Ranking the best quarterbacks in NFL history #48. John Brodie

Posted: January 13, 2014 in best quarterback in nfl history, football, NFL, quarterback, sports
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48. John Brodie: Brodie was selected with the third overall pick in the 1957 draft by the San Francisco 49ers.  He spent his entire 17 career with the 49ers and was their first great quarterback.  Brodie led the NFL in passing yards and completion percentage three times while twice leading the league in touchdown passes.

His two best seasons came in 1965 and 1970.  in 1965, Brodie led the league in completion percentage (61.9), passing yards (3,112) and passing touchdowns (30) while leading the highest scoring offense in the NFL. He was also named to the Pro-Bowl for the first time that season.  As good as 1965 was, 1970 might have been even better.  That season, Brodie led the NFL in passing yards (2,941) and passing touchdowns (24) while leading San Francisco to a 10-3-1 record. For his efforts, Brodie was named First-Team All-Pro as well as the AP NFL MVP. Behind the monster season from Brodie, the 49ers went all the way to the Conference Championship game before falling to the Dallas Cowboys.

For his career, Brodie completed 55 percent of his passes for 31,548 yards and 214 touchdowns through the air.  He also carried the ball 235 times for 1,167 and 22 scores.

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