Special Report

30 Best Quarterbacks of All Time

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20. Troy Aikman
> Team(s): Dallas Cowboys
> Years active: 1989-2000
> Championships: 3
> Honors: 6x Pro Bowl, Hall of Fame

Troy Aikman’s three Super Bowl wins are fourth most among quarterbacks. His 90 regular season victories in the 1990s were the most by any quarterback in any decade until Peyton Manning surpassed him in the 2000s with 115 wins. He was selected to six consecutive Pro Bowls and was the MVP of Super Bowl XXVII.

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19. Kurt Warner
> Team(s): St. Louis Rams, New York Giants, Arizona Cardinals
> Years active: 1998-2009
> Championships: 1
> Honors: 4x Pro Bowl, 2x MVP, Hall of Fame

Kurt Warner is one of only two Hall of Fame quarterbacks not to be drafted. He’s tied with Dan Marino as the fastest to pass for 30,000 yards (114 games) and is tied for third for career completion percentage (65.5%). He’s also the only player inducted into both the Pro Football Hall of Fame and the Arena Football Hall of Fame.

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18. Bob Griese
> Team(s): Miami Dolphins
> Years active: 1967-1980
> Championships: 2
> Honors: 8x Pro Bowl, Hall of Fame

Bob Griese was the first quarterback to start three consecutive Super Bowls, winning the last two. Elected to the Hall of Fame in 1990, Griese efficiently led the Dolphins run-first offense, compiling 25,092 passing yards and throwing 192 touchdowns. In the two Super Bowl victories, he was a combined 14-of-18 when passing.

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17. Sammy Baugh
> Team(s): Washington Redskins
> Years active: 1937-1952
> Championships: 2
> Honors: 6x Pro Bowl, Hall of Fame

When Sammy Baugh first entered the league he was a single wing tailback and only switched to quarterback after several years. He then proceeded to lead the league in pass completion percentage seven seasons. A member of the inaugural Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 1963, Baugh was one of the most complete players in league history, winning four punting titles and leading the league in interceptions in 1943.

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16. Ben Roethlisberger
> Team(s): Pittsburgh Steelers
> Years active: 2004-present
> Championships: 2
> Honors: 6x Pro Bowl

Ben Roethlisberger was a winner from the start of his NFL career, setting the league mark by winning his first 15 regular season games (all 13 starts in 2004 and first two games of 2005) and for most regular season wins as a starting quarterback in his first five NFL seasons (51). At age 23, he became the youngest QB to win a Super Bowl. Going into his 18th season in 2021, Roethlisberger ranks in the top 10 all time in passing yards, completions, and touchdowns.

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