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60-Bill Kilmer UCLA
(San Francisco 1961-1966; New Orleans 1967-1970; Washington 1971-1978)
Kilmer was bunched in between two great Redskins QB's, Sonny Jurgenson and Joe Theisman. '72 was Kilmer's best year. He made the pro bowl and had led the Redskins to the Super Bowl against the undefeated Miami Dolphins. But unlike the '07 Giants, Kilmer and the Skins couldnt get a win. Kilmer was always Coach Allen's favorite QB and he finally lost the starting job in '78 after Allen's departure from the team. He was one of the last QB's to use the single bar. Kilmer was nicknamed by teammates "Ol Whiskey" after he got drunk before a preseason in game in '71 and arrested later that year before a Giants game for public intoxication.
Back for the 3rd time by somewhat popular demand...
61-Charlie Conerly Ole Miss
(NY Giants 1948-1961)
Arguably the best QB in Giants history, but probably not. He was also a Marlboro Man. Was a 2 time Pro Bowler and MVP in '59. Unfortunetly he is probably best remembered for when in 1958 NFL Championship game the NY Giants lost to Johnny Unitas and the Baltimore Colts in the first ever sudden death game. Stats wise Conerly may not be totally deserving of this spot, but I gave him bonus points for being in the greatest game ever, winning an MVP and having an award named after him that goes to the best college player in the state of Mississippi (Notable Winners: Deuce McCalister, Eli Manning, Michael Boley, Jerious Norwood, Patrick Willis, and current Southern Miss Standout Damion Fletcher; Patrick Surtain, Kris Mangum, Adalius Thomas, and Fred Smoot were all finalists) Conerly died in '96 and the award has been given out since his death.
Arguably the best what? Not after 1960! YAT, Tarkenton,Simms, Collins, Eli.
(Pittsburgh 63-67, Cleveland 68-72)
Who's Bill Nelsen you ask? Not very well known, I suppose, but to me he's one of those guys who could have been great. Injuries plauged his career though. In Pittsburgh, things were often dismal for him. His first year as the starter the team went 2-12. In 66, Nelson suffered a knee injury that kept him out part of the year, but in 111 attempts he threw just one pick, and had a 107.8 QB rating. In 69 with cleveland, he led them to the playoffs and went to the pro bowl. Also during that year, Nelsen would throw 5 TD passes against a once undefeated Cowboys team. Nelsen would get off to a great start in '71, but another injury knocked him out again. He would retire after the next season. During his career he underwent 5 knee operations. I know I probably shouldnt have put him this high, since i based it more on the potential his career had, rather than what he actually did, but Im mostly doing this for fun anyway!