Big Ten Network has been helping us pass the long offseason by airing their lists of the Top Ten quarterbacks of past decades. The most recent installment I saw was the 1990s. The 1980s and 2000s (2000-2009) have already aired (check the lists out here). To make the list a quarterback had to play at least two seasons in the decade.
As you can see Purdue quarterback Drew Brees topped the list of 1990s QBs. And, is there really any room for argument? Tom Brady may have been the third Michigan QB on this list, but things have turned out much differently in the NFL for that group.
Here's a fun fact from the show: Trent Green rushed for three scores against Auburn in the 1990 Peach Bowl. It's actually a record against Auburn, tied with Jack Mildren of Oklahoma from the 1972 Sugar Bowl. Auburn still won that game against Green and Indiana, 27-23.
Would you re-rank this list in some way based on their performance in college? Did any Big Ten quarterback from the 1990s get snubbed here?