2001: Kurt Warner (BEST)
Why He’s Here: Warner wasn’t quite as good as he came out of nowhere to lead “The Greatest Show on Turf” in 1999, but he was still the best in the league in 2001. He led the NFL in touchdown passes, passing yards, and passer rating on his way to winning his second MVP. Unfortunately for Warner, this was the end of him being an elite quarterback, as a broken finger the next season began his slow and steady downfall. But he was brilliant in 2001, a season only topped by his 1999 campaign.
Team Success: With Warner under center, the Rams went 14-2 in 2001, giving them the best record in the NFL. Alas, the Rams failed to capture their second Super Bowl win in as many years, losing Super Bowl XXXVI 20-17 to the Patriots to help begin New England’s dynasty.
By the Numbers: Completed 375 of 546 passes (68.7%) for 4,830 yards with 36 touchdowns and 22 interceptions.