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Inter Milan's Mauro Icardi scores past Lazio goalkeeper Federico Marchetti during a Serie A soccer match between Inter Milan and Lazio, at the San Siro stadium in Milan, Italy, Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2016. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)

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FILE - In this Nov. 17, 2016, file photo, Carolina Panthers linebacker Luke Kuechly (59) is taken off the field after being injured in the second half of an NFL football game against the New Orleans Saints, in Charlotte, N.C. While Kuechly desperately wants to play again this year, Carolina Panthers coach Ron Rivera is hesitant to risk putting him on the field and having the Pro Bowl linebacker risk another concussion. (AP Photo/Bob Leverone, File)

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FILE - In this Dec. 11, 2016, file photo, Carolina Panthers' Luke Kuechly, center, cheers on his team in the second half of an NFL football game against the San Diego Chargers in Charlotte, N.C. While Kuechly desperately wants to play again this year, Carolina Panthers coach Ron Rivera is hesitant to risk putting him on the field and having the Pro Bowl linebacker risk another concussion. (AP Photo/Bob Leverone, File)

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FILE - In this Sept. 24, 2016, file photo, Idaho head coach Paul Petrino instructs his players during the first half of an NCAA college football game against UNLV, in Las Vegas. Idaho and Colorado State had great finishes to their season after sluggish starts. And while both teams looked headed for bowl-eligibility by mid season, neither is going to be satisfied without a victory in the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl.(AP Photo/John Locher, File)

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FILE - In this Oct. 8, 2016, file photo, Colorado State head coach Mike Bobo, center, argues a call with referees while facing Utah State in the second half of an NCAA college football game in Fort Collins, Colo. Idaho and Colorado State had great finishes to their season after sluggish starts. And while both teams looked headed for bowl-eligibility by mid season, neither is going to be satisfied without a victory in the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)

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FILE - In this Oct. 2, 2016, file photo, Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco throws to a receiver in the first half of an NFL football game against the Oakland Raiders, in Baltimore. It's been an inconsistent season for Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco, who's poised for his first 4,000-yard season but has also thrown 13 interceptions. Flacco must be sharp Sunday in a first-place showdown in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Nick Wass, File)

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FILE - In this Oct. 9, 2016, file photo, Baltimore Ravens' Joe Flacco greets fans as he walks to the locker room after losing an NFL football game to the Washington Redskins, in Baltimore. It's been an inconsistent season for Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco, who's poised for his first 4,000-yard season but has also thrown 13 interceptions. Flacco must be sharp Sunday in a first-place showdown in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Nick Wass, File)

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FILE - In this Nov. 3, 2016, file photo, Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones (11) slips a tackle by Tampa Bay Buccaneers outside linebacker Daryl Smith (51) during the third quarter of an NFL football game, in Tampa, Fla. A healthy Julio Jones could provide the boost the Falcons need as they try to win the NFC South. After missing two games with a sprained toe, Jones is expected to try to run full speed on Wednesday as he tries to return in Saturday's game at Carolina. (AP Photo/Phelan Ebenhack, File)

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New England Patriots wide receiver Michael Floyd catches a pass as Matthew Slater (18) looks on during an NFL football team practice Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2016, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

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In this Monday, Dec. 19, 2016 photo, Washington Redskins running back Rob Kelley (32) is overwhelmed by the Carolina Panthers defense during the second half of an NFL football game in Landover, Md. With their playoff hopes at stake, the Redskins want to get back to a balanced offense Saturday at the Bears. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

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United States District Attorney Preet Bharara announces charges, Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2016 in New York, against Navnoor Kang, a former portfolio manager at the New York State Common Retirement Fund, and two broker-dealers, Deborah Kelley and Gregg Schonhorn, for participating in a "pay-for-play" scheme. The indictment alleges Kang took bribes that included prostitutes, strippers, cocaine, a $17,000 wristwatch, travel, and tickets to Broadway shows, the U.S. Open tennis tournament and a Paul McCartney concert. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

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FILE - In this Nov. 26, 2016, file photo, Ohio State quarterback J.T. Barrett, center, runs for a first down as Michigan defendersChris Wormley, left, Matthew Godin, and Ryan Glasgow make the tackle during the second half of an NCAA college football game, in Columbus, Ohio. Whether Ohio State can beat Clemson in the College Football Playoff next week could depend on which version of the wildly inconsistent Buckeyes offense shows up to play in the desert. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete, File)

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FILE - In this Nov. 26, 2016, file photo, Ohio State quarterback J.T. Barrett plays against Michigan in an NCAA college football game, in Columbus, Ohio. Whether Ohio State can beat Clemson in the College Football Playoff next week could depend on which version of the wildly inconsistent Buckeyes offense shows up to play in the desert. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete, File)

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A metal lion is seen in reflection, right as President-elect Donald Trump, left, attends a meeting at Mar-a-Lago, in Palm Beach, Fla., Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2016. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

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5. Brett Favre was a 20-year veteran of the NFL, having played quarterback for the Atlanta Falcons (1991), Green Bay Packers (19922007), New York Jets (2008), and Minnesota Vikings (20092010). Favre was the first quarterback in NFL history to pass for 500 touchdowns, throw for over 70,000 yards, over 6,000 completions, and over 10,000 pass attempts. Favre started at the quarterback position for the University of Southern Mississippi for four years before being selected in the second round of the 1991 NFL Draft by Atlanta (33rd overall). He was traded to Green Bay on February 10, 1992, for the 19th pick in the 1992 NFL Draft. Favre became the Packers' starting quarterback in the fourth game of the 1992 season, stepping in for injured quarterback Don Majkowski, and started every game through the 2007 season. He was traded to the New York Jets and started at quarterback for the 2008 season before signing with the Vikings on August 18, 2009 as their starting quarterback. He made an NFL record 297 consecutive starts (321 including playoffs). He is the only player to win the AP NFL Most Valuable Player Award three consecutive times (199597), and is one of only six quarterbacks to have won the award as well as the Super Bowl in the same season. He has led teams to eight division championships (1995, 1996, 1997, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2007, 2009), five NFC Championship Games (1995, 1996, 1997, 2007, 2009), and two Super Bowl appearances (Super Bowl XXXI, Super Bowl XXXII), winning one (Super Bowl XXXI). He holds many NFL records, including most career pass completions, most career pass attempts, most career interceptions thrown, most consecutive starts by a player, most sacked, and most fumbles.[10][11] At the time of his retirement, he was the NFL's all-time leader in passing yards and passing touchdowns, although both records have since been broken by Peyton Manning. He is also referred to by his nickname "The Gunslinger". Favre was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of

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7. Steve Young played college football for Brigham Young University, and played professionally for the Los Angeles Express of the United States Football League (USFL), and the NFL's Tampa Bay Buccaneers and San Francisco 49ers. Young was named the NFL's Most Valuable Player in 1992 and 1994, and was the MVP of Super Bowl XXIX. He is a member of the College Football Hall of Fame and the Pro Football Hall of Fame. At the time of his retirement, he had the highest passer rating among NFL quarterbacks with at least 1,500 passing attempts (96.8). As of October 2015, he is ranked fourth all-time, and is ranked highest amongst retired players. His 43 career rushing touchdowns are second among quarterbacks, while his 4,239 rushing yards ranks third all time. Young also won a record six NFL passer rating titles. (AP Photo)

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9. Troy Aikman was the number one overall draft pick in 1989, Aikman played twelve consecutive seasons as quarterback with the Cowboys. During his career he was a six-time Pro Bowl selection, led the team to three Super Bowl victories, and was the Super Bowl XXVII MVP. Aikman was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2006 and to the College Football Hall of Fame. Currently he works as a television sportscaster for the Fox network. He is also a former joint owner of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series racing team Hall of Fame Racing along with fellow former Cowboys quarterback Roger Staubach, and is a part-owner of the San Diego Padres. (AP Photo)

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8. Dan Marino was the last quarterback of the quarterback class of 1983 to be taken in the first round, Marino held or currently holds dozens of NFL records associated with the quarterback position. Despite never being on a Super Bowl-winning team, he is recognized as one of the greatest quarterbacks in American football history. Best remembered for his quick release and powerful arm, Marino led the Dolphins to the playoffs ten times in his seventeen-season career. He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2005. He led the Miami Dolphins to an AFC championship in the 1984 season, only his second season in the NFL. During that year, he threw a then-NFL record 48 touchdown passes. Despite the 14–2 season and Marino's touchdown record, the Dolphins lost Super Bowl XIX 38–16 to the 15–1 San Francisco 49ers. (AP Photo)

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15. Jim Kelly played in the National Football League (NFL) for eleven seasons and spent the entirety of his NFL career with the Buffalo Bills. He also played two seasons with the Houston Gamblers in the United States Football League (USFL). Kelly was selected by the Bills in the first round of 1983 NFL draft and was taken fourteenth overall. He chose to sign with the Gamblers instead and did not play for the Bills until the USFL folded in 1986. Employing the "K-Gun" offense, known for its no-huddle shotgun formations, Kelly led one of the greatest NFL scoring juggernauts. From 1991 to 1994, he helped guide the Bills to a record four consecutive Super Bowls, although the team lost each game. In 2002, Kelly was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame, his first year of eligibility. His jersey number 12 is one of two numbers retired by the Buffalo Bills. (AP Photo)

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1. Joe Montana played in the NFL for 16 seasons, primarily with the San Francisco 49ers. He also briefly played for the Kansas City Chiefs. After winning a college national championship at Notre Dame, Montana started his NFL career in 1979 with San Francisco, where he played for the next 14 seasons. Montana started and won four Super Bowls and was the first player ever to have been named Super Bowl Most Valuable Player three times. He also holds Super Bowl career records for most passes without an interception (122 in 4 games) and the all-time highest quarterback rating of 127.8. Montana was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2000, his first year of eligibility. In 1989, and again in 1990, the Associated Press named Montana the NFL Most Valuable Player, and Sports Illustrated magazine named Montana the 1990 "Sportsman of the Year". Four years earlier, in 1986, Montana won the AP NFL Comeback Player of the Year Award. Montana was elected to eight Pro Bowls, as well as being voted 1st team All-Pro by the AP in 1987, 1989, and 1990. Montana had the highest passer rating in the National Football Conference (NFC) five times (1981, 1984, 1985, 1987, and 1989); and, in both 1987 and 1989, Montana had the highest passer rating in the entire NFL. Noted for his ability to remain calm under pressure, Montana helped his teams to 31 fourth quarter come-from-behind wins. In the closing moments of the 1981 NFC Championship Game and Super Bowl XXIII, Montana threw game-winning touchdown passes. The touchdown at the end of the championship game was so memorable that sports journalists, fans, and many others, refer to the play simply as "The Catch". The touchdown in the closing moments of Super Bowl XXIII came at the end of a 92-yard drive with only 36 seconds left on the game clock. The 49ers retired the number 16, the jersey number Montana wore while with the team. In 1993, Montana was traded to the Kansas City Chiefs and led the franchise to its first AFC Championship Game i