Regardless of the reason for which you watch NFL games, one can undoubtedly say how incredible it is to watch and enjoy the NFL. One of the many reasons that make the NFL such a heartwarming game is the incredible skills and tiger strength that players must have. But the one player who requires not just strength and skills but the strategy, power, knowledge, and communication skills are a quarterback.
Oftentimes people argue on the top 5 QBS of all time. Some point John Elway’s power and physical strength mentioning how he has been exhibiting his powers in the toughest situations. While some cite Dan Marino for his powerful throws. For being the most talented passer, people often mention Aaron Rodgers as well.
And of course, what makes them best are those tangible results that drive the arguments in a more substantial way in determining the top 5 QBS of all time. An outstanding quarterback can stimulate the whole outcome of the game. Therefore, while selecting players there’s a lot of responsibility on the selectors to pick out the ones with the most promising results, skills, and knowledge of this nerve-wrenching game.
Top 5 Quarterbacks of All Time
Since the NFL began, there have been numerous quarterbacks who influenced the whole game positively. Listing them down will take forever. Therefore, we have picked the top five quarterbacks for you this time to begin the journey with.
Team – Tampa Bay Buccaneers, New England Patriots
NFL Championship: Seven Super Bowl rings
Honors: 14-times Pro Bowl, 3-time MVP
When Tom ended up at 199th place at the 2000 NFL Draft, no one could have imagined that he would have this brilliant career in just a few years later. Between his 18 years career with the New England Patriots, Tom Brady led the team to six world NFT championships and 17 division titles. He also has the title of a pro bowler nine times altogether.
While playing with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Tom took his NFL team to the trophy of Super Bowl LV. He managed to receive the 5th Super Bowl MVP honor.
Tom Brady has been exceptional in his NFL career which can be more elaborated from his 7 Super Bowl Win out of 10. The journey does not stop here. He won 3 NFL MVP awards. First in 2007, second in 2010, and third in 2017. In addition to that, he won nominees for 14 Pro Bowl and for 5 for All-Pro selections.
Due to many reasons, Tom Brady has contributed manly in NFL game history. With 264 games, he still holds second place when it comes to passing touchdown percentage with 79,204. In the complete history of the NFL, no one has ever managed to cross 581 passing touchdowns.
Team: San Francisco 49ers, Kansas City Chiefs
NFL Champions: Four Super Bowl victories
Honors: 8-times Pro Bowl, 2-times MVP. Hall of Fame
Montana has gained the second position in our top 5 QBS of all-time list for the NFL season. Before being beaten by Brady, Montana was the top quarterback in the history of the NFL.
Montana had multiple Super Bowl titles in his football career. He had the most passes of 122 without even an interception in only of his four matches.
Montana is a living example of bravery and composure for the ones who have just stepped in this game and want armor strength in the field. The legacy of Joe Montana ended in 1994 when he retired from serving with the Kansas City Chiefs. He also was inaugurated for the Pro Football Hall of Fame 2000.
He was crowned with MVPs in 1989 and 1990 for his accuracy of stretch and precision running the West Coast Offense as a quarterback in the NFL which set the standards for QBS in the history of the NFL.
Team: Indianapolis Colts and Denver Broncos
NFL Championship: Two NFL championships
Honors: 5-times MVP, 14-times Pro-Bowl, Hall of Fame
Manning received massive attention after the 1998 NFL draft from the clubs and the audience. Manning won 5 MVP titles due to his extraordinary performance during his career of 17 years playing for the Broncos and Colts. This is one of those reasons for which Manning stands in third place in our top 5 QBS for the NFL season as this is the record figure of MVP titles for any NFL player.
In addition to that, he has survived 14 Pro Bowls and 10 All-Pros in the history of the National Football League.
This also translates the fact that Manning is among the greatest quarterbacks for obtaining most records in a single career, especially in a single season.
Not only this, but he owns 4 super bowl rings. He also gathered an MVP victory record in Super Bowl XLI while leading the Colts over Bears.
Manning has everything that a football prodigy has. No matter where he is, he always leaves a great gesture of personality both on and off the field. With the greatest football IQ, he has the potential of reaching the 2021 Pro Football Hall of Fame.
Team: Baltimore Colts and San Diego Chargers
NFL Championship: Three-time Super bowl ring
Honors: 10-times Pro Bowl, 3-time MVP, Hall of Fame
Unitas is one of the most popular quarterbacks of his period. He has left many examples to follow by the young quarterbacks of this era. His whole career showed that he devoted his powers and strengths to the Baltimore Colts. His 18-year career boasts three-time NFL MVP and 10-time Pro Bowls.
Team: Cleveland Browns
NFL Championships: Three super bowl victories
Honors: 5-times Pro Bowl, Hall of Fame
OTTO Graham is one of the greatest QBS of all time in the history of the NFL. In his career, he gained four AAFC Championship and three NFL championships in his career when playing for the Cleveland Browns. He earned two purple MVP awards and three times NFL MVP.
He is the owner of the highest passer rating until the retirement of Montana in 1994 which was 86.6. OTTO Graham won the NFL in the passing year with per attempt of 9.0 yards in NFL history.
In his 10-year career, he has gone through 44 touchdown passes. Otto was ‘inducted’ for the PRO Football Hall of Fame in 1965.
NFL All Time Touchdown Leaders
NFL History – Super Bowl Winners
|Super Bowl Winners and Results|
|I||Jan. 15, 1967||Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum||Green Bay 35, Kansas City 10|
|II||Jan. 14, 1968||Orange Bowl (Miami)||Green Bay 33, Oakland 14|
|III||Jan. 12, 1969||Orange Bowl (Miami)||New York Jets 16, Baltimore 7|
|IV||Jan. 11, 1970||Tulane Stadium (New Orleans)||Kansas City 23, Minnesota 7|
|V||Jan. 17, 1971||Orange Bowl (Miami)||Baltimore 16, Dallas 13|
|VI||Jan. 16, 1972||Tulane Stadium (New Orleans)||Dallas 24, Miami 3|
|VII||Jan. 14, 1973||Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum||Miami 14, Washington 7|
|VIII||Jan. 13, 1974||Rice Stadium (Houston)||Miami 24, Minnesota 7|
|IX||Jan. 12, 1975||Tulane Stadium (New Orleans)||Pittsburgh 16, Minnesota 6|
|X||Jan. 18, 1976||Orange Bowl (Miami)||Pittsburgh 21, Dallas 17|
|XI||Jan. 9, 1977||Rose Bowl (Pasadena, Calif.)||Oakland 32, Minnesota 14|
|XII||Jan. 15, 1978||Superdome (New Orleans)||Dallas 27, Denver 10|
|XIII||Jan. 21, 1979||Orange Bowl (Miami)||Pittsburgh 35, Dallas 31|
|XIV||Jan. 20, 1980||Rose Bowl (Pasadena, Calif.)||Pittsburgh 31, Los Angeles Rams 19|
|XV||Jan. 25, 1981||Superdome (New Orleans)||Oakland 27, Philadelphia 10|
|XVI||Jan. 24, 1982||Silverdome (Pontiac, Mich.)||San Francisco 26, Cincinnati 21|
|XVII||Jan. 30, 1983||Rose Bowl (Pasadena, Calif.)||Washington 27, Miami 17|
|XVIII||Jan. 22, 1984||Tampa (Fla.) Stadium||Los Angeles Raiders 38, Washington 9|
|XIX||Jan. 20, 1985||Stanford (Calif.) Stadium||San Francisco 38, Miami 16|
|XX||Jan. 26, 1986||Superdome (New Orleans)||Chicago 46, New England 10|
|XXI||Jan. 25, 1987||Rose Bowl (Pasadena, Calif.)||New York Giants 39, Denver 20|
|XXII||Jan. 31, 1988||Jack Murphy Stadium (San Diego)||Washington 42, Denver 10|
|XXIII||Jan. 22, 1989||Joe Robbie Stadium (Miami)||San Francisco 20, Cincinnati 16|
|XXIV||Jan. 28, 1990||Superdome (New Orleans)||San Francisco 55, Denver 10|
|XXV||Jan. 27, 1991||Tampa (Fla.) Stadium||New York Giants 20, Buffalo 19|
|XXVI||Jan. 26, 1992||Metrodome (Minneapolis)||Washington 37, Buffalo 24|
|XXVII||Jan. 31, 1993||Rose Bowl (Pasadena, Calif.)||Dallas 52, Buffalo 17|
|XXVIII||Jan. 30, 1994||Georgia Dome (Atlanta)||Dallas 30, Buffalo 13|
|XXIX||Jan. 29, 1995||Joe Robbie Stadium (Miami)||San Francisco 49, San Diego 26|
|XXX||Jan. 28, 1996||Sun Devil Stadium (Tempe, Ariz.)||Dallas 27, Pittsburgh 17|
|XXXI||Jan. 26, 1997||Superdome (New Orleans)||Green Bay 35, New England 21|
|XXXII||Jan. 25, 1998||Qualcomm Stadium (San Diego)||Denver 31, Green Bay 24|
|XXXIII||Jan. 31, 1999||Pro Player Stadium (Miami)||Denver 34, Atlanta 19|
|XXXIV||Jan. 30, 2000||Georgia Dome (Atlanta)||St. Louis 23, Tennessee 16|
|XXXV||Jan. 28, 2001||Raymond James Stadium (Tampa, Fla.)||Baltimore 34, New York Giants 7|
|XXXVI||Feb. 3, 2002||Superdome (New Orleans)||New England 20, St. Louis 17|
|XXXVII||Jan. 26, 2003||Qualcomm Stadium (San Diego)||Tampa Bay 48, Oakland 21|
|XXXVIII||Feb. 1, 2004||Reliant Stadium (Houston)||New England 32, Carolina 29|
|XXXIX||Feb. 6, 2005||Alltel Stadium (Jacksonville, Fla.)||New England 24, Philadelphia 21|
|XL||Feb. 5, 2006||Ford Field (Detroit)||Pittsburgh 21, Seattle 10|
|XLI||Feb. 4, 2007||Dolphin Stadium (Miami)||Indianapolis 29, Chicago 17|
|XLII||Feb. 3, 2008||University of Phoenix Stadium (Glendale, Ariz.)||New York Giants 17, New England 14|
|XLIII||Feb. 1, 2009||Raymond James Stadium (Tampa, Fla.)||Pittsburgh 27, Arizona 23|
|XLIV||Feb. 7, 2010||Sun Life Stadium (Miami)||New Orleans 31, Indianapolis 17|
|XLV||Feb. 6, 2011||Cowboys Stadium (Arlington, Texas)||Green Bay 31, Pittsburgh 25|
|XLVI||Feb. 5, 2012||Lucas Oil Stadium (Indianapolis)||New York Giants 21, New England 17|
|XLVII||Feb. 3, 2013||Mercedes-Benz Superdome (New Orleans)||Baltimore 34, San Francisco 31|
|XLVIII||Feb. 2, 2014||MetLife Stadium (East Rutherford, N.J.)||Seattle 43, Denver 8|
|XLIX||Feb. 1, 2015||University of Phoenix Stadium (Glendale, Ariz.)||New England 28, Seattle 24|
|50||Feb. 7, 2016||Levi’s Stadium (Santa Clara, Calif.)||Denver 24, Carolina 10|
|LI||Feb. 5, 2017||NRG Stadium (Houston)||New England 34, Atlanta 28|
|LII||Feb. 4, 2018||U.S. Bank Stadium (Minneapolis)||Philadelphia 41, New England 33|
|LIII||Feb. 3, 2019||Mercedes-Benz Stadium (Atlanta)||New England 13, Los Angeles Rams 3|
|LIV||Feb. 2, 2020||Hard Rock Stadium (Miami)||Kansas City 31, San Francisco 20|
|LV||Feb. 7, 2021||Raymond James Stadium (Tampa, Fla.)||Tampa Bay 31, Kansas City 9|
|LVI||Feb. 13, 2022||SoFi Stadium (Inglewood, Calif.)||Los Angeles Rams 23, Cincinnati 20|