The Franchise QBs: Final rankings of the top signal-callers in Browns history

We've identified the top all-time quarterbacks for every NFL team, and asked our NFL Nation beat reporters -- and you, the fans -- to help us determine each signal-caller's place in franchise history.

What follows is the final ranking of the top quarterbacks in Cleveland Browns history, both from our NFL Nation reporter and our final fan polling.

NFL Nation ranking:

1. Otto Graham

2. Bernie Kosar

3. Brian Sipe

4. Frank Ryan

5. Bill Nelsen

No list of Browns quarterbacks that does not have Graham at the top has credibility. He is the only player on the list in the Hall of Fame. A case can be made that Graham deserves to be in the top five all-time based on the team's success. In 10 seasons, he played in 10 championships game (including the All-America Football Conference). He won seven of those title games, three in the NFL and four in the AAFC -- one came in the Browns' first year in the NFL (1950), when they were not supposed to be able to compete. As a starting QB in the NFL, he went 57-13-1. The ratings of the rest are all discussion-worthy. Kosar took the Browns to three AFC Championship Games, but never a Super Bowl. Sipe quarterbacked the Kardiac Kids in one of the more exciting eras in team history. Ryan won the last championship for the Browns in 1964, when he threw three touchdown passes to Gary Collins. Nelsen was tough as nails and very productive and was in the playoffs three of the four years he started -- twice in the conference title game. - Pat McManamon

Fan ranking:

All contextual numbers for each quarterback have been provided by ESPN Stats & Information.