The legendary Johnny Unitas is known as one of the best quarterbacks to ever play in the National Football League. He played 18 seasons, 17 of those with the Baltimore Colts, before ending his career with one final partial season with the San Diego Chargers. He played in a number of great games and put up a number of great performances. When he retired, he had thrown an amazing 290 career touchdown passes. Who were his favorite receivers though?
Raymond Berry caught more of Unitas’ touchdown passes than anyone else with 63. They proved during their time together to be a very formidable pair.
In second place on the list is running back Lenny Moore who caught 43 touchdown passes from this great quarterback.
Jimmy Orr follows close behind in third place with 41 touchdown receptions from Johnny Unitas.
Tight end John Mackey had a great career and he caught the fourth most touchdown passes from Unitas with 32.
In fifth place on the list of players who caught the mos Johnny Unitas touchdown passes is receiver Jim Mutscheller with 31.
Johnny Unitas had a great career, not only did he end up in the Pro Football Hall of Fame, but so did three of his five favorite receivers: Raymond Berry, Lenny Moore, and John Mackey. One look at his career statistics and it is easy to see why he is thought of as one of the all time greats, if more convincing is needed, just ask one of his favorite receivers.