5. Dan Fouts
Back when the NFL was much more of a smash-mouth, ground-and-pound league, Dan Fouts was putting up a weekly airshow as the quarterback of the San Diego Chargers. Between 1979 and 1982, he led the league in passing each year. He had over 4,000 yards passing for three straight seasons prior to the strike-shortened 1982 season, which was simply unheard of in that era. The Chargers got very close to making the Super Bowl in each of those four seasons, advancing to either the divisional playoffs or the AFC championship game each year, but they couldn’t overcome that last hurdle. Fouts played all 15 years of his career with San Diego, finishing with over 43,000 career passing yards, which is good for 15th all time.