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Strongest QB division ever

Having heard NFL Total Access banging on yet again recently about how bad the QB situation is in the NFC West it got me thinking about which division had the strongest ever collection of starting QB's. I immediately thought of the great Joe Montana (because you might as well start at the top). I quickly ruled out his time in the NFC West though as I don't recall there being many great QB's in the division at the time. It's amusing to think that Jim 'Chris' Everett might have been the best of the rest - though it's possible I'm missing someone. So, I moved on to Montana's time in the AFC West and his duels with John Elway. Montana and Elway in the same division seemed like a good place to start. Montana only played with the Chiefs in 1993 and 1994 and a quick google search told me that the Raiders starting quarterback in that period was Jeff Hostetler. OK, so he won a ring but was he really any good? The Chargers starter at the time was Stan Humphries, who I didn't remember much about. I know he played in a Superbowl against us but I really don't remember him. So in the 1993 and 1994 season the starting QB's in the AFC West were Montana, Elway, Hostetler and Humphries. Not bad but probably not the best ever, even with the two HOF'ers.

I always liked Randall Cunningham when I was younger and after a bit of googling I discovered that the starting quarterbacks in the NFC East in the 1989 season were Troy Aikman, Phil Simms, Mark Rypien and Cunningham. Better or worse than the AFC West in 1993 and 1994?     What do others think? The rules are pretty simple. QB's don't have to be at their peak, they could be in their first or last season. The only criteria is that they were the starting QB for the year in question.



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