3 Greatest Quarterbacks in Eagles History

The three greatest quarterbacks in Philadelphia Eagles history, including Donovan McNabb.
The three greatest quarterbacks in Philadelphia Eagles history, including Donovan McNabb. | Ronald Martinez/Getty Images

The Philadelphia Eagles didn't win their first Super Bowl until the 2017-18 season, and they did it with a backup quarterback at the helm. That doesn't mean the franchise doesn't have a rich history of quarterback play, however.

There have been some outstanding passers playing in Philadelphia over the years, and here are the three greatest quarterbacks in Eagles history.

3. Randall Cunningham (1985-1995)

Randall Cunningham is one of the greatest quarterbacks in Eagles history.
Randall Cunningham is one of the greatest quarterbacks in Eagles history. | Focus On Sport/Getty Images

Randall Cunningham ranks third in Eagles franchise history in both passing yards (22,877) and passing touchdowns (150), while also contributing 4,482 yards and 32 touchdowns on the ground. Those weren't just empty stats, either, as the Eagles boasted a top-five scoring offense under Cunningham in 1988, 1990 and 1992.

2. Ron Jaworski (1977-1986)

Ron Jaworski is one of the greatest quarterbacks in Eagles history.
Ron Jaworski is one of the greatest quarterbacks in Eagles history. | George Gojkovich/Getty Images

Ron Jaworski brought the Eagles their first real taste of success in the Super Bowl era. The franchise's last NFL championship before the Super Bowl era came in 1960, and they didn't even make another playoff berth until 1978 — Jaws' second year as the starting QB. The Eagles then made the playoffs in four consecutive years, winning double-digit games in three of the four and even reaching their first Super Bowl in 1980.

1. Donovan McNabb (1999-2009)

Donovan McNabb is the greatest quarterback in Philadelphia Eagles history.
Donovan McNabb is the greatest quarterback in Philadelphia Eagles history. | Hunter Martin/Getty Images

Donovan McNabb is the Eagles' all-time leader in all sorts of quarterback stats, including passing yards (32,873), touchdowns (216) and QB wins (92). The team went 92-49-1 during his tenure, making the playoffs in eight of his 10 years as a starter, and ranking top-10 in the NFL in scoring six times. McNabb was a six-time Pro Bowler in Philly, and he even kept heling out after he left, leading the division rival Washington Redskins to just a 5-8 record in 13 starts in 2010.

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