Pop quiz – Name the quarterback
1) He was drafted in 1995
2) He has only had 4 winning seasons since 1995
3) He has played for 5 NFL teams
4) He has been to a Superbowl as a starter but admitted he sucked (don’t click on link yet – that’s cheating)
5) He has rushed for 9 touchdowns to date
6) He has fumbled 123 times to date
Any thoughts ????
7) Of all active quarterbacks he only trails Brett Favre in the volume of interceptions thrown (172)
8) He ranks 15th all time for passing yards, and he once had a six year streak of over 3,000 yards passing a season
9) He is 12th in NFL history for pass attempts
10) He is 90 yards away from throwing 35,000 yards making him only the 15th NFL passer all time to reach that milestone – if he reaches it this weekend
11) He is 3-3 in just six all time playoff games
12) He was born in Lebanon (in Pennsylvania that is!)
13) He is 43rd all-time for regular season touchdown passes
So which quarterbacking legend are we talking about ?
None other than former Penn State Nittany Lion Kerry Collins.
Be honest how quickly did you get the answer from the above clues ?
Kerry hasn’t exactly been Pro-Bowl material in recent years (he did in fact make his lone Pro-Bowl appearance in 1996) but he is a stable force in the Tennessee Titans locker-room with Vince Young unsure if he is happy, sad or in a good or bad place in his mind.
To play 14 seasons in the NFL is a pretty remarkable achievement, to be in the top 20 ALL TIME passing yards is pretty overwhelming. Collins can in fact pass 4 time Superbowl loser Jim Kelly if he gets 557 yards passing this season – not an impossibility.
Top 20 All Time Regular Season Passing Yards in a Career (bold if still active)
|1.||Brett Favre (39)||62,030||1991-2008||3TM|
|9.||Peyton Manning (32)||42,194||1998-2008||clt|
|15.||Kerry Collins (36)||34,910||1995-2008||5TM|
Question I would like to get answers on – is Kerry Collins the most undervalued quarterback in the top 20 all-time regular season passing yards chart ?