Last night the Miami Dolphin messiah Dan Marino saw another of his cherished records fall as Drew Brees eclipsed his record for the greatest single season in passing yards. Marino has seen records fall to Brett Farve (career passing touchdowns) who had his career linger on and it was only evitable that Marino’s record would fall. Next on the list of Marino’s records to fall was pashing touchdowns in a single season which first fell to Peyton Manning and then to Tom Brady. To see a Dolphin record being broke by a Patriot quite frankly hurts.
Last night in the 4rth quarter Drew Brees took one of the last of Marino’s records as he now has the most yards by a QB in a single season. If anyone were to break Marino’s record I am glad it was Drew Brees who is a total class act and A + competitor.
There is also irony in the fact that the player to break Marino's record is a QB who the Dolphins passed on twice (draft + free agency). The next Dan Marino was right infront of the Dolphins eyes and they passed on him TWICE !
It is important to note however that despite only needing 16 games to do it did take Brees more attempts then Marino to break the record. Another staggering thing about Marino’s record was that it was only in his second year of his illustrious career. Marino also did not have the advantage of playing with the new rules which favour the passing game. While I do not wish to take anything away from Drew Brees because he by no means deserves to have anything taken away from him, I will still stand by the fact that Dan Marino had the single greatest passing year by a quarterback. Marino's record stood for 27 years and there is no shame in it finally going down to Drew Brees.