December 18, 2014

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Breaking it down: The top NFL quarterbacks … by categories


THE BEST OF THE BEST OF THE BEST

A lot goes into being an all-time great quarterback. Winning, passing and athleticism are three of the biggest factors, so here are Scott Petrak’s Top 5 in each category.

THE TOP WINNERS

Joe Montana — 4 Super Bowl wins
Terry Bradshaw — 4 Super Bowl wins
Otto Graham — 10 championship games in 10 seasons, seven championships
Tom Brady — 3 Super Bowl wins
Bart Starr — 5 NFL championships, 2 Super Bowl wins
Just missed: Troy Aikman — 3 Super Bowl wins

THE TOP PASSERS

Dan Marino — 61,361 yards, 420 TDs, 59.4 completion percentage
Brett Favre — 61,657 yards, 442 TDs, 61.4 completion percentage
Peyton Manning — eight 4,000-yard seasons, five straight years with at least a 98 rating, 64.2 completion percentage
John Elway — 51,475 yards, 300 TDs
Dan Fouts — 254 TDs, averaged at least 295 yards a game for four seasons

THE TOP ATHLETES

John Elway — rocket arm, fast, strong, 33 rushing TDs
Steve Young — 64.3 completion percentage, 4,239 yards and 43 TDs rushing
Michael Vick — rushed for 1,000 yards in 2006, huge arm, fastest quarterback ever
Randall Cunningham — 6-foot-4, could throw the ball a mile, 35 rushing TDs
Roger Staubach — Heisman Trophy winner, Roger the Dodger nickname says it all