2003: Steve McNair (BEST)
Why He’s here: This was a career year for McNair, who remains one of the more underrated quarterbacks of his era. If he hadn’t missed two games late in the season due to injury, McNair would have undoubtedly recorded a career-high in passing yards. His seven interceptions all season were astounding compared to a career-high 24 touchdown passes. Ultimately, he and Peyton Manning were named co-MVPs, and with Manning just starting to peak around this time, it’s high praise for McNair to be on equal footing with Manning.
Team Success: Despite missing two games, McNair led the Titans to a 12-4 record in 2003. However, Manning and the Colts were also 12-4 and won the tiebreaker to give Indy the AFC South title. After a road win in Baltimore, the Titans lost in the Divisional Round of the playoffs to eventual Super Bowl champs New England.
By the Numbers: Completed 250 of 400 passes (62.5%) for 3,215 yards with 24 touchdowns and seven interceptions.