Ranking the best quarterbacks in NFL history #24. Bob Griese

24.  Bob Griese: Griese was selected with the fourth overall pick by the Miami Dolphins in the 1967 draft.  Griese played his entire 14 year career with the Dolphins and started 151 of the 161 games he appeared in.  The eight-time Pro Bowler finished in the top 10 in passer rating in 10 of his 14 seasons while being in the top seven in touchdown passes in seven seasons.  His two most impressive seasons came in 1971 and ’77.  In ’71, Griese completed 55.1 percent of his passes for 2,089 yards and 19 touchdowns to only nine interceptions.  In ’77, Griese was even better.  He completed 58.6 percent of his passes for 2,252 yards and a league-leading 22 touchdowns.  Griese made the Pro Bowl and was named First-Team All-Pro in both seasons while being named the league MVP by different groups (’71 by the Newspaper Ent. Assoc. and in ’77 he earned the Bert Bell Player of the Year Award according to pro-football-reference.com).

For his career, Griese completed 56.2 percent of his passes for 25,092 yards and 192 touchdowns while carrying the ball 261 times for 994 yards and seven more scores.  For his efforts, Griese was inducted in the Hall of Fame in 1990.


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