Special Report

The Best Quarterback The Year You Were Born

Source: tcdb / Wikimedia Commons

1975. Fran Tarkenton, Minnesota Vikings
> Quarterback rating: 91.8
> Passing yards: 2,994
> Passing touchdowns: 25
> Postseason success Lost divisional round
> Honors: MVP, All-Pro, Pro Bowl

Source: Courtesy of Topps

1976. Bert Jones, Baltimore Colts
> Quarterback rating: 102.5
> Passing yards: 3,104
> Passing touchdowns: 24
> Postseason success Lost divisional round
> Honors: MVP, All-Pro, Pro Bowl

Source: Cindy Ord / Getty Images

1977. Roger Staubach, Dallas Cowboys
> Quarterback rating: 87.0
> Passing yards: 2,620
> Passing touchdowns: 18
> Postseason success Won Super Bowl
> Honors: Pro Bowl

Source: Rick Stewart / Getty Images

1978. Terry Bradshaw, Pittsburgh Steelers
> Quarterback rating: 84.7
> Passing yards: 2,915
> Passing touchdowns: 28
> Postseason success Won Super Bowl
> Honors: MVP, All-Pro, Pro Bowl

Source: George Rose / Getty Images

1979. Dan Fouts, San Diego Chargers
> Quarterback rating: 82.6
> Passing yards: 4,082
> Passing touchdowns: 24
> Postseason success Lost divisional round
> Honors: All-Pro, Pro Bowl

Source: George Rose / Getty Images

1980. Brian Sipe, Cleveland Browns
> Quarterback rating: 91.4
> Passing yards: 4,132
> Passing touchdowns: 30
> Postseason success Lost divisional round
> Honors: MVP, All-Pro, Pro Bowl

Source: Allsport / Getty Images

1981. Ken Anderson, Cincinnati Bengals
> Quarterback rating: 98.4
> Passing yards: 3,754
> Passing touchdowns: 29
> Postseason success Lost Super Bowl
> Honors: MVP, All-Pro, Pro Bowl

Source: George Rose / Getty Images

1982. Dan Fouts, San Diego Chargers
> Quarterback rating: 93.3
> Passing yards: 2,883
> Passing touchdowns: 17
> Postseason success Lost divisional round
> Honors: All-Pro, Pro Bowl

Source: Allsport / Allsport / Getty Images

1983. Joe Theismann, Washington Redskins
> Quarterback rating: 97.0
> Passing yards: 3,167
> Passing touchdowns: 29
> Postseason success Lost Super Bowl
> Honors: MVP, All-Pro, Pro Bowl

Source: Jonathan Daniel / Getty Images

1984. Dan Marino, Miami Dolphins
> Quarterback rating: 108.9
> Passing yards: 5,084
> Passing touchdowns: 48
> Postseason success Lost Super Bowl
> Honors: MVP, All-Pro, Pro Bowl