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    The 100 Greatest Quarterbacks of the Modern Era

    This guy explains his method for ranking the QBs, interesting.

    Tarkenton come in at #3,

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    Re: The 100 Greatest Quarterbacks of the Modern Era

    #3: Fran Tarkenton
    Some people may be shocked to see Tarkenton ranked this high on a greatest quarterbacks list. You shouldn't be. Purely looking at regular season performance, Fran Tarkenton is the greatest quarterback of all-time, and it's not even close.
    That's great to see. Obviously this writer doesn't work for the Trib or the Press.

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    Re: The 100 Greatest Quarterbacks of the Modern Era

    I might have missed some, but it was nice to see the names formerly associated with the Vikings:

    3) Fran Tarkenton
    14) Warren Moon
    17) Norm Van Brocklin
    24) Randall Cunningham
    35) Rich Gannon
    53) Brad Johnson
    56) Daunte Culpepper
    61) Jeff George
    81) Jim McMahon
    88) Tommy Kramer

    As a sidenote he also listed the best QBs in history for all the franchises using his rating system:

    Falcons: Steve Bartkowski, Michael Vick

    Bills: Jim Kelly, Joe Ferguson

    Panthers: Steve Beuerlein, Jake Delhomme

    Bears: Sid Luckman, Jim McMahon

    Bengals: Ken Anderson, Boomer Esiason

    Browns: Otto Graham, Brian Sipe

    Colts: Johnny Unitas, Peyton Manning

    Cardinals: Jim Hart, Neil Lomax

    Cowboys: Roger Staubach, Troy Aikman

    Broncos: John Elway, Craig Morton

    Lions: Bobby Layne, Greg Landry

    Packers: Brett Favre, Bart Starr

    Texans: David Carr, Tony Banks

    Jaguars: Mark Brunell, Byron Leftwich

    Chiefs: Len Dawson, Trent Green

    Dolphins: Dan Marino, Bob Griese

    Vikings: Fran Tarkenton, Daunte Culpepper

    Saints: Archie Manning, Aaron Brooks

    Patriots: Tom Brady, Steve Grogan

    Giants: Phil Simms, Fran Tarkenton

    Jets: Joe Namath, Ken O'Brien

    Titans: Steve McNair, Warren Moon

    Eagles: Donovan McNabb, Randall Cunningham

    Steelers: Terry Bradshaw, Neil O'Donnell

    Raiders: Ken Stabler, Daryle Lamonica

    Ravens: Vinny Testaverde, Eric Zeier

    Chargers: Dan Fouts, John Hadl

    Seahawks: Dave Krieg, Jim Zorn

    49ers: Joe Montana, Steve Young

    Buccaneers: Doug Williams, Brad Johnson

    Redskins: Sonny Jurgensen, Sammy Baugh

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    Re: The 100 Greatest Quarterbacks of the Modern Era

    Missed my favorite -- Joe Kapp. But that's OK, Kapp still has a place in my heart!
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    Re: The 100 Greatest Quarterbacks of the Modern Era

    Thanks Propehet, That's an interesting list.

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    Re: The 100 Greatest Quarterbacks of the Modern Era

    "BadlandsViking" wrote:
    Thanks Propehet, That's an interesting list.
    Thank Davis21wylie, I just copied and pasted.
    It is an interesting list though and he did a lot of work putting it together.
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    Re: The 100 Greatest Quarterbacks of the Modern Era

    Great list.

    Interesting to me that the author chose Brian Sipe over Bernie Kosar as the Browns second greatest QB.
    Sipe threw for more TD, but many more INTs as well, and they both threw for about the same number of yards.
    Kosar led the Browns into the playoffs many times, Sipe only once.

    Also interesting that Eric Zeier was mentioned as the 2nd greatest Ravens QB ever.
    Zeier played in only 16 games for the Ravens over three seasons, with 12 TD passes to 5 INTs and less than 2400 yards passing.
    I'd think McNair or Dilfer would get the nod over Zeier.

    Also interesting that Jim Zorn would get the nod for #2 in Seattle over Matt Hasselbeck.
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    Re: The 100 Greatest Quarterbacks of the Modern Era

    I think that is fair.
    I am glad Marino is not in the top 3 and for Fran to be above him is quite a credit.

    Also, I am happier than shit that Tommy cracked the top 100.

    Ha haa...Favre at #9 and Starr at #13!
    I bet the Packer fans would beat their sheep if they saw that!

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    "ultravikingfan" wrote:
    I think that is fair.
    I am glad Marino is not in the top 3 and for Fran to be above him is quite a credit.

    Also, I am happier than shit that Tommy cracked the top 100.

    Ha haa...Favre at #9 and Starr at #13!
    I bet the Packer fans would beat their sheep if they saw that!
    If only they new how to read.

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    Re: The 100 Greatest Quarterbacks of the Modern Era

    "purplepat" wrote:
    Great list.

    Interesting to me that the author chose Brian Sipe over Bernie Kosar as the Browns second greatest QB.
    Sipe threw for more TD, but many more INTs as well, and they both threw for about the same number of yards.
    Kosar led the Browns into the playoffs many times, Sipe only once.

    Also interesting that Eric Zeier was mentioned as the 2nd greatest Ravens QB ever.
    Zeier played in only 16 games for the Ravens over three seasons, with 12 TD passes to 5 INTs and less than 2400 yards passing.
    I'd think McNair or Dilfer would get the nod over Zeier.

    Also interesting that Jim Zorn would get the nod for #2 in Seattle over Matt Hasselbeck.
    I do not think that playoff appearances were a criteria.
    Hence Sipe.

    In Cleveland Kosar is a god.
    But, most Browns fans will tell you Sipe was a better QB.

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