The QB is the most important player in any sport across the world. They are considered the field general. Over the years the field general position has changed; Teams rely on quarterback and the passing game much more than previous eras.
Today we will take a look at the best 5 ever to play in the NFL at the QB spot.
5) Drew Brees – San Diego Chargers/New Orleans Saints
Drew Brees starts off this list with a bang. A one time Super Bowl champion and MVP, Brees has thrown for over 70,000 Yards in his 17 year career. He is the only QB in history to throw for 5,000 or more yards in a single season five times.
Brees has led the league in passing yards an amazing seven times throughout his career. Add on the fact that he has also led the league in passing touchdowns four times. He just signed a new two year contract with the Saints at age 39. He is A sure fire first ballot hall of famer who keeps getting left off the greatest of all time lists. I’m here to change that narrative.
4) John Elway – Denver Broncos
John Elway is the heart and soul of Denver, even to this day as he is the GM. A two time Super Bowl champion and a one time Super Bowl MVP.
Elway is a one time league MVP and a one time league passing leader. Elway led Denver to new heights as he ascended through the years, and he led the Broncos to 5 total Super Bowls.
3) Peyton Manning – Indianapolis Colts/Denver Broncos
Peyton Manning is a two time Super Bowl champion and a one super bowl MVP. He has an astounding five league MVP awards. Three time passing yards leader and four time touchdowns leader.
Though Manning is the most clutch regular season QB of all time, for awhile even he had his struggles when it came to winning important games in the playoffs.
2) Joe Montana – San Fransisco 49ers
A four time Super Bowl champion and a three time Super Bowl MVP. Montana was and still is called the greatest of all time by numerous people.
He is a two time league MVP. He has also been the league passing touchdowns leader twice. Montana played in an era that was more rugged and dangerous for quarterbacks.
1) Tom Brady – New England Patriots
At this point in his career, you can’t not call Tom Brady the G.O.A.T. He is a five time Super Bowl champion and a four time Super Bowl MVP. He has been the league MVP three times, one of which was in his age 40 season.
He is a three time passing leader and four time touchdown leader. He is half of the mastermind behind the early 2000’s New England Patriots dynasty. He is the most clutch playoff QB in the history of the game, and he has been to the Super Bowl and amazing eight times.
Aaron Rodgers (Green Bay Packers)
Brett Farve (Green Bay Packers/Minnesota Vikings/New York Jets)
Dan Marino (Miami Dolphins)
Johnny Unitas (Baltimore Colts/San Diego Chargers)
Trot Aikman (Dallas Cowboys)
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