Dan Marino was one of the most statistically dominant players ever to play in the National Football League. At the time of his retirement, he held nearly every major passing record in the league. That isn’t to say that the man was perfect though, here is a look at three stats that the most famous quarterback in Miami Dolphins history would rather forget.
-In his only Super Bowl appearance, Dan Marino had twice as many interceptions (2) as touchdown passes (1). To make matters worse, both interceptions happened just outside the opposing team’s 20 yard line and ended decent drives that the Dolphins were putting together.
-Dan Marino put up some amazing stats over the years, but in 1989 he led the league in a category that no quarterback ever wants to be the leader in. That season was the only year in this great quarterback’s career in which he led the league in interceptions thrown. He threw 22 interceptions that season as the Dolphins put up a mediocre record of 8-8.
-Over the course of his entire career, Dan Marino not only put up great stats, but he also had a great deal of success. Most of he teams he played against, he had either a winning record against or had at least broken even with. The New York Giants though seemed to have his number. The Dolphins only played the Giants twice during his time in Miami, but he could never get a win against them. The Giants are also the only team to hold Marino to a 50% completion percentage when playing him, he completed a better percentage of his passes against every other team in the league.
Dan Marino was a great quarterback and a very deserving member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame. This just goes to show though that there are forgettable moments in the careers of every player who ever plays professional football.