Football is the ultimate team sport. You have 11 players all moving in unison trying to achieve the same goal of winning. However, it goes unquestioned that the most important player on the field is the quarterback. It is the most polarizing position in sports, as a team’s starting quarterback gets all the credit and all of the blame for the outcome of the game or a season. When it comes down to purely statistics, Peyton Manning could be considered the best of all-time, as he has accumulated the most touchdowns and passing yards of all-time during his time with the Indianapolis Colts and Denver Broncos. When it comes to championships, the case is made for Tom Brady or Joe Montana for the throne.
As for active players, it is pretty incredible that we all have the pleasure to see some of the greatest quarterbacks ever play in the same era. If you buy Saints tickets in 2018, you could possibly witness Drew Brees make history, as he is just 5,829 yards away from Peyton Manning’s record. The 2004 draft class is probably go down as the best quarterback class in NFL history, as the trio of Eli Manning, Ben Roethlisberger, and Philip Rivers are already in the top 10 in these categories.
Career Passing Touchdowns
|Player||Touchdowns||Years||Teams Played For|
|Peyton Manning||539||1998-2014||Colts, Broncos|
|Brett Favre||508||1991-2010||Packers, Jets, Vikings, Falcons|
|Drew Brees||465||2001-Present||Saints, Chargers|
|Fran Tarkenton||342||1961-1978||Vikings, Giants|
Career Passing Yards Leaders
|Player||Yards||Years||Teams Played For|
|Peyton Manning||71,940||1998-2014||Colts, Broncos|
|Brett Favre||71,838||1991-2010||Packers, Jets, Vikings, Falcons|
|Drew Brees||66,111||2001-Present||Saints, Chargers|
|Warren Moon||49,325||1984-2000||Oilers, Vikings, Seahawks, Chiefs|
|Fran Tarkenton||47,003||1961-1978||Vikings, Giants|