10) David Garrard: The former Pro Bowl QB was known for his efficient passer rating and was one of the few bright spots on a mediocre Jaguars squad. Sadly, he was unceremoniously cut before this past season.
9) Kordell Stewart: Nicknamed ‘Slash’, Stewart has played both running back and wide receiver positions, but was most deadly as a QB for the Pittsburgh Steelers in the early 2000s.
8) Daunte Culpepper: While his production fell off considerably in his post-Vikings years, Culpepper remains one of the most statistically sound black quarterbacks of all time.
7) Cam Newton: He may just be a rookie, but what a rookie! Newton has already set records for passing yards by a 1st season player and rushing TDs by any QB.
6) Doug Williams: Although his NFL career was somewhat shortlived, Williams is first and so far only black QB to win a Super Bowl, leading the Redskins to victory in a MVP-winning performance.
5) Michael Vick: At the start of his career, Vick was one of the most feared running QBs ever. Now as an Eagle, he’s become one of the best pocket passers in the league too.
4) Steve McNair: The late Steve ‘Air’ McNair narrowly lost a Super Bowl with the Tennessee Titans and shared league MVP honors with Peyton Manning in 2003.
3) Randall Cunningham: As an Eagle and Viking, Cunningham was one of the most versatile dual threat QBs ever. Sports Illustrated called him the “ultimate weapon.” Hall of Fame, are you listening?
2) Donovan McNabb The Eagles’ greatest QB (he holds multiple team records) took that team to five NFC championship games and one Super Bowl. Despite being a 6-time Pro Bowler, McNabb remains routinely underrated.
1) Warren Moon: The first, and so far only, black QB in the Hall of Fame — Moon is one of the most prolific passers of all time. He still sits among the top 10 all-time in most QB statistical categories.
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With all the focus on Tom Brady and Eli Manning this weekend, theGrio is paying homage to the best black athletes to play the quarterback position. Racial bias and segregation prevented African-Americans from leading offenses on the football field for decades, but in the last 25 years or so, things have finally turned around. Here our picks for the 10 best black QB’s of all time.