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NFL: Best Postsesason Passer Ratings of All Time

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Today, in honor of Roethlisberger and Rodgers, I give you the top 20 post-season passers of all time.

The praise that both men received for terrible games yesterday can only be described as fawning.  Take this for instance:

CHICAGO -- There was one Monster of the Midway in the NFC Championship Game and his name was Aaron Rodgers.

He ran for a touchdown. He made a touchdown-saving tackle. And he was better than three Bears quarterbacks in leading the Green Bay Packers to the Super Bowl with an ugly-but-beautiful 21-14 victory Sunday over Chicago.

Yes, but he also made that tackle after a crippling interception on the goal line that nearly cost his team the game. He also completed just 4 of his final 12 passes with a pick.  Rodgers was awful in yesterday (against a great defense), but the Bears burned through three quarterbacks, and his defense won the game for him on an interception return for a touchdown.

Roethlisberger was equally hideous.  He did go 3/5 in the second half (yes, just five attempts).  He also fumbled twice, threw a pick, and took two sacks.  His defense ALSO scored the game winning touchdown.  He was so terrible that the talking heads immediately proclaimed him a god.  Shannon Sharpe declared that it was Roethlisberger's intangibles (rather than a defensive score) that let him beat the Jets while Manning and Brady failed.

So because the only position on the field that matters or gets rings is the quarterback, I give you the list. Oh, I included the "record" of the quarterbacks, because we all know that's a real thing.

NOTES: This list covers games back to 1960.  Six starts are necessary to qualify.  Other lists have different qualifications, so they may differ.  Aaron Rodgers currently has a rating of 113.0, but won't qualify until the Super Bowl

Rank Rating
Wins Losses Att Comp TD INT Yards YPA
1 104.8 Bart Starr 9 1 130 213 15 3 1753 8.2
2 102.3 Kurt Warner 9 4 307 462 31 14 3952 8.6
3 102.0 Drew Brees 4 3 189 285 15 2 2052 7.2
4 95.6 Joe Montana 16 7 460 734 45 21 5772 7.9
5 94.3 Mark Sanchez 4 2 95 157 9 3 1155 7.4
6 93.5 Ken Anderson 2 4 110 166 9 6 1321 8.0
7 91.4 Joe Theismann 6 2 128 211 11 7 1782 8.4
8 88.4 Peyton Manning 9 10 435 692 28 19 5164 7.5
9 88.3 Troy Aikman 11 5 320 502 23 17 3849 7.7
10 86.3 Brett Favre 13 11 481 791 44 30 5855 7.4
11 85.8 Steve Young 12 8 292 471 20 13 3326 7.1
12 85.7 Tom Brady 14 5 424 682 30 16 4407 6.5
13 85.4 Ben Roethlisberger 10 2 201 329 17 14 2598 7.9
14 84.9 Warren Moon 3 7 259 403 17 14 2870 7.1
15 84.6 Rich Gannon 4 5 154 240 11 9 1691 7.0
16 84.4 Matt Hasselbeck 5 6 237 406 18 9 2741 6.8
17 84.2 Ken Stabler 7 6 203 351 19 13 2641 7.5
18 83.5 Bernie Kosar 4 5 152 270 16 10 1953 7.2
19 83.3 Jake Delhomme 5 3 130 226 12 10 1847 8.2
20 83.0 Terry Bradshaw 14 5 261 456 30 26 3833 8.4

Most of these quarterbacks are so tightly grouped that an incomplete pass or an extra touchdown or interception can vault them several spots.