It may hard to believe with today's Big Ten style of play, but this conference has produced some quality NFL starting quarterbacks. This is somewhat surprising when you consider that the Big Ten has earned the reputation of being an old school conference that prefers to run the ball and wear the opposing defense down.
Some of the best quarterbacks to ever play have come from Big Ten schools. There are a couple of Hall of Famers on this list, as well as two guys who will be giving a Hall of Fame speech once they retire. There are also a few guys who were slightly underrated during their NFL playing days.
The list of successful quarterbacks from this conference is much better than the running back position has provided.