Today’s post by Kevin as to the best quarterback matchup in a Super Bowl ever and Dan Marino being one of the four mentioned got me thinking. Marino played during a different time, a time when you could damn near mug the wide receiver all the way down the field. You can watch old games where holding or pass interference would have been called on nearly every play by today’s standards. But despite this all Marino did was show up on the scene and blow the NFL up, destroying every NFL passing record in sight. No one had ever seen anything like him but now, with many of the rules either changed or at the very least MUCH more stringently applied the new crop of top quarterbacks have passed many of his records.
So my Phinsider Question Of The Day is in your opinion how would a young Dan Marino fare in today’s NFL? While the rules would now favor him more than they ever did during his playing days the NFL has also become bigger and faster in that short time since he played.
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