Editor’s note: As part of NFL’s Greatest Quarterback, fans will decide the best quarterback in team, division, conference and league history.
Bob Waterfield: Waterfield played for the Rams from 1945 to 1952. In his rookie season, the Rams won their first NFL Championship. Waterfield and Norm Van Brocklin shared snaps in the Rams’ 1951 NFL Championship. Waterfield was a two-time Pro Bowler and five-time All-Pro during his NFL career. He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1965.
Waterfield played quarterback, kicker, punter and defensive back for the Rams. He intercepted 20 passes during his NFL career. He threw for 11,849 yards and 97 touchdowns during his eight-year career.
Norm Van Brocklin: Van Brocklin is fourth in Rams career passing with 16,114 yards. He led Los Angeles to a 42-20-3 record during his nine seasons there after being a fourth-round pick out of Oregon. Van Brocklin was a nine-time Pro Bowler and four-time All-Pro. He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1971.
Van Brocklin led the NFL in passing yardage in 1954 with 2,637. He led the league in yards per attempt four times during his NFL career. Van Brocklin had a career resurgence in Philadelphia from 1958 to 1960 when he made three Pro Bowls and won the 1960 NFL Championship.
Roman Gabriel: Gabriel was drafted No. 2 overall out of NC State in 1962. He took over as the Rams’ full-time starter in 1966 and led the team to an 8-6 record. Gabriel had a 74-39-6 record as a Los Angeles starter. He was a four-time Pro Bowler and two-time All-Pro.
Brocklin led the Rams to the playoffs in 1967 and 1969. He played 16 season in the NFL, with 11 of those coming with the Rams. He led the NFL in touchdowns twice and passing yards once.
Kurt Warner: The Rams had won NFL Championships in 1945 and 1950, but Warner led the team to their first Super Bowl victory. Warner came out of obscurity in 1999 to lead the Rams to a 13-3 record while throwing for 4,353 yards and 41 touchdowns.
Warner led St. Louis to another Super Bowl in 2001, but they lost to the New England Patriots. Warner was a three-time Pro Bowler with the Rams before getting released after the 2003 season. In 13 career playoff games, Warner ranks first all-time in completion percentage and yards per attempt.
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