Best: Miami Dolphins – Dan Marino
Truth be told, watching Dan Marino throw the football must have been like watching Beethoven compose a symphony or Michelangelo paint a painting; it was literally art in motion. After egregiously falling to the second-to-last pick of the first round of the famed 1983 NFL Draft (thanks to completely bogus rumors about off-the-field concerns), Marino walked into the NFL and started redefining the way we thought about passing offenses.
At only 22 years old, Marino threw for 5,084 yards (in his second NFL season), which not only set the single-season yardage record, but stayed in place for the next 37 years. To this day, he’s still 5th on the all-time passing yardage list.
Worst: Miami Dolphins – Rick Norton
It has to be brutal on your psyche, as a quarterback, if you don’t win a single game as a starter for your first three seasons in the NFL. Welcome to the life of former Miami Dolphins quarterback Rick Norton, who went 0-5 during his first three years in the league, and finished his career with a 1-10 overall record.
Ironically, after Norton retired, the Dolphins would go on to their glory years of the early 1970’s, when they won back-to-back Super Bowls.