In August 2021, legendary quarterback Peyton Manning entered the Pro Football Hall of Fame. That’s where he joined the ranks of the greatest Hall of Fame quarterbacks in history. But it also caused NFL fans to stop and think; who is the greatest of the great? There are 28 quarterbacks enshrined in Canton with many glorious feats between them.
Let’s take a look at these signal-callers and rank them in order from very good to the greatest. This isn’t easy because some players like Dan Marino posted incredible individual statistics without ever winning the Super Bowl. Then there are players like Joe Namath who led a franchise to its greatest moment but with less passing success. Check out the NFL’s top Hall of Fame quarterbacks below via Sporting News.
28. Joe Namath
It’s time to upset fans of Gang Green. While Namath holds a special place in the hearts of Jets fans, realistically he is one of the worst quarterbacks in the Hall of Fame. We’re not saying he’s not a legend or that he wasn’t a great player. After all, he definitely inspired the Jets to their greatest day. But from a technical perspective, he doesn’t compare to the likes of Dan Marino, who never won a ring.
Namath was an amazingly charismatic individual and this helped him to create a rock star mystique. Arguably, Broadway Joe’s greatest individual achievement was when he became the first quarterback to pass for more than 4,000 yards. While a lot of his statistics don’t hold up against other players, Namath earned his spot in Canton after some iconic moments.