Folks, we’re getting into the part of the year where sports slow down. Football is especially dead. So in order to cope with that we make these random lists and we have debates on who is the greatest.
In this series we will look at each NFL team and rank their greatest quarterback in franchise history.
San Francisco 49ers- Joe Montana
Another one that you can file under the “no brainer” section of this list. Joe Montana is one of the best quarterbacks to ever play this game. He leads this franchise in virtually every passing category and he has four rings.
Honorable mentions are Steve Young and John Brodie but neither come close to Joe Montana.
Arizona Cardinals- Kurt Warner
There are others in this organization that may have more yards and touchdowns when playing for the Cardinals but Kurt Warner had the most positive impact on his teams there. He took them to a Super Bowl and they were within a Ben Roethlisberger game winning drive of winning it. He provided stability to a team that also didn’t have a ton of stability at the position.
The only other person that you could argue for on the Arizona Cardinals is Jim Hart but he threw more interceptions than touchdowns and he only completed 51% of his passes. He played on the Cardinals for nearly 20 years and it appears as if the management back then was too incompetent to replace him.
It is also important to note that this team has had such little success at QB that there really weren’t any other options. This is a team that has literally been in QB hell for their entire existence. Cardinals fans can only hope that Kyler Murray ends this streak of bad luck.
Los Angeles/St. Louis Rams- Kurt Warner
Ladies and gentleman we have our first quarterback to make the list for multiple franchises! Warner actually had his best years when he was with the St. Louis Rams. He led the team to two Super Bowl appearances and one Super Bowl win.
Out of all of the quarterbacks in Rams franchise history he had the most impact on the club. The Rams are another franchise that has been in QB hell for quite some time. The glory days of the greatest show on turf were some of the best years in franchise history.
It’s also a shame that the franchise left the great city of St. Louis for a sports city in Los Angeles that only cares about their teams when they’re good.
Seattle Seahawks- Russell Wilson
This is another one that’s a no brainer. Russell Wilson is currently a top five quarterback in football and he’s the best quarterback in Seahawks franchise history. He has the most touchdowns and he will likely have the most passing yards after next season.
He also is the only quarterback that has led this franchise to a Super Bowl victory. That being said, you could argue that he should technically have two rings. If they had handed the ball off to Marshawn Lynch then it would have spared us a lot of anguish in dealing with annoying Patriots fans.
An honorable mention for the Seahawks is Matt Hasselbeck for two reasons: He had a very solid career as the Seahawks quarterback and because of the “we want the ball and we’re gonna score” incident.