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.
Here’s what we have done. You can view them here:
Up next is the AFC South which has had some great quarterbacks, one of whom is the greatest quarterback to ever play the game of football (I’ll let you guess which one).
Indianapolis Colts- Peyton Manning
We don’t have to go into details here. We all know that Manning is the best QB in Colts history. That being said, he’s also the greatest quarterback of all time. Between his intelligence on the field and his ability to lead his Colts teams to victory despite bad defenses throughout his entire tenure there elevates him to GOAT status. Imagine how many Super Bowls he would have won if he was on the Patriots (double digits at least).
Houston Texans- Matt Schaub
Matt Schaub is best known for his ability to throw pick-six’s. He had four straight games with a pick six in 2013 and three straight games in between 2013 and 2015. The dude is a legend.
What gets overshadowed is that he had a semi-decent tenure with the Texans that made him the greatest quarterback in their franchises brief history. He leads their franchise with over 23,000 yards and 124 touchdowns. Within a few years this award will hopefully be given to DeShaun Watson.
Tennessee Titans/Houston Oilers- Warren Moon
If you decide to count the Houston Oilers into this equation then the best QB in franchise history for the Titans/Oilers is Warren Moon. He has the most yards and the most touchdowns and he was a very solid player.
If you don’t count the Houston Oilers then the only possible answer is Steve McNair. He was great too. He’s a very close second behind Warren Moon.
Jacksonville Jaguars- Mark Brunnell
This one was tough for me to award because of how much I love Blake Bortles. I was at the epic Jacksonville Jaguars 10-3 playoff victory against the Bills. I saw Blake throw a clutch TD on fourth down to lead his team to victory as an honorary Jags fan for that day.
That being said, Mark Brunell beats him out. I’m being fair here and removing my bias from the equation. He has more yards and touchdowns and he ultimately had more success under center. He may be the Jags GOAT but Blake will always be the Jags BOAT.