Ranking the best quarterbacks in NFL history #26. Sid Luckman

26. Sid Luckman: Luckman was selected with the second overall pick by the Chicago Bears in the 1939 draft.  He played 12 seasons for the Bears as a quarterback and a punter as well as playing defense.

His best statistical seasons as a quarterback came in 1943, ’46 and ’47.  In ’43 Luckman led the league in passing yards with 2,194 and touchdowns with 28.  The 28 touchdown passes were a career-high for Luckman.  For his efforts that season, Luckman was named First-Team All-Pro as well as winning the Joe F. Carr Trophy as the league MVP according to Pro-football-reference.com. In ’46, Luckman once again led the league in passing yards with 1,826 yards and touchdown passes with 17.  A year later Luckman set his career mark with 2,712 passing yards to go along with 24 touchdowns.

For his career, Luckman completed 51.8 percent of his passes for 14,686 yards and 137 touchdowns.  He was a three-time Pro Bowler, a five-time First-Team All-Pro and the starting quarterback on two league champions.  Luckman was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1965.


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