NFL Hall of Fame QBs quiz

By: Nathan Chandler
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About This Quiz

In the long history of the NFL, only a couple of dozen quarterbacks have made the Hall of Fame. How much do you know about these star QBs? Take this quiz and find out!

Which Hall of Fame QB won four Super Bowl titles in a six-year span?

Terry Bradshaw won four Super Bowls in six years during the 1970s. He also helped the Steelers win the AFC Central eight times.

How many times was Terry Bradshaw voted NFL MVP?

Bradshaw was only named NFL MVP once. But he was the MVP of the Super Bowl twice.

How many TD passes did Terry Bradshaw throw during his career?

Bradshaw threw for 212 TDs … and almost as many interceptions (210). His career passer rating was a very average 70.9.

For how many seasons did John Elway play in the NFL?

Elway played an amazing 16 seasons in the NFL, all of them for the Denver Broncos. He's now the team's general manager.

In how many Super Bowls did John Elway appear?

Elway appeared in five Super Bowls. He lost the first three … and then won the final two. His last game was a Super Bowl victory over the Falcons.

Where did Steve Young play college football?

Steve Young played for BYU, where the coaches tried to convince him to play a new position … defensive back. Young worked on his passing skills and beat out a guy named Jim McMahon for the starting job.

What was the first NFL team that Steve Young played for?

Young emerged from the USFL to play for Tampa Bay, where he (and the rest of the team) were terrible. Young was traded to the 49ers, where he became the backup for Joe Montana.

Bob Griese appeared in how many consecutive Super Bowls?

Griese led the Dolphins to three straight Super Bowls, winning two. He also made the Pro Bowl six times.

How many national championships did Joe Namath win during his college career at Alabama?

In three seasons, he was 29-4 as Alabama's starter, winning one national title. Legendary Alabama coach Bear Bryant said that Namath was the best athlete he'd ever coached.

In his 16-year career, how many TD passes did John Elway throw in regular season games?

Elway threw exactly 300 regular season TD passes. He also rushed for 33.

In the 1955 draft, which team selected Johnny Unitas?

The Steelers took Unitas in the ninth round of the draft. The Steelers cut him from the team, and in 1956, the Colts decided to give the young QB another shot.

What was Johnny Unitas' middle name?

"Johnny U" was a classic football man with an unusual middle name -- Constantine. As QB for the Baltimore Colts, he set all kind of records and won one Super Bowl.

Johnny Unitas set a then-record by throwing at least one TD pass in how many consecutive games?

From 1956-60, he threw TD passes in 47 straight games. That record wasn't topped for more than half a century -- Drew Brees finally beat it in 2012.

As of 2016, who owns the record for sacks taken?

Brett Favre was famously tough, and it's a good thing -- he was sacked an NFL record 525 times. Brick-footed Elway is second, with 516.

Bart Starr played college football for which university?

Starr played QB at Alabama. He was the 200th pick of the 1956 draft but ascended to become one of the most storied QBs in football history.

For how many teams did Dan Marino play during his 17-season NFL career?

Marino was drafted by Miami and remained there for the rest of his career, during which he set dozens of QB records.

How many times did Dan Marino appear in the Super Bowl?

In spite of their high-octane QB, the Dolphins struggled to make it to the Super Bowl. Marino only had one appearance, which ended in a loss to San Francisco.

Which team selected Brett Favre in the 1991 draft?

Atlanta drafted Favre, where he attempted only four passes. He was promptly traded to Green Bay.

What happened to Brett Favre's first NFL pass?

His very first pass was picked off and returned for a TD. Two of his first four passes in Atlanta were intercepted, leading to a very short Falcons career.

For which college team did Troy Aikman NOT play?

Aikman didn't play for Notre Dame. He started his college days at Oklahoma and then tranferred to UCLA, where he had a 20-4 record as starter.

How many TD passes did Dan Marino throw in his second season with the Dolphins?

In 1984, Marino set the NFL on fire by throwing for 48 TDs, then the all-time record. During the 1986 season he was great again, throwing for 44.

How many rushing TDs did Dan Marino have during his 17-year career?

Marino had a rocket for an arm but lead in his feet. He ran for only 10 TDs during his entire career.

Which QB is responsible for a famous play nicknamed "The Catch"?

"The Catch" happened in the 1981 NFC Championship game, as Joe Montana rallied the 49ers to a win over the Cowboys. Montana started (and won) four Super Bowls.

How many Super Bowls did Brett Favre win?

Favre led the Packers to two Super Bowls and won one. Favre's sole Super Bowl win came in 1996 against the New England Patriots.

Before entering the NFL, how many seasons did Warren Moon play in the Canadian Football League?

Moon played six full seasons in the CFL, and finally entered the NFL in 1984. He played for four NFL teams but had his best seasons with Houston.

Joe Namath famously guaranteed a Super Bowl victory over which team?

Namath was a brash QB unafraid to make bold statements to the media. He guaranteed a victory over the Colts in Super Bowl III … and then backed it up. The Jets won 16-7.

What was the last team that Ken Stabler played for during his NFL career?

Stabler played his best days in Oakland and then did two years with Houston before his final three years in New Orleans. He was known as the Gunslinger.

For which NFL team did Warren Moon NOT play?

He never played for San Francisco. During his NFL days, Moon passed for more than 49,000 yards. Including his CFL days, he threw for more than, 70,000 yards.

Which QB was named MVP of the first two Super Bowls?

Bart Starr led Green Bay to wins in the first two Super Bowls. He still owns the record for the best playoff passer rating in history (104.8).

How many come-from-behind wins did Joe Montana engineer during his 16-season career?

Montana was always clutch. He rallied his teams 31 times to snatch victory away from his opponents.

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