My top 20 QB seasons of all time (Super Bowl winners only)

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  1. islstl

    islstl Playoff committee is a group of great football men Staff Member

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    I used weight factors of 60 percent for the regular season QB rating and 40 percent for the playoffs to come up with a cumulative QB rating. So QBs who had great regular seasons but faltered in the playoffs are penalized. Alternatively, QBs who had good seasons but elevated their play in the playoffs are rewarded.

    Without further ado, I give you:

    1. Joe Montana - 1989
    Season QB rating = 112.4 (26 TDs, 8 Ints)
    Playoff QB rating = 146.4 (11 TDs, 0 Ints)
    Cumulative QB rating = 126.0

    2. Bart Starr - 1966
    Season QB rating = 105.0 (14 TDs, 3 Ints)
    Playoff QB rating = 135.6 (6 TDs, 1 Ints)
    Cumulative QB rating = 117.2

    3. Steve Young - 1994
    Season QB rating = 112.8 (35 TDs, 10 Ints)
    Playoff QB rating = 117.2 (9 TDs, 0 Ints)
    Cumulative QB rating = 114.6

    4. Drew Brees - 2009
    Season QB rating = 109.6 (34 TDs, 11 Ints)
    Playoff QB rating = 117.0 (8 TDs, 0 Ints)
    Cumulative QB rating = 112.6

    5. Kurt Warner - 1999
    Season QB rating = 109.2 (41 TDs, 13 Ints)
    Playoff QB rating = 112.6 (8 TDs, 4 Ints)
    Cumulative QB rating = 110.6

    6. Troy Aikman - 1992
    Season QB rating = 89.5 (23 TDs, 14 Ints)
    Playoff QB rating = 126.4 (8 TDs, 0 Ints)
    Cumulative QB rating = 104.3

    7. Ken Stabler - 1976
    Season QB rating = 103.4 (27 TDs, 17 Ints)
    Playoff QB rating = 104.1 (4 TDs, 0 Ints)
    Cumulative QB rating = 103.7

    8. Troy Aikman - 1993
    Season QB rating = 99.0 (16 TDs, 6 Ints)
    Playoff QB rating = 104.0 (5 TDs, 3 Ints)
    Cumulative QB rating = 101.0

    9. Brett Favre - 1996
    Season QB rating = 95.8 (39 TDs, 13 Ints)
    Playoff QB rating = 107.5 (5 TDs, 1 Ints)
    Cumulative QB rating = 100.5

    10. Ben Roethlisberger - 2005
    Season QB rating = 98.6 (17 TDs, 9 Ints)
    Playoff QB rating = 101.7 (7 TDs, 3 Ints)
    Cumulative QB rating = 99.8

    11. Tom Brady - 2004
    Season QB rating = 92.6 (28 TDs, 14 Ints)
    Playoff QB rating = 109.4 (5 TDs, 0 Ints)
    Cumulative QB rating = 99.5

    12. Joe Theisman - 1982 (stike shortened season)
    Season QB rating = 91.3 (13 TDs, 9 Ints)
    Playoff QB rating = 110.7 (8 TDs, 3 Ints)
    Cumulative QB rating = 99.1

    13. Troy Aikman - 1995
    Season QB rating = 93.6 (15 TDs, 6 Ints)
    Playoff QB rating = 106.1 (4 TDs, 1 Ints)
    Cumulative QB rating = 98.6

    14. Joe Montana - 1988
    Season QB rating = 87.9 (18 TDs, 10 Ints)
    Playoff QB rating = 117.0 (8 TDs, 1 Ints)
    Cumulative QB rating = 98.3

    15. Joe Montana - 1984
    Season QB rating = 102.9 (28 TDs, 10 Ints)
    Playoff QB rating = 89.8 (7 TDs, 5 Ints)
    Cumulative QB rating = 97.7

    16. Mark Rypien - 1991
    Season QB rating = 97.9 (28 TDs, 11 Ints)
    Playoff QB rating = 91.2 (4 TDs, 2 Ints)
    Cumulative QB rating = 96.4

    17. Terry Bradshaw - 1978
    Season QB rating = 84.7 (28 TDs, 20 Ints)
    Playoff QB rating = 104.1 (8 TDs, 4 Ints)
    Cumulative QB rating = 92.5

    18. Joe Montana - 1981
    Season QB rating = 88.4 (19 TDs, 12 Ints)
    Playoff QB rating = 94.3 (6 TDs, 4 Ints)
    Cumulative QB rating = 90.8

    19. John Elway - 1998
    Season QB rating = 93.0 (22 TDs, 10 Ints)
    Playoff QB rating = 85.9 (3 TDs, 1 Ints)
    Cumulative QB rating = 90.2

    20. Peyton Manning - 2006
    Season QB rating = 101.0 (31 TDs, 9 Ints)
    Playoff QB rating = 70.5 (3 TDs, 7 Ints)
    Cumulative QB rating = 88.8
     
  2. LaSalleAve

    LaSalleAve when in doubt, mumble

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    It makes you wonder if the quarterbacks of 15-20 years ago would even be playing professionally today. The people playing now are so much more athletic than the old schoolers.
     
  3. LSUTyga73

    LSUTyga73 Football Connoisseur

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    Surprised Peyton Manning made it after his team won the Super Bowl in spite of him. Can't believe people gave him credit for that playoff run... With 3 TD's 7 INT's, you're just trying to give it away..
     
  4. LaSalleAve

    LaSalleAve when in doubt, mumble

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    I still think Joe Addai should have been the superbowl MVP that year.
     
  5. islstl

    islstl Playoff committee is a group of great football men Staff Member

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    Well obviously they could not.

    But you can always compare them to the players of their era. Just like you would Babe Ruth, who has to go down as the best baseball player of all time, given the fact no one else was hitting home runs, much less hitting between 40 and 60 constantly.
     
  6. houtiger

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    In fairness to Starr, Bradshaw, Stabler, in those days it was a different game, run the ball, and passing was less frequent, and no west coast offense with its short passing attack. You went down the field to a WR, and those were lower percentage passes. Does that affect the passer rating? If so, we're comparing apples and oranges.
     
  7. Bayou Bengal11

    Bayou Bengal11 ~Orlando Tiger Coonass~

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    spot on, plus, back then the league didnt treat QBs like newborn babies.
     
  8. LSUTyga73

    LSUTyga73 Football Connoisseur

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    Him and Rhodes shoulda shared it IMO. Anyone but Manning..
     

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