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.
The NFC is done. You can view them here:
Next up is the AFC East which, aside from the Patriots, has been a total dumpster fire this century. It’s a complete joke, really. That being said, they have had some very talented quarterbacks play in this division and I’m excited to break down who I think is best.
Buffalo Bills- Jim Kelly
Jim Kelly is the best quarterback in this franchise’s history and it’s not close. He leads the team in all major categories and was their leader during their most dominant years.
The most shocking thing about Kelly’s career is that he didn’t win at least one of the four Super Bowls he went to in four straight years. You figure just by blind luck you’re able to get one.
Regardless, Buffalo sports fans are great and they love Jim Kelly. It’s impossible not to.
Miami Dolphins- Dan Marino
Dan Marino is at the top of the list of quarterbacks who have never won a Super Bowl. He constantly played on bad teams and had to attempt to will them to victory. Since he retired in 1999 the Dolphins haven’t been able to replace him. It’s been twenty years in quarterback purgatory for them.
Dan Marino also wants you to know that he doesn’t flub his lines when he’s filming commercials.
New York Jets- Joe Namath
Broadway Joe is the greatest quarterback in New York Jets franchise history. He retired in 1976 and the Jets have legitimately found no replacement for him.
It must be a sad life being a Jets fan having to watch the Giants win four total Super Bowls with two generations of teams while guys like Chad Pennington, Vinny Testaverde, and Mark Sanchez were taking snaps under center for the New York Jets.
The crazy thing is that Joe Namath wasn’t even that good. He threw for just 170 touchdowns compared to 215 interceptions. He is famous for guaranteeing a win in Super Bowl 3 and that’s cemented his legacy.
Joe Namath now spends his days getting drunk and hitting on female sports reporters.
New England Patriots- Tom Brady
Okay so the thumbnail photo on this article was a bit misleading. So was the photo above. Listen, it’s no secret that I’m not a fan of Tom Brady. I find him to be a system quarterback who has the best coach of all time in Bill Belichick and he pads his stats by checking the ball down to wide open slot receivers and running backs.
That being said, he’s obviously the greatest quarterback in Patriots franchise history and a top 5 quarterback of all time. I don’t drink the kool-aid that rings=greatness like our fearless leader Trevor does. I am smart enough to know that if the Patriots had a quarterback like Peyton Manning then they’d have probably won ten Super Bowls by now.
That being said, they don’t. They got Tom Brady. Good on Tom for making the most of his opportunities and marrying a super model wife. That’s the American dream. That being said, I’m still not a fan.