Miami Dolphins’ All-Time Passing Leaders (Yardage)
The Miami Dolphins began play in the AFL in 1966 and while they had some glory years in the ‘70's and ‘80's, the franchise has not won the big one since 1973. And their leading QB, Dan Marino, sadly never won a ring. Still, the Dolphins have fielded some great quarterbacks over the years, and here is a Top 10 in passing yardage for the franchise:
Dan Marino (61,361)-What can you say about Dan Marino? He is arguably the greatest QB in NFL history, and surely the greatest one never to have won a title. His 61,361 passing yards, all with the Dolphins during his tenure (1983-99), ranks second now to Brett Favre in NFL history, but leads the Dolphins' franchise by a mile. Marino's 1984 season was his best, and one of the best ever for any QB. That season, Marino completed 362 of 564 passes for an NFL record 5084 yards with 48 touchdowns and 17 interceptions. Marino also have five other seasons in which he threw for over 4000 yards and he made the Pro Bowl nine times.
Bob Griese (25,092)-Bob Griese played for the Dolphins from 1967 to 1980, so between he and Marino, that takes care of about three-quarters of the team's history. Griese led the Dolphins to their undefeated season in 1972 and their two championships. He ranks second to Marino in team history with 25,092 passing yards, and Griese's best season was 1968, when he threw for a career best 2473 yards with 21 TDs and 16 interceptions.
Jay Fiedler (11,040)-Jay Fiedler had the unenviable task of taking over for Marino in Miami. He played QB for the Dolphins from 2000 to 2004 and ranks third in team history with 11,040 passing yards. Fiedler had a penchant for throwing interceptions, and despite 19 of them in 2001 that was his best overall season. That year, Fielder threw for a career best 3290 yards and 20 touchdown passes.
David Woodley (5928)-David Woodley played for Miami from 1980 to 1983, so he was between Griese and Marino. Woodley ranks fourth in Dolphins' history with 5928 passing yards, and his best season was 1981. That year, despite 13 interceptions, Woodley threw for a career high in yardage (2470) with 12 TDs.
Don Strock (4613)-Don Strock was mostly a backup for the Dolphins from 1975 to 1987, but he did get into a few games. That is evidenced by his 4613 passing yards for the team, which ranks him fifth in Dolphins' history. Strock's best season was 1978 when he started 7 games, and threw for 825 yards with a career high of 12 touchdowns, and 6 interceptions.
Gus Frerotte (2996)-Gus Frerotte played just one season in Miami but ranks sixth in team history with 2996 passing yards. That year, Frerotte had his second best season as a pro. In addition to the 2996 yards, he threw for 18 touchdowns (career high) with 13 interceptions.
Earl Morrall (2335)-Journeyman Earl Morrall closed out his career with the Dolphins, mostly as a backup from 1972 to 1976. Yet he does rank seventh in team history with 2335 passing yards. Morrall's best season with the team was 1972, when he started 7 games and threw for 1360 yards with 11 TDs and 7 interceptions.
Joey Harrington (2236)-Like Frerotte, Joey Harrington also played just one season in Miami, and that was in 2006. Harrington ranks eighth in Dolphins' history with 2236 passing yards, and that season he also threw 12 TD passes with 15 interceptions.
Cleo Lemon (2185)-Cleo Lemon played for Miami in 2006 and 2007, and in a short time wound up ninth in team history with 2185 passing yards. Lemon started nine games in 2007, and threw for a career high 1771 passing yards, with 6 touchdowns and 6 interceptions.
A.J. Feeley (1893)-A.J. Feeley also had just one year at the helm in Miami, in 2004. But with his 1893 passing yards that year, Feeley ranks tenth in Dolphins' history. Despite 15 interceptions that season, Feeley did post career high numbers in yardage and passing TDs (11).
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