Rarified Air

Former Baltimore Colts great Johnny Unitas was the first NFL quarterback to pass for 40,000 yards. Five years later, Vikings Fran Tarkenton hit the 47K mark & no one thought his record could ever be passed. Even the great Joe Montana fell far short. But two young gunslingers from the famed 1983 QB Draft Class, John Elway threw for 50,000 & then Dan Marino incredibly topped 60,000. It took 3 quarterbacks with NOLA connections, Favre, Manning & now Drew Brees to join him.

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