When it comes to judging quarterbacks, many people look at how many interceptions that quarterback has thrown. Often, football fans look at the quarterback that led the league in interceptions thrown as one of the worst quarterbacks in the league, when in truth many great quarterbacks have at one time or another led the league in interceptions. A list of some of the best quarterbacks to ever lead the league in interceptions includes: Ben Roethlisberger, Brett Favre, Peyton Manning, Drew Bledsoe, Jim Kelly, Warren Moon, Boomer Esiason, Dan Marino, Fran Tarkenton, Jim Plunkett, Terry Bradshaw, John Brodie, Sonny Jurgensen, Johnny Unitas, Norm Van Brocklin, Y.A. Tittle, Sammy Baugh, and more.
But, what quarterbacks have led the league in interceptions the most times? Three players have led the league in interceptions on four different occasions:
George Blanda – Houston Oilers (AFL) (1962, 63, 64, 65)
Joe Namath – New York Jets (1966, 67, 74, 75)
Vinny Testaverde – Tampa Bay Buccaneers (1988, 89), New York Jets (2000), and Dallas Cowboys (2004)