It’s not a secret that the quarterback position in the NFL has historically been dominated by white players. When you think best quarterbacks to ever play the game, you think about Tom Brady, Joe Montana, and Peyton Manning. With the emergence of young guys like Patrick Mahomes, who captured NFL MVP honors for the 2018 season, and Dak Prescott, in addition to household names like Russell Wilson and Cam Newton, black starting quarterbacks may be at an all time high in terms of productivity and star power. Not to mention young guys like Lamar Jackson, Deshaun Watson, and incoming draft prospect Dwayne Haskins Jr., who will all likely be key contributors for their squads next season.

Despite the lack of black starting quarterbacks in the past, there were certainly many players who paved the way for these aforementioned names. Here is a list of the best black quarterbacks of all time.