Each NFL team’s best quarterback of all time

Tom Brady, New England Patriots. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)
Tom Brady, New England Patriots. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images) /
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MIAMI, FL – JANUARY 18: Terry Bradshaw
MIAMI, FL – JANUARY 18: Terry Bradshaw /

Pittsburgh Steelers: Terry Bradshaw (1970-1983)

There wasn’t much of a challenge for the Pittsburgh Steelers giving this spot to Terry Bradshaw. One of just three quarterbacks with four Super Bowl rings, Bradshaw’s arrival in 1970 helped turn the Steelers from NFL laughingstocks into a modern-day marvel.

Bradshaw was more instrumental in the Steelers’ second two Super Bowl victories as he matured as a passer, including  MVP-winning performances in Super Bowls XIII and XIV.

San Francisco 49ers: Joe Montana (1979-1992)

The last member of the four-ring club, Joe Montana is one of the gold standards of NFL quarterbacking. The San Francisco 49ers became the team of the 1980s when Montana was paired with Bill Walsh, who designed the West Coast offense to maximize Montana’s talents.

Montana also is legendary for his penchant to lead comebacks, earning the nicknames “Joe Cool” and “The Comeback Kid.”

Seattle Seahawks: Russell Wilson (2012-Present)

Another player whose legacy is still being written, Russell Wilson is still the best quarterback the Seattle Seahawks have ever seen.

An unheralded third-round pick in 2012, Wilson surprisingly won the starting job as a rookie and was a Super Bowl champion in his second season. The Seahawks had a great team around him then but have remained relevant after its breakup thanks to Wilson, who has become one of the more underrated passers in the NFL today.