Ranking the best quarterbacks in NFL history #10. Sammy Baugh

10. Sammy Baugh: Baugh was selected with the sixth overall pick by the Washington Redskins in the 1937 draft. He played 165 games over 16 seasons for Washington as a quarterback, tailback, punter as well as playing defense. Baugh was by far the most accurate passer of his day as shown by the fact that he led the league in completion percentage in nine different seasons.

Baugh was named First-Team All-Pro on four occasions and made the Pro Bowl six times. His most productive statistical seasons under center came in 1940, ’47 and ’48. In ’40, Baugh led the Redskins to a 9-2 record and a berth in the championship game before falling to the Chicago Bears. That season, he led the league in completion percentage (62.7), passing yards (1,367) and touchdown passes (12). In ’47, he once again led the league in completion percentage (59.3), passing yards (a career-high 2,938) and passing touchdowns (a career-high 25). In ’48, was at the top of the league ranks after completing 58.7 percent of his passes for 2,599 yards while adding 22 touchdowns.

For his career, he completed 56.5 percent of his passes for 21,886 yards and 187 touchdowns to go along with 325 yards and nine touchdowns on the ground.  Baugh was named to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1963 and was also named to the Pro Football Hall of Fame All 1940’s team, according to Pro-football-reference.com.

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