Following the fall out from Super Bowl XLVIII big names in the sport of football have questioned if Peyton Manning can still be classed as one of the greatest quarterbacks to ever play the game due to the fact, that he has only won one Super Bowl ring.
The football world is divided, there are those who feel that quarterbacks should be judged on their success in the biggest game in the sport and those who feel that the statistics should be allowed to speak for themselves.
I am certainly one of the latter and feel that if you're going to judge players on how many Super Bowls they lead their teams too, then Tom Brady is just two plays away from being the greatest quarterback ever.
I think it is fair to say that most football fans would consider Joe Montana to be the greatest of all time, however the San Francisco 49ers legend does not appear in this list, neither does Denver Broncos Super Bowl winning hero John Elway.
I know i may have just earned your contempt, but before you condemn this article, allow me to explain.
This list has been created looking at four key statistics of the players and no, Super Bowl wins was not one of them.
I look at how many games the player played, their career yardage, the teams record with the player as a starter and their pass completion percentage.
so here are the top five NFL quarterbacks based purely on statistics.