AFC West: Frank Tarkenton

After spending 14 years in Indianapolis as the face of the Colts, Peyton Manning is poised to join the Denver Broncos.

Manning will turn 36 on Saturday. Thanks to ESPN Stats & Information, here is a list of other notable quarterbacks who changed teams late in their careers:

Norm Van Brocklin

Traded to the Eagles after playing nine seasons for the Rams. Won the NFL title in 1951 with L.A., then finished his career in 1960 leading the Eagles to the NFL championship.

Fran Tarkenton

Traded from Vikings to Giants in 1967 and back to Vikings in 1972. Multiple draft picks were involved each time.

Johnny Unitas

Purchased by the Chargers prior to the 1973 season after 17 illustrious seasons in Baltimore. Lasted only five games with the Chargers before retiring.

Joe Namath

Signed with the Rams after being waived by the Jets in 1977. Played only four games in L.A.
  • Twelve seasons with Jets
  • Record of 2-2 in one season as the Rams' starter in 1977
Joe Montana

Traded from 49ers to Chiefs in 1993 for a first-round draft choice. Played two seasons with Chiefs, taking them to 1993 AFC Championship Game.
  • Thirteen seasons with 49ers
  • Record of 17-8 in 2 seasons as Chiefs starter in 1993-94 (lost conference championship game in 1993)
Drew Bledsoe

Traded from Patriots to Bills in 2002 for a first-round draft choice. With Tom Brady taking over in New England, Bledsoe was dealt to a division rival where he started every game in three seasons with the Bills.

Brett Favre

Traded to Jets after 16 seasons in Green Bay. Spent one year with the Jets before joining Minnesota for two seasons.
  • 9-7 with Jets in 2008 (led NFL with 22 interceptions)
  • 17-12 in 2 seasons as Vikings starter in 2009-10 (lost Conference Championship game in 2009)
Donovan McNabb

Traded to Redskins after 11 seasons with Philadelphia. Spent one season in Washington before going to Minnesota.

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