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    Earl Morrall, an NFL quarterback for 21 years who started nine games during the Miami Dolphins' perfect season in 1972, has died. He was 79
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    Quote Originally Posted by Toothpick View Post
    Earl Morrall, an NFL quarterback for 21 years who started nine games during the Miami Dolphins' perfect season in 1972, has died. He was 79
    I believe he also came in when Johnny Unitas was hurt and lead the Baltimore Colts to a playoff victory. As a matter of fact, he and Johnny U had similar coifs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tcjkbt View Post
    I believe he also came in when Johnny Unitas was hurt and lead the Baltimore Colts to a playoff victory. As a matter of fact, he and Johnny U had similar coifs.
    Led them to the W in SB V.

    ESPN flashed a thing about him being the best backup QB ever for this feat. Made me wonder about others with big performances. Immediately thought of Frank Reich's playoff win over the Oilers, as well as in 2004 when Roethlisberger won 14 straight as a rookie starter including a playoff W.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Toothpick View Post
    Earl Morrall, an NFL quarterback for 21 years who started nine games during the Miami Dolphins' perfect season in 1972, has died. He was 79
    One of the most underrated QBs IMO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Schue View Post
    Led them to the W in SB V.

    ESPN flashed a thing about him being the best backup QB ever for this feat. Made me wonder about others with big performances. Immediately thought of Frank Reich's playoff win over the Oilers, as well as in 2004 when Roethlisberger won 14 straight as a rookie starter including a playoff W.
    Jeff Hostetler lead the Giants to a Super Bowl win in 1990 filling in for Phil Simms.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rjs4470 View Post

    Jeff Hostetler lead the Giants to a Super Bowl win in 1990 filling in for Phil Simms.
    Completely forgot about Hoss.

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