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NFL 5 43 Whitlock's Top 10 QBs of all-time 10893503 Who's the best QB of all-time? Who%27s+the+best+QB+of+all-time%3F NFL After watching the Super Bowl performance, Jason Whitlock hopes we can all agree it's not Peyton Manning. At least Archie's kid cracks Jason's all-time Top 10 list.
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NFL 5 43 Whitlock's Top 10 QBs of all-time 10893561 John Elway John+Elway NFL Tremendous athleticism. He was Vince Young except he could throw it accurately to any place on the field. Defensive coordinators and safeties feared his long arm so much that running backs Gaston Green, Bobby Humphrey and Sammy Winder all earned Pro Bowl berths taking handoffs from Elway. But the myth is Elway benefitted from Terrell Davis and Davis didn't benefit from Elway. Made the Broncos relevant and dangerous for 16 straight years.

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NFL 5 43 Whitlock's Top 10 QBs of all-time 10893540 Joe Montana Joe+Montana NFL In 10 seasons as a full-time starter in San Francisco, Montana won four Super Bowls, three SB MVPs and two AP league MVPs. Montana excelled in a rhythm and timing passing game. How would he perform in an era when DBs were actually allowed to defend receivers?
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NFL 5 43 Whitlock's Top 10 QBs of all-time 10892639 Johnny Unitas Johnny+Unitas NFL On this, I defer to the old-timers who swear Mr. Unitas was as good as the modern QBs. He tossed 32 touchdowns in 1959! He led 34 fourth-quarter comebacks, which is second-best all time. He was MVP of the league three times and first-team all-pro five times. He dominated and defined the position throughout the 1960s.
NFL 5 43 Whitlock's Top 10 QBs of all-time 10893541 Dan Marino Dan+Marino NFL I don't care that he never won a Super Bowl. The dude was awesome. Marino set the table for the game we have today. His 48-TD, 5,000-yard sophomore season is the equivalent of Wilt Chamberlain's 50-points-a-game season.
NFL 5 43 Whitlock's Top 10 QBs of all-time 10893521 Steve Young Steve+Young NFL You could make a strong case for Young being No. 2. Problem is, Young's resume isn't quite long enough to justify it. He had seven great seasons in San Francisco. He rode the bench behind Montana for four seasons, wasted two seasons in Tampa Bay and two seasons in the USFL. In seven seasons as a starter, Young made the Pro Bowl seven times, was all-pro three times, won the league's MVP award twice and won a Super Bowl and SB MVP trophy.
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NFL 5 43 Whitlock's Top 10 QBs of all-time 10893520 Tom Brady Tom+Brady NFL Every name on the list above his quarterbacked at least one losing team. Brady has never led a loser. Never. To me, he epitomizes winning at the QB position, even more than Montana. Joe had Jerry Rice for two of his four Super Bowl victories. Brady won three Super Bowls with Troy Brown. Brady is a combination old-school, new-school quarterback.
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NFL 5 43 Whitlock's Top 10 QBs of all-time 10893560 Brett Favre Brett+Favre NFL He owns all the records good and bad. He's durable. He's courageous. Teammates love to play with him. He would be a star in the 1920s. It's popular to trash Favre now. The game of football is far better with him than without him. If he comes back next season and gets a second Super Bowl, no one will ever doubt his greatness.
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NFL 5 43 Whitlock's Top 10 QBs of all-time 10893565 Peyton Manning Peyton+Manning NFL He might one day move into the top five of this list. But not today. Manning is perfect for the Madden video game era. You put him in the 1960s and 1970s -- when defenders could beat up QBs -- and he just might be Jim Everett. Remember the scrambling play Eli Manning made to win XLII? Peyton would never have made that play because he would've fallen to the ground long before a defender touched him. Again, I like Peyton. He just has some work to do before we overlook his shortcomings and anoint him.
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NFL 5 43 Whitlock's Top 10 QBs of all-time 10893564 Roger Staubach Roger+Staubach NFL People forget he missed four seasons because of his commitment to the Naval Academy. He was a 27-year-old rookie in 1969. Think of what his career might have been without his service to our country. He won two Super Bowls and was a six-time Pro Bowler despite an abbreviated career.
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NFL 5 43 Whitlock's Top 10 QBs of all-time 10893566 Fran Tarkenton Fran+Tarkenton NFL He was a great player in two decades -- the 1960s and '70s. He quarterbacked the Vikings to three Super Bowl appearances. He played 18 seasons. He could scramble. He was an accurate passer, completing 60 percent of his passes five of his final six seasons. This was long before a 60-precent completion rate was common. We often overlook Tarkenton's sustained greatness.
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