How to win in the NFL, even with the best QBs
The most effective quarterback in the game is the quarterback who can run the most, and the most effective quarterbacks in the league can run like they own the place.
The most valuable asset in the modern NFL is the player who can score touchdowns.
So who is the best NFL quarterback?
I spoke to five former players and two coaches who played with five or more quarterbacks and who also happened to have played against the best in the business.
The five have their picks: The best quarterbacks in history, ranked from best to worst.
Tom Brady, New England Patriots QB, AFC Championship: The greatest QB of all time.
Brady was a great passer in the traditional sense of how a quarterback was supposed to play, but the best part about Brady is that he was the perfect player for the modern game.
He was fast, quick, explosive and accurate.
He ran with a little bit of leeway on his throws.
He threw his way and he threw it like he had to.
Brady’s skill set made him the most dynamic quarterback in history and it is one of the reasons why he is still in the conversation.
Brady could be one of those players who will be remembered for a few years and will be one day asked if he is the greatest player of all-time.
Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers QB, NFC Championship: Rodgers is the most dominant quarterback in NFL history.
He has been the NFL’s most dominant player since entering the league in 2000.
He played in a league that was already dominated by Manning and Tom Brady.
Rodgers was one of only two quarterbacks to win at least nine games in a season seven times, a feat that only Manning and Brady accomplished in their careers.
Rodgers is one-of-a-kind, and his greatness was on full display in the Packers’ win over the Broncos in Super Bowl XLVII.
Peyton Manning, Indianapolis Colts QB, Super Bowl XXIII: Manning is the only player to win five Super Bowls with at least 10 touchdowns, one more than he has in his entire career.
Manning was a top-five quarterback for a reason.
His ability to make defenses pay was unmatched and he was one the best quarterbacks to play against.
He is also the best passer in NFL History.
Manning is a true Hall of Famer and the only quarterback to ever win more than 11 games in his career.
Joe Namath, Indianapolis Raiders QB, NFL Championship: Namath is the ultimate competitor.
He had a Hall of Fame career with the Colts and the Raiders, and he won a Super Bowl.
He also won more Super Bowl titles than any other player.
Namath’s greatness was obvious in his time with the Raiders.
His play made a lot of people around the league jealous and the players around him couldn’t help but praise his abilities.
His talent was evident on film and in his play, and when the Raiders won a championship in the early 1990s, he was a household name in Oakland.
Troy Aikman, Dallas Cowboys QB, Cowboys title: Aik, the NFL Championship MVP in 2005, was a master of the game and a master on the field.
He could play the game like it was the greatest, but he could also be the most entertaining quarterback to watch on the planet.
He brought the Cowboys back to the playoffs three times, and made his career as one of just four quarterbacks to throw for at least 3,000 yards.
He won four more Super Trophies with the Cowboys, and won four Super Bowl rings with the franchise.