Since the 2001 season, the New England Patriots have undeniably been the NFL's most dominant franchise. Though they've had their ups and downs during that time, it's hard to argue with six Super Bowl rings.
While they were nowhere near as dominant before that point, this franchise has still featured some top-level passers in its history. Keeping that in mind, let's take a look at the three best passers in Patriots history.
1. Tom Brady, (2000-2019)
Of course, Tom Brady had to top this list. He's the greatest quarterback in Patriots history and the greatest QB of all time. He's unquestionably the most accomplished, with a resume that includes six Super Bowl rings, four Super Bowl MVPs, three NFL MVP awards, 14 Pro Bowl nods and too many other accolades to count. The 20-year run he put together in New England will likely never be matched.
2. Drew Bledsoe (1993-01)
The No. 1 overall pick in the 1993 NFL Draft, Drew Bledsoe was the prototypical NFL quarterback. With a 6-foot-5 frame and a rocket arm, it wasn't hard to see what made Bledsoe such an intriguing prospect. Though he famously lost his job in New England to the top name on this list, Bledsoe had quite a successful run with the Patriots. He made three Pro Bowls with the team, led the league in attempts in three of his first four seasons, and led the league in passing in his second NFL season. He also helped lead the Patriots to three double-digit win campaigns in his eight years as the full-time starter. And, let's be honest, they don't win their first Super Bowl without his leadership and performance (albeit limited).
3. Steve Grogan (1975-90)
Steve Grogan was an extremely solid signal-caller, playing 16 years with the team. Though injuries and a litany of QB competitions only limited him to 135 career starts, he was the franchise's all-time leader in passing yards and touchdowns when he retired. He currently ranks third in yards and is second in TDs. Grogan even led the league in passing touchdowns in 1979, and he rushed for 12 TDs in 1976. At the time, it was the most rushing TDs ever by a QB, and the record stood until it was broken by Cam Newton in 2011.
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