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
128 66
Roger Staubach is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best NFL Quarterbacks of the 1970s
Navy Midshipmen football, Dallas Cowboys

2
104 54
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
100 49
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
121 71
Terry Bradshaw is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best NFL Quarterbacks of the 1970s
Louisiana Tech Bulldogs football, Pittsburgh Steelers

5
101 48
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
85 37
Dan Fouts is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best NFL Quarterbacks of the 1970s
Oregon Ducks football, San Diego Chargers

7
69 41
Bob Griese is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best NFL Quarterbacks of the 1970s
Purdue Boilermakers football, Miami Dolphins

8
58 40
Archie Manning is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best NFL Quarterbacks of the 1970s
New Orleans Saints, Houston Oilers, Ole Miss Rebels football

9
71 52
Joe Namath is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best NFL Quarterbacks of the 1970s
Los Angeles Rams, Alabama Crimson Tide Football, New York Jets

10
45 35
Len Dawson is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best NFL Quarterbacks of the 1970s
Pittsburgh Steelers, Cleveland Browns, Kansas City Chiefs

11
53 45
Ken Anderson is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best NFL Quarterbacks of the 1970s
Cincinnati Bengals

12
49 34
Warren Moon is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best NFL Quarterbacks of the 1970s
Seattle Seahawks, Houston Oilers, Washington Huskies football

13
38 26
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
36 24
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
33 25
Craig Morton is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best NFL Quarterbacks of the 1970s

16
36 30
Daryle Lamonica is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best NFL Quarterbacks of the 1970s

17
39 38
Sonny Jurgensen is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best NFL Quarterbacks of the 1970s
Washington Redskins, Duke Blue Devils football, Philadelphia Eagles

18
35 36
Jim Hart is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best NFL Quarterbacks of the 1970s

19
25 17
Dan Pastorini is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best NFL Quarterbacks of the 1970s
Los Angeles Rams, Houston Oilers, Oakland Raiders

20
29 19
George Blanda is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best NFL Quarterbacks of the 1970s

21
33 29
Roman Gabriel is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best NFL Quarterbacks of the 1970s
Los Angeles Rams, Philadelphia Eagles

22
25 16
Earl Morrall is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best NFL Quarterbacks of the 1970s

23
42 36
Bert Jones is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best NFL Quarterbacks of the 1970s

24
31 22
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
37 34
John Brodie is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best NFL Quarterbacks of the 1970s

26
26 25
Billy Kilmer is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best NFL Quarterbacks of the 1970s

27
30 28
John Hadl is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best NFL Quarterbacks of the 1970s

28
19 20
Steve Bartkowski is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best NFL Quarterbacks of the 1970s

29
22 26
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 20
Steve Grogan is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best NFL Quarterbacks of the 1970s
Jim McLaughlin0 added

31
17 22
Joe Ferguson is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best NFL Quarterbacks of the 1970s

32
16 22
Jim Zorn is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best NFL Quarterbacks of the 1970s
Seattle Seahawks, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Cal Poly Pomona Broncos

33
16 28
Greg Landry is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best NFL Quarterbacks of the 1970s

34
14 23
Vince Ferragamo is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best NFL Quarterbacks of the 1970s
Los Angeles Rams, Buffalo Bills, Montreal Alouettes

35
13 23
Steve DeBerg is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best NFL Quarterbacks of the 1970s

36
1 3
Doug Williams is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best NFL Quarterbacks of the 1970s
Steve Y added Washington Redskins, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Arizona Outlaws

37
7 19
Charley Johnson is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best NFL Quarterbacks of the 1970s

38
14 30
Norm Snead is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best NFL Quarterbacks of the 1970s

39
12 33
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 23
Clint Longley is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best NFL Quarterbacks of the 1970s
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