Ranking the Greatest Modern Era QBs of Each NFL Franchise

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Ranking the Greatest Modern Era QBs of Each NFL Franchise
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The NFL's most vibrant position is the quarterback. He is a man, typically a leader, who has to possess the ability to make split second decisions with accuracy and efficiency.

He must produce positive results in the face of various defensive schemes against men whose weight and speed combine to usurp the physical skills of even most of society's most able people.

Simple, right?

Not surprisingly, NFL history is mired by mediocrity at the position. The bulk of seasons for most franchises is dominated by signal callers who are average at best.

Yet, separated from the normalcy of most passers are a select few elite field generals who define success at the position for their respective teams.

While eras have redefined the responsibilities of the role, certain elements have never changed or varied, such as those that concern winning.

In other words, he is simply a unique breed.

The majority of teams' greatest quarterback serves as a monument to the game's most important position. A few other franchises are still awaiting for their installment among the greatest of the elite.

For those teams who have suffered "Q&A" (quarterbacking and anemia), there is another NFL squad whose history at the position is a lesson in the spoils of greatness.

Manning vs. Unitas.

Starr vs. Favre...vs. Rodgers?!

Staubach vs. Aikman.

Who is the greatest quarterback of all time for franchises that boast historic supremacy at such a key position?

This countdown is a selection of the greatest quarterbacks from the Super Bowl era of every NFL team—with a twist!  These all-time great passers, whether scramblers vs. pockets purists or traditional vs. modern, will be ordered from worst to first.

In other words, either Manning or Unitas will not make the list. Their spot on this countdown will be dependent on where they stack against other quarterbacks who were the best ever to wear the respective helmet and jersey that defined them.

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