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Thanks for checking out my list of the five most underrated
quarterbacks in NFL history. For whatever reason these great quarterbacks get
overlooked when discussing the all-time best NFL QBs. You may disagree with my
list of the five most underrated NFL quarterbacks of all time. Feel free to
leave a comment below to tell me if you think I am nuts or know my pro football
My list of the most
underrated quarterbacks in NFL history will mostly contain modern era players.
Most of the people reading this would have no idea who some old time signal
callers are, but I did include one old timer.
No 1. Randall
Cunningham - Eagles, Vikings, Ravens, Cowboys
I feel that Randall
Cunningham is the most underrated quarterback in NFL history. And let me tell
you I hated his guts when he played for the Eagles because I was a Cowboys fan
at the time!
was a great runner and an even better passer and he made everything look so
effortless. Cunningham went 82-52-1 as a quarterback in the NFL and even was a
good punter. Nobody talks about Randall Cunningham much these days but he
should be remembered.
No 2. Len Dawson-
Steelers, Browns, Dallas
Len Dawson was so
underrated that he went through 2 teams before finding his place with the
Dallas Texans/Kansas City Chiefs. Dawson
was the quarterback when the Chiefs won their only Super Bowl (to date) and put
up great numbers. Len Dawson passed for over 28,000 yards and had 239 touchdown
passes versus 183 intercepted. Dawson
played less games per season than they do now and with more stringent pass
defenses not tied down with modern rules. Len Dawson certainly belongs on any
list of underrated NFL quarterbacks of all time.
No 3. Kerry Collins
- Panthers, Saints, Giants, Raiders, Titans
Kerry Collins is the
only active (at the time of this writing) player on my list. Collins is known
at a bit of a journeyman but he has put up huge numbers in his NFL career.
Playing in his 30's he has gotten better with the Titans. Kerry Collins has
passed for over 40,000 yards which puts him in special company in NFL history.
No 4. Jim Kelly -
Yes Jim Kelly is a
NFL Hall of Fame quarterback but he is seldom mentioned among the greatest
quarterbacks of all time. Jim Kelly does not get his due because the Buffalo
Bills lost four Super Bowls in a row. Getting that team to four Super Bowls in
order to lose them still shows how great Jim Kelly was.
No 5. Phil Simms - Giants
Bill Parcells gets
all of the credit for those great Giants teams but Phil Simms certainly had a
good deal to do with it. Phil Simms never had a great wide receiver but he
still put up good numbers and also played one of the best Super Bowl's a
quarterback ever played. Phil Simms is certainly one of the most underrated
quarterbacks in NFL history.