One of the Most Prolific Passing Quarterbacks
in NFL History Totaling 43,040 yards and 254
Fouts helped lead the Chargers to the playoffs from 1979 to 1982 and twice to the AFC title game. He led the league four times in passing yards, ending his career with over 40,000, the third player to surpass that landmark.
Fouts was a 6-time Pro Bowl selection and compiled passer ratings over 90.0 for a 3-year stretch Fouts threw for over 4,000 yards for 3 consecutive seasons, led the NFL in passing yards in 4 consecutive seasons.
Fouts was enshrined into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1993, his first year of eligibility. In 2009, he was picked by the fans as the "Greatest Charger Of All Time" for the Chargers 50th anniversary year.