Troy Aikman – Dallas Cowboys:
You might argue Aikman should be higher on this list due to his three Super Bowl titles from the Cowboys’ dynasty of the early 1990s. While those victories are no doubt impressive in their own right, Aikman as a pure quarterback wasn’t necessarily as dominant as many of the other names on this list.
Yes, he never lost a Super Bowl and was named the MVP of Super Bowl XXVII. But although he made six Pro Bowls, he was only named a First-team All-Pro once in his career. That’s the bigger indicator of individual success.
Playing on an absolutely loaded Cowboys team that focused on the run behind its road-grading offensive line and Hall of Fame running back Emmitt Smith, Aikman never passed for 4,000 yards once in his career. That number isn’t even considered that huge in today’s NFL, but he topped out at 3,445 yards in 1992. He also only hit 20 touchdowns in a season once in his career with 23 that year. He was a great game manager for a great team, but overall Aikman’s stats leave much to be desired.