Ranking the best quarterbacks in NFL history #34. Ken Stabler

34. Ken Stabler: Stabler was selected in the second round (52nd overall) by the Oakland Raiders in the 1968 draft.  He spent 15 years in the NFL playing for the Raiders, Houston Oilers and the New Orleans Saints.  Stabler spent three years on the Raiders bench before earning the starting job.  Once the main signal caller, Stabler was at the helm for some remarkable Raider teams thru the mid 70’s.

He best years came with the Raiders in 1973, ’74 and ’76.  In ’73, Stabler made his first Pro Bowl after leading the league in completion percentage (62.7) and throwing for 1,997 yards and 14 touchdowns.  ’74 was even better for Stabler as he led the Raiders to 11 wind in his 13 starts and lead the league in touchdown passes (26) while completing 57.4 percent of his passes for 2,469 yards.  Stabler made the Pro Bowl for the second consecutive season, was named First-Team All-Pro and earned the AP NFL MVP.  ’76 was another dominating year for Stabler and for the Raiders.  Stabler won 11 of 12 starts during the regular season and was at the helm as Oakland beat the Minnesota Vikings to win the Super Bowl.  That year, Stabler led the league in completion percentage (66.7) and touchdown passes (27) while throwing for 2,737 yards.

For his career, the four-time Pro Bowler completed 59.8 percent of his passes for 27,938 yards and 194 touchdowns

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