Stairway to Heaven: the Top 5 Quarterbacks of the 1970s

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Even if you weren’t around in the 70s, there’s no denying how much they altered our world. They gave us Zeppelin, Scorcese, and, well, a whole lot of marijuana. But something else the 70s can lay claim to is being a decade of legendary NFL quarterbacks.

Statistically speaking, the QB’s of the 70s weren’t exactly lighting up the stat sheets the way today’s field generals are, but it was a different game back then, and what they lacked in passing touchdowns they made up for in efficiency and sideburns. So here they are, the top five NFL quarterbacks of the 1970s.
Stairway to Heaven: the Top 5 Quarterbacks of the 1970s
Image Credit: Homehow.net
Even if you weren’t around in the 70s, there’s no denying how much they altered our world. They gave us Zeppelin, Scorcese, and, well, a whole lot of marijuana. But something else the 70s can lay claim to is being a decade of legendary NFL quarterbacks.

Statistically speaking, the QB’s of the 70s weren’t exactly lighting up the stat sheets the way today’s field generals are, but it was a different game back then, and what they lacked in passing touchdowns they made up for in efficiency and sideburns. So here they are, the top five NFL quarterbacks of the 1970s.
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Honorable Mentions:

Archie Manning – Playing for the dismal Saints from ’71-’79, Manning managed some solid stats and two Pro Bowl appearances in spite of his team never eclipsing .500. And make no mistake; if this were a list of whose sperm makes the best quarterbacks, Archie would sit comfortably at the top.



Joe Namath – Though his best days lay behind him in the 60s, Broadway Joe led the league in yards and TDs in ’72, and went to the Pro Bowl. Unfortunately, he also led the league in interceptions in ’74 and ’75, and would go on to excel in drunken sideline sexual harassment.



There they are, the quarterbacks who helped just as much as black light posters and disco did in making the 1970s magical. Did we leave anyone off? Perhaps, but going back that many years already took way more research than we’d prefer to do, so it is what it is. And if you can’t accept that, try throwing together a list of your own and see how you fare, hotshot.


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