RANKED: The 25 Greatest Quarterbacks In NFL History

21. Dan Fouts



Career Stats: 43,040 passing yards, 254 touchdowns, 242 interceptions
Individual Accolades: 6-time Pro Bowl selection, 4-time All-Pro selection, 4-time NFL passing yards leader

Before settling into the broadcast booth, Fouts was one of the most prolific passers in NFL history. Fouts became just the third player ever to pass for more than 40,000 yards in a career. A member of the NFL 1980s All-Decade Team, Fouts led the league in passing each year from 1979-1982, which included a then single-season passing record with 4,802 yards during the 1981 season.

Although the Chargers never reached the Super Bowl with Fouts under center, he did lead them to two AFC Championship Games. Fouts’ best season came in 1981, which included his single-season passing record and a career-best 33 touchdowns.

Fouts was named the PFWA NFL MVP following his performance in 1981, but finished second behind a kicker, Mark Moseley, in the AP poll. Fouts had his #14 retired by the Chargers in 1988, and was enshrined in Canton as a part of the Class of 1993.

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