Quarterbacks 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
180 93
Roger Staubach is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best NFL Quarterbacks of the 1970s
Navy Midshipmen football, Dallas Cowboys
2
151 80
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
141 69
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
173 106
Terry Bradshaw is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best NFL Quarterbacks of the 1970s
Louisiana Tech Bulldogs football, Pittsburgh Steelers
5
117 55
Dan Fouts is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best NFL Quarterbacks of the 1970s
Oregon Ducks football, San Diego Chargers
6
141 75
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
101 65
Bob Griese is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best NFL Quarterbacks of the 1970s
Purdue Boilermakers football, Miami Dolphins
8
68 39
Craig Morton is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best NFL Quarterbacks of the 1970s
9
84 62
Ken Anderson is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best NFL Quarterbacks of the 1970s
Cincinnati Bengals
10
76 46
Bert Jones is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best NFL Quarterbacks of the 1970s
11
70 49
Len Dawson is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best NFL Quarterbacks of the 1970s
Pittsburgh Steelers, Cleveland Browns, Kansas City Chiefs
12
63 49
Jim Hart is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best NFL Quarterbacks of the 1970s
13
59 48
Sonny Jurgensen is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best NFL Quarterbacks of the 1970s
Washington Redskins, Duke Blue Devils football, Philadelphia Eagles
14
76 57
Archie Manning is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best NFL Quarterbacks of the 1970s
New Orleans Saints, Houston Oilers, Ole Miss Rebels football
15
99 78
Joe Namath is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best NFL Quarterbacks of the 1970s
Los Angeles Rams, Alabama Crimson Tide Football, New York Jets
16
50 40
Roman Gabriel is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best NFL Quarterbacks of the 1970s
Los Angeles Rams, Philadelphia Eagles
17
40 28
Dan Pastorini is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best NFL Quarterbacks of the 1970s
Los Angeles Rams, Houston Oilers, Oakland Raiders
18
66 52
Warren Moon is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best NFL Quarterbacks of the 1970s
Seattle Seahawks, Houston Oilers, Washington Huskies football
19
49 35
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
54 45
John Brodie is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best NFL Quarterbacks of the 1970s
21
48 42
Daryle Lamonica is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best NFL Quarterbacks of the 1970s
22
44 34
Billy Kilmer is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best NFL Quarterbacks of the 1970s
23
45 32
George Blanda is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best NFL Quarterbacks of the 1970s
24
56 43
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
44 31
Brian Sipe is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best NFL Quarterbacks of the 1970s
Jacksonville Bulls, New Jersey Generals, Cleveland Browns