By John Turney
Here are the NFL's leading passers from 1978-82 (1,400 or more attempts)
Dan Fouts and Air Coryell were the ones most ready to exploit the new rules. He threw for 19,481 yards and 128 toucdowns. Terry Bradshaw was next with 117 touchdowns (and he was 49-21 as a starter, one game ahead of Fouts).
Here is the same chart (1,000 or more attempts) from the previous five seasons, 1973-77:
Tarkenton's 196.8 yards passing per game would be eight in the next five years.