The top 5 QB’s to never win a super bowl. Interestingly enough, all five of these guys have a bust in Canton. This list is compiled out of opinion, enjoy!
Spending 15 years as a San Diego Charger, Fouts amassed an 86-84 career record as a starter, went to six Pro Bowls, threw for 43,040 passing yards and 254 touchdowns, had a 4.3 INT %, added 13 career rushing touchdowns, and an 80.2 % Career passer rating. He was enshrined to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1993. Despite a Hall of Fame career, Fouts never made an appearance in a Super Bowl
During his 17 year career with four different teams (Houston Oilers, Minnesota Vikings, Seattle Seahawks and Kansas City Chiefs) Warren Moon produced a 102-101 record as a starter, went to nine Pro Bowls, threw for 49,325 passing yards along with 291 touchdowns. He had a 3.4 INT % with 22 career rushing touchdowns, 80.9 % career passer rating. Moon was enshrined to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2006. He never played in a Super Bowl, nor did he lead his team to a Conference Championship.
Tarkenton enjoyed an 18 year career with two teams (Minnesota Vikings, New York Giants) , his record was 124-109-6 as starter, went to nine Pro Bowls, threw for 47,003 passing yards and 342 touchdowns. He had a 4.1 INT % and ran for 32 touchdowns while ending his career with an 80.4 % passer rating. He was enshrined to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1986. In his three Super Bowl appearances the Dolphins, Steelers and Raiders crushed his dreams.
Dan Marino played 17 years with the Miami Dolphins while going 147-93 as a starter, played in nine Pro Bowls, threw for 61,361 passing yards and 420 touchdowns. He finished his career with a 3.0 INT %, Ran for nine touchdowns, and had an 86.4 % career passer rating. He was enshrined to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2005. In his only super bowl appearance he threw one TD, two INT’s plus threw for 318 yards, But it wasn’t enough to get past the Joe Montana led 49ers in 1985.
Kelly played ten years with the Buffalo Bills,produced a record of 101-59 as a starter, went to two Pro Bowls, put up 35,467 passing yards and 237 touchdowns, a 3.7 INT %, ran for seven touchdowns and an 84.4 % career passer rating. He was enshrined to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2002.
I know I’ll get a lot of heat for putting Kelly over Marino, but in this league winning is everything. Marino racked up more wins as a starter than Kelly did overall. However, Kelly only played in the league for 10 years – seven less than Marino. Kelly’s Bills beat Marino’s Dolphins three times in the postseason to send the Fins’ packing. One of those wins being the AFC Championship game. The Bills went to the Super Bowl four years in a row, count’em 220.127.116.11, and couldn’t walk away with one of them. If it wasn’t for Scott Norwood’s 47-yard field goal attempt that sailed “Wide Right” in Super Bowl XXV than Marino would be in my number one spot.
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