Ranking the best quarterbacks in NFL history #15. Y.A. Tittle

15.  Y.A. Tittle: Tittle was selected with the sixth pick of the first round by the Detroit Lions in the 1948 draft.  Tittle spent 17 years in the NFL with the Baltimore Colts, San Francisco 49ers and the New York Giants.  Tittle had the best seasons of his career with the New York Giants in 1961, ’62 and ’63.  In ’61, Tittle led the Giants to an 8-1-1 record in his 10 starts while completing 57.2 percent of his passes for 2,272 yards and 17 touchdowns and was named the league MVP by the Newspaper Ent. Assoc. according to Pro-football-reference.com.   A year later, Tittle was named the NFL MVP by the UPI after he led the Giants to a 12-2 record while setting a career-high in passing yards (3,224) and leading the league with 33 touchdown passes.  He was named to his sixth Pro Bowl and First-Team All-Pro for the second time.  In ’63, Tittle had the most impressive year of his career when he led the league in completion percentage (60.2), touchdowns (36) and passer rating (104.8) while throwing for 3,145 yards.  For that season, Tittle was named to his seventh Pro Bowl while being named to First-Team All-Pro for the second consecutive year.  He was also named the league MVP by the AP and the Newspaper Ent. Assoc.

For his career, Tittle completed 55.2 percent of his passes for 33,070 yards and 242 touchdowns while carrying the ball 372 times for 1,245 yards and 39 scores. For his efforts, Tittle was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1971.

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