NFL quarterbacks by number of career playoff wins all-time (as of February 5th, 2017)

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Number of playoff wins
Tom Brady25
Joe Montana16
Terry Bradshaw14
John Elway14
Peyton Manning14
Brett Favre13
Ben Roethlisberger13
Roger Staubach11
Troy Aikman11
Joe Flacco10
Kurt Warner9
Donovan McNabb9
Jim Kelley9
Bart Starr9
Jim Plunkett8
Eli Manning8
Steve Young8
Dan Marino8
Russell Wilson8
Ken Stabler7
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The statistic shows the NFL quarterbacks who have won the most playoff games in their careers, as of February 2017. Tom Brady has won the most playoff games during his career with 25 playoff wins.


NFL quarterbacks - additional information

The position of quarterback is probably the most important position in football. Almost all possessions on the offensive end start with the quarterback, who is the main decision maker on the offensive side of the ball after the ball is snapped to him at the start of each possession.

The importance of the position is reflected by the high salaries quarterbacks earn in the National Football League. Amongst the ten highest-paid players in the NFL in 2013, six were quarterbacks (highest average annual salary over the length of the current contract). Joe Flacco, for example, quarterback of the Baltimore Ravens, makes 20 million U.S. dollars per season. According to the NFL Players Association, the average playing career length for NFL quarterbacks is at around 4.44 years. The average career length of players in the NFL is 3.3 years.

The most successful quarterback in NFL history in terms of playoff games won is Tom Brady, who has won a total of 22 playoff games. The other quarterbacks who have won ten or more playoff-games are Joe Montana, Terry Bradshaw, John Elway, Brett Favre, Roger Staubach, Peyton Manning, Troy Aikman and Ben Roethlisberger.

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