Who are your Top 3 NFL quarterbacks of all-time?
I wanted to go baseball today.
I really did.
Honestly, I wanted to go anywhere that was 70 degrees and sunny, but I digress.
The Peyton Manning debate from earlier this week, made me stick with the NFL a little longer.
While watching the Super Bowl, dome buddies and I had a quick debate about where Manning fits into the pantheon of the NFL’s greatest quarterbacks.
Is he Top 10? Top 5? Top 3?
We started to discuss it but then something diverted our attention (maybe a Go Daddy.com ad) and we didn’t get back to it.
I’m curious as to whom the majority in here believe are the NFL’s three greatest QBs. I don’t necessarily want an order – just Top 3.
It’s so hard to pick, especially across generations. And I am sure our answers will vary. They should, honestly.
Although, you must be something special if you can stroll in here and not name Johnny Unitas in your Top Three. For the record, my father’s Top Three: Johnny Unitas, Johnny U. and John Unitas. I kid you not.
I’ll be a little more diverse. Cue the criticism.
I’m going with Johnny U., Joe Montana and Peyton Manning.
That means I am leaving out Dan Marino and Troy Aikman and Bart Starr and Terry Bradshaw and Sammy Baugh and John Elway and Brett Favre and a host of others.
I can only pick three. And, honestly, in Montana’s prime, I’d rather have him than any of his contemporaries. And, right now, I say the same about Manning, even against, say Brady or Favre. And I probably say Johnny U. over everyone.
For me, it’s about being the ultimate leader, and leading your team to victory. Yes, you can poke holes in that theory (since Manning has just one ring, etc.) And these are three pretty amazing leaders.
So those are my picks. Name yours.
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