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Old 01-17-2010, 05:59 PM   #1
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Default Mt. Rushmore for QBs

saw this on a Ravens forum. thought it was a good question, so i'll repeat it here. if Mt. Rushmore were for QBs instead of ex-presidents, who would be your 4 QBs faces on it. for me, #1 & #2 would be Unitas and Elway. not sure who would be #3 or #4. Bart Starr? Bradshaw? Favre? Marino? Kelly? i've never thought much of Montana as a QB personally, so he's not on my list. you can use what ever criteria you want.

#1 Unitas
#2 Elway
#3 ?
#4 ?
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Old 01-17-2010, 06:00 PM   #2
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1. Elway.
2. Montana.
3. Manning.
4. Dirty Sanchez. (sorry, Im really ****in happy right now. )
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Old 01-17-2010, 06:01 PM   #4
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Elway, Montana, Unitas, Manning
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Old 01-17-2010, 06:06 PM   #5
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1. Elway
2. Plummer
3. Morton
4. Orton

Rest of the NFL...

1. Elway
2. Unitas
3. Montana
4. Marino/Favre/Aikman/Kelly/Greise/Bradshaw/I could really care less.
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Old 01-17-2010, 06:17 PM   #6
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1. John Elway - there has never been another player in the history of the NFL whose team could be down two TD's and the other sideline still whispered his name.


2. Peyton Manning - this guy revolutionized the position. For most of his career he has been the best player in the NFL.


3. Tom Brady - The guy is a winner and has been his entire career.


4. Joe Montana - Was Tom Brady before Tom Brady.
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Old 01-17-2010, 06:17 PM   #7
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Elway, Montana, Unitas, Manning
i hate to say it, but Manning is probably in the discussion now for being one of the top 5 to ever play the position. it doesn't hurt that he played in an era where the defense couldn't even look cross-eyed at a receiver without getting a penalty, but he's put up some impressive numbers. i think Tarkenton is often forgotten in these discussions, be he's in the mix, along with Otto Graham and Sammy Baugh.
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Old 01-17-2010, 06:20 PM   #8
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Old 01-17-2010, 06:24 PM   #9
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Bradshaw has got to be on my list, now that i think about it. he's won 4 superbowls. it's not always about TDs and yardage. winning the big games has to count too... my Mt. Rushmore would look like this i guess. can't decide on #4 though.

#1 Unitas
#2 Elway
#3 Bradshaw
#4 Manning/Favre

an even harder question is who would be on the list if we were talking about RBs instead of QBs. TD of course, and i've always been a fan of Earl Campbell. he doiminated the game in his first 4 years in the league.

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Bradshaw has got to be on my list, now that i think about it. he's won 4 superbowls. it's not always about TDs and yardage. winning the big games has to count to... my Mt. Rushmore would look like this i guess. can't decide on #4 though.

#1 Unitas
#2 Elway
#3 Bradshaw
#4 Manning/Favre
Manning will probably be universally regarded as the greatest QB of all time when he hangs em up. I think that its safe to say that he'll hold most of the significant records and he might have another superbowl victory.

Bradshaw was along for the ride on those steelers teams. Ever heard of the steel curtain?
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The 80's and early 90's were cruel to all but a few elite NFC teams, so I don't place much stock in SB wins.
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Elway
Montana
Marino
Manning
This...Manning competes with Favre for the last spot. As of today I might say Favre, but Manning will overtake him in 2 years. The same is true with Montana and Tom Brady.

Elway is the same as Unitas IMO.
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Old 01-17-2010, 06:36 PM   #13
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Manning will probably be universally regarded as the greatest QB of all time when he hangs em up. I think that its safe to say that he'll hold most of the significant records and he might have another superbowl victory.

Bradshaw was along for the ride on those steelers teams. Ever heard of the steel curtain?
his last 2 superbowl wins were won by the offense. he threw for over 300 yards in each game. i remember both games well. rooted for the Cowboys and Rams and was disappointed both times.
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1. John Elway
2. John Elway
3. John Elway
4. John Elway
I like this one,

You have to add Unitas though.

Personally I would go:
Unitas
Elway
Graham
Starr

Starr gets the 4th seed because he was the 1st Montana and Brady type QB. Plus he was a better athelete than they were/are.
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Old 01-17-2010, 09:58 PM   #18
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Old 01-17-2010, 10:11 PM   #19
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i just can't put guys like Bradshaw, Montana or Brady on the list of 4. these guys get more recognition than they rightfully should simply due to playing on teams any QB could win a super bowl with.

you put Elway on those 49ers teams in the 80s and Elway would probably be home polishing 5 rings.

the teams around those 3 were built to win regardless of who was under center. with that in mind my Mt Rushmore would be

ELWAY i don't care what the stats say, he is the greatest to ever strap on a helmet
Marino granted the guy never won a super bowl, one of the greatest to ever play
Favre his position the last few years had fallen off, but this season has brought him back to his place amongst the greats
Manning the undisputed best in the league right now. the guy revolutionized the position and will retire with every QB record
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Kent Graham
Craig Whelihan
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Brian Griese
no Ryan Leaf, Jeff George or Cutler?
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Elway
Favre
Manning
Montana
I also agree with this list. Longhorns know good QBs
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Old 01-17-2010, 10:58 PM   #23
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If Favre wins this year, I pick him. If not, Manning.
Elway.
Unitas.
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Old 01-17-2010, 11:04 PM   #24
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Not only is Peyton on it, he's probably number one on my list and, my guess, is he'll be number one on most people's when his career is over. The guy is simply amazing, no matter who the players are around him, he makes them all all-stars. He calls his own plays, rarely makes wrong decisions, wins a ton, and has incredible stats to back up the argument.
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