Who’s The Greatest NFL Quarterback Of All Time? – Part V

April 23, 2021by Anthony George0
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Who’s The Greatest NFL Quarterback Of All Time? – Part V

Who’s The Greatest NFL Quarterback Of All Time? – Part V: Super Bowl XXXIII - John Elway - Denver Broncos vs. Atlanta Falcons - January 31, 1999
970x90 BetMGM Sportsbook - Article - Risk-Free Bet $600 We’ve finally made it. The last installment of the GOAT series is here. Here, we will reveal the greatest NFL quarterback of all time. I had to take a week off to not only build the tension but because this was actually a difficult decision for me. The following athletes are the two greatest quarterbacks to ever play the game. I wish I were kidding when I say I lost a little sleep over this. To avoid losing any more of what’s left of my hair – I finally came to a decision. Without further ado – let’s finish what I started.

Who’s The Greatest NFL Quarterback Of All Time? – Part V

2. John Elway

  Who’s The Greatest NFL Quarterback Of All Time? – Part V: Super Bowl XXXII - John Elway - Denver Broncos If you’ve been following, you probably expected Elway to be the GOAT all along. My Denver Broncos bias is obvious, and it really pains me to not crown our king the greatest of all time. Although he’s runner-up in my countdown, he’s still the GOAT to all Broncos fans. Let’s take a look at what he accomplished during his NFL years. When you mention the Denver Broncos franchise, nobody comes to mind as much as the great John Elway. After negotiating away from the Colts on draft day – he played his entire 16-year career with the Broncos. Elway was an all-around great athlete. To my surprise, few people know that the Yankees drafted him in 1981, where he played for the affiliate Oneonta Yankees and had decent success. Though he would inevitably decide to play in the NFL, MLB scouts had every reason to believe he could have had a successful baseball career. Elway’s athleticism was on full display each game. You wouldn’t know by looking at him but Elway was a huge threat running the ball. At the end of his career, he finished with 774 rushing attempts, only behind Cam Newton, Michael Vick, and Randall Cunningham.

The Drive

You can’t reminisce about the career of John Elway without mentioning “The Drive.” In this iconic series of plays, John Elway proved how clutch he was by marching the Broncos down the field on a magical 98-yard drive to tie the Browns. They eventually went on to win this 1986 AFC Championship game by a field goal in overtime. Although the Broncos would lose to the Giants and Bill Parcells in Super Bowl XXI, “The Drive” showed just how talented Elway was. He had total command of the team and could orchestrate countless comeback drives. This moment would not only go down as Elway’s finest but will be one of the most iconic moments in NFL history. Let's take a look at some other standout accomplishments by Elway.
  • Has one of the best overall winning percentages with a record of 148-82.
  • Holds the record for most rushing touchdowns in Super Bowls (4).
  • Is the only player in the NFL to pass for 3,000 yards and rush for 200 yards for seven straight seasons.
  • Tied for third of all time with 35 comeback drives.
Elway would go out the way all NFL quarterbacks hope to – winning a Super Bowl and being crowned the MVP. To be honest, Elway could have probably played another couple of years but chose the perfect time to hang up his cleats. He had just won two Super Bowl rings back-to-back and secured a place in the Hall of Fame. William Hill RF500 - 728x90

1. Tom Brady

Who’s The Greatest NFL Quarterback Of All Time? – Part V: Tom Brady - New England Patriots You can’t see me, but I’m blinking twice. My Boston-loving boss is forcing me against my will to declare Tom Brady the GOAT. I don’t know if we have a human resource department here at The Odds Factory, but they should expect to hear from me soon. Listen, I have no issue crowning Brady as the greatest NFL quarterback of all time – he definitely deserves it – but I’m not enjoying it. I’m sick of seeing him win. I’ll continue this article, but I’m going to be throwing a couple of jabs at him while I do so. Tom Brady has been called a lot of things during his incredible career. Depending on who you are talking to, you might hear him being referred to as Tom Terrific or Sys-tom. Love him or hate him, Tom Brady is the classic case for not judging a book by its cover. Or in his situation, judging a quarterback by his combine. I know this iconic photo has been circulating the Internet for a while now but let's look at it once more. Who’s The Greatest NFL Quarterback Of All Time? – Part V: Tom Brady - New England Patriots - 2000 NFL Combine All right. I guess this is where I have to start praising Brady for his historic and successful career thus far – so let's just get it over with.

Brady–Belichick Era

Boy, where do I start? Both Bill Belichick and Tom Brady have become synonymous with the New England Patriots. This duo would dominate the league and haunt the AFC East for 19 straight seasons. Let’s take a look at what the Patriots accomplished during that span:
  • Appeared in more Super Bowls than any other NFL franchise.
  • Went on a ridiculous 19-year consecutive winning streak.
  • Won 17 Division Titles.
  • Became the only team in history to have a perfect 16-game regular season.
You want some perspective on this reign of terror? Brady appeared in half of all NFL Super Bowls played during his time spent in New England – winning a third of them. Simply, unfathomable.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Just when I thought we would have one season without Brady dominating teams and hoisting up the Lombardi trophy, he’s tossing it across the ocean from boat to boat like a useless hunk of metal. After signing a 2-year contract with the Bucs, Brady picked up right where he left off – carving up defenses with the help of Godwin, Evans, and a few friendly faces in Gronk and Antonio Brown. There have been arguments on whether or not Brady was successful because of Belichick or if Brady carried Belichick with his play. Winning a Super Bowl the year after leaving your former team definitely helps the pro-Brady argument. You have to admit though, that Bucs team is stacked, and Bruce Arians is also one hell of a coach. Brady still looks good despite his age. And if the Bucs can keep the key pieces around him, he might be winning his second Super Bowl with them soon. One thing I know for sure – Father Time catches up with everyone at some point. Tick-Tock, Avocado Boy. Tick-Tock. PointsBet - Deposit Bonus Up to $250

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