3.) Steve Grogan 1975-1990
For the third greatest quarterback on the list, we are going to have to turn the clocks back a bit. Steve Grogan was a member of the Patriots from 1975-1990. During that span, Grogan totaled a record of 75-60 as the starting quarterback. The 75 wins Grogan was able to win as a starter is the second-most in franchise history behind only Tom Brady.
While the statistics for Grogan weren’t always the greatest, he was able to win games for New England. In both 1976 and 1978, Grogan was able to win 11 games as the starting quarterback. Arguably his best season came in 1979, as he was able to total a career-high of 28 passing touchdowns.
For his career, Grogan totaled 26,886 passing yards, 182 passing touchdowns, and 208 interceptions. Seeing more interceptions than touchdowns isn’t the greatest thing, but being 15 games over .500 helps his case.
In the playoffs, Grogan didn’t have much success. He was winless in three games as a starter, and he also totaled just three touchdown passes and seven interceptions. With the second-most wins and the second-most touchdown passes in Patriots history, Grogan lands the No.3 spot on the list.