Since it’s almost time for “The Big Game”, here’s a list of “My 9 Favorite NFL Quarterbacks Of All Time”.
9. Jim Hart (St. Louis Cardinals from 1966 through 1983 and the Washington Redskins in 1984) What “Big Red” fan, who grew up in the ’70s and ’80’s, didn’t love Jim Hart? I actually remember going as him fo Halloween back in ’79!
8. Aaron Rogers (Green Bay Packers from 2005) His stats and “Discount Double Check” make me like him more and more each day.
7. Dan Fouts (San Diego Chargers from 1973 through 1987) He was a great QB that never got a Super Bowl shot.
6. Joe Theisman (Washington Redskins from 1974 through 1985) He is one of two quarterback’s who I have actually met. I still am thrilled that he signed a Notre Dame helmet (his alma mater) for me.
5. Peyton Manning (Indianapolis Colts from 1998 through 2011 and currently plays for the Denver Broncos) He just seems to be a great guy on and off the field. Plus, he did a great job hosting SNL a few years back.
4. Terry Bradshaw (Pittsburgh Steelers from 1970 through 1983) I HATED him as a kid, mostly because he always beat the Cowboys, but I LOVE him as an adult. He is just too funny on Fox NFL Sunday. Plus he was Mel Tillis’ driving partner in “The Cannonball Run”!
3. Kurt Warner (St. Louis Rams from 1998 to 2003, the New York Giants in 2004, and the Arizona Cardinals from 2005 to 2009) The greatest QB Cinderella story EVER! I only wish he could have beaten the Steelers a few years back in Super Bowl XLIII to show how truly great he was.
2. Joe Montana (San Francisco 49ers from 1979 through 1992 and the Kansas City Chiefs from 1993 through 1994) He’s a winner of four Super Bowls, a Notre Dame grad, and the only QB who is an ornament on my Christmas tree. I’d make him my favorite, but he always managed to beat every other team I rooted for.
1. Roger Staubach (Dallas Cowboys from 1969 through 1979) Roger Staubach is the “gold standard” when it comes to quarterbacks. A Navy veteran, “Captain Comeback” was the focus of ” america’s team” during the ’70s and is just an all around great guy!
Honorable Mention: Tom Brady (New England Patriots from 2000) I’m not a Patriots fan, mostly because they beat our Rams in Super Bowl XXXVI, but you have to give a nod to perhaps the “best quarterback to ever play the game”. Plus, he is married to a super model and did an episode of “Family Guy”, so he’s not all bad.