Special Report

The Best Quarterback The Year You Were Born

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1995. Brett Favre, Green Bay Packers
> Quarterback rating: 99.5
> Passing yards: 4,413
> Passing touchdowns: 38
> Postseason success Lost NFC Championship
> Honors: MVP, All-Pro, Pro Bowl

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1996. Brett Favre, Green Bay Packers
> Quarterback rating: 95.8
> Passing yards: 3,899
> Passing touchdowns: 39
> Postseason success Won Super Bowl
> Honors: MVP, All-Pro, Pro Bowl

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1997. Steve Young, San Francisco 49ers
> Quarterback rating: 104.7
> Passing yards: 3,029
> Passing touchdowns: 19
> Postseason success Lost NFC Championship
> Honors: Pro Bowl

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1998. Randall Cunningham, Minnesota Vikings
> Quarterback rating: 106.0
> Passing yards: 3,704
> Passing touchdowns: 34
> Postseason success Lost NFC Championship
> Honors: All-Pro, Pro Bowl

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1999. Kurt Warner, St. Louis Rams
> Quarterback rating: 109.2
> Passing yards: 4,353
> Passing touchdowns: 41
> Postseason success Won Super Bowl
> Honors: MVP, All-Pro, Pro Bowl

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2000. Peyton Manning, Indianapolis Colts
> Quarterback rating: 94.7
> Passing yards: 4,413
> Passing touchdowns: 33
> Postseason success Lost Wildcard round
> Honors: Pro Bowl

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2001. Kurt Warner, St. Louis Rams
> Quarterback rating: 101.4
> Passing yards: 4,830
> Passing touchdowns: 36
> Postseason success Lost Super Bowl
> Honors: MVP, All-Pro, Pro Bowl

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2002. Rich Gannon, Oakland Raiders
> Quarterback rating: 97.3
> Passing yards: 4,689
> Passing touchdowns: 26
> Postseason success Lost Super Bowl
> Honors: MVP, All-Pro, Pro Bowl

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2003. Peyton Manning, Indianapolis Colts
> Quarterback rating: 99.0
> Passing yards: 4,267
> Passing touchdowns: 29
> Postseason success Lost AFC Championship
> Honors: MVP, All-Pro, Pro Bowl

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2004. Peyton Manning, Indianapolis Colts
> Quarterback rating: 121.1
> Passing yards: 4,557
> Passing touchdowns: 49
> Postseason success Lost divisional round
> Honors: MVP, All-Pro, Pro Bowl