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NFL Quarterbacks are the team leaders on the field. Quarterback greats like Montana, Bradshaw, Namath and Unitas all engineered game-winning drives.

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Sonny Jurgensen

Sonny Jurgensen was a classic drop-back passer known for his pinpoint passing abilities. Unfortunately, his playing time decreased in his later years due to a defensive-minded coach.


Sid Luckman

 Sid Luckman

Sid Luckman won four NFL championships during his 12-year career with the Bears, including a 73–0 win over the Redskins. Learn Sid Luckman’s secret. See more »

Dan Marino

 Dan Marino

Dan Marino was the most productive passer the NFL has ever known, with 4,967 of 8,358 passes completed. Learn more about the legendary Dan Marino. See more »

Joe Montana

 Joe Montana

Joe Montana helped the 49ers win four Super Bowls and received three Super Bowl MVP awards for his effort. Learn about record-breaking Joe Montana. See more »

Joe Namath

 Joe Namath

Joe Namath was the first player to pass for more than 4,000 yards in a season in 1967. Learn about the awesome accomplishments of Joe Namath. See more »

Dan Fouts

 Dan Fouts

Dan Fouts was ideally suited to be the Chargers' quarterback. Read how Dan Fouts and coach Don Coryell's offense led to championships. See more »

Otto Graham

 Otto Graham

Otto Graham was approached by Paul Brown join the Cleveland Browns in the new AAFC league. Learn about Otto Graham's success as the Browns' QB. See more »

Roger Staubach

 Roger Staubach

Roger Staubach, known as “Captain Comeback,” led the Cowboys to fourth-quarter comebacks 23 times. Learn more about Roger Staubach. See more »

Y.A. Tittle

 Y.A. Tittle

Y.A. Tittle never won a Super Bowl, but is considered one of the best quarterbacks of his time. Learn more about Y.A. Tittle. See more »

Johnny Unitas

 Johnny Unitas

Johnny Unitas was voted the NFL's Most Valuable Player three times during his 18-year career. Learn more about quarterback, Johnny Unitas. See more »

Norm Van Brocklin

 Norm Van Brocklin

Norm Van Brocklin, nicknamed “the Dutchman,” could do everything on a football field but run. Learn more about this talented Rams quarterback. See more »