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Football ~ Greatest throwers of the Football?

Aaron Rodgers is the most talented Quarterback I've ever watched he can the most difficult of throws, he's just as great throwing in motion as he is simply throwing from inside the pocket. He can make completion in the tightest of windows, he can make throws while eluding the pass rush or make it from a awkward position better thany anybody. Dan Marino is neck and neck with Rodgers he just didn't have the mobility but his arm was as good as anybodys, famous for his quick release (which made him the goat at avoiding sacks) Marino could make all the throws and he threw it with near perfection. Joe Namath is another one that stands out to me, he was a dangerous, exciting and stylish passer who's statistics were often misleading. He threw a lot of picks and had a low completion percentage but he was one of the best Quarterbacks before being derailed by injuries. He helped pushed pro Football to new heights in popularity and he was a driving force in the NFL-AFL merger. Michael Vick could make the deep ball look like a mere flick of the wrist, Warren Moon was an incredible thrower of the ball, John Elway could launch it and hit em with bullets. If you watch Vinny Testaverde it seems like he could have did a lot more than he did he was the prototypical pro Quarterback in size and measurables. Drew Brees always does his thing

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    If by "greatest" you mean who had the best arms of all time then Brett Favre has to be on my list. There are plenty of stories of Packers' WRs getting their fingers broken/dislocated because of Favre throwing the ball as hard as he did in practice. Rodgers has been considerably more accurate than Favre was when it comes to interceptions-per-attempts etc., at least in part because of how the game has changed between when both players were young, but Favre had at least as strong an arm as Rodgers when Favre was younger and he could make every single throw Rodgers makes. We got a short glimpse into what Favre could have been in the modern game in his first year with the Vikings, where he took a lot less big chances (at least until the NFC Championship game...) and just surgically picked defenses apart game after game for a season.

    And another QB who kind of gets forgotten in the list of all-time great throwers of the ball is Randall Cunningham. That guy had an absolute cannon for an arm. We saw his arm a little bit in Philadelphia, but that was at a time when running the ball trumped passing so we didn't see as much of it as we'd see if Cunningham played today. Late in his career though we got a better sense of Cunningham's incredible arm when he played with a young burner with great hands in Randy Moss.

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  • Anonymous
    3 years ago

    If you mean best arm it would be between Cunningham, Flacco and JaMarcus Russell, all of whom could throw the ball well over 80 yards.

    The next group down would be guys like Favre, Vick and Elway who could all throw 70-75

    Below them would be guys that have strong arms but are not elite like Manning, Aikman etc. Probably 65-70 yards.

    Below them would be average and below average arms.

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  • Anonymous
    3 years ago

    Tom Brady

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  • 3 years ago

    Bret Favre

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  • Anonymous
    3 years ago

    Tim Tebow

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  • 3 years ago

    Jeff George had a good arm as well.

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  • 3 years ago

    Peyton Manning.

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