ESPN.com's top 10 QBs

A panel of ESPN NFL experts determines ESPN.com's Top 10 QBs of all time.

Originally Published: November 24, 2004
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Editor's note: With Brett Favre prepared to makes his 200th straight regular season start Monday against the Rams (9 p.m. ET, ABC) we decided to determine ESPN.com's Top 10 QBs of all time. This ranking was compiled using top 10 lists from Len Pasquarelli (LP), John Clayton (JC), Randy Mueller (RM), Merril Hoge (MH), Eric Allen (EA), Mike Golic (MG) and Sean Salisbury (SS).

Players received 10 points for a first-place vote, nine points for second and so on down to one point for a 10th-place vote.

ESPN.com's Top 10 QBs
Player JC LP RM MH EA MG SS Total
1. J. Montana 8 10 9 9 10 8 9 63
2. J. Unitas 10 9 8 1 9 10 7 54
3. J. Elway 5 4 10 10 5 9 10 53
4. B. Favre 7 6 7 8 6 6 8 48
5. D. Marino 4 8 4 7 8 7 6 44
6. T. Bradshaw -- 5 6 3 7 3 2 26
7. S. Baugh 6 7 -- -- 3 5 3 24
8. O. Graham 9 3 -- 4 -- -- -- 16
9. R. Staubach 2 1 5 -- -- 2 1 11
10. F. Tarkenton -- -- -- -- -- 4 4 8
Others receiving votes (points): Peyton Manning (7), Joe Namath (7), Steve Young (6), Jim Kelly (6), Sid Luckman (3), Bart Starr (2), Dan Fouts (2), Warren Moon (2), Troy Aikman (2), Tom Brady (1).

Joe Montana
Montana

1. Joe Montana -- 49ers, Chiefs, 1979-1994
Career stats: 192 games, 3,409 of 5,391 for 40,551 yards, 273 TDs and 139 INTs; 457 rushing attempts, 1,676 yards, 20 TDs



Johnny Unitas
Unitas

2. Johnny Unitas -- Colts, Chargers, 1956-1973
Career stats: 211 games, 2,830 of 5,186 for 40,239 yards, 290 TDs and 253 INTs; 450 rushing attempts, 1,777 yards, 13 TDs



John Elway
Elway

3. John Elway -- Broncos, 1983-1998
Career stats: 234 games, 4,123 of 7,250 for 51,475 yards, 300 TDs and 226 INTs; 774 rushing attempts, 3,407 yards, 33 TDs



Brett Favre
Favre

4. Brett Favre -- Falcons, Packers, 1991-present
Career stats: 203 games, 4,186 of 6,812 for 48,272 yards, 365 TDs and 220 INTs; 477 rushing attempts, 1,675 yards, 12 TDs



Dan Marino
Marino

5. Dan Marino -- Dolphins, 1983-1999
Career stats: 242 games, 4,967 of 8,358 for 61,361 yards, 420 TDs and 252 INTs; 301 rushing attempts, 87 yards, 9 TDs



Terry Bradshaw
Bradshaw

6. Terry Bradshaw -- Steelers, 1970-1983
Career stats: 168 games, 2,025 of 3,901 for 27,989 yards, 212 TDs and 210 INTs; 444 rushing attempts, 2,257 yards, 32 TDs



Sammy Baugh
Baugh

7. QB Sammy Baugh -- Redskins, 1937-1952
Career stats: 165 games, 1,693 of 2,995 for 21,886 yards, 187 TDs and 203 INTs; 324 rushing attempts, 325 yards, 9 TDs



Otto Graham
Graham

8. Otto Graham -- Browns, 1950-1955
Career stats: 72 games, 872 of 1,565 for 13,499 yards, 88 TDs and 94 INTs; 306 rushing attempts, 682 yards, 33 TDs



Roger Staubach
Staubach

9. Roger Staubach -- Cowboys, 1969-1979
Career stats: 131 games, 1,685 of 2,958 for 22,700 yards, 153 TDs and 109 INTs; 410 rushing attempts, 2,264 yards, 20 TDs



Fran Tarkenton
Tarkenton

10. Fran Tarkenton -- Vikings, Giants, 1961-1978
Career stats: 246 games, 3,686 of 6,467 for 47,003 yards, 342 TDs and 266 INTs; 675 rushing attempts, 3,674 yards, 32 TDs





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