Special Report

The Best Quarterback The Year You Were Born

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1985. Dan Marino, Miami Dolphins
> Quarterback rating: 84.1
> Passing yards: 4,137
> Passing touchdowns: 30
> Postseason success Lost AFC Championship game
> Honors: All-Pro, Pro Bowl

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1986. Dan Marino, Miami Dolphins
> Quarterback rating: 92.5
> Passing yards: 4,746
> Passing touchdowns: 44
> Postseason success None
> Honors: All-Pro, Pro Bowl

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1987. Joe Montana, San Francisco 49ers
> Quarterback rating: 102.1
> Passing yards: 3,054
> Passing touchdowns: 31
> Postseason success Lost divisional round
> Honors: All-Pro, Pro Bowl

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1988. Boomer Esiason, Cincinnati Bengals
> Quarterback rating: 97.4
> Passing yards: 3,572
> Passing touchdowns: 28
> Postseason success Lost Super Bowl
> Honors: MVP, All-Pro, Pro Bowl

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1989. Joe Montana, San Francisco 49ers
> Quarterback rating: 112.4
> Passing yards: 3,521
> Passing touchdowns: 26
> Postseason success Won Super Bowl
> Honors: MVP, All-Pro, Pro Bowl

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1990. Jim Kelly, Buffalo Bills
> Quarterback rating: 101.2
> Passing yards: 2,829
> Passing touchdowns: 24
> Postseason success Lost Super Bowl
> Honors: Pro Bowl

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1991. Mark Rypien, Washington Redskins
> Quarterback rating: 97.9
> Passing yards: 3,564
> Passing touchdowns: 28
> Postseason success Won Super Bowl
> Honors: Pro Bowl

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1992. Steve Young, San Francisco 49ers
> Quarterback rating: 107.0
> Passing yards: 3,465
> Passing touchdowns: 25
> Postseason success Lost NFC Championship
> Honors: MVP, All-Pro, Pro Bowl

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1993. Troy Aikman, Dallas Cowboys
> Quarterback rating: 99.0
> Passing yards: 3,100
> Passing touchdowns: 15
> Postseason success Won Super Bowl
> Honors: Pro Bowl

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1994. Steve Young, San Francisco 49ers
> Quarterback rating: 112.8
> Passing yards: 3,969
> Passing touchdowns: 35
> Postseason success Won Super Bowl
> Honors: MVP, All-Pro, Pro Bowl