Greatest Quarterbacks of Modern Era

My era begins with Joe Montana. I enjoyed the Pittsburgh Steelers and Oakland Raiders as a kid, but I didn’t really know what I was watching. So sorry, Bradshaw, Plunkett, Unitas, etc… this list starts in 1980.

What is often overlooked is the conference championship game, only Kurt Warner and Eli Manning are undefeated in the game-before-the-big-game, and only Eli is undefeated in both. Whereas Donovan McNabb, who has a better win percentage, and rating than Eli, went 1-for-4 in championship games and lost in the Super Bowl.

Here are the stats and my ranking for the top Quarterbacks based on Winning Percentage, Championship Game Record, and Super Bowl Record.

Rank Quarterback Winning Pct Conference Superbowl QBR
1 Tom Brady 183-52 (77.9%) 7-4 5-2 97.2
2 Joe Montana 117-47 (71.3%) 4-2 4-0 92.3
3 Peyton Manning 186-79 (70.2%) 4-1 2-2 96.5
4 Ben Roethlisberger 123-60 (67.2%) 3-2 2-1 94.1
5 John Elway 148-82 (64.3%) 5-1 2-3 79.9
6 Steve Young 94-49 (65.7%) 1-3 1-0 96.8
7 Jim Kelly 101-59 (63.1%) 4-1 0-4 84.4
8 Troy Aikman 94-71 (57.0%) 3-1 3-0 81.6
9 Aaron Rogers 90-45 (66.7%) 1-2 1-0 104.1
10 Brett Favre 169-100 (62.8%) 2-3 1-1 86.0
11 Drew Brees 131-101 (56.5%) 1-1 1-0 96.3
12 Dan Marino 147-93 (61.2%) 1-2 0-1 86.4
13 Kurt Warner 57-44 (56.4%) 3-0 1-2 93.7
14 Eli Manning 108-91 (54.3%) 2-0 2-0 83.7
15 Donovan McNabb 82-45-1 (64.6%) 1-4 0-1 85.6
‡ Data last collected Feb 5, 2017