Carolina Panthers: Cam Newton (2011-2019)
Jake Delhomme merited strong consideration here but Cam Newton reached heights that Delhomme could never approach in Carolina. Newton became a star quarterback quickly, peaking in 2015 as he led the Panthers to the Super Bowl with a 15-1 record and ran away with the NFL MVP award.
Injuries took a toll on Newton after that and he was released this spring, but there is no denying his transformative impact on the franchise.
Chicago Bears: Sid Luckman (1939-1950)
The Chicago Bears are one of the NFL’s most storied franchises and Sid Luckman is one of its most historic players. Luckman helped revolutionize the forward pass at a time where football was still a game reliant on running the football.
One of Luckman’s records still stands to this day: the most touchdown passes in a single game (7), which has been tied twice but never surpassed.
Cincinnati Bengals: Ken Anderson (1971-1986)
The clear choice for the Cincinnati Bengals has to be Ken Anderson, an extremely underrated quarterback for his time. Anderson, a four-time Pro Bowler, had his best year in 1981 when he won the NFL MVP and took Cincinnati to the Super Bowl.
The Bengals lost to the 49ers in that game and it is fair to question if a ring there would have gotten Anderson more serious consideration for the Hall of Fame.
Cleveland Browns: Otto Graham (1946-1955)
This is a split between the Browns’ AAFC and NFL days, but Otto Graham is unquestionably the best quarterback in Cleveland’s history. Graham took the Browns to league championship games in every year between 1946-1953, an incredible run of dominance that spanned two leagues.
Cleveland went a ridiculous 57-13-1 with Graham under center in the NFL, a .810 winning percentage that is the highest for a quarterback in league history.