1. Tom Brady
With his accomplishments of the last few years (three Super Bowls won in the past five seasons) combined with his already remarkable body of work, Tom Brady may be no “goat,” but he is one of the finest quarterbacks to have ever stepped on the gridiron.
Having captured six NFL titles (and counting), Brady has won more Super Bowls than most people have had good days in their entire lives. When it’s all said and done, perhaps the only thing eluding TB will be that unblemished season that the Patriots came oh-so-close to in 2007-08 before Eli Manning and the Giants snatched away perfection.
Honorable Mention: Patrick Mahomes
In just two seasons as the starting quarterback for the Kansas City chiefs, Patrick Mahomes has proven himself to be a once in a lifetime talent. In his first full season as a starter, Mahomes led the league with 50 touchdown passes and won the MVP Award in convincing fashion.
10 Most Overrated Quarterbacks in NFL History
Now that we’ve ranked the greatest quarterbacks in NFL history, it’s only right that we explore the most overrated quarterbacks in league history. There are some obvious selections (such as Eli Manning), but there are also some very notable Hall of Famers on this list (especially #3). Did we get it right?
10. Drew Bledsoe
Bledsoe’s legacy is forever tied to Tom Brady, as it was his injury that allowed Brady to take over as New England’s quarterback. Of course, the rest is history. As for Bledsoe, he may be fondly remembered in New England and a member of the team’s Hall of Fame after leading the Patriots to the playoffs a few times. But he never won a Super Bowl as a starter and didn’t do anything special after leaving New England. Considering he was once the top overall pick in the draft, it’s fair to call Bledsoe a little overrated.
9. Jim McMahon
McMahon had a lot of flair and bravado, but he wasn’t really a standout quarterback despite being the fifth overall pick in the draft in 1982. He helped the Bears win Super Bowl XX after a 15-1 season, but that team was so loaded with guys like Walter Payton and Mike Singletary that they could have one with just about anyone at quarterback. Injuries are partly to blame for his career heading south, but for a guy who went to one Pro Bowl, he gets way too much credit for being a great player.