Elisha Archibald Manning III is the patriarch of the Manning QB dynasty. Before raising two major NFL stars, Archie played as a QB, with the primary portion of his 13 seasons with the New Orleans Saints from 1971 to 1982.
He ended his career with a whopping grand total of 23,911 passing yards completed. Despite that, his win streak is amongst the worst in NFL history with 35 wins and 101 losses. Honestly, Archie, if you didn’t bring two gems into this world to change the game of football forever, then you probably would not have made this list based on your win streak alone.
Joseph "Dandy" Don Meredith did a lot with his life between 1938 and 2010. Besides being a star Cowboy QB, he also went on to continue working as a sports commentator and actor after his football career.
His career completion rate was 50.7%, with 17,199 yards thrown and 135 touchdowns, and in 1966 he was named NFL Player of the Year. It can definitely be said that Dandy lived a long life full of accomplishments.
Kenneth John O'Brien Jr. played as the QB for the New York Jets and Philadelphia Eagles between 1983 and 1993. During his career, O'Brien amassed over 25,000 passing yards.
His place on this list, though, is because he was the first QB in NFL history to pass for more than 400 yards in one game, only to be passed 27 years later by Nick Foles.
Jim Zorn is one of the very proud few left-handed QBs in the NFL. He Played for the Seattle Seahawks between 1976 and 1984 and then went on to play a short season with Green Bay and then Tampa, where he retired in 1987.
By the end of his career, he had thrown 21,115 yards and held down 111 touchdowns with a 53% completion rating.
Jon Kelly Kitna was signed as an undrafted free agent to the Seattle Seahawks and played there from 1996 until 2000.
His career continued with the Cincinnati Bengals until 2005, the Lions until 2008, continued with the Cowboys, and ended in 2011 with the Bills after suffering a herniated dist. His last game was famously played on Christmas Eve 2013, where he was called out of retirement as an emergency backup for Tony Romo in a game against the Eagles.