10 greatest Black NFL quarterbacks of all time

Photo Credit: Russell Wilson's Instagram (@dangerusswilson)
Photo Credit: Russell Wilson’s Instagram (@dangerusswilson)

8. Russell Wilson

Russell Wilson should also climb the list as he progresses in his career. Wilson has thrown for 98 touchdowns in four seasons and already has a Super Bowl ring. He is only the second Black QB to win a Super Bowl in the history of the NFL.

Daunte Culpepper
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7. Daunte Culpepper

Daunte Culpepper threw for over 20 touchdowns in three separate seasons. His best season was 2004 when he threw 39 touchdowns compared to only 11 interceptions. Culpepper was often sidelined by injuries late in his career.

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6. Randall Cunningham

Randall Cunningham dominated with his arms and legs almost better than any other quarterback to play the game. During his days with the Philadelphia Eagles, he was known as running quarterback who could also throw the ball deep. But during his days with the Minnesota Vikings, he became a pocket passer and threw for 34 touchdowns in 1998.


5. Michael Vick

Michael Vick would probably be much higher on this list had he not spent his prime years behind bars. But during Vick’s days with the Atlanta Falcons, he was the most exciting NFL player on the planet. He redeemed himself during a post-prison stint with the Eagles, but injuries derailed a proper comeback.

Donovan McNabb
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4. Donovan McNabb

Some often forget how dominant McNabb was during his prime in Philly. During the 2004 season, he led the Eagles to the Super Bowl and threw 31 touchdowns and eight interceptions.

Steve McNair
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3. Steve McNair

Steve McNair was another QB who dominated the game during the 2000s. He led the Tennessee Titans to a Super Bowl and earned an MVP award during his 12 seasons.

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2. Doug Williams

Doug Williams didn’t put up great stats during his time with the Tampa Bay Bucs. But the night he became the first Black QB to win a Super Bowl in 1987 with the Washington Redskins, he put on a performance of a lifetime. He arguably changed the perception of Black quarterbacks with that amazing showcase and victory over the Denver Broncos.

Warren Moon
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1. Warren Moon

Warren Moon proved that Black quarterbacks could prosper while operating inside the pocket. A traditional drop back QB, Moon threw for nearly 300 touchdowns in 17 seasons.

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