In this still very young new year, we've seen countless discussions about who the all-time greats are at the quarterback position, or who even ranked in the top 10 for the 2009 season.
But now it's time to take a look at specific franchises, and who their best quarterback in team history is.
This themed article has been done before (rather well, actually), but I felt certain players were due a refreshed status, that some greats have never been appropriately recognized, or that certain players simply have been forgotten.
Here's to hyping the young kids, giving the current veterans their due credit, and not forgetting the legends that paved the way.
Read on for the greatest NFL quarterbacks in each team's history.
Dan Marino will always be brought up in the discussion of the greatest quarterbacks of all time to never win a Super Bowl, and despite one of the most prolific careers in NFL History, he only managed to reach one title game during his time in the league.
At the time of his retirement, Marino had surpassed Fran Tarkenton as the NFL leader in every major passing category, and likely will forever stand at the top of Miami's rankings in terms of numbers.
While he wasn't able to bring a Lombardi Trophy back to Florida, he gave Dolphins fans nearly two decades of offensive bliss, and is easily the most respected and beloved Dolphin the team has ever had.
Considering Marino is still in the conversation for being the greatest quarterback of all-time, he easily is regarded as the best Dolphin passer in team history.
Honorable Mention: Bob Griese
There may never be another New York quarterback as famous, loved, and highly-regarded as the great Joe Namath.
People who don't care enough to go back and read about him or watch tape from back in the 60s and 70s simply don't know what his stats don't tell us.
He threw more interceptions than touchdowns, and lost more than he won in the end, but he was still one of the greats of the league, and he was easily the greatest Jets quarterback to ever suit-up in the Big Apple.
Namath's crowning achievement came in the 1969 Super Bowl, when he guaranteed a Jets win over the heavily-favored Baltimore Colts.
The AFL—where the Jets resided—was considered a joke, while the Colts were said to be "the greatest team in the NFL."
After throwing three touchdowns in a thrilling AFL Championship game, which the Jets won over the Oakland Raiders, 27-23, Namath made his famous prediction.
He didn't play lights-out in the biggest game of his career, but he lived up to his promise, throwing for over 200 yards and no interceptions en route to the Jets' first (and only) Super Bowl, in a 16-7 win.
Honorable Mention: Ken O'Brien
Jim Kelly was a great quarterback who was reliable, consistent, and prolific.
Kelly ended his career in the NFL after 11 seasons in Buffalo, throwing for 237 touchdowns and 35,467 passing yards, and leaving the game as a member of just one NFL franchise.
He's also known for being the only Bills passer to play with the team for at least 11 seasons, providing great longevity and stellar play throughout his career.
While his stats rank up with other greats, Kelly will always be remembered for being the only quarterback in NFL History to lead his team to four consecutive Super Bowls.
While the Bills never managed to come away with a Lombardi Trophy, and Kelly didn't perform well in any of those games, it was still a remarkable feat, and one that will never be forgotten.
Kelly played a huge hand in helping the Bills reach the playoffs six times in his career with the team, going down in Buffalo history as the only passer to lead the Bills to the Super Bowl.
The most telling sign of Kelly's impact, aside from the four AFC Championship wins, is the fact that the Bills have found their way back into the playoffs just once since he retired in 1996.
Honorable Mention: Jack Kemp
Tom Brady is still very much in his prime, and likely has a solid career ahead of him for another four to five years, but even if it ended today, he'd go down as the greatest Patriots quarterback of all-time.
Brady will also forever be remembered for his (and the Patriots) historic 2007 season, in which Brady threw an NFL-record 50 passing touchdowns, while leading the Patriots to the first 16-0 regular season record in NFL History, which extended to an 18-0 record before New England finally fell to the underdog New York Giants in the Super Bowl.
While Super Bowls have been hard to come by in the past few years for Brady, there was a time when he couldn't be kept out of them or prevented from winning them.
Brady took over for an injured Drew Bledsoe in 2001 and led the Patriots to their first Super Bowl win, a 20-17 nail-biter over the heavily favored St. Louis Rams.
He proceeded to help the Patriots win two more NFL titles in the next three seasons.
Considering there's already talk mentioning Brady as one of the greatest of all-time, there simply just isn't a need for any more proof.
Brady is as clutch and cool under pressure as they come, and he even has the stats to back up his winning ways.
Honorable Mention: Steve Grogan
It's a close call (closer than many will admit), and someday Ben Roethlisberger may overtake Terry Bradshaw, but as it stands, Bradshaw is still the best quarterback to ever suit-up for the "yellow and black."
While Bradshaw wasn't always known as the most poised or efficient passer (70.9 career passer rating), it's undeniable that he was usually unflappable come crunch time.
Bradshaw is only one of two quarterbacks (the other being Joe Montana) to guide their franchise to four Super Bowl wins, and only one of four quarterbacks in NFL History to even reach four Super Bowl games.
Bradshaw was a constant, reliable quarterback for the Steelers throughout the 1970s, as he guided Pittsburgh to back-to-back titles in 1974 and 1975, and helped the Steelers become the only franchise in NFL History to win four Super Bowls inside of one decade.
His stats may eventually be passed up by Roethlisberger, and his number of Super Bowls might even be matched.
But there is no matching what he was able to accomplish in his prime, nor the manner in which he did it.
Honorable Mention: Roethlisberger
Boomer Esiason continues to go down as the more popular quarterback in Bengals history, and while he was a good (if not great) quarterback in his own right, people simply are getting it wrong when they rank Esiason above Ken Anderson.
Anderson is one of the rare (and few) quarterbacks to play over 10 seasons in the league, and all with the same team.
Anderson recorded 16 seasons with the Bengals, as he threw for over 32,000 yards and 197 touchdowns, while being named to four Pro Bowls and even earning the NFL's MVP award in the 1981 season.
While Drew Brees broke his record for completion percentage in 2009, Anderson had held the record for over 20 years, while also holding the record for consecutive pass completions in a game (20) for over 15 years.
On top of being a gifted passer, Anderson was a good rushing quarterback, racking up over 2,000 yards and 20 touchdowns on the ground through his career.
Anderson will always be known for his accuracy and solid stats, but he's also known for guiding the Bengals to their first playoff victory in franchise history, and then the franchise's first Super Bowl, both in 1981, easily his best season as a pro.
Esiason also led the Bengals to the Super Bowl, and Carson Palmer has done enough to at least earn the right to join the discussion, but there's really no question: Ken Anderson is the best Bengals passer in the team's history.
Honorable Mention: Esiason
Graham is one of the greatest quarterbacks in NFL history without a doubt, and is undeniably the greatest quarterback (and possibly player) to ever suit up for a Cleveland Browns team.
Graham has been recognized as a great player in numerous ways through the last 60+ years, as he's been named to four Pro Bowls, has been as an All-Pro nine times, and has even made it onto the NFL 75th Anniversary Team, as well as the NFL 1950's All-Decade Team.
His numbers don't rival those of other greats who are regularly considered ahead of him, but stats don't tell the complete story.
Graham has gone down in NFL History as one of the winningest quarterbacks, as he ended his career with a mind-boggling 105 wins and just 17 losses (four ties).
What's even more impressive is that in the 10 seasons he played in the NFL, he was able to lead his Browns to the NFL title game in each season, while helping the team claim seven of those titles.
Based on leading a team and winning alone, Graham is quite arguably the best quarterback to ever play the game, and is without a doubt the best quarterback the Browns have ever had, or likely will ever have.
Honorable Mention: Bernie Kosar
Note: This selection is based off of the old Cleveland Browns relocating to Baltimore, making the Ravens a new team separate from the old Browns, and has nothing to do with the Baltimore Colts.
Baltimore has only had a franchise (other than the Colts) since 1996, so there is not a rich tradition of quarterbacks for the Ravens.
The franchise has gone through several veteran signal callers...and watched Kyle Boller turn into a bust.
While Trent Dilfer was the starter for the Ravens for just eight games in 2000 and for just one year, he still did an excellent job in managing games and helping the Ravens reach and win the 2000 Super Bowl.
It may be by default, but until someone else is a starter for longer than the whopping three years that Boller was, or wins a Super Bowl, then Dilfer will go down as the best signal caller in their short history.
Honorable Mention: Joe Flacco
If Peyton Manning had just gotten done winning his second Super Bowl trophy, then maybe this would have turned out differently.
But when you're talking about the greatest Colts quarterback to ever take the field, you really only think of one guy, and that's Johnny U.
The guy holds a record that will arguably never be broken, as he somehow managed to throw at least one touchdown pass in 47 straight games.
Try doing anything once, 47 times in a row. Then try doing it over a span of three different seasons, and every time you're doing it, you've got 11 guys trying to prevent it from happening.
It's just one record in the books for Unitas, but it best personifies the type of player he was. He was elite, consistent, and reliable.
More than that, he was one of the greatest leaders at the position that the league has ever seen, as he guided the Baltimore Colts to their first Super Bowl, and two NFL championships prior to the Super Bowl's existence.
He made things happen through the air that no one had ever seen before, and at a time where throwing wasn't always promoted or accepted.
That, and it wasn't necessarily easy to do.
Unitas topped 40,000 yards passing in his career, while also passing for 290 touchdowns.
He was elected to 10 Pro Bowls and was even awarded the NFL MVP on three separate occasions.
Manning may have topped his stats and MVP awards, but he still hasn't found the touch that Unitas had in the big games.
Honorable Mention: Manning
Before they were Steve McNair's Titans, they were Warren Moon's Oilers.
While there's no debating the fact that Moon was never a highly successful performer in terms of winning in the postseason, there is still absolutely no arguing his place in Tennessee/Houston's history.
The most interesting aspect of Moon's career was, and will always be, his longevity, and his ability to dominate both the CFL and NFL.
After spending six seasons playing in Canada, Moon came to play for the then Houston Oilers at the age of 27, and went on to pass for 49,325 yards and 291 touchdowns, playing until the age of 43.
While McNair was the only Tennesee/Houston quarterback to lead the franchise to a Super Bowl, Moon was it's most exciting, prolific passer in team history.
Honorable Mention: Steve McNair
The fact that David Garrard is the Jaguars' honorable mention at quarterback (by default) tells you that there hasn't been a whole lot of success at the quarterback position for the young franchise.
That, and the fact that the majority of the success came by the hands of Mark Brunell.
After sitting behind Brett Favre (like so many over the years), Brunell latched on with the expansion Jaguars back in 1995, and after a forgettable first season, he quickly helped them reach the AFC Championship game the next season, although they lost to the New England Patriots.
Brunell was a "crafty lefty" who brought an exciting flair to the quarterback position, as he was a very gifted running quarterback, while also possessing a strong arm and a knack for the deep ball.
Brunell helped the Jaguars become the first expansion team in NFL History to make it to the playoffs in three of their first four seasons, and guided the team to two AFC Championship games during his tenure, including a magical 14-3 season, in which they had all three of their losses come at the hands of the Tennessee Titans.
He may never be involved in discussions about the greatest quarterbacks in history, but Brunell was an effective and reliable quarterback in Jacksonville for many season, bringing the Jaguars to several postseason berths, while always putting up solid numbers.
Honorable Mention: Garrard
David Carr was supposed to be the hero for Houston, and with a win in his (and the franchise's) first game, he nearly was.
But then several seasons of sacks and mediocrity ensued, and suddenly, Carr wasn't very hard to top.
Forget about Schaub's fragile stature in his first two years with Houston. The guy played all 16 games in 2009, led the league in passing yards with over 4,700, and almost brought the Texans to their first playoff berth.
2009 alone makes him the definite all-time best for this young franchise.
Sage Rosenfels, eat your heart out.
Honorable Mention: Carr
Joe Montana definitely deserves some props, but for only two seasons, he doesn't quite live up to the other accomplishments of the top two guys, Trent Green and Len Dawson.
And as far as Dawson vs. Green, well it's not even close.
Len Dawson remains the only Chiefs passer to get his team to a Super Bowl (two), and also guided Kansas City to its one and only Lombardi Trophy in 1969.
Dawson was never the most accurate or yardage-friendly quarterback, but he was easily the most productive quarterback in Chiefs history in terms of leading his team, while also posting stellar stats.
He threw over 28,000 yards and 239 touchdowns in his 19-year career, which is extremely impressive considering the fact that he only threw two touchdowns in his first five seasons.
Honorable Mention: Green
Dan Fouts never made it to a Super Bowl, but since Stan Humphries is the only Chargers quarterback who has, he didn't have a whole lot of competition.
John Hadl was a great, underrated passer, but Fouts' ridiculous numbers and true grit in the AFC playoffs over a 15-year career make this an easy pick.
Fouts still ranks among the best with over 43,000 yards passing, along with an impressive 254 touchdowns through the air.
Quite possibly one of the toughest passers during the Super Bowl era, the immobile Fouts absorbed hit after hit throughout his career, and was still able to let loose a crisp, catchable ball.
Honorable Mention: Hadl
Who else but Ken "The Snake" Stabler could be the best of all-time for the Raiders? Sure, there are other worthy candidates, but when it really comes down to it, there were none that were actually "better" than Stabler.
In 12 seasons with the Raiders, Stabler established himself as a fantastic scrambler, and when he obtained various knee injuries, he was able to adapt his game, and became a deadly drop-back passer.
Stabler was known for his clutch ability throughout his years in Oakland, and may be best known for guiding the Raiders to their first Super Bowl victory in 1977, a 32-14 win over the Minnesota Vikings.
With an overall record of 69-26-1 with the Raiders, as well as a 7-4 record in the playoffs, Stabler is still one of the winningest quarterbacks in franchise history, while also carrying solid passing numbers, such as 150 touchdowns, and just under 20,000 yards.
Honorable Mention: Daryle Lamonica
John Elway finished his career better than any quarterback could have ever hoped to, leaving the game with two straight Super Bowl victories to add to his impressive career.
Early on, Elway had people thinking of Ken Stabler, as he was a gifted runner with a cannon arm, always able to keep plays alive.
His excellent talents and instincts led to three Super Bowl appearances, and while he lost all three, he will still always be remembered for being the young, cocky kid who accomplished more than Dan Marino or Warren Moon could in their entire careers: get to more than one Super Bowl.
Elway's ended his career in dramatic fashion, but also went down with many records, one of which is most career fourth quarter comebacks.
And until Brett Favre broke his record, Elway was even the leader with the most wins in NFL History by a quarterback.
Add all his accomplishments up with over 51,000 yards and 300 passing touchdowns, and you've got yourself one of the greatest quarterbacks of all-time, let alone the best passer in Denver Broncos history.
Honorable Mention: Craig Morton
Roger Staubach and other Cowboys quarterbacks get all the recognition because they came first, or because they were forced to win games with their arms.
But Troy Aikman led a fearless offense that captured three Super Bowls in four years. And he and his Cowboys did it with ease.
Now, you could use the "Trent Dilfer Rule" and suggest that any quarterback could have won with the talent Aikman had surrounding him, but during those Super Bowl seasons, you'd be hard-pressed to find a more poised, focused, and accurate passer.
Another knock against Aikman is that he had a terrific rushing attack and offensive line, and simply wasn't depended on to pass the ball a lot.
That may be so, but on top of his Lombardi Trophies, Aikman still finished his career with over 32,000 yards and 165 touchdowns.
He won't win any arguments for being the best quarterback in the NFL of all-time, but with a 3-0 record in the biggest games of his career, he stands above the other Dallas greats.
Honorable Mention: Staubach
It still boggles my mind at how under-appreciated McNabb is. Sure, he's dealt with injuries over the years, and has never been the most accurate passer in the world, but his strengths largely outweigh his flaws.
But more than that, McNabb has proven that he is a winner, as he's guided the Eagles to five NFC Championship games, including an appearance in the 2004 Super Bowl.
On top of his ability to consistently keep the Eagles in the top half of the league as title contenders for the majority of his career, McNabb has also already posted very solid career numbers, with over 200 touchdown passes and over 32,000 yards.
At just 33, McNabb still had the talent and ability to get the job done, but the team cast him aside so they could move forward with Kevin Kolb.
Considering he's arguably the greatest quarterback in Philadelphia history, it's a sad sight to see.
Honorable Mention: Randall Cunningham
Jurgensen was a fantastic quarterback in an age starving for elite production out of the position. He never had the luxury of being on elite teams with consistently high-level weapons, but he always made games interesting, put up great numbers, and gave his team a chance.
A five-time Pro Bowler and a member of the 1960's All-Decade team, Jurgenson led the Redskins to 52 victories in 11 seasons, despite playing as a backup for the majority if his final four seasons.
Jurgenson threw for over 22,000 yards and 179 touchdowns as a Redskin, easily rivaling any other quarterback in the franchise's storied history.
However, the thing that arguably sums up Jurgensen the best was what Hall of Fame head coach Vince Lombardi said:
"Jurgensen is a great quarterback. He hangs in there under adverse conditions. He may be the best the league has ever seen. He is the best I have seen."
Honorable Mention: Sammy Baugh
Note: Fran Tarkenton got serious consideration for his five years with the Giants in between tenures with the Vikings, and while Tittle was only with the Giants for four seasons, he still gets the nod here.
Anyone can argue Fran Tarkenton's greatness, Phil Simms' efficiency and Super Bowls, or even Eli Manning's early success and solid potential.
But regardless of your argument, you'd be too bold to say Tittle isn't a worthy, if not "the" candidate in this debate.
Beyond his toughness, competitiveness, and will to win, Tittle was also a very prolific passer in his time, passing for over 10,000 yards and 96 touchdowns in just four years as the starting quarterback in New York.
While Tittle and the Giants never won an NFL Championship, Tittle led a fearless offense to three straight championship games from 1961-1963, as he topped 3,100 passing yards and 33 touchdowns in two of the three championship runs.
Tittle was prolific in a time where exciting and effective passing wasn't the norm, and while he was never crowned, he brought his team within reach of the ultimate glory in three consecutive seasons.
Honorable Mention: Phil Simms
I know the argument for Bart Starr, and I get it.
He led his Packers to the first two Super Bowls in NFL History, and won several more championships. He also put up solid numbers in an age where passing just wasn't an option.
But this is the Green Bay Packers we're talking about. Brett Favre led them to their first Super Bowl in 29 years, led them back the next season, and had them in the playoff hunt virtually every season he was under center.
The guy had just one season in his entire career with the team with under eight wins. That's not just good; that's amazing.
He holds all the major NFL passing records, which should keep you from being shocked that he's at a point in the Packers record book, that Aaron Rodgers or whoever else that follows should forget about catching up.
Favre doesn't have the championships or vintage appeal that Starr has, but it's not fair to expect him to.
He accomplished some amazing things and put up amazing numbers (including his consecutive start streak) in an era of free agency and extreme competition in both conferences.
Brett Favre is the greatest Packers quarterback of all time, without question.
Honorable Mention: Starr
Note: Joe Kapp and Tommy Kramer both got consideration, but Tarkenton was easily the top Vikings quarterback, while Duante Culpepper had impressive numbers.
Despite taking some time off from Minnesota by playing with the New York Giants from 1967-1971, Tarkenton still stands atop almost all of Minnesota's major passing records, and is still the team's greatest quarterback of all-time.
He ended his career with nine Pro Bowls, three Super Bowl appearances, and every major record in NFL history.
If Brett Favre comes back in 2010 and gets the Vikings their first Super Bowl victory in franchise history, fans would be hard-pressed not to consider him the greatest Viking.
But until Favre or someone else shakes the foundation of Minnesota by hoisting a Lombardi Trophy, Tarkenton will be known as the fiery leader who ran around like a rabid dog, doing his damnedest to get the Vikings their first title.
Honorable Mention: Culpepper
The Detroit Lions don't have a great history. This fact shouldn't surprise anyone that they don't have many great quarterbacks that people think of when they hear the Lions name spoken out loud.
While this is true, Detroit fans could be looking at a new great in Matthew Stafford. But until he does make his way to becoming the Lions greatest quarterback of all-time (possibly), that label has to go to Bobby Layne.
Layne spent nine seasons with the Lions, passing for over 15,000 yards and 118 touchdowns, while leading Detroit to a solid 53-29-2 record.
Layne led the Lions to three straight playoff appearances from 1952-1954, going 3-1 in the postseason as a starter, winning back-to-back NFL Championships in 1952 and 1953, while leading the Lions to a third championship game (and loss) in 1954.
Easily the most productive Lions quarterback in team history in terms of postseason results, Layne also had the stats and field leadership to go down as the greatest quarterback in team history.
Honorable Mention: Greg Landry
There is a lot of rich history and tradition entrenched in Chicago's most beloved pro sports franchise, which makes it difficult to lock in on one passer as the greatest in team history.
It's even more difficult considering how Jim McMahon brought the Bears their lone Super Bowl victory, but a look back at the early years shows there was none better than Sid Luckman.
Luckman spent all 12 seasons of his illustrious pro career in Chicago, leading the Bears to four NFL Championships, while leading the league in touchdown passes in three different seasons.
Among his many personal accomplishments, Luckman will also be known for once throwing seven touchdown passes in one game.
Honorable Mention: Jim McMahon
Archie Manning may have the respect and love of many Saints fans, and he'll always have a special place in the franchise's heart, but he's been passed by another man who's legend is only beginning to grow.
Drew Brees added another reason to call him the greatest Saints quarterback of all time, despite only being with the team for four seasons.
In that short span, Brees has already done something no other Saints quarterback has been able to do in team history: reach and win a Super Bowl.
In addition to this huge accomplishment, Brees has already been named to four Pro Bowls, while passing for over 18,000 yards and 118 touchdowns in just four years as the starter for New Orleans.
Honorable Mention: Archie Manning
Chris Chandler deserves major props for being a gritty and seasoned veteran, and for helping the Falcons reach the franchise's only Super Bowl.
However, Steve Bartkowski still easily goes down as the greatest Falcons quarterback of all-time.
Bartkowski, drafted first overall in the 1975 NFL Draft, struggled early in his career, but ended up putting together a fine career in Atlanta, helping the Falcons reach the playoffs three times.
Bartkowski also had some success as a prolific quarterback, twice throwing for 30 touchdowns in a season, while ending his 11-year career in Atlanta with over 23,000 yards and 154 passing touchdowns.
Honorable Mention: Chandler
Believe it or not, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have had some impressive names take control under center over the years. However, just one was consistent, productive, and led them to a Super Bowl victory.
Brad Johnson isn't a sexy name, but like him or not, he got the job done while a Buccaneer.
In just four seasons with the Buccaneers, Johnson tossed over 10,000 yards and 64 touchdowns, while going 26-23.
Johnson led the Buccaneers to two playoff appearances, including Tampa Bay's only Super Bowl appearance and victory in 2002.
Honorable Mention: Doug Williams
Kerry Collins gets some credit for taking on the pressure of manning an expansion team and getting them to the NFC Championship in just his second season.
But no Carolina passer has been as consistent and productive as Jake Delhomme, and no other Panther passer has reached the Super Bowl.
Delhomme's recent history might have fans forgetting, but over the course of his solid career with the Panthers, he's led Carolina to 54-37 record, and a solid 5-3 record in the postseason.
Delhomme also managed to pass for 120 touchdowns and nearly 20,000 yards in seven seasons as the starter.
Considering his last three seasons have been marred by injury and/or inconsistency, his resume is quite impressive.
Honorable Mention: Collins
Norm Van Brocklin gets props for a long, solid career with the Rams, but the man who brought the Rams their first and only Super Bowl title, and nearly led them to another, has to be considered the franchise's best all-time passer.
Whether by leadership, stats, or wins, Kurt Warner is leaps and bounds ahead of any other Rams passer, especially considering how well he played in such a short span with the franchise.
In just three seasons as the full-time starter, Warner helped the Rams go 35-8 in the regular season, as he was the most important piece of the "Greatest Show on Turf."
Warner led the Rams to two Super Bowls, one Lombardi Trophy, and a slew of offensive records, while tossing 98 touchdowns and over 12,000 yards.
Still not convinced? Just think about it.
Three seasons. Two Super Bowl appearances. Nearly 100 touchdowns and 12,000 yards.
Yeah, he's the best in Rams history.
Honorable Mention: Van Brocklin
Kurt Warner could easily be argued as the top Cardinals quarterback, in addition to sealing the label for the St. Louis Rams. After all, he put up the same type of production in Arizona as he did in St. Louis, and he led the Cardinals to their first Super Bowl appearance in franchise history.
True, it's a close call, but we have to give the title to Neil Lomax.
Plain and simple, Lomax was a prolific passer doing things with an unlikely explosive Cardinals offense that few teams were doing during his time in the league.
Lomax and his Cardinals had some struggles and only reached the playoffs one, but what Lomax did in his eight seasons in the NFL was nothing short of impressive.
Before he had his career cut short due to injuries at 29 years of age, Lomax put up over 22,000 passing yards and 136 touchdowns.
Lomax cracked 3,000 yards passing and 20+ touchdowns four times in his career, while passing for over 4,600 yards in 1984.
He doesn't have the Super Bowl appearance Warner does, but considering the long, depressing list of average quarterbacks to take the field for the Cardinals over the years, Lomax was easily the greatest for some time.
And for a team that routinely struggled to break from the mediocre pack, Lomax was a bright spot who kept things interesting.
Honorable Mention: Warner
Dave Krieg enjoyed a long, prolific career in the NFL, spending 12 of his 17 seasons in Seattle, dominating with a great offense, and reaching the postseason four times.
Krieg still owns the majority of the major passing records in Seattle, after passing for 195 touchdowns and over 26,000 yards in his tenure with the team.
During that time, Krieg led his team to a 3-4 record in the playoffs, as well as an appearance in the AFC Championship game in 1983.
Matt Hasselbeck may have helped the Seahawks reach the Super Bowl, but Krieg had the longevity and stats of a seasoned pro, and was a staple of a constantly competitive Seahawks team.
Krieg finished his Seattle career with a solid 70-49 record.
Honorable Mention: Matt Hasselbeck
Steve Young was a great quarterback. But no matter how hard he tried, he was not Joe Montana.
Montana is the owner of four Super Bowl rings, all the major 49ers' passing records, and the love and respect of millions.
He's Joe Cool. He's arguably the greatest quarterback in NFL History. How could he be regarded as anything else with the San Francisco 49ers?
Honorable Mention: Young
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