All-Time State Player Rankings (QBs)

Tom Brady is shown from an archive photo while he was playing at Serra of San Mateo. Aaron Rodgers is shown from a photo taken several years ago wearing a Pleasant Valley of Chico t-shirt. Photos: Cal-Hi Sports archives &

After an NFL playoff weekend earlier this month in which California QBs went 4-0, we thought we’d update our all-time state player rankings for the quarterbacks. These rankings are based strictly on how players have done after high school and not on what they did during high school. The No. 1 spot is the GOAT Tom Brady, but we still have John Elway in the second spot ahead of Aaron Rodgers. QBs moving up in a major way over the last six years since we last did this post are Derek Carr, Alex Smith, Jared Goff and Josh Allen.

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(Note: The following players from California high schools are all ranked in order based on their success after they’ve gone on to college and to the NFL).

1. Tom Brady (Serra, San Mateo)
Although you can still say that his sister, Maureen, was a more prominent high school athlete (she played softball at nearby Hillsdale), Brady, who has more playoff wins than any other quarterback in NFL history, is the obvious top quarterback on our list. He has appeared in more Super Bowls than any other quarterback, and is in front of boyhood idol Joe Montana with seven Super Bowl wins. In the regular season, Brady has led his teams to more division titles than any other quarterback in NFL history. He also is far and away the all-time career passing and TD pass leader for league history with 89,000 yards and 649 TDs. He was voted to be one of the first 100 player inductees last year to be in the California Football Hall of Fame.

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