The Best NFL Quarterbacks Not in the Hall of Fame


Published: March 31, 2009

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... would a team want directing their team? Let's look at the old boys left at the Hall's door. The list only includes players who are Hall-eligible.


1. Charlie Conerly—New York Giants

Giants owner Wellington Mara once said Charlie Conerly was the best player not in the Hall Fame.

A marine combat veteran of World War II, Conerly was a football legend at Old Miss who played all 14 years of his NFL career with the Giants. The early Giants teams he played on were very bad—once the Philadelphia Eagles sacked him 17 times in a game. But he later led the Giants to three title games and one victory.

One loss was in the legendary 1958 Championship Game against the Baltimore Colts. Conerly was Rookie of the Year in 1948, League MVP in 1959, and a two time Pro Bowler. In the offseason he worked his Mississippi Cotton farm and was the Marlboro Man on television ads.


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