Every Quarterback To Achieve A Perfect Passer Rating

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Vote up the NFL QBs who had at least one perfect passer rating game based on their career success

All 60 quarterbacks to achieve a perfect passer rating have had at least one day when they were on top of the football world. These are not necessarily the best quarterbacks of all time, though names like Joe Namath, Joe Montana, and Bob Griese do appear below. Joining them are Eli Manning, Drew Brees, and Tom Brady, among the best QBs in the NFL right now.

But while a legend like Dan Marino never had a perfect passer rating day, Ryan Tannehill did achieve the feat, though he likely won't catch Marino on the list of greatest Miami Dolphins quarterbacks. Ben Roethlisberger and Peyton Manning hit the mark four times each, while Marcus Mariota did it in his first career game but hasn't done it since.

The math that goes into a passer rating of 158.3 is complicated (at least 10 passes, complete 77.5 percent of passes, no intercetions, 12.5 yards per attempt, and 11.88 percent of passes ending in a touchdown), but the result is simple perfection.

So who had the best career to feature at least one perfect day? Which of these quarterbacks to get a perfect passer rating had the best overall career?

Most divisive: Nick Foles
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  • Peyton Manning

    Career stats: 71,940 yards, 539 TDs, 251 INTs

    Perfect passer rating game(s)
    Oct. 22, 2000, vs. New England Patriots: 30-23 (W), 16-for-20, 268 yards, 3 TDs
    Nov. 10, 2002, vs. Philadelphia Eagles: 35-13 (W), 18-for-23, 319 yards, 3 TDs
    Sept. 28, 2003, vs. New Orleans Saints: 55-21 (W), 20-for-25, 314 yards, 6 TDs
    Jan. 4. 2004, vs. Denver Broncos: 41-10 (W), 22-for-26, 377 yards, 5 TDs

  • Joe Montana
    372 votes

    Career stats: 40,551, 271 TDs, 139 INTs (Hall of Fame)

    Perfect passer rating game(s)
    Nov. 12, 1989, vs. Atlanta Falcons: 45-3 (W), 16-for-19, 270 yards, 3 TDs

  • Steve Young
    241 votes

    Career stats: 33,124 yards, 232 TDs, 107 INTs (Hall of Fame)

    Perfect passer rating game(s)
    Oct. 22, 1989, vs. New England Patriots: 37-20 (W), 11-for-12, 188 yards, 3 TDs

  • Kurt Warner
    308 votes

    Career stats: 32,344 yards, 208 TDs, 128 INTs (Hall of Fame)

    Perfect passer rating game(s)
    Oct. 3, 1999, vs. Cincinnati Bengals: 38-10 (W), 17-for-21, 310 yards, 3 TDs
    Oct. 1, 2000, vs. San Diego Chargers: 57-31 (W), 24-for-30, 390 yards, 4 TDs
    Sept. 14, 2008, vs. Miami Dolphins: 31-10 (W), 19-for-24, 361 yards, 3 TDs

  • Drew Brees
    396 votes

    Career stats: 74,437 yards, 520 TDs, 233 INTs

    Perfect passer rating game(s)
    Nov. 30, 2009, vs. New England Patriots: 38-17 (W), 18-for-23, 371 yards, 5 TDs

  • Johnny Unitas
    314 votes

    Career stats: 40,239 yards, 290 TDs, 253 INTs

    Perfect passer rating game(s)
    Nov. 12, 1967, vs. Atlanta Falcons: 49-7 (W), 17-for-20, 370 yards, 4 TDs