7. Boomer Esiason
Norman Julius “Boomer” Esiason currently ranks among the top 20 quarterbacks in all-time passing yardage, throwing for just under 38,000 yards over the course of his career. In 1988, Esiason was named the NFL’s MVP and a first-team All-Pro, after leading the Bengals to Super Bowl XXII. The Bengals, of course, came up short against Joe Montana and the San Francisco 49ers. Esiason played another nine years in the league, making two more Pro Bowl appearances in between a handful of productive seasons, but he never got any closer to winning the big game.