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CantStop85
08-15-2007, 03:49 PM
Here's the link: http://www.armchairgm.com/index.php?title=The_100_Greatest_Quarterbacks_of_t he_Modern_Era

It's a long article, so I can't post the whole list here, but here's a list of top 50.

1. Johnny Unitas
2. Joe Montana
3. Fran Tarkenton
4. Dan Marino
5. John Elway
6. Steve Young
7. Ken Anderson
8. Dan Fouts
9. Brett Favre'
10. Roger Staubach
11. Sonny Jurgenson
12. Len Dawson
13. Bart Starr
14. Warren Moon
15. Peyton Manning
16. Roman Gabriel
17. Norm Van Brocklin
18. Y.A. Tittle
19. Terry Bradshaw
20. Bob Griese
21. John Hadl
22. John Brodie
23. Mark Brunell
24. Randall Cunningham
25. Bobby Layne
26. Craig Morton
27. Steve McNair
28. Jim Hart
29. Phil Simms
30. Boomer Esiason
31. Jim Kelly
32. Joe Namath
33. Troy Aikman
34. Joe Theismann
35. Rich Gannon
36. Ken Stabler
37. Earl Morrall
38. Bert Jones
39. Donovan McNabb
40. Dave Krieg
41. Drew Bledsoe
42. Trent Green
43. Ron Jaworski
44. Daryle Lamonica
45. Neil Lomax
46. Ken O'Brien
47. Vinny Testaverde
48. Jim Everett
49. Billy Kilmer
50. Jim Plunkett

Notable quarterbacks: Ken Anderson (Cin) #7, Peyton Manning #15, Terry Bradshaw (Pitt) #19, Steve McNair #27, Boomer Esiason (Cin) #30, Vinny Testaverde (Bal) #47, Tom Brady #54, Bernie Kosar (Cle) #65, Neil O'Donnell (Pitt) #68, Brian Sipe (Cle) #70, Jeff Blake (Cin) #86, Michael Vick #98 :flap:

tony hipchest
08-15-2007, 04:08 PM
lmao @ tom brady down there with odonnell.

#68: Neil O'Donnell - Hidden draft gem, Super Bowl quarterback, ridiculous free agent bust, expert clipboard-holder... O'Donnell wore a lot of hats during his career. Most people will remember him as Larry Brown's bitch in Super Bowl XXX, but O'Donnell was actually a pretty starting good QB for the majority of his career, before becoming a solid stand-in for Steve McNair later in life.

:sofunny:

fansince'76
08-15-2007, 04:14 PM
Bradshaw a game manager? Never heard him referred to in that light before.

Black@Gold Forever32
08-15-2007, 04:26 PM
That list it total crap in my mind.....Ok even if you hate Tom Brady.....Which I do to....Don't get me wrong...But he is better then the 54th best QB of all time....Look at some of them names ahead of Brady...Just retarded....

Terry Bradshaw at 19? A game manager to....thats just silly.......I never saw Bradshaw play only through highlight films......But from what I read and what my family tells me he wasn't a game manger and should be higher then 19....lol

No disrespect to Ken Anderson.....I think he has case to be in Canton......But the 7th best QB of alltime?

I could go on but I feel dumber just reading that list...lol

Atlanta Dan
08-15-2007, 04:44 PM
Roman Gabriel in the top 20 and Tom Brady not in the top 50?

The methodology used in compiling that list is as flawed as some of the quant trading programs that hedge funds are riding to ruin on Wall Street these days.

MasterOfPuppets
08-15-2007, 05:02 PM
too high

7. Ken Anderson....top 25 maybe,but noway top 10
23. Mark Brunell......shouldn't be in the top 50
24. Randall Cunningham....shouldn't be in the top 50
26. Craig Morton......40 -50
35. Rich Gannon.....40-50
40. Dave Krieg........40-50
41. Drew Bledsoe.....shouldn't be in the top 50
45. Neil Lomax.......shouldn't be in the top 50
47. Vinny Testaverde......shouldn't be in the top 50
48. Jim Everett.........shouldn't be in the top 50

too low

15. Peyton Manning......top 10
19. Terry Bradshaw.......is there another qb wearin 4.....top 10
31. Jim Kelly.......top 20
33. Troy Aikman.....top 20
36. Ken Stabler.....top 25
50. Jim Plunkett.....top 35


this entire list is way off but IMO these are the most unjustified in thier top 50

PisnNapalm
08-15-2007, 05:08 PM
Neil Freaking O'Donnell!! Top 100 QB's??

Indy_Steelers
08-15-2007, 08:59 PM
Did a Browns fan make the list?

Bradshaw is top five at least.
Marino and Tarkenton are not top 10

ChronoCross
08-15-2007, 09:00 PM
I could of posted that awhile back. But I found it so out of sorts with QBs being rated wrong. Its just a worth less article.

The Duke
08-15-2007, 09:05 PM
Did a Browns fan make the list?

Bradshaw is top five at least.
Marino and Tarkenton are not top 10

Why is marino not top ten?

Newzfoxjr
08-15-2007, 09:16 PM
This list has to be a joke.

iloveben7
08-15-2007, 10:47 PM
Marino and Aikmen should be higher and Ben should also be somewhere on that list

PisnNapalm
08-15-2007, 11:24 PM
Sorry, but Ben hasn't put in his dues yet to even be considered one of the top 100. I love him as our QB but no way he's worthy of the list yet. Show me 5 more good years and then I'll consider it.

Bradshaw as usual gets shafted on a list. 4 Rings on his fingers. 2 Super Bowl MVPs. 1 NFL MVP. Top 5 for sure.

RoethlisBURGHer
08-16-2007, 12:16 AM
Bradshaw a game manager?Are these people on crack?

Newzfoxjr
08-16-2007, 01:08 AM
Sorry, but Ben hasn't put in his dues yet to even be considered one of the top 100. I love him as our QB but no way he's worthy of the list yet. Show me 5 more good years and then I'll consider it.


I think he could be ahead of Aaron Brooks, at least.

fansince'76
08-16-2007, 01:13 AM
Bradshaw a game manager?Are these people on crack?

Including O'Donnell on that list at all suggests that's a pretty safe bet.

Livinginthe past
08-16-2007, 03:26 AM
April Fools! Got ya!

Hmmm. Hold on.

Its not April is it?

I think Tom will blush with pleasure at the thought of being a 'lock for the top30 one day' - that would mean leap froggin' the awesomely talented Brad Johnson, Vinny T, Ken O'Brien.

I guess this is what happens when you say 'yes' to stats and 'no' to any sort of common sense rationale when you want to put them into context.

Sometime you can just be too much of a geek.

Preacher
08-16-2007, 03:49 AM
April Fools! Got ya!

Hmmm. Hold on.

Its not April is it?

I think Tom will blush with pleasure at the thought of being a 'lock for the top30 one day' - that would mean leap froggin' the awesomely talented Brad Johnson, Vinny T, Ken O'Brien.

I guess this is what happens when you say 'yes' to stats and 'no' to any sort of common sense rationale when you want to put them into context.

Sometime you can just be too much of a geek.

Dang...

For once I agree with you.

Seriously, stats do not tell the story. They are worthless out of context.

PnP, you are right. Ben has no place on that list.... yet. Give him another few years, and that will change.

Counselor
08-16-2007, 10:17 AM
Are we sure Peter King didn't put this list together?

Oh yeah, I guess not---if he had Tony Romo, Jay Cutler and Matt Leinert would be in the top 20

MasterOfPuppets
08-16-2007, 06:45 PM
Dang...

For once I agree with you.

Seriously, stats do not tell the story. They are worthless out of context.

PnP, you are right. Ben has no place on that list.... yet. Give him another few years, and that will change.
lol.....i was thinking the same thing.....i hate to agree with litp , but no way would i not have brady in the top 25 at this point.
ben is not top 100 yet,but if your putting bree's, vick , brooks,blake,zorn, on the list....why not Ben? at least he's won some meaningfull games.

RoethlisBURGHer
08-16-2007, 08:17 PM
Including O'Donnell on that list at all suggests that's a pretty safe bet.

At least O'Donnell made it to a Super Bowl...I don't see how Aaron Brooks even makes the list.

tony hipchest
08-16-2007, 08:34 PM
i see alot of complaints about the list and whose on it. but really 100 qb's is alot. can anybody offer up someone who was left off the list that deserves to be on it? (otto graham doesnt count cause this list is exclusive to modern era players).

mark malone? :chuckle:

wait a minute... where the hell was bubby brister?

MasterOfPuppets
08-16-2007, 09:05 PM
i see alot of complaints about the list and whose on it. but really 100 qb's is alot. can anybody offer up someone who was left off the list that deserves to be on it? (otto graham doesnt count cause this list is exclusive to modern era players).

mark malone? :chuckle:

wait a minute... where the hell was bubby brister?
mike tomzak was better or at least as good as 10 on that list.

MACH1
08-16-2007, 09:14 PM
i see alot of complaints about the list and whose on it. but really 100 qb's is alot. can anybody offer up someone who was left off the list that deserves to be on it? (otto graham doesnt count cause this list is exclusive to modern era players).

mark malone? :chuckle:

wait a minute... where the hell was bubby brister?

Kordell Stewart, Kent Graham :chuckle:

tony hipchest
08-16-2007, 09:19 PM
kent graham?

i know he didnt play for the steelers but where was gary hogeboom?

MACH1
08-16-2007, 09:21 PM
kent graham?

i know he didnt play for the steelers but where was gary hogeboom?

Graham did in 2000. Then he was replaced with stewart.

tony hipchest
08-16-2007, 09:36 PM
Graham did in 2000. Then he was replaced with stewart.

yeah, i was talking about the dallas great gary hogeboom.

jim miller has won a superbowl.

did rob johnson or scott mitchell make the list? if not someone needs to be bumped.

RoethlisBURGHer
08-16-2007, 10:09 PM
Where the hell is Charlie Frye, Derek Anderson, and Brady Quinn?

What about JaMarcuss Russel?

fansince'76
08-17-2007, 12:14 AM
Where the hell is....Brady Quinn?

What about JaMarcuss Russel?

Good point, Roeth. Ranking players (and even more ridiculously predicting future HoFers) who haven't played a down at the NFL level seems to be all the rage these days, doesn't it? :rolleyes:

fansince'76
08-17-2007, 10:31 AM
At least O'Donnell made it to a Super Bowl....

You know how opposing fans are always saying that the team carried Ben in '04 and '05? Well, it was actually true in O'Donnell's case.