Five Reasons Dan Marino's 1984 Season Was the Greatest Ever by a Quarterback

It's hard to believe this year marked the 30th anniversary of the last time the Miami Dolphins appeared in a Super Bowl, but here we are, three decades later. In 1984, Dan Marino punted just about every NFL record into the sun on his way to leading the Dolphins to a 14-2 record, an AFC Championship, and a trip to Super Bowl XIX to face off against Joe Montana and the San Francisco 49ers. The Dolphins would lose 38-16 in the big game, but it was assumed the Fins would be back in no time with a QB like Marino. Nope. Not since.

We sit here 30 years later wondering how it all went wrong and how Marino never got back to the Super Bowl. It's depressing to even think about.

What isn't depressing to think about is Marino's 1984 season. To this day, that season is the greatest a quarterback has ever had, Peyton Manning be damned.

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Ryan Yousefi is a freelance writer for Miami New Times, a lover of sports, and an expert consumer of craft beer and pho. Hanley Ramirez once stole a baseball from him and to this day still owes him $10.
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