Most football fans would think of Kurt Warner when looking back at the top performance by a quarterback in the 1999 NFL season. Which would be fair, considering he won the MVP award that year and led the (then St. Louis) Rams to a Super Bowl win. But how many people realize that NFL journeyman Steve Beuerlein, then the quarterback of the Carolina Panthers, led the NFL in passing yards?
After never throwing for more than 3,200 yards in any of his 10 previous years in the NFL, Beuerlein threw for a league-high 4,436 yards that year. Ironically, just over one season later, the Panthers released Beuerlein, and he retired after the 2003 NFL season.