The quarterback is the most vital player on the field in NFL football. They need to be able to throw accurately and quickly, while also having a good enough arm strength to make it difficult for defenders to intercept their passes. But they also need to be able to run well enough to avoid getting sacked by an offensive lineman or linebacker. The best QBs in NFL history were capable of doing all these things with relative ease. Here’s my list (in no particular order) of the best QBs ever:
Peyton Manning is a retired American football quarterback who played 18 seasons in the National Football League (NFL), primarily with the Indianapolis Colts. He spent two years with the Denver Broncos and one season with the Tennessee Titans. Manning was selected by the Indianapolis Colts as their first overall draft pick in 1998 out of Tennessee, where he won numerous awards including being named SEC Player of th Year multiple times. During his tenure with Indianapolis, he became an 11-time Pro Bowl selection and led them to win Super Bowl XLI over Chicago Bears 21-17 at Dolphin Stadium on February 4th 2007..
Manning holds numerous NFL records including passing yards (71304), TD passes (550) completions(5526), attempts(8196) and wins(200).
The best quarterbacks of all time are measured by their Super Bowl wins, passing yards and touchdowns. The most important thing is to have a high passer rating, which measures how good a quarterback is at completing passes.
Tom Brady has won five Super Bowls with the New England Patriots. He also has more passing yards than any other quarterback in NFL history (72,208). His touchdown passes are second only to Peyton Manning’s 539 TDs thrown out of 718 attempts over his career span. Brady has thrown just 1 interception per 192 attempts! That’s very impressive considering how many times he throws the ball each game – usually over 40 times per game!
Joe Montana is one of the best quarterbacks in NFL history. He was an 11-time Pro Bowler and won four Super Bowls with the San Francisco 49ers, three of which he was named MVP.
In 1989, Montana threw for 3,944 yards and 29 touchdowns while leading his team to another Super Bowl victory over the Denver Broncos. That year alone he also made it into first place on ESPN’s list of “50 Greatest Quarterbacks.”
John Elway is one of the greatest quarterbacks in NFL history. He was a two-time Super Bowl champion and five-time Pro Bowler, and he led the Denver Broncos to six AFC Championships. In 1999, he was inducted into both the College Football Hall of Fame and Pro Football Hall of Fame.
In his college career at Stanford University (1978-82), Elway threw for 9,349 yards with 77 touchdowns while running for 1,530 yards and 21 scores on 541 carries; those stats make him one of only four players ever to pass for more than 9,000 yards with fewer than 100 interceptions in their collegiate careers (alongside Drew Brees). In addition to leading his team to an Orange Bowl victory over Nebraska in 1982–the school’s first national title since 1940–Elway won several awards during his time at Stanford including All-American honors twice as well as Pac-10 Player of Year honors three times (1980-’81-’82).
If you’re looking for the best quarterback in NFL history, look no further than Brett Favre. The three-time MVP led the league in passing yards and touchdowns multiple times during his career, including a record-breaking season in which he threw for 5,472 yards. He also won a Super Bowl with the Green Bay Packers and was inducted into Canton as soon as he was eligible to be enshrined there (just two years after retiring).
Favre holds several records that are unlikely ever to be broken: Most consecutive starts by any player (253); most completions (6,300); most passing yards (71,838), pass attempts (10,169) and pass completions (9281). Some analysts consider him among the greatest quarterbacks ever–and if they don’t yet consider him one of those guys, they certainly should after his performance at age 40 when he threw 48 touchdowns against just 7 interceptions while leading Minnesota Vikings into playoffs before losing Wild Card game against New Orleans Saints 31-28 on January 3rd 2010
Dan Marino was a quarterback for the Miami Dolphins, who played in the NFL from 1983 to 1999. He was named NFL MVP twice and was named to the Pro Bowl 9 times during his career. Marino holds or shares several passing records: most seasons leading league in passing yards (6), highest completion percentage by season (.670), most completions in a game (45), most passing yards per game by season (315), highest passer rating by season (.968), highest career passer rating (86.4%), most games with 300+ passing yards (2nd only behind Drew Brees). He also ranks as one of only two players ever with over 60,000 career yards passing; he’s third all-time behind Brett Favre and Peyton Manning on that list. In addition, Dan has thrown 487 touchdowns–one shy of John Elway’s record–and he holds four separate records for single-season completion percentage: .680 in 1984; .667 in 1986; .661 in 1987; .658 again later that same year!
Staubach won two Super Bowls, one of which he was the MVP. He had a career passer rating of 92.8, which is good enough for sixth all-time among quarterbacks with at least 1,000 career attempts. He was also an excellent leader and scrambler, rushing for 2,264 yards and 30 touchdowns in his 12 seasons as a starter.
He also made great decisions when it came time to throw the ball downfield; Staubach threw only 20 interceptions in his first three years as an NFL starter (1969-71), despite throwing more than 1,400 passes during that span!
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The following is a list of the best quarterbacks in NFL history, as determined by their ability to win games with their arm and their legs.
- Tom Brady: The GOAT (Greatest of All Time), Brady has won five Super Bowls and is currently playing at an MVP level despite being 40 years old. He’s also been accused by some of being a serial cheater, but we’ll leave that for another article.
- Peyton Manning: A two-time Super Bowl winner who was selected as league MVP four times during his career, Manning may have been even better than Brady if not for injuries that slowed him down late in his career.
- Drew Brees: Brees holds numerous passing records but has never won a Super Bowl despite coming close on multiple occasions; he did play on one of the greatest offenses ever assembled during 2009-2010 when they led all teams with 754 points scored over 16 games played during that stretch (they lost)
This list has some of the most legendary quarterbacks in the history of football. There are so many great players who have come through the NFL over the years and I think it’s really hard to pick just one that is better than all others. That being said, I think Peyton Manning is my favorite quarterback because he has won so much with different teams and plays his heart out every time he steps onto the field no matter if it’s practice or game day!