Best NFL Player by Jersey Number: 00-49

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Dan Marino

With 61,361 yards passing and 420 touchdowns, Marino is the second most prolific passer in NFL history. He was the first player to pass for 5,000 yards in a season and finished 13 seasons with at least 3,000 yards passing. He was selected to nine Pro Bowls and led the Dolphins to a Super Bowl appearance in the 1984 season.

Runner-up: Kurt Warner

Worthy of consideration: Dave Jennings, Don Maynard, Frank Ryan, Ken Riley, Jake Scott

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