In Peter King's upcoming book, Monday Morning Quarterback, he writes, "If I'm building a team for a three- or five-year window, whom would I choose?" Here are the top 12 quarterbacks from his list and his skinny on each, beginning with Otto Graham. "He won seven league titles and seven passing titles in a legendary 10-year career."
2 of 12AP
Incredible three-way player: In '43 he led the NFL in passing, punting and interceptions.
3 of 12Andy Hayt/SI
Mr. Cool, Mr. Clutch, Mr. Accurate won three Super Bowl MVP awards.
4 of 12Malcolm Emmons/TSN/Icon SMI
He piloted the Colts on late tying and winning drives in the greatest game ever: the '58 title tilt.
5 of 12John Biever/SI
Imagine playing 291 straight games at quarterback. That's the record he's most proud of.
6 of 12David E. Klutho/SI
Entering '09 he was 131 TD passes behind Favre. Isn't breaking every QB record inevitable?
7 of 12Heinz Kluetmeier/SI
Always 1, 1a with Marino. Elway gets the edge, two championships to none.
8 of 12John Biever/SI
No one threw it more beautifully, ever. He was the first man to reach 400 TD passes.
9 of 12Walter Iooss Jr./SI
Bill Belichick's boyhood idol, a Navy man, didn't take his first NFL snap till age 27.
10 of 12David Bergman/SI
Tough call after starting for just seven years, but three rings in those first four seasons clinches it.
11 of 12Marvin E. Newman/SI
A pedestrian guy till Lombardi arrived, then boom: five NFL titles in a seven--year span.
12 of 12Walter Iooss Jr./SI
Four rings later, I have one question: How dumb is he now, Hollywood?
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