First and 10: Asmussen's 10 best Big Ten pro quarterbacks

First and 10: Asmussen's 10 best Big Ten pro quarterbacks

With the NFL draft just around the corner, our college football writer ranks the all-time best Big Ten pro quarterbacks:

1. Tom Brady, Michigan

Six Super Bowl rings makes him the king from any conference. He has thrown for 70,000 yards and will likely finish second on the career list.

2. Drew Brees, Purdue

Too short? Hardly. The NFL's career passing leader has 74,000 yards and counting. If not for a bad call in the NFC title game, he might have picked up a second Super Bowl ring.

3. Bob Griese, Purdue

Brian's dad led the Dolphins to two Super Bowl wins and three appearances during a Hall of Fame career. The Evansville, Ind., native spent all 14 years with Miami.

4. Russell Wilson, Wisconsin

North Carolina State transfer led the Badgers to the Big Ten title in 2011, setting an FBS passing efficiency record. A third-round pick by the Seahawks in 2012, he is a six-time Pro Bowler who already has a Super Bowl ring.

5. Len Dawson, Purdue

MVP of Super Bowl IV led the Chiefs to a win over the Minnesota Vikings. The Hall of Famer was originally picked in the first round by Pittsburgh.

6. Jeff George, Illinois

First pick in the 1990 NFL draft threw for more than 27,000 yards in 12 seasons. His best year was 1995, when he topped 4,000 yards for the Falcons.

7. Jim Everett, Purdue

The fourth Boilermaker on the list, he threw for more than 34,000 yards in 12 seasons with the Rams, Saints and Chargers.

8. Kerry Collins, Penn State

No. 5 overall pick in the 1995 draft, he threw for more than 40,000 yards in 17 seasons with six teams. Currently 18th on NFL career passing list.

9. Boomer Esiason, Maryland

Norman threw for almost 38,000 yards in 14 seasons with the Bengals, Jets and Cardinals. That's good for 24th on the NFL career list.

10. Otto Graham, Northwestern

All he did was win, leading the Browns to seven titles in 10 seasons. A versatile athlete, he also played basketball and baseball for the Wildcats.

-