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Published: June 15, 2017 at 09:59 p.m.
Updated: June 20, 2017 at 02:35 p.m.

Gil Brandt's greatest NFL quarterbacks of all time

NFL Media senior analyst and personnel guru Gil Brandt ranks the best quarterbacks in NFL History. Take a look at how they stack up.

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  • San Diego Chargers, 2001-2005; New Orleans Saints, 2006-present<br>
&raquo; One-time Super Bowl champion, one-time Super Bowl MVP<br>
&raquo; Voted to Pro Bowl 10 times, First Team All-Pro once<br>
&raquo; 66,111 career passing yards, 465 career touchdowns, NFL-record 66.7 career completion percentage<br>
&raquo; 131 career victories 16

    Aaron M. Sprecher/Associated Press

    16. Drew Brees

    San Diego Chargers, 2001-2005; New Orleans Saints, 2006-present
    » One-time Super Bowl champion, one-time Super Bowl MVP
    » Voted to Pro Bowl 10 times, First Team All-Pro once
    » 66,111 career passing yards, 465 career touchdowns, NFL-record 66.7 career completion percentage
    » 131 career victories

  • Buffalo Bills, 1986-1996<br>
&raquo; Voted to Pro Bowl five times, First Team All-Pro once<br>
&raquo; 35,467 career passing yards, 237 career touchdowns<br>
&raquo; 101 career victories<br>
&raquo; Enshrined in Pro Football Hall of Fame 15

    Al Messerschmidt/Associated Press

    15. Jim Kelly

    Buffalo Bills, 1986-1996
    » Voted to Pro Bowl five times, First Team All-Pro once
    » 35,467 career passing yards, 237 career touchdowns
    » 101 career victories
    » Enshrined in Pro Football Hall of Fame

  • Minnesota Vikings, 1961-1966 and 1972-1978; N.Y. Giants, 1967-1971<br>
&raquo; One-time NFL MVP<br>
&raquo; Voted to Pro Bowl nine times, First Team All-Pro once<br>
&raquo; 47,003 career passing yards, 342 career touchdowns,
 32 career rushing touchdowns<br>
&raquo; 124 career victories<br>
&raquo; Enshrined in Pro Football Hall of Fame 14

    David Durochik/Associated Press

    14. Fran Tarkenton

    Minnesota Vikings, 1961-1966 and 1972-1978; N.Y. Giants, 1967-1971
    » One-time NFL MVP
    » Voted to Pro Bowl nine times, First Team All-Pro once
    » 47,003 career passing yards, 342 career touchdowns, 32 career rushing touchdowns
    » 124 career victories
    » Enshrined in Pro Football Hall of Fame

  • Houston Oilers, 1984-1993; Minnesota Vikings, 1994-1996; Seattle Seahawks, 1997-1998; Kansas City Chiefs, 1999-2000<br>
&raquo; Voted to Pro Bowl nine times, First Team All-Pro once<br>
&raquo; 49,325 career passing yards, 291 career touchdowns<br>
&raquo; 102 career victories<br>
&raquo; Enshrined in Pro Football Hall of Fame 13

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    13. Warren Moon

    Houston Oilers, 1984-1993; Minnesota Vikings, 1994-1996; Seattle Seahawks, 1997-1998; Kansas City Chiefs, 1999-2000
    » Voted to Pro Bowl nine times, First Team All-Pro once
    » 49,325 career passing yards, 291 career touchdowns
    » 102 career victories
    » Enshrined in Pro Football Hall of Fame

  • Washington Redskins, 1937-1952<br>
&raquo; Two-time NFL champion<br>
&raquo; Two-time NFL Player of the Year<br>
&raquo; Voted First Team All-Pro seven times<br>
&raquo; 21,996 career passing yards, 187 career touchdowns<br>
&raquo; Enshrined in Pro Football Hall of Fame 12

    Pro Football Hall of Fame/Associated Press

    12. Sammy Baugh

    Washington Redskins, 1937-1952
    » Two-time NFL champion
    » Two-time NFL Player of the Year
    » Voted First Team All-Pro seven times
    » 21,996 career passing yards, 187 career touchdowns
    » Enshrined in Pro Football Hall of Fame

  • Dallas Cowboys, 1989-2000<br>
&raquo; Three-time Super Bowl champion, one-time Super Bowl MVP<br>
&raquo; Voted to Pro Bowl six times, First Team All-Pro once<br>
&raquo; 32,942 career passing yards, 165 career touchdowns,
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&raquo; 94 career victories<br>
&raquo; Enshrined in Pro Football Hall of Fame 11

    Tom DiPace/Associated Press

    11. Troy Aikman

    Dallas Cowboys, 1989-2000
    » Three-time Super Bowl champion, one-time Super Bowl MVP
    » Voted to Pro Bowl six times, First Team All-Pro once
    » 32,942 career passing yards, 165 career touchdowns,
    » 94 career victories
    » Enshrined in Pro Football Hall of Fame

  • Pittsburgh Steelers, <br>
&raquo; Four-time NFL champion, two-time Super Bowl champion<br>
&raquo; One-time NFL MVP<br>
&raquo; Voted to Pro Bowl three times, First Team All-Pro once<br>
&raquo; 27,989 career passing yards, 212 career touchdowns,
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&raquo; 107 career victories<br>
&raquo; Enshrined in Pro Football Hall of Fame 10

    Kevin Terrell/Associated Press

    10. Terry Bradshaw

    Pittsburgh Steelers,
    » Four-time NFL champion, two-time Super Bowl champion
    » One-time NFL MVP
    » Voted to Pro Bowl three times, First Team All-Pro once
    » 27,989 career passing yards, 212 career touchdowns,
    » 107 career victories
    » Enshrined in Pro Football Hall of Fame

  • Miami Dolphins, 1983-1999<br>
&raquo; One-time NFL MVP<br>
&raquo; Voted to Pro Bowl nine times, First Team All-Pro three times<br>
&raquo; 61,361 career passing yards, 420 career touchdowns<br>
&raquo; 147 career victories<br>
&raquo; Enshrined in Pro Football Hall of Fame 9

    Paul Spinelli/Associated Press

    9. Dan Marino

    Miami Dolphins, 1983-1999
    » One-time NFL MVP
    » Voted to Pro Bowl nine times, First Team All-Pro three times
    » 61,361 career passing yards, 420 career touchdowns
    » 147 career victories
    » Enshrined in Pro Football Hall of Fame

  • Dallas Cowboys, 1969-1979<br>
&raquo; Two-time Super Bowl champion, one-time Super Bowl MVP<br>
&raquo; Voted to Pro Bowl six times<br>
&raquo; 22,700 career passing yards, 153 career touchdowns<br>
&raquo; 85 career victories<br>
&raquo; Enshrined in Pro Football Hall of Fame 8

    Tony Tomsic/Associated Press

    8. Roger Staubach – Dallas Cowboys

    Dallas Cowboys, 1969-1979
    » Two-time Super Bowl champion, one-time Super Bowl MVP
    » Voted to Pro Bowl six times
    » 22,700 career passing yards, 153 career touchdowns
    » 85 career victories
    » Enshrined in Pro Football Hall of Fame

  • Baltimore Colts, 1955-1972; San Diego Chargers, 1973<br>
&raquo; Three-time NFL champion, one-time Super Bowl champion<br>
&raquo; Three-time NFL MVP<br>
&raquo; Voted to Pro Bowl 10 times, First Team All-Pro five times<br>
&raquo; 40,239 career passing yards, 290 career touchdowns<br>
&raquo; 118 career victories<br>
&raquo; Enshrined in Pro Football Hall of Fame 7

    Al Messerschmidt/Associated Press

    7. Johnny Unitas

    Baltimore Colts, 1955-1972; San Diego Chargers, 1973
    » Three-time NFL champion, one-time Super Bowl champion
    » Three-time NFL MVP
    » Voted to Pro Bowl 10 times, First Team All-Pro five times
    » 40,239 career passing yards, 290 career touchdowns
    » 118 career victories
    » Enshrined in Pro Football Hall of Fame

  • Atlanta Falcons, 1991; Green Bay Packers, 1992-2007; N.Y. Jets, 2008; Minnesota Vikings, 2009-2010<br>
&raquo; One-time Super Bowl champion<br>
&raquo; Three-time NFL MVP<br>
&raquo; Voted to Pro Bowl 11 times, First Team All-Pro three times<br>
&raquo; 71,838 career passing yards, 508 career touchdowns,
 <br>
&raquo; Tied for career victories lead with 186<br>
&raquo; Enshrined in Pro Football Hall of Fame 6

    Tom DiPace/Associated Press

    6. Brett Favre

    Atlanta Falcons, 1991; Green Bay Packers, 1992-2007; N.Y. Jets, 2008; Minnesota Vikings, 2009-2010
    » One-time Super Bowl champion
    » Three-time NFL MVP
    » Voted to Pro Bowl 11 times, First Team All-Pro three times
    » 71,838 career passing yards, 508 career touchdowns,
    » Tied for career victories lead with 186
    » Enshrined in Pro Football Hall of Fame

  • Denver Broncos, 1983-1998<br>
&raquo; Two-time Super Bowl champion, one-time Super Bowl MVP<br>
&raquo; One-time NFL MVP<br>
&raquo; Voted to Pro Bowl nine times, First Team All-Pro once<br>
&raquo; 51,475 career passing yards, 300 career touchdowns,
 33 career rushing touchdowns<br>
&raquo; 148 career victories<br>
&raquo; Enshrined in Pro Football Hall of Fame 5

    David Durochik/Associated Press

    5. John Elway

    Denver Broncos, 1983-1998
    » Two-time Super Bowl champion, one-time Super Bowl MVP
    » One-time NFL MVP
    » Voted to Pro Bowl nine times, First Team All-Pro once
    » 51,475 career passing yards, 300 career touchdowns, 33 career rushing touchdowns
    » 148 career victories
    » Enshrined in Pro Football Hall of Fame

  • Cleveland Browns, 1946-1955<br>
&raquo; Three-time NFL champion<br>
&raquo; Three-time NFL MVP<br>
&raquo; Voted to Pro Bowl five times, First Team All-Pro four times<br>
&raquo; 23,584 career passing yards, 174 career touchdowns,
 44 career rushing touchdowns<br>
&raquo; Enshrined in Pro Football Hall of Fame 4

    Tony Tomsic/Associated Press

    4. Otto Graham

    Cleveland Browns, 1946-1955
    » Three-time NFL champion
    » Three-time NFL MVP
    » Voted to Pro Bowl five times, First Team All-Pro four times
    » 23,584 career passing yards, 174 career touchdowns, 44 career rushing touchdowns
    » Enshrined in Pro Football Hall of Fame

  • San Francisco 49ers, 1979-1992; Kansas City Chiefs, 1993-1994<br>
&raquo; Four-time Super Bowl champion, three-time Super Bowl MVP<br>
&raquo; Two-time NFL MVP<br>
&raquo; Voted to Pro Bowl eight times, All-Pro First Team three times<br>
&raquo; 40,551 career passing yards, 273 career touchdowns,
 92.3 career passer rating<br>
&raquo; 117 career victories<br>
&raquo; Enshrined in Pro Football Hall of Fame 3

    Peter Read Miller/Associated Press

    3. Joe Montana

    San Francisco 49ers, 1979-1992; Kansas City Chiefs, 1993-1994
    » Four-time Super Bowl champion, three-time Super Bowl MVP
    » Two-time NFL MVP
    » Voted to Pro Bowl eight times, All-Pro First Team three times
    » 40,551 career passing yards, 273 career touchdowns, 92.3 career passer rating
    » 117 career victories
    » Enshrined in Pro Football Hall of Fame

  • Indianapolis Colts, 1998-2010; Denver Broncos, 2012-2015<br>
&raquo; Two-time Super Bowl champion, one-time Super Bowl MVP<br>
&raquo; Five-time NFL MVP<br>
&raquo; Voted to Pro Bowl 14 times, All-Pro First Team seven times<br>
&raquo; NFL-record 71,940 career passing yards and 539 passing touchdowns<br>
&raquo; Tied for all-time career victories with 186<br> 2

    Ben Liebenberg/NFL

    2. Peyton Manning

    Indianapolis Colts, 1998-2010; Denver Broncos, 2012-2015
    » Two-time Super Bowl champion, one-time Super Bowl MVP
    » Five-time NFL MVP
    » Voted to Pro Bowl 14 times, All-Pro First Team seven times
    » NFL-record 71,940 career passing yards and 539 passing touchdowns
    » Tied for all-time career victories with 186

  • New England Patriots, 2000-present<br>
&raquo; Five-time Super Bowl champion, four-time Super Bowl MVP<br>
&raquo; Two-time NFL MVP<br>
&raquo; Voted to Pro Bowl 12 times<br>
&raquo; 61,582 passing yards, 456 passing touchdowns, 97.2 career passer rating<br>
&raquo; 183 career victories 1

    Ben Liebenberg/NFL

    1. Tom Brady

    New England Patriots, 2000-present
    » Five-time Super Bowl champion, four-time Super Bowl MVP
    » Two-time NFL MVP
    » Voted to Pro Bowl 12 times
    » 61,582 passing yards, 456 passing touchdowns, 97.2 career passer rating
    » 183 career victories

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