After watching Tom Brady advance to his tenth Super Bowl, and this one without Bill Belichick, what little debate there was left is over. Tom Brady is the greatest quarterback of all-time. Now that we have that out of the way, who’s next on the list?
Montana, Manning, Elway? Like the suitors for second place behind Jordan, the list is long and complicated. What you value determines who you put where. Do you look at statistics alone, number of rings, MVP awards, or a combination of all of that?
We’ve taken that all into consideration here and dive deep into the history books to put together our very own rankings for the “Best of the Rest” behind Brady. Take a look and see if you agree.
25. Philip Rivers
Rivers was never able to deliver either franchise, the San Diego/Los Angeles Chargers or the Indianapolis Colts, to the promised land of the Super Bowl, but there is no disputing his talent and his fiery will-to-win. Rivers was drafted fourth overall by the New York Giants in 2004, then traded to the Chargers for Eli Manning, who had been the overall number one pick of the Chargers.
For any who doubt Rivers’ inclusion on a list such as this, realize he has a career passer rating of 96.0, which ranks him an impressive eighth all-time among quarterbacks who’ve made at least 1,500 passing attempts in their careers. And when it comes to consecutive-game durability among active quarterbacks, Rivers was number one with 224 and counting, good for the 5th longest streak in NFL history until he hung it up at the end of the 2020 season.
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