Dan Fouts – born 10 June 1951 – is a retired Hall of Fame American football quarterback in the National Football League (NFL).
Fouts played his entire professional career with the San Diego Chargers from 1973 through 1987. He was one of the most prolific passing quarterbacks during the 1970s and 1980s, but the Chargers were unable to make it to the Super Bowl during his fifteen-year career.
He led the NFL in passing yards four straight years from 1979 to 1982, and became the first player in history to throw for 4,000 yards in three consecutive seasons. He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1993.
In 1988 through 1993, Fouts worked as an analyst on NFL on CBS.
Fouts left CBS in 1994 to become a sports anchor for KPIX-TV in his hometown of San Francisco. In the fall of 1997, Fouts returned to network television as an analyst, this time serving as a college football analyst for ABC Sports alongside play-by-play man Brent Musburger.
In 2000, Fouts moved into a commentator role on ABC’s Monday Night Football, alongside MNF anchor Al Michaels and comedian Dennis Miller.
In 2002, Fouts returned to broadcasting college football, calling Pac 10 action alongside legendary announcer Keith Jackson.
It was reported in USA Today on August 20, 2008, that Fouts was returning to CBS for NFL games.
On April 10, 2020, it was announced that CBS had parted ways with Fouts.