The Favorite Receivers Of The Great Johnny Unitas


Johnny Unitas has gone down in history as one of the best quarterbacks ever. He put together an amazing 18 year career which saw him go to the Pro Bowl 10 times, lead the league in passing yards four times, lead the league in passing touchdowns four times, and following his retirement get voted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

By the time he retired, Johnny Unitas had thrown for more than 40,000 yards and 290 touchdowns. Who though were his favorite receivers?

Jim Mutscheller caught the fifth most touchdown passes of all the ones thrown by Johnny Unitas with 31.

Fourth on the list is Hall of Famer John Mackey who caught 32 of Unitas’ career touchdown passes.

Third on the list is receiver Jimmy Orr. During his time with the Colts he caught 41 touchdown passes thrown to him by Johnny Unitas.

Another member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame sits in second place on this list. Lenny Moore caught 43 touchdown passes from Unitas over the years.

The player who caught more touchdowns thrown by Johnny Unitas than anyone else is Raymond Berry, also a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Raymond Berry caught 63 of the 290 career touchdown passes thrown by the great Johnny Unitas.

Johnny Unitas is known as one of the all time greats in the NFL. He played 18 seasons and was nearly always one of the best quarterbacks in the league. There are few quarterbacks that can be spoken of in the same breath with the great Johnny Unitas, just ask Raymond Berry, Lenny Moore, Jimmy Orr, John Mackey, and Jim Mutscheller.

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