He did win a Super Bowl ring while on the New Orleans roster in He won the Super Bowl as a starter in , winning the MVP for the game and tossing six touchdown passes. He would lure the defense toward the line and then launch bombs to Eddie Brown. Injury led to Young starting in , and he would hold the job until he retired after the season. The Iron Man, who started consecutive regular season games, finished first in passing completions 6, , yards 71, , and touchdowns
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Those failures aside, Tarkenton remains one of the greatest NFL quarterbacks of all time. He retired as the top quarterback in terms of yardage 47, , completions 3, , and touchdowns On top of that, Tarkenton finished his career with 3, rushing yards.
His antics as a scrambler prevented injury. They also extended the career of this 6-foot, pound lightweight, who lacked the cannon arm of a prototypical QB. Graham is arguably the greatest winner of all time in any sport. Steve Young looks to throw against the Colts Monica M. Kids these days know Peyton Manning more for the commercials he appears in.
Ever the model of consistency, Manning facilitated the staggering statistical resumes of receivers on the Colts. Prior to a season-ending neck injury that also led to his exit from Indianapolis, Manning aired out the football for over 3, yards and 25 touchdowns for 13 straight NFL seasons. Clutch paved the way for Manning as a star quarterback for the Colts franchise.
Old-timers may hail Unitas as the first and foremost great signal-caller. Perhaps most importantly, Unitas helped usher football onto TV and into the homes for American viewers. Brady has certainly come a long way from being a sixth-round draft pick and backing up Drew Bledsoe. Since first stepping into the limelight after Bledsoe was injured, No. His NFL quarterback career has not been without blemish , however. The gunslinger was lauded for his joy for the game, Frozen Tundra heroics, and imposing arm strength.
He played with Jacksonville through the season, and then bounced around a bit until his retirement. He did win a Super Bowl ring while on the New Orleans roster in He ended up going to three Pro Bowls. After backing up Kenny Anderson for one season, he took the starting role in He is known as one of the best play-action quarterbacks in the history of the NFL. He would lure the defense toward the line and then launch bombs to Eddie Brown.
He left the Bengals after the campaign, heading to the Jets for three years. He would return to the Bengals for a final season in He left the Raiders in and played for New Orleans and Houston. He played there two years and then was traded to San Francisco, where he would back up Joe Montana for four seasons.
Injury led to Young starting in , and he would hold the job until he retired after the season. He won the Super Bowl as a starter in , winning the MVP for the game and tossing six touchdown passes.