ANSWERS: 88
  • Troy Aikman
  • Joe Montana. No doubt in my mind. He may not have had all the passing records and the ultra-strong arm, but he was a master in reading defenses, was extremely precise and a great leader. With him on their team the 49ers always had a chance. Plus 4 SuperBowl rings attest to his greatness in the clutch.
  • Joe Montana - I really thought he was great
  • Peyton Manning. His natural talent is amazing. I think his understanding of the game on all levels is unequaled in football. I look forward to his coaching career if he chooses to go in that direction.
  • Sammy Baugh has to be the greatest quarterback in history. He revolutionized the position, if media covered the sport back then like it does now then without a dobut everyone would know who he is. Plus he played defense as well!
  • Joe Montana
  • Unitas.
  • In my lifetime: 1. Johnny Unitas 2. Bart Star 3. Joe Montana 4. Dan Marino 5. Fran Tarkenton
  • Joe Montana, great looking too in his youth from photographs i have seen
  • I would have to say Troy Aikman, because he took a team that was 1-15 and his rookie year they were 7-9 and a year later they were 11-5. during his career hed led his team to 97 wins incuding the post eason and he was 11-5 in the postseason, he won the Super Bowls, was Super Bowl MVP, was in 6 Pro Bowls, and was inducted to the Dallas Cowboys Ring Of Honor
  • John Elway. More comeback victories than any other QB, plus 2 SB rings. He kept the Broncos alive for many years, carrying the team year after year to the playoffs with no team behind him. Cannon arm, great accuracy.
  • Picking just one is very difficult. 1.) Dan Marino (holds/held the most records) 2.) Joe Montana 3.) Johnny Unitas 4.) Joe Namath 5.) John Elway 6.) Brett Favre 7.) Troy Aikman 8.) Peyton Manning (I expect him to move up...he's on his way to becoming one of the all-time greats)
  • Heart- Staubach Truth- Unitas
  • I loved the tough grit of Jim Kelley. He was my childhood hero since I grew up in the Buffalo NY area. I remember watching a game against the Eagles my father took me to and I saw about an 81 yard TD catch and run pass. He seemed like he was the toughest man in the world when I was growing up. This was during my early teens when him, Thurman and Andre Reed were the nucleus of the famed 'No huddle offense' which was a radical change from the conservative clock burning NFL coaching strategy. It's ironic that Jimbo was unable to play against the now defunct Houston Oilers and that Frank Reich had to sub and that F.R. had the largest come from behind victory in NFL playoff history, and the fact that Jim Kelley played for the now defunct Houston Gamblers of the now defunct USFL league team. Irony? http://www.oursportscentral.com/usfl/gamblers.php
  • A fine list, no argument from me!
  • John "ComeBack Kid" Elway Is The Best 2 Times Superbowl Champ With The Best RunningBack Ever AKA Terrell"TD"Davis
  • Peyton Manning. University of Tennessee grad!!!
  • TERRY BRADSHAW NO ONE HAS WON 4 SUPER BOWLS IN 6 YEARS.HE WAS FIRST TO WIN 3 SUPER BOWLS AND FIRST TO WIN 4 SUPER BOWLS Most Valuable Player by the Associated Press and others in 1978 He was named the Most Valuable Player in both Super Bowl XIII and Super Bowl XIV He was selected to play in three Pro Bowl games.
  • Troy Aikman. Three Super Bowl Rings and an outstanding completion percentage in the playoffs.
  • Tom Brady is starting to look like he may be,and he is stillvery young and has a lot of years to play
  • Brett Favre And I'm a Lions fan (as much as that's humanly possible).
  • Number 16 from the San Francisco 49ers...Joe Montana!
  • joe montana, however when his career is over peyton manning will take the number 1 spot
  • doug flutie. what he did over the course of his total football career was amazing. he was winning quarterback many times of the grey cup, canada's super bowl. canadian football is all passing.
  • Despite the record books, it's hard to beat the Montana / Rice team.
  • Dan Marino.
  • Dan Fouts
  • Brett Favre
  • Joe Montana
  • Greatness is measured by champions. Therefore, Joe Montana and Terry Bradshaw are tied. Troy Aikman and Tom Brady are close behind. You can have all the stats in the world but to BE the best, you have to WIN the most.
  • On pure numbers I would say Dan Marino, but since he does not have a championship, I will have to go with Joe Montana.
  • Troy Aikman is the MAN!!!
  • Troy Aikman is the MAN!!!
  • Troy Aikman is the MAN!!!
  • For me it is a toss-up between Peyton Manning and Terry Bradshaw
  • Joe Montana... F*ck what everyone else is saying.
  • When its all said and done by the end of Tom Brady's career he will be the best. Im no patriots fan but ive never seen a QB affect the game like Tom Brady
  • kurt warner go CARDS!!!!!! what qb do you know that can go from bagging grocery's to winning a SUPER BOWL!!!
  • Peyton Manning
  • It will be tom brady, to win three superbowls in four years is incredible. With the numbers he is putting up this season, who knows what records will be broken
  • When his career is over......and playing with a dominating coach...........Tom Brady, I expect he will have the most Superbowl wins by any Quarterback. Sure Dan Marino has most of the records....but no Superbowls baby.
  • Brett Favre. His prime was better, longer than anyone else. Montana's stats are not that good compared to how long he played
  • "19" the quarterback of the one and only BALTIMORE colts...Johnny Unitas...
  • JOE NAMITH IN 1969 SUPER BOWL
  • John Elway! He was a straight up hero! No one in HISTORY ever made come back victories like he did. When the pressure was on, you'd see old number 7 at his finest.
  • If you want to look at the complete person, Jack Kemp. Unitas and Starr were great in their time. Namath was the first AFL quarterback to win a superbowl Brady is the latest in a long list of great NFL quarterbacks and without a doubt is playing awesome this year. BUT Jack Kemp was the first AFL quaerback to win consequtive championships He was behind the creation of the NFL's Players Association He became a respected member of Congress from Western NY He (unsuccessfully) ran for president of USA Ultimately became the director of HUD during the Reagan presidency I vote for Kemp (again)
  • Dan Marino, please come back to the dolphins
  • steve young and had he not had so many concussions he would have won more superbowls!!
  • Joe Montana, but by time Brady retires he will be considered the best. He may not have the stats like Peyton, but the guy is a winner.
  • Joe Montana without so much as a hesitation. To begin in a reasoning the most appropriate thing to point out is his 4 superbowl rings and 3 superbowl MVP's. However, I will also point out that claiming someone as the best is very difficult considering that football changes so much in as little as a five year time period. When Unitas played they rarely threw the football, where in Joe Montana's day and even today to not throw the ball is ludicrus. But if we went off of NFL records one might say Marino is the best... but I would also like to point out that Marino also holds a record in my book for over throwing his recievers as well. So I conclude that Joe Montana is the best simply because of skill and the incredible team that he had and how he controled the game.
  • Tied between Montana and Brady. Brady will become #1. Elway was the king of the comeback BUT if he was that great he would not have to come back. Marino is a great regular season passer but he could never win it all. Still a great QB but the lack of a SB ring knocks him out of contention. Young might have been the greatest had he not road the bench behind Montana for so many years. Who knows? Maybe he would not have been very good had he not sat behind Montana. Farve is the toughest and is a record holder due to longevity but I dont see him as the greatest. I put him tied with Elway. Starr and Unitis were both great in their day but i dont believe they would fair verywell intodays system. Payton Manning? Please! Maybe the most naturally talented QB in history but he gets frazzeled and can make bad decisions. The thing that sets Montana and Brady above them all is their brains. They play smart football every time out. No flash, very few mistakes, get the job done and go home.
  • I've always said Montana but if Tom Brady wins another SB, he's at least tied. Until this year, he never had any great WR's. Yet he's got 3 rings. In the free agency era. Damn!
  • 1. Montana (4 Super Bowls, 3 MVPs, all the records), 2 reg season MVPs, single season passing record (since broken), and his teams won 10+ games almost every season. 2. Unitas 3. Elway 4. Brady (still rising)...I can't stand him, but the game tells you what you are, and he's a winner, damn it all...
  • thats easy For back in the day it would be "Terry Bradshaw For now def."Ben Roethlisberger
  • Without a doubt, Joe Montana....but Brady is closing in fast.
  • Joe Montana.
  • Brett Favre hands down. Most wins as a starting qb, most td passes, most yards, all the consecutive starts, and he did all of that with mostly mediocre talent over the years.
  • You can't really judge a quarterback by super bowl titles entirely. If TB or Joe played for the the Miami Dolphins and the New York Jets last year...would that make the teams superbowl contenders? I doub it. Superbowls are a "team" effort. People are going to hate me for this but my picks are Manning, Brady, Montana, and Graham. Brady won his 3 superbowls with average players. Last year was his first season with real superstars and they almost went undefeated throughout the post season. I'm not a Patriots fan, I'm just being real about the subject. These QB's aren't even my favorite. Guy's like Manning, Bradshaw, Montana, and Aikman all had alot of help from other superstars. Even Elway didn't win a superbowl until Terrel Davis starting rushing for 2000+ yards. Brady's players don't even compare to Irving, Rice, Davis, E. Smith, Steelers Defense, J. Taylor, R. Craig, D. Clark, Cowboys Defense, Sharpe, Lake, J. Green, Harrison, Wayne, E. James, D. Clark, and I could go on forever. If I had to choose I would choose either Brady or Montana. But Brady still has alot of time left and he will get at least two more rings.
  • The best is Joe Nameth
  • Brett Favre
  • In terms of who I want leading my team.... Joe Montana. Dan Marino would be my 2nd pick.
  • The answer depends on specifics that aren't in the question. I grew up a 49ers fan, but unlike some people I can honestly ignore my bias towards them. Overall best QB as far as winning, ability, success in the clutch, and winning Super Bowls is Joe Montana hands down. Namath doesn't even belong in the top 25, he's just known for guaranteeing a win, getting drunk and then hitting on a female reporter on live TV... average QB at best. Bart Starr, seriously? They barely even passed the damn ball when he played, he's out. Staubach and even Troy Aikman would make a descent argument, great QBs, winners, clutch. Aikmen would've had even better numbers had the teams he played on not been quite so good. He did enough to win the games and what was asked of him, shortened career(concussions) hurt his numbers too. Marino couldn't win a Super Bowl, probably could've had he not played vs. Montana the year he made it there or had a defense at some point while he played. The Dolphins threw more than any team in history while he was QB so his stats are inflated, he was damn good though. Terry Bradshaw was another average QB and played with arguably some of the greatest defenses ever, scratch him too. John Elway, great QB, but how many Super Bowls did he lose(3 I think) before he finally won two with lots of help from his defense and ground game. He was stellar in comeback situations however. Tom Brady would make an interesting argument, but the fact is and I'll be honest, I hate him, he's actually very cocky and he's portrayed as this nice down to earth guy... great QB though and clutch, has played with amazing teams . There is an argument for Unitas(owns the record for consecutive games with a TD pass, in the 40s and no one has even approached it), cool under pressure too. I'm just not sure how he'd hold up playing in todays NFL. Brett Favre isn't too shabby either, although people will say he's thrown too many interceptions. Let's face it, he's a winner, might throw 3 INTs, but he'll still find a way to win the game with the clock winding down in the 4th quarter. His consecutive games played streak is ridiculous especially at QB, he's playued injured(badly sometimes) and still wins. He's the absolute epitomy of what it means to be a football player, kid and heart and just plays out of pure enjoyment(he'd play for nothing if they'd let him and actually said as much). I'd also throw Steve Young in the conversation. He didn't play long enough to win multiple Super Bowls and the Cowboys teams in the 90s didn't make it any easier. Young put up some of the greatest numbers ever during a shortened career and and got into the Hall of Fame because of it. Finally, in my opinion, Peyton Manning will ultimately go down as the greatest ever. He'll be breaking the all time passing records in record time,possibly Favre's consecutive games record, and his stats will be unmatched. He's started every game since his very 1st game as rookie to present. His defense and a few ridiculously good Patriots teams have kept him from winning more Super Bowls, but I think he'll get at least 1 or 2 more by the time he's done. No one can disect a defense like he can. I actually started watching the Colts because it's just amazing seeing the things he can do. Doesn't matter what ya throw at him, more often than not he's gonna beat ya, single handedly if he needs too. I'm not a Colts fan either just a true fan/player of the greatest sport ever.
  • Favre...only won one SuperBowl, but most wins, most completions, most touchdown passes, most consecutive games. (I try to overlook most interceptions). also hell of a nice guy to hang out with.
  • im a steeler fan but im taking joe montana on my team.
  • My vote goes to Joe Montana.
  • Im taking Montana
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  • The correct answer is no.1 Tom Brady, and no.2 Peyton Manning. And yes of all time.
  • 1. tom brady 2. tom brady 3. tom brady there is no question to it. montana was great but by the time brady retires he will have surpassed montana in every stat out there. not to mention win more sbs. manning is not even debatable. and aikeman was ok but look at his line. no to mention the rest of his team
  • Peyton Manning yes it's true that there has been great like Elway, and Marino but the style of the game has changed alot you got bigger faster defenses so you really cant compare Manning to the Greats of old, so I'm sticking with Manning.
  • I am a diehard NFL fan. Some of you are not old enough to remember him but the answer is Johnny Unitas from the old Baltimore Colts. The guy could do it all and was the epitome of class.
  • I WOULD HAVE TO SAY PEYTON MANNING, HE WON A SUPERBOWL, HE HAS THROWN FOR MORE YARD THAN ANY QB AT HIS AGE I BELIEVE, HE HAS NUMEROUS RECORDS, HE HAS THE BEST QB RATING IN A SEASON AND IS THE BEST LEADER IN THE NFL IN MY THOUGHT. HE ALSO HAS SOOO MUCH KNOWLEDGE OF THE GAME AND DEFENSES. HES JUST GREAT. JUST MY OPINION. :)
  • Joe Montana hands down.
  • Joe Montana. He was the most intelligent quarterback ever. He was so quick at reading coverage and making accurate plays.
  • Past QB:Terry Bradshaw Present QB:Tom Brady and im not a front runner i liked him from college
  • Montana.
  • JOE Montana
  • Brett Favre, never missed a game, holds nearly every throwing record, and kept up with the best of them, even in his last year... Packers never should have left him go
  • I would say it's close between payton manning and joe montana, but i think montana takes the cake.
  • John Elway!
  • JOHN ELWAY best arm best comeback qb most superbowl apearences most 4th quarter comebacks most wins behind farve he had great intangibles and was very mobile and athletic
  • I would say Terry Bradshaw because he was such a good passer and also called his own plays in the huddle.
  • Peyton Manning becasue i never saw Dan Marino, John Elway, Joe Montana, and all those others play.
  • Joe Montana w/ Dan Marino and Tom Brady honorable mention. Terry Bradshaw no way! He was a product of a great team around him. Jim Kelly was better than him.
  • All Time:Joe Montana Current:Peyton Manning
  • Tom Brady. He made, what, three touchdowns in one quarter, then went on to shut Tennessee out like 60-0. Add the fact that he has 3 Super Bowl rings this decade, and he is easily the best quarterback in the NFL today, and a surefire future hall-of-famer.
  • Tom Brady or maybe Joe Montana
  • Johny Unitas

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