Special Report

The Best Quarterback The Year You Were Born

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1945. Sammy Baugh, Washington Redskins
> Quarterback rating: 109.9
> Passing yards: 1,669
> Passing touchdowns: 11
> Postseason success Lost in NFL Championship game
> Honors: n/a

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1946. Sid Luckman, Chicago Bears
> Quarterback rating: 71.0
> Passing yards: 1,826
> Passing touchdowns: 17
> Postseason success NFL Champions
> Honors: n/a

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1947. Sammy Baugh, Washington Redskins
> Quarterback rating: 92.0
> Passing yards: 2,938
> Passing touchdowns: 25
> Postseason success None
> Honors: n/a

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1948. Tommy Thompson, Philadelphia Eagles
> Quarterback rating: 98.4
> Passing yards: 1,965
> Passing touchdowns: 25
> Postseason success NFL Champions
> Honors: n/a

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1949. Johnny Lujack, Chicago Bears
> Quarterback rating: 76.0
> Passing yards: 2,658
> Passing touchdowns: 23
> Postseason success None
> Honors: n/a

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1950. Norm Van Brocklin, Los Angeles Rams
> Quarterback rating: 85.1
> Passing yards: 2,061
> Passing touchdowns: 18
> Postseason success Lost NFL Championship game
> Honors: Pro Bowl

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1951. Otto Graham, Cleveland Browns
> Quarterback rating: 79.2
> Passing yards: 2,205
> Passing touchdowns: 17
> Postseason success Lost NFL Championship game
> Honors: Pro Bowl, All-Pro, MVP

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1952. Bobby Layne, Detroit Lions
> Quarterback rating: 64.5
> Passing yards: 1,999
> Passing touchdowns: 19
> Postseason success Won NFL Championship
> Honors: Pro Bowl, All-Pro

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1953. Otto Graham, Cleveland Browns
> Quarterback rating: 99.7
> Passing yards: 2,722
> Passing touchdowns: 11
> Postseason success Lost NFL Championship game
> Honors: MVP, All-Pro, Pro Bowl

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1954. Otto Graham, Cleveland Browns
> Quarterback rating: 73.5
> Passing yards: 2,092
> Passing touchdowns: 11
> Postseason success Won NFL Championship
> Honors: All-Pro, Pro Bowl