Top Ten Best Quarterbacks in NFL History
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Come on... Pure foot ball player. Should be #1... People who did not like him watched him if he was behind 21 to 7 with 4 minutes left he was a class act. I miss those days. I almost stoped watching football when he retired. Manning saved me...
started in 4 super bowls (prob would of been six if he didn't get hurt in that afc championship game against buffalo).
Especially in the early ones, elway was the broncos. Once he finally had the right players around him he won a couple. I don't remember any of the other guys on the list having a game like "the drive". The guy could pull miracles out of the air all the time. If stanford would of stopped cal on that final kickoff we would be talking about that comeback as well. The guy also had probably the best arm that ever played as well, man that guy could put some smoke on it.
Johnn Elway is the only player to start in 5 Super Bowls and the first 3 teams had no right being there. It was solely on the shoulders of John. The defenses were no name and lacked any pro bowlers to speak of. He had an average receiving corp and until Gary Zimmerman joined the team, no offensive line. No one else would have led that team to those first 3 SB's and if not for getting hurt in the AFC Championship game in Buffalo, he probably would have started in 6 Super Bowls.
He can run a two minute drill in a losing situation and turn it into the most exciting football of the week. Cool under pressure, loyal, and a natural leader. I miss watch him play, but happy that he left on a high.
Correction. John Elway started 5 superbowls and won two of them. Yes that made him the most experienced superbowl QB player of all time. Maybe that's why he won the last two? His Bronco's showed that 14 point underdogs can and will win. Between 1996-1998 the Bronco's were the dominate team (Note to Pats: Giants learned from Elway how to win).
My fav qb ever! No one means more to a team that Elway. For many years he was a one man army. Big, Strong arm, a leader. The comback kid. With Elway Broncos always had a chance no matter the circumsatnces. He settle a benchmark for Qb of the new millenium. He could run to. A winner.
Johnny could zip a ball and many passes were missed because the reciever did not have strong enough hands to catch the ball. Many times you could here the ball hit the reciever from the nose bleeds and feel as if the reciever was wondering if they just got hit by a linebacker.
I learned to love football when Elway played for the Broncos he could do a come back 2 minute drill with out comparison. He made it be a thrill to watch them play
The best and most exciting football player I ever saw. He did at least once every game, something I didn't think was humanly possible. Anybody thinking I'm exaggerating, look at some video footage on youtube or 'best of". Robert D.
Powerful, accurate arm and an amazing ability to scramble and turn a loss into a gain. There was no one who could orchestrate a comeback like Elway. Two Superbowl wins adds to his case as the greatest ever. Montana is a close second.
No way farve or brady are above the man, John Elway. Especially farve after elway beat him in the superbowl... And brady laugh out loud-not even the same ballpark. Hats off to montana, but elway is a close 2nd
Put alex smith in his situation for the first 10 years and the broncos don't win more than 2 games a year. Do the same with Montana and the niners are still in the playoffs almost every year.
Did everything. Great arm, leadership and ability to make plays with his feet. 5 SB appearances. Three were with a marginal WR corps and a smallish D. In my opinion, the best ever.
Elways cannon arm and football sawy produced 51,475 yards and a remarkable 47 forth quarter comebacks. he capped his 16-year carrier by leading the broncos to back to back super bowl victories.
5 times took the Broncos to the superbowl, with no stars...
The fact that he played when the Quarterbacks did not have so much protection as today
Could any of the qb's above have taken the first 4 no name Denver teams to the Super Bowl? Could Elway have taken their teams, Yes! Elway=Winner
The Comeback Kid was strong, fast, tough, driven, and more won back to back Superboels and then retired. Peyton or Brady may pass him one day.
Horseteeth and all- I loved the way he approached the game and truly made you feel the Broncos had a chance to win any game
Could almost single-handedly win a football game with very average players around him. Unmatched rocket arm.
What?!? Elway should so be higher than Favre, Marino and Brady! The Drive itself puts him over the top!
Two superbowls won, five appeared in and one of the most well known plays in football history.
One OF The Best Players OF ALL TIME GOOD ARM CAN MAKE A LAST MINUTE COMEBACK WHEN MOST NEEDED
John Elway is DEFINITELY #2. He has accomplished way more than the other listed QB's
Why is he not number 1? And why is Brady so high? Wow, people don't know football.
He was the only quarter back ever... ever to come back from a blow out FACTS.
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