With Tom Brady placing his stamp on the NFL postseason record books, the debate rages on as to whether the New England Patriots living legend is the best quarterback of all time.
That is a claim that cannot be taken lightly. Brady certainly ranks among the best ever. After all, he owns five shiny Super Bowl rings and is closing in on a possible sixth. At age 40, he is not done yet.
Through the years, the NFL has featured dozens of quarterbacks who were standouts in their eras. Many of the names are familiar: Johnny Unitas, Brett Favre, Dan Marino, Steve Young, Joe Montana, and Roger Staubach. And the list goes on.
The best quarterback? It’s a good question and fodder for vigorous debate, so 24/7 Wall St.com took it on. We used data from sources such as Pro Football Reference, the Associated Press, and United Press International to determine the best quarterback for each NFL season dating back to 1945.