Top 10 Best NFL Quarterbacks of All Time

The National Football League, NFL, is the most popular professional sports league in the United States. The league has 32 teams competing for the most prestigious prize in American sports: The Super Bowl trophy, the second most watched annual sporting event in the world (only behind the Champions League final). While an American football team consists of many different positions, none enjoys as much prestige and respect as the quarterback. The quarterback is the player who throws the ball to other players on the team and runs with it when he needs to advance downfield.

More broadly speaking, the quarterback’s job is to lead his team to victory by passing, running, and kicking. The quarterback is therefore the most important position on the field and the strength of the quarterback quite often determines the outcome of a game.

The following list ranks the Top 10 best NFL quarterbacks of all time based on the per-game stats the respective NFL quarterbacks managed to achieve throughout their career (whether it is over or still ongoing) as well as the number of titles the players won. The relevant stats for the ranking are net wins (wins minus defeats), completed passes, passing yards, and passing touchdowns divided through the number of games the respective NFL quarterback played/started in (season, postseason, and Super Bowls combined). The relevant titles are the number of Super Bowl championships, Super Bowl MVP and NFL (season) MVP titles won, wherein the number of won Super Bowls count double.

Note: In order to qualify for the ranking, NFL quarterbacks have to have amassed at least 100 wins in their respective careers.

The 10 Best NFL Quarterbacks of All Time

top 10 best nfl quarterbacks ranking

1. Tom Brady


2. Drew Brees


3. Aaron Rodgers


4. Peyton Manning


5. Matt Ryan



6. Philip Rivers

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7. Ben Roethlisberger


8. Joe Montana


9. Dan Marino


10. Eli Manning


The Top 10 Best NFL Quarterbacks of All Time

(as of February 2022)

Top 10 Best NFL Quarterbacks of All Time:
1. TOM BRADY
New England Patriots / Tampa Bay Buccaneers
2. DREW BREES
San Diego Chargers / New Orleans Saints
3. AARON RODGERS
Green Bay Packers
4. PEYTON MANNING
Indianapolis Colts / Denver Broncos
5. MATT RYAN
Atlanta Falcons
6. PHILIP RIVERS
San Diego Chargers / Los Angeles Chargers / Indianapolis Colts
7. BEN ROETHLISBERGER
Pittsburgh Steelers
8. JOE MONTANA
San Francisco 49ers / Kansas City Chiefs
9. DAN MARINO
Miami Dolphins
10. ELI MANNING
New York Giants

Top 10 best NFL quarterbacks of all time based on net wins (wins minus defeats), completed passes, passing yards, and passing touchdowns divided through the number of games the respective NFL quarterback played/started in (season, postseason, and Super Bowls combined) plus the number of Super Bowl championships, Super Bowl MVP and NFL (season) MVP titles won; the number of won Super Bowls count double compared to the individual titles.
In order to be eligible for the ranking of the best NFL quarterbacks of all time, NFL quarterbacks will have to won at least 100 wins (season games, postseason games, and Super Bowls combined). in their career.


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