NFL quarterbacks that left their mark

There are very few NFL QB’s that have made enough of an imact to say it was their era while they were the quarterback for a particular team. Brett Farve has done it. He has surpassed Bart Starr as the greatest quarterback in Green Bay Packer history. Here are a few others that we can say left their mark.

New England Patriots:Tom Brady
Buffalo Bills:Jim Kelly
New York Jets:Joe Namath
Miami Dolphins:Bob Griese, Dan Marino

Pittsburgh Steelers:Terry Bradshaw(Big Ben is not at this level yet where you say there was a “Ben Roethlisberger Era”, but you can say there was a “Terry Bradshaw Era”.
Cleveland Browns:Nobody
Cincinnati Begals:Boomer Esiason may come close but NOBODY.
Baltimore Ravens:Nobody

Indianapolis Colts:Peyton Manning, Johnny Unitas from the old Baltimore Colts
Jacksonville Jaguars:Nobody
Tennessee Titans:Nobody(Steve McNair doesn’t cut it.)
Houston Texans:Nobody

San Diego Chargers:Dan Fouts(this guy is as about as close as greatness gets to never make it to a Super Bowl. Fouts was a great one and I almost forgot about him. He did it all for so many years in anonymity way out on the West Coast.)
Denver Broncos:John Elway
Kansas City Chiefs:Len Dawson
Oakland Raiders:Daryle Lamonica, Ken Stabler

Dallas Cowboys:Roger Staubach, Troy Aikman
New York Giants:Phil Simms
Washington Redskins:Sonny Jurgensen, Joe Theismann
Philadelphia Eagles:Nobody

Green Bay Packers:Brett Farve, Bart Starr
Minnesota Vikings:Fran Tarkenton
Detroit Lions:Nobody
Chicago Bears:Nobody(The Jim McMahon run was too short-lived, it doesn’t matter if they won the Super Bowl or not, McMahon was a true “one-hit wonder”.)

Tampa Bay Buccaneers:Nobody
Carolina Panthers:Nobody
New Orleans Saints:Nobody
Atlanta Falcons:Nobody

Seattle Seahawks:Nobody, (but I think Jim Zorn might come close.)
Arizona Cardinals:Nobody, (they are who we thought they were.)
San Francisco 49er’s:Joe Montana, Steve Young
St. Louis Rams:Nobody

*****You may not agree with all of these that I came up with but it does make for some interesting discussion and probably gets a few of us thinking and re-thinking our choices. And I bet you that they are talking about this very same topic on some Sports Talk Show up in Boston, or New York or even out in Chicago or Green Bay, somewhere/sometime today.***** +++++This isn’t local but the timing of it is pretty good with the league championship games coming up this Sunday.+++++