10 Sexiest Quarterbacks in History
Don't be fooled by Tom's boyish looks. Brady is all man and inarguably the sexiest (and most stylishly dressed) quarterback of all time. He's been breaking hearts for years, first as Bridget Moynihan's boyfriend (they have a child together) and now with his new girlfriend, model Gisele Bundchen. In 2007-08 Brady led the Patriots through an undefeated regular and post season (pending the outcome of Super Bowl XLII), and we give this heartthrob a perfect 10.
Favre, who led the Green Bay Packers to victory in Super Bowl XXXI, is the sexiest redhead going (even if his hair is going slightly salt and pepper these days). In 2004 Men's Journal named him the "Toughest Guy in America" because of his "fearlessness, perseverance, a willingness to take risks, a tolerance for pain, and even a dash of modesty." From his piercing, focused eyes down to the gritty white stubble in his beard, not to mention his iron jaw and infectious smile, Favre is in a category all his own.
Joe Namath practically invented the cult of the sexy quarterback. An icon of an era, "Broadway" Joe excited fans with his mussed hair and blue eyes and a kind of social panache that went hand in hand with the rebellion of the 1960s and ‘70s. The only quarterback to pass for 4,000 yards in a 14-game season, he famously guaranteed victory in Super Bowl III and then led the Jets to a 16-7 win over the Colts. Both a lady's man and a man's man, he was comfortable enough in his own skin to advertise pantyhose on TV—by wearing them.
He's brawny, he's magnetic, and, according to the Eagles' Web site, he's a "multi-dimensional threat." In other words, the cover boy of Madden NFL ‘06 exudes sex appeal from all angles. McNabb led the Philadelphia Eagles to Super Bowl XXXIX (where they lost to Tom Brady's Patriots by three points) and has seven postseason victories, the most of any Eagles player. In addition to all of this he is a loving husband and father—and son to Mama McNabb of the Chunky Soup commercials. We love a mama's boy.
Ah, that smile. And check out those dimples. Romo may have displayed questionable judgment by going on vacation to Mexico with his gal pal Jessica Simpson during a playoff bye week in 2008, but he's already proven that his execution on the field is nearly impeccable. With the Dallas Cowboys since 2003, he became the team's first Pro Bowl quarterback since Troy Aikman. "America's Team" has a new superstar. Now if he can just keep Jessica away from the stadium…
Unitas and his signature flat-top are classics. Known as "The Golden Arm" during his 17 years in professional football (he retired in 1974), Unitas was a household name during football's glory years. His record of throwing a touchdown pass in 47 consecutive games still stands, and he led the Colts in "the greatest game ever played" in which Baltimore defeated the Giants 23-17 in sudden death in the 1958 NFL championship. A hard worker from start to finish, Unitas worked for Bethlehem Steel early in his pro career to support his family, making today's spoiled and pampered stars seem like wimps.
Like fine wine, Doug Flutie gets more distinguished with age. Heisman Trophy winner, Canadian Football League Hall of Famer, College Football Hall of Famer, veteran journeyman who finally retired from pro football in 2005, Flutie is a fan favorite—and easy on the eyes. Married to his high school sweetheart, father of two, and founder of an autism foundation that raises money for research, he's a man of strong character and determination. And remembering his 1984 Hail Mary toss against Miami—probably the most replayed college football highlight of all time—is enough to make anyone weak in the knees.
Yes, bald is beautiful. The Seattle Seahawks' quarterback led the team to its first-ever Super Bowl appearance in 2006 and its fourth consecutive NFC division title in 2008. He also was the Seahawks' "Man of the Year" in 2003, which recognizes a player for leadership on the field and off in community service. He's outspoken, funny, charming, and a recent New York Times profile also claims he can dance. This, we'd like to see.
Here's a player who had all the right moves. Handsome off the field (don't you love the pencil-thin mustache?) and sexy when he was on it, some say Cunningham revolutionized the position. He was a quarterback who could run and throw effectively. A four-time Pro Bowler, Cunningham averaged 30.6 rushing yards per game—second only to Michael Vick (another quarterback who might have made the list were it not for his ugly dogfighting scandal). Many think Cunningham should be in the NFL Hall of Fame, but for now we'll keep him to ourselves.