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10. Johnny Unitas spent the majority of his career playing for the Baltimore Colts. He was a record-setting quarterback, and the NFL's most valuable player in 1957, 1959, 1964 and 1967. For 52 years he held the record for most consecutive games with a touchdown pass (which he set between 1956–1960), until quarterback Drew Brees broke his long standing record on October 7, 2012. Unitas was the prototype of the modern era marquee quarterback with a strong passing game, media fanfare, and widespread popularity. He has been consistently listed as one of the greatest NFL players of all tim. (AP Photo/File)

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Football fan Brian Jackson, of Newark, N.J. stops to look at autographed memorabilia of NFL Hall of Fame players, Walter Payton, Johnny Unitas, and Jim Brown at a store along Super Bowl Boulevard Friday, Jan. 31, 2014, in New York. The Denver Broncos take on the Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl XLVIII Sunday at Metlife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

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Johnny Unitas’ record of throwing a touchdown pass in 47 straight games is about to be broken by Drew Brees. (Associated Press)