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Every Quarterback To Achieve A Perfect Passer Rating  

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List Rules 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?

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1
Drew Brees is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Every Quarterback To Achieve A Perfect Passer Rating

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

2
Peyton Manning is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Every Quarterback To Achieve A Perfect Passer Rating

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

3
Joe Montana is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Every Quarterback To Achieve A Perfect Passer Rating

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

4
Johnny Unitas is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Every Quarterback To Achieve A Perfect Passer Rating

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

5
Otto Graham is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Every Quarterback To Achieve A Perfect Passer Rating

Career stats: 23,584 yards, 174 TDs, 135 INTs (Hall of Fame)

Perfect passer rating game(s)
Oct. 10, 1954, vs. Chicago Cardinals: 31-7 (W), 14-for-18, 266 yards, 3 TDs

6
Russell Wilson is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Every Quarterback To Achieve A Perfect Passer Rating

Career stats: 25,624 yards, 196 TDs, 63 INTs

Perfect passer rating game(s)
Oct. 28, 2018, vs. Detroit Lions: 28-14 (W), 14-for-17, 248 yards, 3 TDs

7
Steve Young is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Every Quarterback To Achieve A Perfect Passer Rating

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

8
Kurt Warner is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Every Quarterback To Achieve A Perfect Passer Rating

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

9
Ben Roethlisberger is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Every Quarterback To Achieve A Perfect Passer Rating

Career stats: 56,194 yards, 363 TDs, 190 INTs

Perfect passer rating game(s)
Sept. 11, 2005, vs. Tennessee Titans: 34-7 (W), 9-for-11, 218 yards, 2 TDs
Nov. 5, 2007, vs. Baltimore Ravens: 38-7 (W), 13-for-16, 209 yards, 5 TDs
Dec, 20, 2007, vs. St. Louis Rams: 41-24 (W), 16-for-20, 261 yards, 3 TDs
Nov. 8, 2018, vs. Carolina Panthers: 52-21 (W), 22-for-25, 328 yards, 5 TDs

10
Tom Brady is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Every Quarterback To Achieve A Perfect Passer Rating

Career stats: 70,514 yards, 517 TDs, 171 INTs

Perfect passer rating game(s)
Oct. 21, 2007, vs. Miami Dolphins: 49-28 (W), 21-for-25, 354 yards, 6 TDs
Nov. 25, 2010, vs. Detroit Lions: 45-24 (W), 21-for-27, 341 yards, 4 TDs

11
Joe Namath is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Every Quarterback To Achieve A Perfect Passer Rating

Career stats: 27,663 yards, 173 TDs, 220 INTs (Hall of Fame)

Perfect passer rating game(s)
Oct. 22, 1967, vs. Miami Dolphins: 33-14 (W), 13-for-15, 199 yards, 2 TDs

12
Dave Krieg is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Every Quarterback To Achieve A Perfect Passer Rating

Career stats: 38,147 yards, 261, TDs, 199 INTs

Perfect passer rating game(s)
Dec. 24, 1983, vs. Denver Broncos: 31-7 (W), 12-for-13, 200 yards, 3 TDs
Nov. 24, 1994, vs. Buffalo Bills: 35-21 (W), 20-for-25, 351 yards, 3 TDs

13
Craig Morton is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Every Quarterback To Achieve A Perfect Passer Rating

Career stats: 27,908 yards, 183 TDs, 187 INTs

Perfect passer rating game(s)
Oct. 5, 1969, vs. Philadelphia Eagles: 38-7 (W), 14-for-18, 261 yards, 3 TDs
Sept. 27, 1981, vs. San Diego Chargers: 42-24 (W), 17-for-18, 308 yards, 4 TDs

14
Sammy Baugh is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Every Quarterback To Achieve A Perfect Passer Rating

Career stats: 21,866 yards, 187 TDs, 203 INTs (Hall of Fame)

Perfect passer rating game(s)
Oct. 16, 1949, vs. New York Bulldogs: 38-14 (W), 16-for-20, 254 yards, 4 TDs

15
Terry Bradshaw is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Every Quarterback To Achieve A Perfect Passer Rating

Career stats: 27,989 yards, 212 TDs, 210 INTs (Hall of Fame)

Perfect passer rating game(s)
Dec. 19, 1976, vs. Baltimore Colts: 40-14 (W), 14-for-18, 264 yards, 3 TDs

16
Fran Tarkenton is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Every Quarterback To Achieve A Perfect Passer Rating

Career stats: 47,003 yards, 342 TDs, 266 INTs (Hall of Fame)

Perfect passer rating game(s)
Oct. 25, 1970, vs. St. Louis Cardinals: 35-17 (W), 15-for-18, 280 yards, 5 TDs

17
Ken O'Brien is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Every Quarterback To Achieve A Perfect Passer Rating

Career stats: 25,094 yards, 128 TDs, 98 INTs

Perfect passer rating game(s)
Nov. 2, 1986, vs. Seattle Seahawks: 38-7 (W), 26-for-32, 431 yards, 4 TDs
Dec. 23, 1990, vs. New England Patriots: 42-7 (W), 11-for-12, 210 yards, 2 TDs

18
Alex Smith is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Every Quarterback To Achieve A Perfect Passer Rating

Career stats: 34,068 yards, 193 TDs, 101 INTs

Perfect passer rating game(s)
Dec. 15, 2013, vs. Oakland Raiders: 56-31 (W), 17-for-20, 287 yards, 5 TDs

19
Doug Flutie is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Every Quarterback To Achieve A Perfect Passer Rating

Career stats: 14,715 yards, 86 TDs, 68 INTs

Perfect passer rating game(s)
Dec. 24, 2000, vs. Seattle Seahawks: 42-23 (W), 20-for-25, 366 yards, 3 TDs

20
Len Dawson is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Every Quarterback To Achieve A Perfect Passer Rating

Career stats: 28,711, 239 TDs, 183 INTs (Hall of Fame)

Perfect passer rating game(s)
Sept. 7, 1963, vs. Denver Broncos: 59-7 (W), 12-for-15, 278 yards, 4 TDs

21
Dan Fouts is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Every Quarterback To Achieve A Perfect Passer Rating

Career stats: 43,040 yards, 254 TDs, 242 INTs (Hall of Fame)

Perfect passer rating game(s)
Sept. 26, 1976, vs. St. Louis Cardinals: 43-24 (W), 15-for-18, 259 yards, 4 TDs

22
Eli Manning is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Every Quarterback To Achieve A Perfect Passer Rating

Career stats: 55,981 yards, 360 TDs, 239 INTs

Perfect passer rating game(s)
Oct. 11, 2009, vs. Oakland Raiders: 44-7 (W), 8-for-10, 173 yards, 2 TDs

23
Donovan McNabb is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Every Quarterback To Achieve A Perfect Passer Rating

Career stats: 37,276 yards, 234 TDs, 117 INTs

Perfect passer rating game(s)
Sept. 23, 2007, vs. Detroit Lions: 56-21 (W), 21-for-26, 381 yards, 4 TDs

24
Jared Goff is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Every Quarterback To Achieve A Perfect Passer Rating

Career stats: 9,581 yards, 65 TDs, 26 INTs

Perfect passer rating game(s)
Sept. 27, 2018, vs. Minnesota Vikings: 38-31 (W), 26-for-33, 465 yards, 5 TDs

25
Nick Foles is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Every Quarterback To Achieve A Perfect Passer Rating

Career stats: 11,165 yards, 68 TDs, 33 INTs

Perfect passer rating game(s)
Nov. 3, 2013, vs. Oakland Raiders: 49-20 (W), 22-for-28, 406 yards, 7 TDs