Special Report

The Best Quarterback The Year You Were Born

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1955. Otto Graham, Cleveland Browns
> Quarterback rating: 94.0
> Passing yards: 1,721
> Passing touchdowns: 15
> Postseason success Won NFL Championship
> Honors: All-Pro

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1956. Ed Brown, Chicago Bears
> Quarterback rating: 83.1
> Passing yards: 1,667
> Passing touchdowns: 11
> Postseason success Lost NFL Championship game
> Honors: Pro Bowl

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1957. Y.A. Tittle, San Francisco 49ers
> Quarterback rating: 80.0
> Passing yards: 2,157
> Passing touchdowns: 13
> Postseason success Lost divisional round
> Honors: All-Pro, Pro Bowl

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1958. Johnny Unitas, Baltimore Colts
> Quarterback rating: 90.0
> Passing yards: 2,007
> Passing touchdowns: 19
> Postseason success Won NFL Championship
> Honors: All-Pro, Pro Bowl

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1959. Johnny Unitas, Baltimore Colts
> Quarterback rating: 92.0
> Passing yards: 2,899
> Passing touchdowns: 32
> Postseason success Won NFL Championship
> Honors: MVP, All-Pro, Pro Bowl

1960. Norm Van Brocklin, Philadelphia Eagles
> Quarterback rating: 86.5
> Passing yards: 2,471
> Passing touchdowns: 24
> Postseason success Won NFL Championship
> Honors: MVP, All-Pro, Pro Bowl

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1961. Sonny Jurgensen, Philadelphia Eagles
> Quarterback rating: 88.1
> Passing yards: 3,723
> Passing touchdowns: 32
> Postseason success No
> Honors: All-Pro, Pro Bowl

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1962. Y.A. Tittle, New York Giants
> Quarterback rating: 89.5
> Passing yards: 3,224
> Passing touchdowns: 33
> Postseason success Lost NFL Championship game
> Honors: All-Pro, Pro Bowl

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1963. Y.A. Tittle, New York Giants
> Quarterback rating: 104.8
> Passing yards: 3,145
> Passing touchdowns: 36
> Postseason success Lost NFL Championship game
> Honors: MVP, All-Pro, Pro Bowl

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1964. Johnny Unitas, Baltimore Colts
> Quarterback rating: 96.4
> Passing yards: 2,824
> Passing touchdowns: 19
> Postseason success Lost NFL Championship game
> Honors: MVP, All-Pro, Pro Bowl