5 Greatest Quarterbacks in NFC South History

Zach Brunner
Five greatest quarterbacks in NFC South history,
Five greatest quarterbacks in NFC South history, / Chris Graythen/Getty Images
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The NFC South is a division featuring some of the best quarterbacks in the league for 2020, but it history of passers is deeper than the four players there this season. These are the five greatest quarterbacks in NFC South history,

Best QBs in NFC South All-Time

5. Jake Delhomme, Carolina Panthers (2003-09)

Jake Delhomme led the Panthers to a Super Bowl.
Jake Delhomme led the Panthers to a Super Bowl. / Jacob Kupferman/Getty Images

Jake Delhomme played seven seasons with the Carolina Panthers. In those seven years, he made one Pro Bowl and did enough to make the Carolina Panthers Hall of Honor. Delhomme passed for 19,258 yards and 120 touchdowns to just 89 interceptions. He led the Panthers to their first Super Bowl appearance in 2003, where he passed for 323 yards and three touchdowns without an interception.

4. Michael Vick, Atlanta Falcons (2001-06)

Michael Vick changed the way the quarterback position can be played.
Michael Vick changed the way the quarterback position can be played. / Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images

Michael Vick not only was a terrific player for the Atlanta Falcons. He also changed the way the quarterback position can be played at the NFL level. He passed for 11,505 yards and 71 touchdowns during his six seasons in Atlanta, but it was his legs that made him dangerous. On the ground, Vick ran for 3,859 yards and 21 touchdowns, leading the league in rushing yards per attempt in four of his six seasons. He was voted to three Pro Bowls during his time with Atlanta.

3. Cam Newton, Carolina Panthers (2011-19)

Cam Newton is the Panthers leader in passing and third in rushing.
Cam Newton is the Panthers leader in passing and third in rushing. / Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images

While his time with the Panthers recently came to an end, Cam Newton is one of the greatest quarterbacks in NFC South history. He is the Panthers' franchise leader in passing yards (29,041) and passing touchdowns (182). On top of that, he ranks third in franchise rushing yards (4,806). Newton has also won the 2015 NFL MVP and has been named to three Pro Bowls.

2. Matt Ryan, Atlanta Falcons (2008-Present)

Matt Ryan is an MVP.
Matt Ryan is an MVP. / Michael Reaves/Getty Images

The long-time Atlanta Falcons quarterback comes in at second on this list. Matt Ryan has completed 65.4 percent of his passes for 51,186 yards and 321 touchdowns to only 147 interceptions. He is an MVP and has been named to four Pro Bowls and one first-time All-Pro.

1. Drew Brees, New Orleans Saints (2006-Present)

Drew Brees is the all-time NFC South passing leader.
Drew Brees is the all-time NFC South passing leader. / Chris Graythen/Getty Images

There was little doubt who was the greatest quarterback in division history. Drew Brees is an absolute legend of the game, leading the NFC South in all-time passing yards (65,068) and passing touchdowns (467). Brees has also won a Super Bowl, a Super Bowl MVP, and he has been named to 12 Pro Bowls and five All-Pro selections during his time with the New Orleans Saints. The only thing missing is a regular season MVP.


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