Where’s the Beef?: the Top 5 Quarterbacks of the 1980s

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The 1980s were an interesting time in history. For some reason, men thought this hairdo was a good idea, women thought these guys were sexy as all hell, and people were surprised when George Michael turned out to be gay. Needless to say, as a society we didn’t exactly have our fingers on the pulse of keen perception.

But one thing we couldn’t miss – no matter how compromised our brains had been by excess intake of Tab cola and hairspray fumes – was how unbelievably talented the NFL quarterbacks of the 1980s were. And here are the top five.
Where’s the Beef?: the Top 5 Quarterbacks of the 1980s
Image Credit: Ostill / Shutterstock.com
The 1980s were an interesting time in history. For some reason, men thought this hairdo was a good idea, women thought these guys were sexy as all hell, and people were surprised when George Michael turned out to be gay. Needless to say, as a society we didn’t exactly have our fingers on the pulse of keen perception.

But one thing we couldn’t miss – no matter how compromised our brains had been by excess intake of Tab cola and hairspray fumes – was how unbelievably talented the NFL quarterbacks of the 1980s were. And here are the top five.
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Honorable Mentions:

Phil Simms - Simms took the Giants to the playoffs four times and won the Super Bowl and game MVP in ’86; a game that will forever be marred by the memory of Bill Parcells’ hideous 80s sweater.



Joe Theisman - Joe was a two-time Pro-Bowler and one-time MVP who won the Super Bowl with the Redskins in ’82. He may have been higher on the list had his career not ended prematurely when Lawrence Taylor snapped his leg like peanut brittle in 1985.



Man, the 80s really had it all: the best bad music, the greatest bad movies and some seriously legendary quarterbacking. So can you think of any QB’s who rocked the 80s hard but somehow slipped through the cracks on our list? If so, why not throw together a list of your own? Just stay away from easy George Michael jokes; that’s our territory.


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