There is perhaps no other position in professional sports more valued than that of starting quarterback in the National Football League (NFL).
And for good reason. Teams with otherwise stacked lineups at other positions have seen their success go down the drain if they lacked a quality QB or their starting QB was injured.
Indeed, it’s a position that many attempt to find success at but precious few actually do. Those who can crack the code of performing as a high-level starting quarterback find themselves among the most coveted of all sports stars. The best of those have risen to another level to find themselves among the best of all-time.
Some did it with statistical prowess, some did it with postseason success, and the truly elite found a combination of both to find themselves ranked among the best of all-time. The discussion of the best NFL QBs is a tough, debatable discussion full of truly legendary stars. Without further ado, here are the 30 best quarterbacks in NFL history:
Tony Romo – Dallas Cowboys:
What’s this you say? Romo, a man who never even reached the Super Bowl let alone won one, ranked among the best NFL quarterbacks of all-time? Yes, he is, and he would have been much higher on this list had he found more postseason success with the Dallas Cowboys.
In truth, no retired NFL QB has a higher passer rating than Romo’s lofty 97.1 number. The four-time Pro Bowler has a 65.3 completion percentage, throwing for 34,183 yards with 248 touchdowns and 117 interceptions. He threw for 30 or more touchdowns in a season four times. Had the Cowboys gotten just one call to go their way in the 2014 NFC Championship Game, Romo would probably be higher on this list.