Quarterbacks of the 1970s
Purdue Boilermakers football, Miami Dolphins

8
76 59
Ken Anderson is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best NFL Quarterbacks of the 1970s
Cincinnati Bengals

9
64 47
Len Dawson is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best NFL Quarterbacks of the 1970s
Pittsburgh Steelers, Cleveland Browns, Kansas City Chiefs

10
66 44
Bert Jones is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best NFL Quarterbacks of the 1970s

11
55 47
Jim Hart is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best NFL Quarterbacks of the 1970s

12
91 74
Joe Namath is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best NFL Quarterbacks of the 1970s
Los Angeles Rams, Alabama Crimson Tide Football, New York Jets

13
70 57
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
51 48
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
61 48
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
45 36
Craig Morton is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best NFL Quarterbacks of the 1970s

17
44 38
Roman Gabriel is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best NFL Quarterbacks of the 1970s
Los Angeles Rams, Philadelphia Eagles

18
40 29
George Blanda is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best NFL Quarterbacks of the 1970s

19
43 32
Jim Plunkett is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best NFL Quarterbacks of the 1970s
Stanford Cardinal football, Oakland Raiders, New England Patriots

20
34 26
Dan Pastorini is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best NFL Quarterbacks of the 1970s
Los Angeles Rams, Houston Oilers, Oakland Raiders

21
40 29
Brian Sipe is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best NFL Quarterbacks of the 1970s
Jacksonville Bulls, New Jersey Generals, Cleveland Browns

22
43 40
Daryle Lamonica is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best NFL Quarterbacks of the 1970s

23
48 43
John Brodie is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best NFL Quarterbacks of the 1970s

24
48 39
Joe Theismann is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best NFL Quarterbacks of the 1970s
Notre Dame Fighting Irish football, Washington Redskins, Toronto Argonauts

25
36 32
Billy Kilmer is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best NFL Quarterbacks of the 1970s