Throwback Thursday - Dan Fouts

You probably know Dan Fouts from watching him broadcast NFL games on CBS, but did you know he was one of greatest quarterbacks in NFL history?

Dan Fouts was the centerpiece of the Chargers innovative deep passing offense developed by their head coach Don Coryell. It was such a sensation that it got the name "Air Coryell."

Fouts led the NFL in passing yards four straight years from 1979 to 1982, and became the first player in history to throw for over 4,000 yards in three consecutive seasons.

Hall of Fame coach Bill Walsh said, "Dan Fouts had a cool, steel-like nerve and courage."

He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1993.

What was Dan Fouts greatest career achievement?

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  • San Diego Chargers

    September 3, 2014

    bigdogjames · draftee

    he is a boss

  • Green Bay Packers

    August 6, 2014

    fuzz0132 · 2nd string

    aaah one of the most prolifc passers in nfl history just racking up 4, 000+ passing yards with the Air coryell offense and that was during the late 1970's and early to mid 1980's which the nfl was more of a balanced approach on offense which in that time was mind boggling.

  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers

    July 29, 2014

    penguin1e · draftee

    4000 pass yards in 3 seasons

  • New England Patriots

    July 21, 2014

    ericjustin · draftee


  • New England Patriots

    July 21, 2014

    ericjustin · draftee

    4, 000=average

  • Pittsburgh Steelers

    July 18, 2014

    steelersfan2014 · draftee

    Wow I didnt know he led the league in passing yards for four straight years!!!

  • Dallas Cowboys

    July 17, 2014

    natethegreat888 · rookie


  • Dallas Cowboys

    July 17, 2014

    clarksville8 · rookie

    I like the powder blue jerseys better