Ranking the best quarterbacks in NFL history #11. Bart Starr

11.  Bart Starr: Starr was selected in the 17th round (200th overall) by the Green Bay Packers in the 1956 draft.  Starr played his entire 16-year career for the Packers and appeared in 196 games (157 starts).  Starr was under center for five Packer championship teams including the first two Super Bowls.  His best seasons came in 1962, ’64 and ’66.  In ’62 Starr made his third consecutive Pro Bowl after leading Green Bay to a 13-1 regular season record and a second straight NFL title.  During that year Starr led the league in passer rating (90.7) and completion percentage (62.5) while setting a career-high in passing yards (2,438).  Two years later Starr led the league in both completion percentage (59.9) and passer rating (97.1) for the second time while throwing for 2,144 yards and 15 touchdowns to just four interceptions.  The ’66 season may have been the best of his career as Starr was named first-team All-Pro after leading the league in completion percentage (62.2) and passer rating (105) while throwing for 2,257 yards and 14 touchdowns.  That season, Starr was named the NFL MVP by the UPI and the AP according to Pro-football-reference.com.  Starr was also named the Super Bowl MVP after leading the Packers to 35-10 win over the Kansas City Chiefs in the first Super Bowl.

For his career, the four-time Pro Bowler completed 57.4 percent of his passes for 24,718 yards and 152 touchdowns to go along with 1,308 yards and 15 scores on the ground.  Starr was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1977 for his outstanding career in Green Bay.

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