The Quarterback Abstract:
Ranking the Quarterbacks in Modern Day History
Interspersed amongst the 367 quarterback entries in the book are 71 Top
10 lists on a variety of related topics. I wish that I had included an index
of those lists, but simply forgot to do so. Below is the index as well as an
extra Top 10 list that fell to the cutting room floor.
Top 10 Index
Top 10 List
|Top 10 Underrated Quarterbacks||4|
|Top 10 Quarterback Fumblers||9|
|Top 10 Movie/TV Roles for Quarterbacks||19|
|Top 10 Quarterback Kickers||23|
|Top 10 Late Round Draft Picks||32|
|Top 10 Quarterbacks With Losing Records||36|
|Top 10 Long Bombers||41|
|Top 10 Quarterback Who Became Pro Football Officials||45|
|Top 10 First-Year Expansion Team Quarterbacks||51|
|Top 10 Worst Winning Performances in a Championship Game||55|
|Top 10 40-Year Old Quarterbacks||59|
|Top 10 Quarterback Imports from Rival Leagues||62|
|Top 10 Quarterback/Coach Pairs||70|
|Top 10 Undrafted Free Agent Quarterbacks||75|
|Top 10 Quarterback Punters||78|
|Top 10 Running Quarterbacks||89|
|Top 10 Quarterbacks Not as Good as Their Nicknames||90|
|Top 10 Toughest Quarterbacks||104|
|Top 10 T-Formation Quarterback Pioneers||111|
|Top 10 Oddest Quarterback Trades||113|
|Top 10 Quarterback Playboys||114|
|Top 10 Ivy League NFL Quarterbacks||118|
|Top 10 NFL Quarterbacks Who Became College Coaches||121|
|Top 10 Quarterback Families||135|
|Top 10 Most Disappointing NFL Quarterbacks from Notre Dame||140|
|Top 10 Quarterbacks to Wear the Same Number the Longest for One Team||143|
|Top 10 Quarterback Shuttles||149|
|Top 10 Worst Quarterback Winning Percentages (minimum 10 games)||150|
|Top 10 Most Passes Without an NFL Start||155|
|Top 10 Dropoffs from Legendary Quarterbacks||157|
|Top 10 Regular Season Overtime Game Winning Touchdown Passes||165|
|Top 10 Sacked Quarterbacks||170|
|Top 10 Overrated Quarterbacks||171|
|Top 10 Quarterback Politicians||179|
|Top 10 Quarterback Draft Busts||182|
|Top 10 Party Boys||189|
|Top 10 Quarterback Nicknames||194|
|Top 10 Lopsided Quarterback Trades||195|
|Top 10 Heisman Flops||203|
|Top 10 Worst Quarterback Winning Percentages (minimum 100 games)||204|
|Top 10 Quarterbacks Who Coached in the NFL||212|
|Top 10 Worst Quarterback Winning Percentages (minimum 50 games)||219|
|Top 10 Losing Performances in a Title Game||221|
|Top 10 Odd Quarterback Draft Picks||224|
|Top 10 Backup Quarterbacks||233|
|Top 10 Overall Number One Draft Picks||235|
|Top 10 Shortest Quarterbacks||243|
|Top 10 Ugliest Interceptions||245|
|Top 10 NFL Quarterbacks Who Played Another Sport||250|
|Top 10 Worst Rookie Quarterback Seasons||254|
|Top 10 Post-Season Quarterbacks||259|
|Top 10 Books by or about Quarterbacks||263|
|Top 10 One-Game Career Quarterbacks||266|
|Top 10 Rookie Quarterback Seasons||271|
|Top 10 Quarterbacks Who Also Played in Canada||274|
|Top 10 Least Mobile Quarterbacks||277|
|Top 10 Emergency Quarterbacks||280|
|Top 10 Worst Quarterback Winning Percentages (minimum 20 games)||283|
|Top 10 Left-Handed NFL Quarterbacks||289|
|Top 10 Most Disappointing Quarterbacks from Florida Schools||293|
|Top 10 Game Winning Drives||302|
|Top 10 Shady Quarterbacks||307|
|Top 10 Worst Post-Season Quarterbacks||318|
|Top 10 Numbers Retired for Just One Quarterback||325|
|Top 10 NFL Quarterbacks Who Played Semipro Football||330|
|Top 10 Quarterback Controversies||330|
|Top 10 Devastating Quarterback Injuries||331|
|Top 10 African American Quarterback Firsts||331|
|Top 10 Quarterback Coach Killers||349|
|Top 10 Quarterbacks Who Followed Legends||359|
|Top 10 Regular Season Last Play Game Winning Touchdown Passes||361|
10. Bobby Layne beat Norm Van Brocklin in 13 of 23 meetings.
9. Roger Staubach and Fran Tarkenton split six meetings.
8. Brett Favre beat Steve Young in five of six meetings.
7. Troy Aikman beat Brett Favre in six of seven meetings.
6. Joe Montana and John Elway split six meetings.
5. Bobby Layne beat Otto Graham in four of five meetings.
4. Jim Kelly beat Dan Marino in 14 of 21 meetings.
3. Sid Luckman beat Sammy Baugh in six of ten meetings.
2. Tom Brady beat Peyton Manning in seven of ten meetings.
1. Bart Starr and Johnny Unitas split 16 meetings.