Drew McQueen Bledsoe helped win Super Bowl XXXVI along with his team, the New England Patriots. He also won the Pro Bowl four times, in ’94, ’96, ’97, and three years later in 2002. The Super Bowl winner spent most of his NFL career as a quarterback for the New England Patriots and only played for a relatively short time with the Buffalo Bills and the Dallas Cowboys.
Bledsoe was the youngest quarterback in NFL history to surpass 10,000 passing yards until he broke his own record with a 20,000 yards record as well. He accumulated an incredible 44,611 passing yards in just 14 seasons, with over 250 touchdowns, making him the 21st-best in that category.
Steve McNair, the passer, had such a good pass that he became known as Air McNair. The three-time Pro Bowl champion played between 1995 and 2005 for Houston, The Tennessee Oilers, The Titans, and The Baltimore Ravens. He was one of the top players back at his college in Lorman, Mississippi, and had a distinguished track record throughout more than two decades in the game.
With an average of over 194 yards passing per game, Steve McNair was named Football Nation's thirty-fifth greatest quarterback of the NFL's post-merger era. Unfortunately, the quarterback retired in 2008 and didn't get a chance to enjoy his post-NFL life, as he was fatally shot by his mistress the following year. Each of his four children was given more than a quarter-million dollars from his estate.
Unlike many of the iconic NFL quarterbacks on this list, Dan Fouts played for only one team, the San Diego Chargers. Fouts was the first-ever quarterback in NFL history to throw for 4,000 yards for three seasons in a row. Although he never reached the Super Bowl, Fouts helped the Chargers win 6 Pro Bowl championships in a row from 1979 to 1983 and then again in 1985.
Fouts is still one of the leading NFL quarterbacks for various different stats. With over 43,000 passing yards and 254 passing touchdowns, he really was one of the NFL’s best throwers. The talented quarterback also had an incredible average of 237.8 passing yards per game, making him one of the top 20 in the world for that category even today.
Widely considered one of the most underrated NFL quarterbacks of all time, Phillip Martin Simms is currently a TV sportscaster for the CBS network after an incredible 15-year career with the New York Giants. He was drafted to the team and was promptly chosen as the XXI Super Bowl's Most Valuable Player after helping his team reach a crushing 39-20 victory over the Denver Broncos.
Phil Simms holds the record for the highest completion percentage in a Super Bowl, with 22 out of 25 successfully landing passes. He went on to help his team win two Super Bowls and two Pro Bowls but was never inducted into the NFL's Hall of Fame. The quarterback finished his successful career with 33,462 passing yards and is now considered one of the better sportscasters in the business, continuing his spell of talented work.
Randall Cunningham is known for setting the record for most points in a regular season in 1998 and was a strong quarterback throughout his entire sixteen-year career. He played with The Philadelphia Eagles, The Minnesota Vikings, The Dallas Cowboys, and The Baltimore Ravens. Cunningham managed to score 35 rushing touchdowns over his career, an incredible stat for a quarterback.
The QB broke almost every rushing record there is and had an average of 30.6 rushing yards per game, the second-best record of all time. In 2016, Randall received a much-deserved induction into the College Football Hall of Fame. He has since been regarded as the 23rd greatest quarterback of the NFL's post-merger era, according to Football Nation.