12 best NFL quarterbacks to wear jersey number 12

On 12-12-12, here are the 12 best QBs to wear the number 12

12/12/12 in NFL   |   Pat   |   5232 respect

8. Bob Griese

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A member of the perfect 1972 Miami Dolphins, Griese is another Hall of Famer. He helped get the Dolphins to 3 consecutive Super Bowls, and they won two of them. That having been said, the offense was rather run-heavy, thanks to powerful running back and fellow Hall of Famer Larry Csonka. Griese was an 8-time Pro Bowler, and a 2-time first-team All-Pro quarterback.


7. Randall Cunningham

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Cunningham was Michael Vick before Michael Vick. He was a pretty decent passer, but the real threat was when he got out of the pocket and ran with the ball. His best season was 1990, when he passed for 30 TD and only 13, while also running for 942 yards and 5 more TD. Later, with the Vikings, he took advantage of the services of a young Randy Moss (and a not-so-young Cris Carter) and threw for 34 TD in 1998, on the way to his 4th Pro Bowl appearance.


6. Ken Stabler

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"The Snake" won the 1974 NFL MVP, and also led the Raiders to victory in Super Bowl XI. He led the league in passing TDs twice, and his 103.4 passer rating led the league in 1976, back when only 2 QBs finished with a rating over 90. Stabler had some rough years late in his career, particularly after he left the Raiders, but there was a time when he was one of the best in the business, and as clutch as they come.


5. Roger Staubach

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Stabuach is another Hall of Famer, and another multiple Super Bowl winner. He went to 6 Pro Bowls, won a Super Bowl MVP, and was one of the most efficient passers of his day. He didn't put up video game numbers like the players we see today, but he led the league in passer rating 4 times, including his final two seasons in the league.


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12/12/12   |   kobe_lova   |   61533 respect

I shoulda known...

12/12/12   |   GeorgeMon   |   159 respect

Glad you had Kelly ahead of Rogers.... The man was a beast of a QB in the early 90s but people tend to forget about him.

12/12/12   |   Jess   |   34628 respect

Uhm. It's not that I disagree with your list. You did fine. However, I refuse to call 12-12-12 Tom Brady Day. I'm sure my 12th Man brethren would agree. You go ahead though. 

12/12/12   |   perrymball   |   2 respect

There is no denying that Brady is the greatest NFL QB to wear #12. However, Terry Bradshaw should be number 2 on your list with 4 SB wins!