A quarterback's success is determined by the number of Super Bowl rings he has on his hand. But there are several quarterbacks in NFL history without a world championship on their resume.
Does that mean players of Dan Marino's caliber are not among the game's elite? No.
But if the discussion comes up of who is the better quarterback—Marino or Steve Young, the first question everyone will ask is which quarterback won more Super Bowls.
Today's game is no different. Quarterbacks are separated by their postseason accomplishments rather than their performances on the field.
So we eliminated the seven players who have won at least one Super Bowl and ranked the remainder of the field based on their play. That means Tom Brady, Peyton Manning, Aaron Rodgers, Drew Brees, Ben Roethlisberger, Eli Manning and Joe Flacco are not on the list.
Here we rank the best NFL quarterbacks without Super Bowl rings.