The sheer fact that this article can be written is pretty astonishing.
It is a true testament to the Miami Dolphins' stupefying failure to find a franchise quarterback after Dan Marino retired in 1999.
Not only are we counting down the top 10 quarterbacks in the post-Marino era, but four quarterbacks were actually left off of this list. In other words, a whopping 14 quarterbacks have started a game since Dan Marino retired in 1999.
That being said, it is worth noting that the Dolphins were not the only team that struggled to find a replacement for their franchise QB coming into the millennium.
The Dallas Cowboys searched far and wide (they even brought in Ryan Leaf!) after Troy Aikman hung up the cleats, going through eight different quarterbacks, before stumbling upon Tony Romo.
The Denver Broncos also started eight different quarterbacks before striking gold with Jay Cutler, although Jake Plummer was a pretty serviceable player.
Even the Buffalo Bills, who have never recovered from the retirement of Jim Kelly, have only started 11 different quarterbacks. They still trail the Dolphins by three, but appear to be on track to surpass that number.
But now that Chad Henne appears to be solidifying himself as a legitimate, possibly long-term solution for the Fins (fingers crossed), we can finally sit back and have a laugh at some of the names that have gone under center for the Miami Dolphins.