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.