Every NFL Team’s Best QB Of All Time

Throughout NFL history, some teams have had good luck when it comes to the quarterback position. Others have struggled to find even one franchise quarterback. Not every team can feature a Hall of Famer under center, buthere are the best quarterbacks to ever suit up for every NFL team.

Arizona Cardinals – Kurt Warner
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Although Warner only played from 2005-2009 with the team, he ranks fourth in yardage and touchdowns. The fortunes of the Cardinals changed when Warner came, and their only Super Bowl appearance happened with him under center. He has to get the nod over Jim Hart and Neil Lomax.

Atlanta Falcons – Matt Ryan
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Last year’s Super Bowl doesn’t diminish the star Ryan is. He owns every Falcons passing record already and will likely lap Steve Bartkowski in touchdowns this year. He is also the most accurate passer the Falcons have ever had with at least 200 passing attempts.

Baltimore Ravens – Joe Flacco
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The Ravens haven’t been around too long in the grand scheme of things, but Flacco is head and shoulders above the rest of the Ravens’ quarterbacks. He checks all the boxes to quarterback this franchise.

Buffalo Bills – Jim Kelly
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This Hall of Famer holds every Bills passing record of note and led his team to four consecutive Super Bowls. He may not have won one but he was still one of the best quarterbacks to ever play the game.

Carolina Panthers – Cam Newton
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In the Panthers’ short history, Newton towers over other quarterbacks to suit up for the team. As long as he stays healthy, the best might be yet to come for Newton. Newton already owns the record books for Panthers quarterbacks.

Chicago Bears – Jay Cutler
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Cutler owns almost every Bears’ passing record and is one of the few who completed over 60 percent of his passes during his tenure with the team. He might be a favorite whipping post among fans, but the truth is he was better than any other QB the team has had. Yes, he was a better QB than Jim McMahon.

Cincinnati Bengals – Ken Anderson
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Anderson led in the NFL in passing yards twice, QB rating four times, and still holds Bengals records in yards and touchdowns. This four-time Pro Bowl QB gets the nod over Boomer Esiason.

Cleveland Browns – Otto Graham
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Graham might have played from 1946-1955, an era not known for passing, but he still ranks second on the Browns in yards and first in touchdowns. Let’s not forget he led the Browns to 10 straight championship games and won seven of them.

Dallas Cowboys – Troy Aikman
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Tony Romo might have surpassed Aikman in most categories, but Aikman gets the nod here because he won the big game more than once. Had Romo experienced even some success in the playoffs, he would likely have easily unseated Aikman.

Denver Broncos – John Elway
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Elway is one of the best to ever play the game and is head and shoulders above any other Broncos QB. The most surprising thing about Elway is that he only won one MVP award.

Detroit Lions – Matthew Stafford
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The Lions haven’t had many great signal caller,  but Stafford, who just became the highest paid player in the NF,  leads the way for the Lions. He already leads in every statistical category and is still only 29 years old.

Green Bay Packers – Brett Favre
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Favre may one day be passed by Aaron Rodgers, but for now he holds his place at the top. The three-time MVP is second in NFL history in career passing yards and TDs. This Hall of Famer edges Rodgers and Bart Starr.

Houston Texans – Matt Schaub
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He owns every passing record for this young franchise. He has more than twice as many touchdown passes as David Carr who ranks second. His career might have taken a hit after he left Houston, but for Texans fans, the Schaub to Andre Johnson connections is fondly remembered.

Indianapolis Colts – Peyton Manning
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Manning is one of the greatest to ever play the game, so it’s a no-brainer that he top the list for the Colts. The five-time MVP holds the NFL record for yards and touchdowns and owns two Super Bowl rings.

Jacksonville Jaguars – Mark Brunell
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Like other young franchises, the Jaguars don’t have many options. Brunell is by far the best quarterback the Jags have had and the only one to lead the NFL in yardage. It might be a while before Brunell, who went to three Pro Bowls, comes off the list. Throwing to Jimmy Smith and Keenan McCardell was must-see TV.

Kansas City Chiefs – Len Dawson
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Dawson still leads the Chiefs in passing yards and touchdowns and isn’t letting go of those records any time soon. He led the NFL in completion percentage eight times and touchdowns four times. Not to mention he is the only Chiefs QB to win a Super Bowl. It could be many years before Dawson is supplanted.

Los Angeles Chargers – Dan Fouts
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Fouts helped revolutionize football during the Air Coryell years. He might not have won a Super Bowl, but Fouts did win an MVP and led the NFL four times in passing yards and led in TDs twice.

Los Angeles Rams – Kurt Warner
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Warner is one of the best ever feel-good stories in NFL history, going from grocery clerk to Super Bowl hero and Hall of Famer. Everyone remembers watching him leadthe “Greatest Show on Turf.” He helped usher in a new age for quarterbacks and still holds three of the top four passing performances in Super Bowl history.

Miami Dolphins – Dan Marino
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Marino is one of the best to ever play the game. Don’t let his lack of Super Bowl wins distract you from the fact that very few were better at his position in history. Marino led the NFL in TDs three times, passing yards five times, won an MVP and Rookie of the Year and owned the record books when he retired.

Minnesota Vikings – Fran Tarkenton
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Tarkenton helped revolutionize the quarterback position and is still ranked sixth in career touchdowns and tenth in career passing yards. The 1975 NFL MVP and nine-time Pro Bowler should represent the Vikings for a long time on this list.

New England Patriots – Tom Brady
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Brady is arguably the best quarterback of all time, so of course he would make this list. Were you really expecting Drew Bledsoe or Steve Grogan? It’s a safe bet that Brady and his six rings will stay on this list until the sun explodes.

New Orleans Saints – Drew Brees
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No Saints quarterback comes close to Brees in statistics. Other quarterbacks to play for the Saints thought the Super Bowl was just something New Orleans hosted every few years. Brees brought the championship to the Big Easy and made them a legitimate contender year in and year out. Brees is one of the all-time greats.

New York Giants – Eli Manning
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The younger Manning brother holds every Giants passing record and ranks in the Top 10 in yards and touchdowns in NFL history. He won the Super Bowl twice and was named Super Bowl MVP both times. He should find himself enshrined in Canton when it’s all said and done.

New York Jets – Joe Namath
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First QB to ever throw for 4,000 yards. Still the only Jets QB enshrined in Canton. No other Jets QB comes close to Namath, and it is doubtful he will be removed from this list any time soon.

Oakland Raiders – Ken Stabler
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Stabler still holds every major passing record for the Raiders, and he won a Super Bowl. As good as Rich Gannon was, the nod has to go to Stabler who helped create a culture out in Oakland.

Philadelphia Eagles – Donovan McNabb
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Make the argument for Ron Jaworski and Randall Cunningham all you’d like, but McNabb is the best QB the Eagles ever had. He could run a bit, throw a lot, and almost led the Eagles to their first Super Bowl win.

Pittsburgh Steelers – Ben Roethlisberger
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Roethlisberger gets the nod here over Terry Bradshaw. He leads in every team passing category and while Bradshaw won an MVP and has two more rings his completion percentage of 51.9 percent can’t be overlooked nor can his 212-210 TD-INT ratio. Ben and his 303-161 TD-INT and 64.1 completion percentage takes the honor while playing in the free agency era.

San Francisco 49ers – Joe Montana
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There is no debate about Montana. He is one of the greatest to ever play the game and seemed to shine when the game was on the line. Montana easily beats Steve Young for the top honor among 49ers signal-callers, and that’s saying something given that Young would have topped the list for many other franchises.

Seattle Seahawks –  Russell Wilson
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Matt Hasselbeck, Dave Krieg and Jim Zorn might beat Wilson statistically, but Wilson already has the ring and will end up leading in every passing category when he hangs it up. He is already a more accurate passer and his TD/INT ratio shines when compared to Hasselbeck, Zorn and Krieg.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Brad Johnson
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This time next year, we might be seeing Jameis Winston in this spot. For now, though, Johnson earns top honors. He only played 33 games with the Buccaneers but ranks fifth all time in passing yards and touchdowns. He also helped lead the Bucs to their only Super Bowl win. He and Jeff Garcia are the only QBs in the top ten who have a winning record for the Bucs.

Tennessee Titans – Warren Moon
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All due respect to Steve McNair, but Moon is still the best quarterback to ever play for the Houston Oilers/Tennessee Titans. Nine Pro Bowls, one Offensive Player of the Year Award, and a Hall of Fame induction are things that stand out on Moon’s resume. His numbers would be amazing if he didn’t have to start his career in Canada.

Washington Redskins – Sammy Baugh
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Having begun his career as a tailback, Baugh would still manage to lead the NFL in passing twice before switching to QB full time where he led NFL in passing two more times. He also led NFL in several other categories like TD passes (2x), completion % (8x) and yards per game (6x).