5 Best Quarterbacks of All Time in NFL History
Quarterback is the most integral player of a team. They have the ability to snatch victory from the opponent’s den. However, when it comes to who is the best quarterback in the National Football League (NFL), the question remained unanswered. Here in this article, we have accumulated the top 5 quarterbacks of all time in NFL history. So, let’s start with the list.
1. Otto Graham
At number five we have Otto Graham. During his career, he won three NFL championships and four AAFC championships with the Cleveland Browns. He is considered as one of the prolific passers in the NFL era. Graham is the holder of the highest QB passer rating of 86.6 until Montana’s retirement in 1994. Otto had 44 touchdown passes in his 10 years professional career. He was “inducted” into the 1965 Pro Football Hall of Fame.
2. Johnny Unitas
Johnny Unitas was one of the best quarterbacks of his era. He earned four-time NFL MVP and 10-time Pro Bowls in his 18-year-career. Unitas donned Baltimore Colts and San Diego Chargers jerseys during his career. Johnny won three NFL titles and 5th super bowl.
3. Peyton Manning
The third most successful quarterback in our list is Peyton Manning. He played for the Indianapolis Colts and Denver Broncos. During his 17 years long professional career, Manning won 5 NFL MVP titles. It is a record number for any NFL player. Furthermore, he is the quarterback with a maximum number of seasons and career records. Manning won four super bowl rings. Peyton was considered as the player with the best footballing mind. He was a fan favorite and known for his hard work on the field. He’s gone through 10 All-Pros and 14 Pro Bowls in league history.
4. Joe Montana
Joe Montana is the second best quarterback in NFL history. He retired in the year 2004. Montana played for the San Francisco 49ers and Kansas City Chiefs. During his career, he won 4 super bowl rings and also won the MVP awards twice. Adding to it, Joe Montana received eight nominations for the Pro Bowl and five nominations for the All-Pro.
5. Tom Brady
The most successful and the best quarterback in NFL history is Tom Brady. He finished 199th place in the 2000 NFL Draft and nobody expected him to outshine everyone. During his 18 years with the New England Patriots, he led the NFL team to 17 division titles, six world championships. He is a nine-time Pro Bowler. When he joined the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, he helped them clinch the Super Bowl LV title. He won three NFL MVP Awards in 2007, 2010, and 2017. In addition, he also won 14 Pro Bowl invitations and five All-Pro selections.
Tom Brady has played 264 games and has record 581 passing touchdowns in his career. He holds second place in terms of passing touchdown percentage at 79,204.