Player Points - Peyton Manning
By Chase Stuart
May 11th, 2010

Peyton Manning, among many other things, is one of the greatest fantasy players of all-time. Manning has ranked in the top 10 in every season; his consistency has been remarkable. He's been a top-5 fantasy QB an incredible 10 times, by far the most ever. In a couple of years, Manning should move past Marino and into first place on the post-merger list.

Below are the top 100 fantasy QBs, sorted by career VBD, over the last 40 seasons. Quarterbacks who entered the league before the 1970 AFL-NFL merger are included, but only their post-merger seasons are counted. In addition to the quarterback and his career VBD, the table below shows which years in which he played, what teams he played for and his ranks in every season, in ascending order:

Rk
Quarterback
VBD
Years
Teams
Rankings
1
Dan Marino
1143
1983-1999
mia
1, 1, 2, 2, 3, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 10, 11, 12, 13, 16, 25, 30
2
Brett Favre
1128
1991-2009
atl-gnb-nyj-min
1, 1, 1, 2, 3, 3, 4, 6, 6, 7, 7, 8, 9, 9, 9, 11, 14, 14, 76
3
Peyton Manning
1003
1998-2009
clt
1, 2, 2, 3, 3, 3, 3, 4, 5, 5, 6, 9
4
Steve Young
855
1985-1999
tam-sfo
1, 1, 1, 1, 7, 8, 9, 10, 15, 28, 30, 35, 36, 38, 53
5
John Elway
795
1983-1998
den
2, 3, 3, 4, 4, 5, 6, 6, 6, 6, 9, 11, 12, 13, 18, 27
6
Joe Montana
787
1979-1994
sfo-kan
1, 1, 2, 2, 3, 4, 4, 7, 8, 12, 18, 24, 26, 51, 54
7
Randall Cunningham
776
1985-2001
phi-min-dal-rav
1, 1, 2, 2, 3, 3, 10, 18, 37, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 45, 62
8
Roger Staubach
725
1969-1979
dal
1, 1, 2, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 36, 48
9
Warren Moon
679
1984-2000
hou-min-sea-kan
2, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 7, 7, 11, 12, 12, 12, 20, 27, 35, 53, 70
10
Fran Tarkenton
611
1961-1978
min-nyg
2, 2, 4, 4, 4, 5, 8, 10, 20
11
Ken Anderson
592
1971-1986
cin
1, 1, 2, 3, 4, 8, 10, 14, 15, 18, 22, 23, 26, 30, 53, 62
12
Dan Fouts
574
1973-1987
sdg
1, 1, 1, 4, 7, 7, 11, 11, 12, 17, 17, 18, 24, 28, 29
13
Daunte Culpepper
515
1999-2009
min-mia-rai-det
1, 1, 1, 2, 14, 31, 35, 38, 39, 42, 73
14
Tom Brady
460
2000-2009
nwe
1, 2, 7, 7, 8, 10, 11, 19, 61, 72
15
Terry Bradshaw
437
1970-1983
pit
3, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 9, 10, 14, 16, 25, 25, 52
16
Boomer Esiason
426
1984-1997
cin-nyj-crd
2, 3, 4, 5, 5, 8, 10, 14, 15, 26, 27, 28, 29, 42
17
Drew Brees
422
2001-2009
sdg-nor
1, 2, 2, 4, 7, 9, 18, 26, 48
18
Jim Everett
403
1986-1997
ram-nor-sdg
2, 2, 4, 6, 8, 8, 13, 23, 24, 29, 34, 51
19
Kurt Warner
398
1998-2009
ram-nyg-crd
1, 1, 4, 10, 11, 14, 22, 29, 37, 44, 51, 69
20
Rich Gannon
396
1987-2004
min-was-kan-rai
1, 3, 4, 4, 12, 18, 19, 19, 31, 35, 40, 40, 45, 57, 63, 71, 117
21
Jim Kelly
378
1986-1996
buf
1, 5, 5, 8, 9, 9, 9, 11, 11, 12, 19
22
Bert Jones
367
1973-1982
clt-ram
1, 2, 3, 10, 10, 15, 33, 33, 34, 38
23
Drew Bledsoe
345
1993-2006
nwe-buf-dal
4, 5, 5, 6, 6, 8, 11, 12, 15, 19, 21, 21, 35, 44
24
Donovan McNabb
322
1999-2009
phi
3, 5, 6, 7, 10, 12, 12, 13, 14, 20, 37
25
Neil Lomax
321
1981-1988
crd
2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 16, 19, 29
26
Steve Grogan
312
1975-1990
nwe
1, 2, 4, 7, 12, 19, 22, 25, 26, 27, 29, 31, 32, 39, 45, 49
27
Jeff Garcia
305
1999-2009
sfo-cle-det-phi-tam
2, 2, 10, 12, 18, 18, 22, 27, 32, 42, 81
28
Brian Sipe
289
1974-1983
cle
2, 3, 6, 7, 11, 12, 24, 29, 32, 44
29
Ken Stabler
278
1970-1984
rai-hou-nor
2, 3, 7, 9, 10, 13, 15, 23, 25, 26, 28, 36, 42, 52, 61
30
Greg Landry
278
1968-1984
det-clt-chi
1, 1, 7, 16, 18, 21, 22, 29, 35, 38, 40, 55, 56
31
Joe Theismann
277
1974-1985
was
3, 6, 6, 9, 9, 11, 15, 22, 25, 29, 46, 59
32
Jim Hart
262
1966-1984
crd-was
3, 6, 8, 8, 9, 9, 11, 21, 21, 26, 27, 29, 38, 42, 69
33
Dave Krieg
252
1980-1998
sea-kan-det-crd-chi-ten
3, 5, 10, 10, 11, 12, 16, 19, 20, 20, 23, 23, 25, 30, 34, 34, 64, 64, 79
34
Roman Gabriel
246
1962-1977
ram-phi
1, 5, 6, 15, 15, 17, 42, 60
35
John Hadl
226
1962-1977
sdg-ram-gnb-hou
2, 3, 7, 13, 20, 23, 34, 54
36
Steve McNair
226
1995-2007
hou-ten-rav
5, 6, 6, 7, 9, 13, 15, 16, 17, 32, 32, 40, 46
37
Vinny Testaverde
223
1987-2007
tam-cle-rav-nyj-dal-nwe-car
2, 4, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 17, 17, 18, 21, 25, 29, 32, 32, 44, 45, 48, 61, 67
38
Aaron Rodgers
221
2005-2009
gnb
1, 2, 61, 63, 74
39
Jim Plunkett
212
1971-1986
nwe-sfo-rai
3, 5, 6, 10, 14, 17, 19, 19, 21, 22, 31, 34, 35, 41, 53
40
Trent Green
210
1997-2008
was-ram-kan-mia
3, 4, 6, 8, 8, 16, 23, 36, 43, 51, 75
41
Jeff Blake
208
1992-2005
nyj-cin-nor-rav-crd-phi-chi
4, 5, 12, 19, 22, 22, 24, 27, 44, 58, 67, 74, 78
42
Danny White
207
1976-1988
dal
4, 5, 8, 9, 12, 15, 29, 29, 46, 47, 48, 56, 71
43
Mark Brunell
197
1994-2009
gnb-jax-was-nor
3, 7, 8, 11, 13, 13, 14, 15, 20, 31, 33, 47, 56, 68, 72
44
Phil Simms
194
1979-1993
nyg
5, 7, 8, 10, 13, 13, 15, 20, 22, 22, 23, 34, 34, 61
45
John Brodie
192
1957-1973
sfo
1, 4, 26, 32
46
Jeff George
192
1990-2001
clt-atl-rai-min-was
3, 6, 7, 11, 19, 20, 23, 26, 35, 38, 45, 65
47
Archie Manning
187
1971-1984
nor-hou-min
2, 5, 7, 11, 12, 14, 17, 19, 22, 28, 31, 44, 46
48
Joe Ferguson
187
1973-1990
buf-det-tam-clt
5, 6, 7, 10, 10, 12, 16, 16, 21, 21, 24, 25, 38, 46, 48, 49, 72
49
Aaron Brooks
181
2000-2006
nor-rai
5, 6, 8, 8, 17, 29, 41
50
Tony Romo
180
2004-2009
dal
2, 6, 9, 18, 76, 81
51
Carson Palmer
178
2004-2009
cin
1, 4, 9, 18, 22, 41
52
Bernie Kosar
178
1985-1996
cle-dal-mia
6, 8, 8, 10, 24, 25, 27, 30, 32, 39, 54, 59
53
Scott Mitchell
177
1991-2001
mia-det-rav-cin
2, 10, 10, 23, 28, 40, 57, 64, 70, 71, 80
54
Tommy Kramer
175
1977-1990
min-nor
4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 12, 27, 33, 34, 36, 41, 43, 61, 70
55
Steve Beuerlein
172
1988-2003
rai-dal-crd-jax-car-den
2, 11, 12, 17, 25, 28, 32, 36, 36, 37, 37, 40, 52, 66
56
Philip Rivers
170
2004-2009
sdg
3, 7, 8, 15, 62, 70
57
Jim Zorn
162
1976-1987
sea-gnb-tam
2, 5, 10, 12, 13, 17, 18, 30, 42, 78, 88
58
Steve Bartkowski
160
1975-1986
atl-ram
3, 3, 6, 15, 17, 17, 18, 21, 32, 40, 41, 43
59
Lynn Dickey
159
1971-1985
hou-gnb
1, 8, 13, 17, 19, 21, 27, 27, 31, 32, 40, 64, 65
60
Ken O'Brien
153
1984-1993
nyj-phi
3, 6, 11, 12, 16, 16, 18, 33, 39, 40
61
Ron Jaworski
151
1974-1989
ram-phi-mia-kan
4, 4, 9, 11, 12, 12, 13, 13, 15, 31, 43, 49, 49, 50, 58
62
Bob Griese
148
1967-1980
mia
5, 7, 9, 13, 13, 14, 14, 21, 23, 32, 33
63
Mark Rypien
148
1988-2001
was-cle-ram-phi-clt
4, 8, 12, 20, 24, 32, 33, 40, 57, 57, 63
64
Michael Vick
140
2001-2006
atl
3, 5, 12, 12, 34, 39, 47
65
Don Majkowski
130
1987-1996
gnb-clt-det
1, 22, 26, 33, 35, 35, 48, 53, 56, 60
66
Marc Bulger
130
2002-2009
ram
3, 8, 10, 22, 23, 27, 28, 31
67
Matt Hasselbeck
124
1999-2009
gnb-sea
4, 4, 6, 13, 19, 20, 22, 30, 36, 56, 65
68
Tony Eason
123
1983-1990
nwe-nyj
5, 9, 23, 39, 47, 52, 55, 59
69
Doug Williams
118
1978-1989
tam-was
4, 5, 8, 17, 17, 26, 28, 47, 76
70
Kordell Stewart
116
1995-2005
pit-chi-rav
2, 9, 16, 17, 26, 28, 33, 34, 35, 72, 78
71
Jeff Hostetler
110
1985-1997
nyg-rai-was
3, 7, 9, 21, 21, 28, 32, 42, 44, 55, 69, 70
72
Billy Kilmer
108
1961-1978
sfo-nor-was
6, 11, 14, 14, 14, 23, 23, 26, 37
73
Ben Roethlisberger
105
2004-2009
pit
5, 9, 12, 17, 18, 20
74
Elvis Grbac
102
1994-2001
sfo-kan-rav
6, 10, 23, 24, 31, 36, 41, 48
75
Bill Kenney
102
1980-1988
kan
5, 15, 17, 19, 23, 24, 24, 35, 52
76
Joe Namath
99
1965-1977
nyj-ram
6, 7, 16, 30, 30, 35, 35, 36
77
Steve DeBerg
97
1978-1998
sfo-den-tam-kan-mia-atl
5, 10, 10, 11, 15, 19, 21, 22, 23, 26, 28, 29, 31, 36, 42, 42, 52
78
Jon Kitna
95
1997-2008
sea-cin-det
6, 7, 9, 13, 17, 18, 24, 34, 38, 39, 49, 73, 77
79
Jake Plummer
93
1997-2006
crd-den
5, 8, 10, 12, 16, 17, 21, 22, 27, 32
80
Jay Cutler
87
2006-2009
den-chi
5, 11, 13, 38
81
Brad Johnson
85
1994-2008
min-was-tam-dal
5, 11, 11, 15, 15, 18, 25, 25, 25, 40, 40, 47, 59, 60, 73
82
Erik Kramer
84
1987-1999
atl-det-chi-sdg
5, 20, 25, 25, 36, 36, 39, 47, 52, 56
83
Bobby Hebert
81
1985-1996
nor-atl
6, 9, 9, 10, 14, 17, 30, 34, 46, 47, 53
84
Chris Miller
80
1987-1999
atl-ram-den
5, 13, 15, 17, 21, 21, 23, 52, 52, 71
85
Sonny Jurgensen
77
1957-1974
phi-was
4, 19, 26, 37, 53
86
Troy Aikman
75
1989-2000
dal
4, 9, 13, 14, 14, 15, 16, 17, 19, 22, 27, 37
87
Bobby Douglass
75
1969-1978
chi-sdg-nor-gnb
3, 12, 20, 26, 31, 41, 46, 51, 51
88
Jay Schroeder
70
1985-1994
was-rai-cin-crd
4, 11, 16, 16, 22, 23, 32, 32, 34, 38
89
Daryle Lamonica
68
1963-1974
buf-rai
5, 9, 12, 42, 71
90
Matt Schaub
65
2004-2009
atl-htx
4, 21, 23, 43, 56, 56
91
Richard Todd
64
1976-1985
nyj-nor
6, 7, 11, 13, 15, 17, 24, 32, 35, 54
92
Charley Johnson
56
1961-1975
crd-hou-den
6, 11, 20, 22, 30, 40
93
Jake Delhomme
56
1999-2009
nor-car
7, 11, 15, 19, 20, 30, 40, 47, 58
94
Craig Morton
54
1965-1982
dal-nyg-den
8, 11, 11, 11, 14, 19, 19, 22, 23, 25, 27, 43, 48
95
Jim Harbaugh
52
1987-2000
chi-clt-rav-sdg
9, 14, 15, 16, 17, 17, 21, 23, 24, 25, 29, 36, 46, 91
96
Eli Manning
51
2004-2009
nyg
5, 10, 11, 13, 14, 36
97
Derek Anderson
51
2006-2009
cle
7, 32, 44, 44
98
Len Dawson
47
1957-1975
pit-cle-kan
9, 16, 17, 26, 27, 34
99
Mike Phipps
46
1970-1981
cle-chi
7, 9, 16, 26, 27, 37, 38, 43, 43, 46, 51, 62
100
Matt Cassel
43
2005-2009
nwe-kan
8, 21, 55, 65, 70

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