18. Dan Fouts
Most fans today know Fouts from his insightful TV color commentary of NFL games, but for the better part of a decade spanning the late ‘70’s to the mid-80’s, Fouts was the Brady/Manning/Brees of his generation, head and shoulders above any other quarterback at the time in terms of combing laser accuracy with a weaponized right arm.
Fouts’ greatest flaw is that he could never take his San Diego “Super” Chargers to the pro football’s “land of milk and honey,” a/k/a the Super Bowl, partly due his team’s shoddy defenses.
But Fouts always had the skills and ability to march the “Bolts” up and down the field, forcing the opponent to play a basketball-style game to keep up. Fouts was the ideal quarterback to execute the innovative offensive schemes of Chargers’ head coach Don Coryell.