Over the years, football has made an impact on the daily lives of the average person, and through all of the ups and downs you will always have your teams back. Football is not just a sport to the eyes of many, it is a Sunday afternoon hobby, that adrenalin rush you need to get you through the day and overall, it’s a way of life. There have been some exceptional players on the field that have made plays fans will cherish forever. This is the list that recognizes those exceptional people by breaking down the best quarterbacks of all time.
1. John Unitas (Johnny U)
Johnny U spent most of his football career playing for the Baltimore Colts. He won Most Valuable Player in years 1959, 1964 and 1967 and for 52 years, he held the record for most consecutive games with a touchdown pass from 1956-1970. Unitas had an exceptional passing game, was a fan favorite and has been constantly listed as one of the best NFL players of all time.
2. Joe Montana
“The Comeback Kid” and “Joe Cool” are just a few nicknames this hall of fame quarter back inherited over the years. Montana began his career on the San Francisco 49ers in 1979 where he led his team to win four Super Bowl Championships. Montana had the highest passer rating in the NFC for five years and for two years had the highest passer rating in the entire NFL.
3. Tom Brady
With a full career with the New England Patriots, Tom Brady was drafted from the University of Michigan in the sixth round of the 2000 NFL Draft. In Brady’s ten years as a starter, he has led his team to five Super Bowls and won three of them. Brady has won two Super Bowl MVP’s, has been selected to eight Pro Bowls and holds the NFL record for touchdown passes during a season.
4. Dan Marino
Marino played for the Miami Dolphins for 16 years and held almost every NFL passing record. Mario was inducted into the hall of fame in 2005 for his quick release and powerful arm. Although Marino never made it on a Super Bowl team, he is still recognized for being one of the greatest quarterbacks in American history and his jersey was retired in 2000.
5. Peyton Manning
Manning started his career on the Indianapolis Colts for 14 seasons from 1998-2011 and currently plays on Denver Broncos. After being the first overall draft pick in the 1998 NFL Draft, Manning hit the ground running. Manning runs an exclusive “hurry up” defense and calls his plays from the line of scrimmage. From 1998-2010, Manning led his team to eight division championships, two AFC Championships and one Super Bowl Championship.