is a position in American and Canadian football. Quarterbacks are members of the offensive team and line up directly behind the center, in the middle of the offensive line. Quarterbacks are the leaders of the offensive team, responsible for calling the play in the huddle. They initiate almost all plays by receiving the ball from the center, although occasionally teams will use a 'direct snap' (usually as a trick play) to another offensive player. Once the quarterback receives the snap, he can run with the ball, hand the ball to another player or attempt a forward pass.
At most levels, but especially at the college and professional level, the quarterback role is one of the most visible and important roles on the team. The quarterback touches the ball on nearly every offensive play and has a great deal of responsibility both in calling plays and making decisions during the play. While there is liberal substitution at most positions in football based on the play call and to minimize player fatigue, most quarterbacks are on the field for every offensive play leaving only for injury or when the game's outcome is no longer in doubt. Quarterbacks are frequently chosen early in the NFL Draft and often receive much more lucrative contracts than other positions. As of 2008, players in this position have won more Super Bowl MVP awards (22 of 43) than players at any other position combined.
As the term "quarterback" gained acceptance in the 1930s, it originally referred to the player's position relative to other members of the offensive backfield. Before the emergence of the T-formation in the 1940s, all members of the offensive backfield were legitimate threats to run or pass the ball, and most teams used four offensive backs on every play: a quarterback, two halfbacks, and a fullback. The quarterback began each play a quarter of the way back, the halfbacks began each play side by side and halfway back, and the fullback began each play the farthest back. Now that most offensive formations have only one or two running backs, the original designations don't mean as much, as the fullback is now usually a lead blocker (technically a halfback), while the halfback or tailback (called such because he stands at the "tail" of the I) lines up behind the fullback.
Legendary Cowboys Quarterback from 1969 to 1979 was the key of
America's Team of the 70's. Led 9 of the record setting 20 straight winning
seasons .Also one of four Heisman winners to be a super bowl M.V.P .
Was a 6 time Pro-Bowler , 2 time super bowl winner and was introduced
in the Hall of Fame in 1985. Played in 6 NFC championship games and
won 4 of them . and is one of two Hall of Fame quarterbacks for the cowboys
He was the 27th round pick for Miami in 1983 and was rookie of the year
Despite of never winning a super bowl he did pro bowl 9 times and was
a all pro selection 8 times and was the NFL M.V.P in 1984 he retired
with 21 NFL records still holds 15 of them today
Steve Young one of the first left-handed players to be inducted in the Hall of Fame.He is a three time super bowl champion the M.V.P in super bowl 29
he threw 6 touch down passes.NFL M.V.P twice in 1992 and 1994 also rushed
43 touch downs. was a 7 time pro bowler,and a 3 time all pro selection.
The son of Archie and the older brother of Eli Peyton was a first round pick
for the Colts in 1998 and since then has pro bowled 9 times, won a super bowl
was the M.V.P for the game .
One of only two players to have three M.V.Ps,Second on all time rating list,holds
NFL record most consecutive seasons over 4,000 yards.
Elway led the Denver Broncos to two Super Bowls in the last two years of his career, winning them both (and winning the MVP award in the second one). This was after he had lost three Super Bowls in the 1980’s! He is one of only three quarterbacks selected at number one in the draft who has gone on to be selected into the Hall of Fame.He was Also a 9 time Pro bowl selection,
5 time all pro selection and a NFL M.V.P (1987)
Brady is one of the greatest quarterbacks I have ever seen play. He has won three Super Bowls, winning the MVP award in two of them. He led the Patriots to a perfect regular season in 2007, before being defeated by the New York Giants in Super Bowl 42 in one of the biggest upsets in NFL history. He has a record of 101-27 as a starter.He is also a 4 time Pro bowl selection , a all pro selection and a NFL M.V.P .
He was a member of the Dallas Cowboys for 12 years, from 1989 through the 2000 season. As the quarterback he led the Cowboys to three Super Bowl victories, two of which were back to back. Other remarkable accomplishments include six Pro Bowl appearances, receiving countless awards, and setting many team records
Favre holds many NFL records, including total touchdown passes, most consecutive starts, most wins as a quarterback, most career completions and most career attempts. One record he would probably rather not hold is the highest number of interceptions thrown by a quarterback. Of course, that is what makes Favre so exciting. He takes his chances. He can turn games, for the better or worse (but usually the better). After being drafted by the Atlanta Falcons in 1991, attempting four passes in his first year and completing none of them. He was then traded to the Green Bay Packers in 1992, where he played until the end of the 2007 season. He led the Packers to two Super Bowls, winning one. His is truly one of the greats of the game.
He was the first player selected in the 1970 National Football League Draft. It took the 6-3, 215-pound Louisiana Tech graduate a few seasons to adjust to the pro game but once he did, he became the dominant quarterback of the NFL and led the Pittsburgh Steelers to eight AFC Central championships, and an unprecedented four Super Bowl titles in a six-year period from 1974 to 1979.
He would also pro bowl 3 times and 1 time all pro selection.
Montana is regarded as one of the best quarterbacks of all time. He won the Super Bowl four times and the Super Bowl MVP award three times. He was selected to the Pro Bowl eight times. His game winning touchdown pass in the 1982 NFC Championship game (known as ‘The Catch) is regarded as one of the best plays of all time. Montana has a passer rating of 127.8 in postseason games.