Miami Dolphins

Throwback Thursday: Super Dan Marino

Dan Marino was a bad man in 1984.

Before Joe Montana’s 49ers blew up Marino’s Dolphins in Super Bowl XIX, the second-year quarterback was a monster during the ’84 regular season.

Marino tossed a then-NFL record 48 touchdown passes and also established a new benchmark with 5,084 yards passing in the process.

The latter number still stands as the all-time best yardage mark in a single season.

Incredibly, Dolphins head coach Don Shula never found a suitable running game to aid his star passer.

Instead, he allowed castoffs and a former UPS driver to fill one of the league’s most important positions throughout Marino’s Hall of Fame career.

Poorly played Don.

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