10 Best Quarterback NFL Throwback Jerseys

NFL Throwback Jerseys
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It’s never the off-season when you’re looking for your all-time favorite NFL Throwback Jersey! Since quarterback is the most popular position we’ve come up with the best jerseys to help you make the right decision. Whether you want a favorite Packers jersey or you’re looking for the Joe ‘Cool’ 49ers jersey of a four-time Super Bowl champion quarterback, we got you covered. 

10 Best Quarterback NFL Throwback Jerseys:

1. John Elway – Denver Broncos Throwback Jersey

The Super Bowl XXXIII MVP, John Elway’s number 7 orange NFL throwback jersey from Mitchell & Ness is a popular choice among professional football fans. Throughout his 16-year NFL career, Elway was known for his late game heroics in leading Denver to several last-minute comeback victories. Clad in a jersey similar to the orange 100% polyester jersey shown here, Elway led the Broncos to consecutive Super Bowl appearances and won the 1987 NFL’s Most Valuable Player award. He holds several Denver Broncos team records including career touchdown passes (300 regular season, 37 playoffs) and career 300-yard passing games (40 regular season, 4 playoffs). Elway was inducted in the Professional Football Hall of Fame in 2004.

2. Peyton Manning – Indianapolis Colts Throwback Jersey

Mitchell & Ness offers a great looking replicate NFL throwback jersey from Manning’s 1998 rookie season with the Indianapolis Colts. Manning, who led both the Colts and the Denver Broncos to Super Bowl championships, has been touted as one of the most cerebral and physically talented quarterbacks to roam the NFL gridiron. After being named to the NFL’s All-Rookie team after the ’98 season, Peyton Manning went on to garnish the NFL Most Valuable Player award a record five times and was named the Super Bowl MVP in 2005. The 1998 jersey is made of 100% polyester with embroidered graphics and a drop-tail hem.

3. Dan Marino – Miami Dolphins NFL Throwback Jersey

There is no better way to celebrate the success of quarterback Dan Marino’s amazing career than this NFL throwback jersey from Mitchell & Ness. This NFL jersey replicates the one worn by Marino throughout 1984, a year in which Marino broke six single-season NFL passing records (including being the first-ever quarterback to pass for over 5,000-yards) and was named the league’s Most Valuable Player. This official jersey features sewn-on numbers and nameplate and sizing is true-to-fit. You’ll represent your fan appreciation for the outstanding signal caller and the Miami Dolphins when you wear this fantastic find.

4. Troy Aikman – Dallas Cowboys NFL Throwback Jersey

If you want to look like a pro yourself, the Troy Aikman throwback jersey is a ‘must buy.’ The limited-edition Dallas Cowboys jersey features a contoured and modern fit with flexible twill numbers and name to allow for easy mobility. This NFL jersey of the three-time Super Bowl champion quarterback is great to wear to a game or while out with friends. Show your Cowboys pride by wearing this Hall-of-Fame quarterback’s throwback.

5. Joe Montana – San Francisco 49ers NFL Throwback Jersey

When you’re looking for a topnotch 49ers throwback jersey, there’s no better choice than ‘Joe Cool,’ aka four-time Super Bowl champion quarterback Joe Montana. The 1990 Mitchell & Ness ‘Legacy’ jersey celebrates the year Montana threw for nearly 4,000-yards and was named Sports Illustrated magazine’s Sportsman of the Year! Drafted out of Notre Dame he was the first NFL player to win three Super Bowl Most Valuable Player awards and his performances during the four title game wins resulted in his Super Bowl record for passer rating (127.8). The jersey’s twilled numbers and nameplate make this retro-look a must-have for your jersey collection.

6. Brett Favre – Green Bay Packers Throwback Jersey

You could say getting a Brett Favre Packers throwback jersey is really getting a "throwback of a throwback." Favre’s rough-and-tumble playing style brought up a lot of comparisons to the tough-as-nails quarterbacks roaming the football fields of the NFL in the era of the 1950s and 1960s. Available in either green or white this 100% polyester jersey is adorned with tackle twill graphics for a realistic look and feel. Be a part of the ‘Lambeau Leap’ fan mentality while recognizing Favre’s terrific three-year consecutive run as the Associated Press NFL Most Valuable Player. Farve’s performance during the 1996 Super Bowl season led the Packers to the team’s best performance in 30 years. A Favre NFL throwback jersey is a "can’t miss".

7. Terry Bradshaw – Pittsburgh Steelers NFL Throwback Jersey

A lot of quarterbacks have worn the number 12 but for the fans of Steelers Nation there will always be only one #12 – Terry Bradshaw! You can cheer your Steelers on wearing this Mitchell & Ness jersey which replicates the one worn by Bradshaw in Super Bowl IX. Bradshaw and the Steelers would win a total of four NFL championships during a six-year period with the quarterback earning back-to-back Most Valuable Player awards in Super Bowls XIII and XIV. The feel of the tackle twill numbering is one of many advantages of this 100% polyester NFL jersey.

8. Bart Starr – Green Bay Packers NFL Throwback Jersey

Those of you looking a Packers throwback jersey may want to stake a claim to representing a piece of Green Bay Packers football with the Bart Starr jersey. The #15 is a prestigious reminder among Packers fans of all that was great about the dynasty of the 1960s. Starr is the only NFL quarterback to ever lead a team to three consecutive league championships and was named the Most Valuable Player in both Super Bowl I and Super Bowl II. It was Starr with what can be described as one of the most important quarterback sneaks in the big ‘Ice Bowl’ win over the rival Dallas Cowboys which led to the Packers appearance in the first-ever Super Bowl. The Bart Star NFL throwback jersey is made of 100% polyester and is true-to-size fit.

9. Joe Namath – New York Jets NFL Throwback Jersey

How popular is a Joe Namath NFL Throwback Jersey? Well, to paraphrase Broadway Joe himself, it’s a ‘guaranteed’ win. Namath, the first quarterback in the NFL ever to surpass 4,000-yards in passing, confidently predicted his New York Jets would win Super Bowl III. His MVP performance in the championship game cemented his name in NFL history as the upstart team from the American Football League defeated a heavily favored Baltimore Colts team from the NFL. The true-to-size jersey allows for a snug fit and its 100% polyester fabric enhances the overall comfort.

10. Philadelphia Eagles Randall Cunningham Mitchell & Ness Legacy Replica Jersey

Randall Cunningham had an incredible career spanning 16 years in the NFL. He spent the majority of his highlight reel years with the Philadelphia Eagles. He was the second pick in the 1985 NFL draft.  He was one of the first quarterbacks to use speed and athleticism as a primary offensive weapon. He set numerous records with the Eagles and finished his career with stints in Minnesota and Dallas. He will be forever remembered as the first dual threat quarterback that could beat teams on the ground or in the air. This is a classic jersey for any fans of 1990s NFL Football. 

We hope you enjoyed our list of the best throwback jerseys for NFL quarterbacks! Let us know if there are any former quarterbacks that you think we should have included. You can send recommendations to [email protected]