Michelle Cruz Mexico City / 15.09.2022 20:36:00 Years go by and Dan Marino remains the mold of the ideal N
Dan Marino, records of NFL superstar who never won a Super Bowl
Mexico City / 15.09.2022 20:36:00
Years go by and Dan Marino remains the mold of the ideal NFL quarterback. The quarterback set multiple league records, many intact and others recently surpassed, which speaks volumes about his quality as a player.
The star former Miami Dolphins quarterback is quite possibly the greatest figure in the team’s history…although sadly he was never able to win a Super Bowl.
Graduated from the University of Pittsburgh, Marino was selected by the Miami Dolphins in the first round of the NFL Draft in 1983.with the 27th pick. He took the starting job from his rookie season and stayed with Florida for 17 years.
In his rookie year, Miami recorded 12 wins and four losses, while Marino threw for 20 touchdowns and had a rating of 96.0, earning Rookie of the Year recognition and the first of his nine Pro Bowl selections.
The Ringless Legend
But it was the following year (1984) that he had one of the most iconic seasons in the NFL, when he had 5,084 yards, being the first player to exceed 5,000 in a single season; In addition, he broke six NFL records, achieved 48 touchdown passes, was recognized as MVP of the regular season and Offensive Player. He even led the Dolphins to Super Bowl XIX.
Everything was set to crown a spectacular year with the coveted Vince Lombardi trophy… but the rival was not an easy one. The San Francisco 49ers, led by Joe Montana as their quarterback and Bill Walsh as their strategic genius, dashed their hopes by beating them 38-16. He did not return to the Big Game again in his career.
At the end of the 1995 season, virtually all quarterback records belonged to him: he broke all the marks that were Fran Tarkenton and closed his numbers with 4,967 passes for 61,631 yards, with 420 touchdowns in 242 professional games.
He retired in 1997, but his name was written in much of the NFL quarterback records. He is a recognized figure in the sport and is well respected by all, for the parameters that he established in the position.
Dan Marino’s records (tied and still standing)
- Most Attempts, Career: 8,358 (Broken by Brett Favre)
- Most Completes, Career: 4,967 (broken by Brett Favre in 2006)
- Most Passing Yards, Career: 61,361 (Broken by Brett Favre)
- Most Touchdown Passes, Career: 420 (broken by Brett Favre in 2007)
- Most Passing Yards, Season: 5,084 in 1984 (Broken by Peyton Manning in 2013 season)
- Most Touchdown Passes, Season: 50 (broken by Peyton Manning in 2013)
- Most games with at least 400 yards, Season: 4 in 1984
- Most games with at least 300 yards, Career: 60
- Most seasons with at least 3,000 yards: 13 (1984-92, 1994-95, 1997-98) (broken by Brett Favre, with 15)
- Most consecutive seasons with at least 3,000 yards: 9 (1984-92), broken by Brett Favre, with 15)
- Most games with at least 4 touchdown passes, Career: 21
- Most games with at least touchdown passes, Season: 6 in 1984
- Fewest pass interceptions percentage for a rookie: 2.03 in 1983 (296-6)
- Most seasons leading the league in tries: 5 (1984, 1986, 1988, 1992, 1997)
- Most seasons leading the league in completions: 6 (1984-86, 1988, 1992, 1997)
- Most seasons with 40 touchdown passes: 2 (1984, 1986)
- 100 Touchdown Passes in Fewest Games Started: 44 (09/07/86 at San Diego)
- 200 Touchdown Passes in Fewest Games Started: 89 (09/17/89 at New England)
- 300 Touchdown Passes in Fewest Games Started: 157 (9/4/94 vs. New England)
- Largest TD-INT differential: +168
NFL records tied
- Most seasons leading the league in yards gained: 5 (1984-86, 1988, 1992) with Sonny Jurgensen (Philadelphia, 1961-62; Washington, 1966-67, 1969)
- Most seasons leading the league in complete: 3 (1984-86) with George Blanda (Houston, 1963-65)
- Most consecutive games with at least 400 passing yards: 2 (1984) with Dan Fouts (San Diego, 1982) and Phil Simms (NY Giants, 1985)
- Most wins against a team: 22 against the Indianapolis Colts (Brett Favre vs. Chicago Bears)