One of the most unsung heroes in the history of sports has passed away. Earl Morrall, who stepped in at QB in 1972 and won the majority of the games in the Dolphins’ perfect season, has passed away.
Morrall seems to never get his due, but his accomplishments in 1972 are staggeringly underrated, not to mention that he was the NFL MVP in 1968.
When the Patriots went 18-1 a few years ago, imagine how bad they would have been if Tom Brady broke his ankle early in the season.
When Michael Jordan left the Chicago Bulls, how many championships did they win with Michael’s replacement? Zero.
Professional sports teams simply do not succeed without their leaders…except in 1972. Earl was a gift of a quarterback who never lost a game that year.
He was never athletic looking. He looked like the players’ father in 1972, not their teammate. He wore a buzzcut when it wasn’t cool to do so. And he never lost a single game…did we mention that.
R.I.P Earl. We at Dolphins Truth want your family to know how much you’re appreciated.