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    Who is the best Quarterback ever?


    To this point I held that it was Dan Marino. He made players around him. He never had much of a team and more importantly - he didn't have a defense.


    But I'm giving my #1 to Brett Favre
    Brett Favre, the only 3 time MVP (1995,1996,1997), 8 probowls, over 200 starts in a row (a quarterback), 3 superbowls - different recievers in all superbowls. Not to mention a great leader, tough, and amazing late in games when it counts. A total winner.
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    sorry but in my book farve is a good second ill even put him ahead montana but not marino. for a man to accomplish so much without a star team made marino the best. to this day marino still holds more records than any other QB and nobody comes close to breaking most of his records. marino could have thrown the ball to my grandpa on a cane and would have completed a touchdown pass.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BMW
    sorry but in my book farve is a good second ill even put him ahead montana but not marino. for a man to accomplish so much without a star team made marino the best. to this day marino still holds more records than any other QB and nobody comes close to breaking most of his records. marino could have thrown the ball to my grandpa on a cane and would have completed a touchdown pass.
    Yeah, I think Marino also holds the record for most INT's. He was pretty damn good, but not a winner nor very much of a team player (just ask Jimmy Johnson). This is a hard one and could go on until the end of time. I really couldn't say who the greatest QB of all time was, but I will say Marino is NOT it.
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    Gotta say Steve Young. Anyone that can put Montana on the bench is top notch in my book. I think he was the first of the rushing QBs who was never afraid to run with the ball and take the hits.
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    I do believe Marino stands as the best passer ever, not the best QB. Manning could overtake him in both regards if and only if he gets a ring
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    i like Young a lot I have him ahead of Montana, but Montana still ahead of Elway.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BMW
    sorry but in my book farve is a good second ill even put him ahead montana but not marino. for a man to accomplish so much without a star team made marino the best. to this day marino still holds more records than any other QB and nobody comes close to breaking most of his records. marino could have thrown the ball to my grandpa on a cane and would have completed a touchdown pass.
    would brady be in your top 5 after all is said and done
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    I say Joe Montana is the best ever Give Tom brady a few more years and he might be the most successful qb ever. 3 rings in his first four years as a starter and he has a great coach and exellent team. he could get 6 rings
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    So far its tough to say...Marino, Montana, Bradshaw, Unitas, Griese, Elway..you could go on forever. Its tough.

    When its all said and done I think Peyton Manning will be right there as well...and its damn hard not mention what Brady has done so far in his short career.
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    The guy in my avatar is the greatest ever. There will be many opinions but before we rate QB's we need a criteria to grade on
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    Quote Originally Posted by Iron Warrior
    There will be many opinions but before we rate QB's we need a criteria to grade on
    Agreed. Its sorta like the MVP in baseball. Is it the guy with 50 HRs on the worst team in baseball? Or the guy with 30 HRs but lead his team to a title?
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    Quote Originally Posted by DieTrying
    Agreed. Its sorta like the MVP in baseball. Is it the guy with 50 HRs on the worst team in baseball? Or the guy with 30 HRs but lead his team to a title?
    I think victories are the most important because there are guys with great stats who are not in the same league as these QB's. I'm thinking of Vinny Testaverde right off the top of my head, his stats look awesome compared with the top QB's but he is not in the same league, he's just played real damm long.
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    On numbers alone.. Marino... doesn`t he have 11.5 more miles of passing yards than that Joe Guy
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    Quote Originally Posted by EEmain
    On numbers alone.. Marino... doesn`t he have 11.5 more miles of passing yards than that Joe Guy
    Yeah but who has the rings and big game comebacks
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    Terry Bradshaw? No... ummm... I mean Troy Aikman
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    Thats just my point..there should be a seperate award in sports. Maybe for the guy who was the best, but doesnt get the recognition b/c of his team.

    Who had a better year last year? Manning or Brady?
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    Quote Originally Posted by EEmain
    Terry Bradshaw? No... ummm... I mean Troy Aikman
    I knew that was coming but stat wise, Bradshaw had I believe a 1:1 Td to interception ratio and I'll buy you 10 pounds of whey if his QB rating was above 75 (or IQ LOL j/k). Montana's was like 95 and he had nearly a 2:1 Td to INT ratio. Monatana nearly even led the Chiefs to the Super Bowl, something Aikman and Bradshaw never did with another team. Montana won aSuper Bowl w/out a 1,000 yard rusher, something not many QB's have done. Steve Young is the other QB that has won a Super Bowl w/out a 1,000 yard rusher in a 16 game season. Aikman is better than Bradshaw stats wise but his career rating is good, not great, his Td to Int ratio is close to 1:1.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Iron Warrior
    The guy in my avatar is the greatest ever. There will be many opinions but before we rate QB's we need a criteria to grade on
    I'm with IW. It's Super Joe (Montana) hands down. I am, however, a heavily biased NoCal, living dangerously in SoCal...
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    Quote Originally Posted by milwood
    I'm with IW. It's Super Joe (Montana) hands down. I am, however, a heavily biased NoCal, living dangerously in SoCal...
    Good man, kill a Dodgers fan for fun every now and then for Nor Cal
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    Quote Originally Posted by Iron Warrior
    I think victories are the most important because there are guys with great stats who are not in the same league as these QB's. I'm thinking of Vinny Testaverde right off the top of my head, his stats look awesome compared with the top QB's but he is not in the same league, he's just played real damm long.
    If Vinny T were to somehow pick up a superbowl (as the starter) he would be in the hall of fame, I feel the same is true for Mr. Drew Bledsoe.
    It's certainly icing on the cake for both of them at this point, but a lack thereof will keep them out of the hall.
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    Quote Originally Posted by natedogg
    Yeah, I think Marino also holds the record for most INT's. He was pretty damn good, but not a winner nor very much of a team player (just ask Jimmy Johnson). This is a hard one and could go on until the end of time. I really couldn't say who the greatest QB of all time was, but I will say Marino is NOT it.
    Nate....nobody is going to take you seriously...like you know a damn thing about football! *sigh*

    Listen up guys, don't take opinions on quarterbacks from the worlds best "CATCHER" out there
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    Quote Originally Posted by CEDeoudes59
    If Vinny T were to somehow pick up a superbowl (as the starter) he would be in the hall of fame, I feel the same is true for Mr. Drew Bledsoe.
    It's certainly icing on the cake for both of them at this point, but a lack thereof will keep them out of the hall.
    I'd still not count Bledsoe out. Vinny Testaverde flat out sucked early in his career but made good progress at the end. He has come a long way from those 35 int's his second year in the league LOL. Vinny has just been inconsistant throughout his career and that will keep him out of the hall IMO. Bledsoe can still change peoples' mind since he still has a chance with Dallas. Who knows, maybe McNabb gets hurt and the Cowboys end up going to the Super Bowl, stranger things have happened, this is the NFL
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    Quote Originally Posted by kwyckemynd00
    Nate....nobody is going to take you seriously...like you know a damn thing about football! *sigh*

    Listen up guys, don't take opinions on quarterbacks from the worlds best "CATCHER" out there
    Well at least he's not the center of a football team
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    Quote Originally Posted by kwyckemynd00
    Nate....nobody is going to take you seriously...like you know a damn thing about football! *sigh*

    Listen up guys, don't take opinions on quarterbacks from the worlds best "CATCHER" out there
    Thanks for the compliment. I resent the not knowing anything about football remark though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by natedogg
    Thanks for the compliment. I resent the not knowing anything about football remark though.
    k...maybe i went too far.
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    Elway is and was the best. You take any of those other QB's(I'm looking in your direction Montana) and put them on the Denver teams of the 80's and they never get to the SuperBowl and retire within 5 years. You put Elway on say the 49'ers in the 80's, he owns every record a QB can have. Marino would have been killed in Denver, same with Montana. Only Favre would have had a chance due to his gunslinger mentality but even he didn't have Elway's running ability. 5 SuperBowls, 3 with teams that should have never made it, 2 SB wins, MVP(Both SB and regular season).
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    Marino, Elway, Montana are all number 1. You can't distinguish between them. They were UNBELIEVABLE and at a completely different level, the only problem is that some had strengths that others didn't which helped teams like the 49's get into the playoffs more.

    Peyton Manning is sneaking up though. If he keeps it up I will say his ass is .
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    Quote Originally Posted by Iron Warrior
    I think victories are the most important because there are guys with great stats who are not in the same league as these QB's. I'm thinking of Vinny Testaverde right off the top of my head, his stats look awesome compared with the top QB's but he is not in the same league, he's just played real damm long.
    Victories?

    You got to be kidding me right?

    A QB on a talent rich team or a QB on a talent lacking team who litterally obiliterates passing records?

    As said best QB, not the best winning QB. And, to win in the NFL, it takes more than a single player to achieve wins. Manning is a good example of that today.
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    Don't forget Johnny Unitas.

    What about George Blanda... Bart Starr...

    Fran Tarkenton!

    I'm not saying they are #1 or anything. But they need to be mentioned among these other names.

    My favorite when I was younger was Dan Fouts. Later, Elway. Montana was great too; no doubt.
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    Quote Originally Posted by houseman
    Victories?

    You got to be kidding me right?

    A QB on a talent rich team or a QB on a talent lacking team who litterally obiliterates passing records?

    As said best QB, not the best winning QB. And, to win in the NFL, it takes more than a single player to achieve wins. Manning is a good example of that today.
    Manning is kind of a baby. He'll probably get a superbowl though. The current Colts team is far better than any Dolphins team Marino ever captained.

    If we are going to consider Barry Sanders as best running back ever, we need to consider Dan Marino.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shootmeagain
    Don't forget Johnny Unitas.

    What about George Blanda... Bart Starr...

    Fran Tarkenton!

    I'm not saying they are #1 or anything. But they need to be mentioned among these other names.

    My favorite when I was younger was Dan Fouts. Later, Elway. Montana was great too; no doubt.
    You have to consider the average age of those participating in this thread. These guys were playing before I was even born. Besides, I don't think they could hold a candle to most of today's current QB's. QB's today have become smarter, bigger, quicker and more agile.
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    Quote Originally Posted by natedogg
    You have to consider the average age of those participating in this thread. These guys were playing before I was even born. Besides, I don't think they could hold a candle to most of today's current QB's. QB's today have become smarter, bigger, quicker and more agile.
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    Elway, he got more out of less than any player I've ever seen, by less I mean with less of a supporting cast. As a Chiefs fan I hated him but have much respect as well. He never failed to get it done if his team was hanging around at the end. Marino was a great passer as well, Warren Moon was underrated, Aikman overrated JMHO..
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    Quote Originally Posted by CEDeoudes59
    Manning is kind of a baby. He'll probably get a superbowl though. The current Colts team is far better than any Dolphins team Marino ever captained.

    If we are going to consider Barry Sanders as best running back ever, we need to consider Dan Marino.
    My comment of Manning was to show it takes more than a single player to win in the NFL, especially a championship.
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    Quote Originally Posted by houseman
    My comment of Manning was to show it takes more than a single player to win in the NFL, especially a championship.
    totally agree.
    Barry Sanders would have 5 rings if a single player could dominate football like say, basketball.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blutarski
    Elway, he got more out of less than any player I've ever seen, by less I mean with less of a supporting cast.
    Less of a supporting cast? What about Terrell Davis? He was only the Super bowl MVP, a 2000 yd RB, scored 3 TDs vs Green Bayin Super Bowl, rushing title, led league in yds from scrimmage and NFL MVP the following title year. Elway was getting raped in Super Bowls without TD. Young and Montana were throwing to the greatest WR and argueably greatest player ever in the sport, Jerry Rice, and Young had T.O. They both played in a system that made Jeff Garcia a pro bowler so you have to give some of the credit to the system (not to take anything away from them). Marino had Duper and Clayton. Just about every other QB named played or won with present or future HOF WR or RB. Who did Favre have? Dorsey Levens and Antonio Freeman. Favre did the most with the least.
  

  
 

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