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The Best NFL Quarterbacks of the '80s  

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List Rules Vote up your favorite quarterbacks that played in the NFL in the 1980s.

These are the best quarterbacks of the 80s. 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 80s quarterbacks, you know that these players are some of the greatest in NFL history. Take a look at this list of 80s QBs and vote up your favorites! From Joe Montana to Steve Young, these are the best QBs of the 80s! Who do you think are the best NFL quarterbacks of the 1980s?

Dan Marino is frequently mentioned as one of the greatest quarter backs of the 80s, and there's no argument here! The greatest QBs of the 1980s are all here, so take a look! Do you think Jim Kelly is one of the best? There aren't many that would argue with you. Be sure to vote up who you think are the top quarterbacks of the 80s!

list ordered by
1
Joe Montana is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best NFL Quarterbacks of the '80s
Notre Dame Fighting Irish football, San Francisco 49ers, Kansas City Chiefs
2
Dan Marino is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best NFL Quarterbacks of the '80s
Miami Dolphins
3
John Elway is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best NFL Quarterbacks of the '80s
Stanford Cardinal football, Denver Broncos
4
Warren Moon is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best NFL Quarterbacks of the '80s
Seattle Seahawks, Houston Oilers, Washington Huskies football
5
Dan Fouts is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best NFL Quarterbacks of the '80s
Oregon Ducks football, San Diego Chargers
6
Jim Kelly is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best NFL Quarterbacks of the '80s
Buffalo Bills, Miami Hurricanes football, Houston Gamblers
7
Steve Young is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best NFL Quarterbacks of the '80s
Tampa Bay Buccaneers, San Francisco 49ers, BYU Cougars football
8
Boomer Esiason is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best NFL Quarterbacks of the '80s
Maryland Terrapins football, Cincinnati Bengals, Arizona Cardinals
9
Jim Plunkett is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best NFL Quarterbacks of the '80s
Stanford Cardinal football, Oakland Raiders, New England Patriots
10
Joe Theismann is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best NFL Quarterbacks of the '80s
Notre Dame Fighting Irish football, Washington Redskins, Toronto Argonauts
11
Jim McMahon is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best NFL Quarterbacks of the '80s
Arizona Cardinals, Green Bay Packers, Chicago Bears
12
Phil Simms is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best NFL Quarterbacks of the '80s
New York Giants
13
Randall Cunningham is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best NFL Quarterbacks of the '80s
UNLV Rebels football, Baltimore Ravens, Philadelphia Eagles
14
Bernie Kosar is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best NFL Quarterbacks of the '80s
Cleveland Browns, Miami Dolphins, Miami Hurricanes football
15
Troy Aikman is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best NFL Quarterbacks of the '80s
Brad Shields added Dallas Cowboys
16
Danny White is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best NFL Quarterbacks of the '80s
Arizona State Sun Devils football, Memphis Southmen, Dallas Cowboys
17
Terry Bradshaw is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best NFL Quarterbacks of the '80s
Louisiana Tech Bulldogs football, Pittsburgh Steelers
18
Ken Anderson is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best NFL Quarterbacks of the '80s
Cincinnati Bengals
19
Ron Jaworski is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best NFL Quarterbacks of the '80s
Youngstown State Penguins football, Los Angeles Rams, Miami Dolphins
20
Brian Sipe is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best NFL Quarterbacks of the '80s
Jacksonville Bulls, New Jersey Generals, Cleveland Browns
21
Steve Grogan is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best NFL Quarterbacks of the '80s
22
Dave Krieg is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best NFL Quarterbacks of the '80s
Seattle Seahawks, Tennessee Oilers, Arizona Cardinals
23
Steve DeBerg is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best NFL Quarterbacks of the '80s
24
Jim Everett is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best NFL Quarterbacks of the '80s
New Orleans Saints, Los Angeles Rams, Purdue Boilermakers football
25
Vinny Testaverde is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best NFL Quarterbacks of the '80s
bigulcards added Tampa Bay Buccaneers, New England Patriots, Baltimore Ravens