Ranking the best quarterbacks in NFL history #20. Troy Aikman

20. Troy Aikman: Aikman was selected with the first overall pick by the Dallas Cowboys in 1989.  Aikman played his entire 12-year career in Dallas and is one of the best Cowboy quarterbacks of all-time.  His best three seasons came in years where the Cowboys won a Super Bowl.

In 1992, Aikman led Dallas to a 13-3 regular season record while completing 63.8 percent of his passes While setting career highs in yards with 3,445 and touchdowns with 23.  The year Aikman earned his second Pro Bowl.  He was also named the Super Bowl MVP after throwing for 273 yards and four touchdowns as the Cowboys drilled the Buffalo Bills 52-17.  A year later Aikman led Dallas to another Super Bowl win and made the Pro Bowl for the third year in a row.  That season, Aikman led the league in completion percentage (69.1) while throwing for 3,100 yards and 15 touchdowns. In ’95, Aikman was at the helm as the Cowboys won their third Super Bowl in four seasons.  He made the Pro Bowl for the fifth straight season while completing 64.8 percent of his passes for 3,304 yards and 16 touchdowns.

In Aikman’s three Super Bowl appearances, he completed 70 percent of his passes for 689 yards and five touchdowns against only one interception.

For his career, the six-time Pro Bowler completed 61.5 percent of his passes for 32,942 yards and 165 touchdowns while carrying the ball 327 times for 1,016 yards and nine scores.  He was inducted in the Hall of Fame in 2006 after an extraordinary career.


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