20. Daunte Culpepper
Before the current group of Paul Bunyan-sized quarterbacks we’ve become accustomed to in today’s NFL, there was Daunte Culpepper. The 11th pick in the 1999 NFL Draft was half novelty and half awe-inspiring, considering he had a rocket-launcher for an arm attached to a frame that was 6’4 and 260lbs.
During his injury-curtailed career, Culpepper was a two-time All-Pro who led the NFL in touchdown passes in 2000 (33) and passing yards in 2004 (4,717).
19. Troy Aikman
The latter half of his career, through the end the 1990’s, was ruined by his relationship with then Dallas Cowboys head coach Barry Switzer’s “barely running the asylum” approach to coaching, it’s hard to exclude Troy Aikman off this list, especially given that he finished with the second-most passing yards in his career in 1995 (3,304) en route to leading his team to win their third Super Bowl in four years.
But when Aikman retired from the NFL in 2000, he was the Cowboys’ all time passing leader, having thrown for more than 32,942 yards over the course of his career — a total that still puts him in the top 40 passers of all time.