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 14   Vinny Testaverde   QB
  Height: 6-5   Weight: 235
  Year: 20   Yrs/Pat: 1
  Acquired: FA-06
  School: Miami
  Born: Nov 13, 1963    

Personal

Vincent Frank Testaverde was born on November 13, 1963 ... Attended Fork Union Military Academy for a year before enrolling at Miami ... At Sewanhaka High School in Floral Park, N.Y., he earned All-America honors as a prep quarterback while also lettering in baseball and track ... Throughout his professional career, Testaverde has been involved in numerous charity appearances and was the Jets' United Way spokesman from 2000-02 ... He has been an active supporter of the Jets involvement with the New York State Troopers Survivors Foundation, and he has been involved with numerous families of victims of the 9/11 catastrophe by hosting them at Jets' practices and games ... He was honored as True Value's Man of the Year in 1996 and named Italian Athlete of the Year in 1986 ... His hometown of Elmont, NY honored him with a large parade at Vinny Testaverde Day on April 25, 1987 ... Majored in special education at Miami ... He and his wife, Mitzi, have two daughters - Alicia Marie and Madeleine - and a son - Vincent, Jr.

Career Transactions

Vinny Testaverde was signed by the Patriots as a free agent on November 14, 2006 … Originally drafted by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers with the first overall pick in the 1987 NFL Draft … Signed by the Cleveland Browns on (3/31/93) and became a Baltimore Raven when the franchise moved to Baltimore (3/11/96) … Released by Baltimore (2/2/98) … Signed by the New York Jets (6/24/98) … Released by the Jets (6/2/04) … Signed by the Dallas Cowboys (6/3/04) … Re-signed by the New York Jets as an unrestricted free agent (9/27/05).

Career Statistics

Regular Season Passing Rushing
Year Team GP/GS Attempt Comp Pct Yds TD INT Rating Yds TD

1987

Buccaneers

6/4

165

71

43.0%

1,081

5

6

60.2

50

1

1988

Buccaneers

15/15

466

222

47.6%

3,240

13

35

48.8

138

1

1989

Buccaneers

14/14

480

258

53.8%

3,133

20

22

68.9

139

0

1990

Buccaneers

14/13

365

203

55.6%

2,818

17

18

75.6

280

1

1991

Buccaneers

13/12

326

166

50.9%

1,994

8

15

59.0

101

0

1992

Buccaneers

14/14

358

206

57.5%

2,554

14

16

74.2

197

2

1993

Browns

10/6

230

130

56.5%

1,797

14

9

85.7

74

0

1994

Browns

14/13

376

207

55.1%

2,575

16

18

70.7

37

2

1995

Browns

13/12

392

241

61.5%

2,883

17

10

87.8

62

2

1996

Ravens

16/16

549

325

59.2%

4,177

33

19

88.7

188

2

1997

Ravens

13/13

470

271

57.7%

2,971

18

15

75.9

138

0

1998

Jets

14/13

421

259

61.5%

3,256

29

7

101.6

104

1

1999

Jets

1/1

15

10

66.7%

96

1

1

78.8

0

0

2000

Jets

16/16

590

328

55.6%

3,732

21

25

69.0

32

0

2001

Jets

16/16

441

260

59.0%

2,752

15

14

75.3

25

0

2002

Jets

5/4

83

54

65.1%

499

3

3

78.3

23

0

2003

Jets

7/7

198

123

62.1%

1,385

7

2

90.6

18

0

2004

Cowboys

16/15

495

297

60.0%

3,532

17

20

76.4

38

1

2005

Jets

6/4

106

60

55.6%

324

1

3

50.6

3

1

2006

Patriots

3/0

3

2

66.7%

29

1

0

137.5

-8

0

Totals

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226/208

6529

3693

56.6%

45281

270

258

75.2

1639

14



Career Highlights

Career GP/GS: 226/208

  • Testaverde is in his 20th NFL season and has made 208 career starts in 226 NFL games.
  • Testaverde has posted career passing numbers that include 6,526 attempts, 3,691 completions, 45,252 yards and 269 touchdowns and has rushed 413 times for 1,647 yards and 15 touchdowns.
  • Testaverde currently ranks in the top 10 in NFL history in four major passing categories: passing yards (6th - 45,252), completions (6th - 3,691), touchdown passes (8th - 269) and attempts (7th - 6,526).
  • Testaverde has thrown for 300 or more yards 30 times in his career, 400 or more four times, and has posted a passer rating of 100.0 or higher on 48 occasions.
  • Testaverde set an NFL record for the most consecutive seasons with at least one touchdown pass (19 in a game against the Patriots on December 26, 2005).
  • After throwing for 3,532 yards in 2004 with Dallas, Testaverde became the first player to throw for more than 3,000 yards for four different teams (Tampa Bay, Baltimore, New York Jets, Dallas).
  • Testaverde became the oldest quarterback in NFL history to top the 3,000 passing yard mark at 41 years and 50 days old at the end of the 2004 season (Warren Moon was 41 years, 34 days when he accomplished the feat in 1997).
  • Testaverde had a career year with the Jets in 1998, posting a 101.6 passer rating and being named to the Pro Bowl as he led the Jets to their first division title since the 1970 AFL-NFL merger and a trip to the AFC Championship game.
  • Testaverde was named the AFC Offensive Player of the Month in both November and December of the 1998 season as the Jets won 10 of their last 11 regular season games.
  • Testaverde holds both Tampa Bay and Baltimore all-time records for most passing yards (14,820 - TB; 7,148 - BAL) and touchdowns with (77 -TB; 51 - BAL).  Also holds Tampa Bay records for attempts (2,160) and  completions (1,126).
  • Testaverde was selected first overall by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the 1987 NFL draft.


2006 Season

2006 (3/0/0/4): Threw a touchdown pass for the 20th consecutive season, extending his own NFL record, when he found Troy Brown in the back of the end zone for a 5-yard touchdown toss against Tennessee (12/31/06) ... Signed as a free agent on Nov. 14, 2006.

at Green Bay (11/19): Saw action in a reserve role at quarterback during the final series of the Patriots' 35-0 road victory over the Packers. vs. Chicago (11/26): Inactive as the third quarterback in the Patriots' 17-13 victory over the Bears. vs. Detroit (12/3): Inactive as the third quarterback in the Patriots' 28-21 comeback victory over the Lions. at Miami (12/10): Inactive as the third quarterback. vs. Houston (12/17): Saw action as the third quarterback during the final series of the Patriots' commanding 40-7 victory over the Texans. at Jacksonville (12/24): Inactive as the third quarterback in the Patriots' 24- 21 division-clinching win over the Jaguars. at Tennessee (12/31): Saw action in a reserve role at quarterback ... Completed two of three passes for 29 yards and a touchdown in the Patriots' 40-23 victory over the Titans ... Connected with Chad Jackson for a 23-yard reception on fourth-and-seven late in the fourth quarter ... Threw a touchdown pass for the 20th consecutive season when he found Troy Brown in the back of the end zone for a 6-yard score with 1:45 remaining in the fourth quarter.

2006 Postseason (1/0/0/2): vs N.Y. Jets (1/7): Took the final kneel-down snap at quarterback in the Patriots' 37-16 AFC Wild Card victory over the N.Y. Jets. at San Diego (1/14): Inactive as the third quarterback in the Patriots' 24-21 AFC Divisional playoff victory over the Chargers. at Indianapolis (1/21): Inactive in his role as the third quarterback.

2005 Season

2005 (6/4 - New York Jets): Signed with the Jets on 9/27/05 following the injuries of quarterback Chad Pennington and Jay Fiedler ... Did not play in the week four loss at Baltimore (10/2) ... Started and passed for 163 yards on 13 completions, with a long of 31 yards to wide receiver Laveranues Coles on his second pass of the season, rushed for two yards and threw one interception posting a 72.9 passer rating in the week against Tampa Bay (10/9) ... Started and passed for 161 yards on 12 completions and had three rushes, one for a touchdown, in the week six loss at Buffalo (10/16) ... In the week seven loss at Atlanta, he started and passed for 11 completions for 140 yards, including a season-high 35-yard pass to wide receiver Justin McCareins before leaving the game in the third quarter with a strained-right calf tendon ... In the week nine loss to San Diego (11/6) he started and passed for six completions in eleven attempts for 98 yards with a long of 47 yards to tight end Chris Baker before leaving the game with a strained calf ... In the week 11 loss at Denver (11/20) he relieved an injured Brooks Bollinger with five minutes to go in the first half, threw 15 completions for 152 yards and had a rush for no gain before leaving with a twisted ankle ... Became the only quarterback in NFL history to throw a touchdown pass in 19 consecutive seasons against New England (12/26) ...  He completed three passes, one for a 27-yd touchdown to Laveranues Coles, on seven attempts for 63 yards ... He earned a passer rating of 114.9.

2004 Season

2004 (16/15 - Dallas): Played in all 16 games, making 15 starts and finishing the season 297-of-495 passing for 3,532 yards, 17 touchdowns and 20 interceptions ... His 3,532 yards and 297 completions are the third best total of his career and the third most yards in Dallas history ... Tied the Cowboys' record for 300-yard passing games in a season with three, joining Meredith (1966), Staubach (1979) and Danny White (1983) ... Became just the third quarterback in Dallas history to open his career with a 300-yard passing game in the season opener at Minnesota (9/12) ...  Had season-highs with 29 completions in 50 attempts for 355 yards and a touchdown ... His 355 passing yards was the 14th best total in Dallas history and the most since Troy Aikman threw for 362 yards in the 1999 opener ... Became the fifth quarterback in NFL history to pass for over 300 yards at 40 years of age ... Threw for 322 yards one touchdown, three interceptions on 23-of-35 passing against Cleveland (9/19) ... His 322 yards passing made him the second quarterback in team history to post back-to-back 300-yard passing games - Don Meredith, Weeks 9-10 of the 1963 season ...  He also became the first player 40-or-older in NFL history with back-to-back 300-yard passing games ... Ended his string of consecutive pass attempts without an interception at 180 ... Was 14-of-29 for 214 yards and a touchdown in game three at Washington (9/27) ...  It was his 254th career scoring pass, tying him with Dan Fouts for 10th on the NFL's all-time list ... Finished 15-of-24 for 126 yards with one touchdown and an interception against the New York Giants (10/10) ... The 15 completions moved him past Joe Montana (3,409 completions) into sixth place on the NFL's all-time completion list ...  The scoring toss was his 255th career touchdown pass, moving him into a tie with Sonny Jurgensen for ninth on the NFL's all-time touchdown list ... Completed 23-of-36 passes for 284 yards and a touchdown in game against Pittsburgh (10/17), moving into sole possession of ninth place on the NFL's all-time touchdowns list ... Threw for 308 yards on 23-of-35 passing and one touchdown at Green Bay (10/24) ... It was the 30th 300-yard passing game of his career ... Had a season-high 79.2 completion percentage (19-of-24) for 235 yards, a season-high three touchdowns and three interceptions in at Detroit (10/31) ... It was the fifth best completion percentage of his career ... It was his first multiple touchdown game of the year ... His 107.5  quarterback rating was his second highest of the season ... Also ran twice for 10 yards, a sneak on fourth-and-three to keep a Dallas touchdown drive alive and then in the third quarter he rolled out and kept the ball for a three-yard TD run to put Dallas up for good at 21-14 ... It was his first rushing touchdown since 12/6/98 ... Completed 70 percent of his passes (21-of-30) for 254 yards, two touchdowns and an interception ... Moved past Dan Fouts (43,040) into sixth place on the NFL's all-time passing yardage list ... Threw his 262nd career touchdown pass to move ahead of Dave Kreig (261) into eight place on the NFL's all-time touchdown pass list against Philadelphia (11/15) ... Did not start after missing practice with a sore right shoulder but took over for Drew Henson in the second half and completed nine-of-14 passes for 92 yards with one touchdown and an interception in game against Chicago (11/25) ... Guided Dallas to two fourth quarter touchdowns and a 21-7 win ... His five-yard touchdown toss to Darian Barnes made Barnes the 62nd different player to catch a touchdown pass from Testaverde in his career, tying the NFL record held by Steve DeBerg ... Returned to the starting lineup and completed 18-of-34 passes for 225 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions at Seattle (12/6) ... Guided Dallas to 14 points in the game's final 1:45 to grab a 43-39 win ... It was the first time in team history that the Cowboys had scored two touchdown in the final two minutes of a game to come-from-behind to win ... He was five-of-eight for 77 yards and his touchdown pass to wide receiver Terrance Copper was an NFL record, having thrown a touchdown pass to 63 different receivers in his career ... Finished 16-of-28 for 176 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions against Philadelphia (12/19) ...  Moved past the 3,000 yard mark for the season, his sixth career 3,000 yard season ... Posted a season-high 109.2 quarterback rating after he completed 23-of-30 passes (76.7%) for 231 yards and a touchdown in the season finale at the New York Giants (1/3/05).

2003 Season

2003 (7/7 - New York Jets): Despite going into training camp as the Jets reserve quarterback, Testaverde started the first seven games of the year after Chad Pennington fractured and dislocated his left wrist in New York's preseason game at the N.Y. Giants (8/23) ... In his seven starts, Testaverde completed 123-of-198 passes for 1,385 yards, seven touchdowns and two interceptions. Opened the season by completing 15-of-24 passes for 105 yards at Washington (9/4) ... The following week against Miami (9/14), he threw for 373 yards, a touchdown and an interception on 29-of-45 passing ... His performance against the Dolphins allowed him to become just the ninth player in NFL history to eclipse the 40,000-career passing yards mark with a fourth quarter completion to LaMont Jordan ... At New England (9/21), he went 25-of-43 for 264 yards, a touchdown and an interception ... His 29-yard fourth quarter touchdown pass to Wayne Chrebet allowed Testaverde to move past Johnny Unitas into eighth place on the NFL's career passing yards list ... He moved past Dan Fouts into seventh place on the NFL's career completions list  the following week against Dallas (9/28), when he went 21-of-29 passing for 219 yards ...Two weeks later against Buffalo (10/12), following the bye week, Testaverde moved past Joe Montana into seventh place on the league's all-time passing yardage list by throwing for 130 yards and three scores on 11-of-17 passing ... Testaverde completed 15-of-29 passes for 182 yards and a touchdown in the Jets come-from-behind victory at Houston (10/19) ... His 18-yard scoring toss to Santana Moss in the first quarter marked the 250th touchdown pass of his career ... At Philadelphia (10/26), in his final start, he threw for 112 yards and a touchdown - a 60-yard strike to Moss - on seven-of-11 passing before being relieved by Pennington ... Testaverde served as Pennington's back-up the final nine games of the season, not seeing any playing time.

2002 Season

2002 (5/4, 1/0 - New York Jets): Testaverde started the first four games of the year - playing in five total games - and threw for 499 yards, three touchdowns and three interceptions on 54-of-83 passing ... He kicked off the season at Buffalo (9/8) by completing 24-of-30 passes for 210 yards and two scores to lead the Jets to a 37-31 overtime victory ... The following week against New England (9/15), he completed 15-of-24 passes for 150 yards, a touchdown and an interception ... He completed 14-of-25 passes for 125 yards and two picks at Miami (9/22) ... He was the Jets' reserve signal caller for the next 11 games, not seeing any action ... He saw fourth quarter action in the regular season finale against Green Bay (12/29), completing his only pass for 14 yards ... In New York's AFC Wild Card Playoff game at Indianapolis (1/4/03), he saw fourth quarter action but did not attempt a pass ... He did not play the following week in the Jets AFC Divisional Playoff loss at Oakland (1/12/03).

2001 Season

2001 (16/16, 1/1 - New York Jets): In leading the Jets to a 10-6 record, Testaverde completed 260-of-441 passes for 2,752 yards, 15 touchdowns and 14 interceptions ... In the season opener against Indianapolis (9/9), he completed 17-of-25 passes for 175 yards and two touchdowns ... His first completion was a 38-yard scoring strike to Laveranues Coles that moved him ahead of Troy Aikman (2,898) into 10th place on the NFL's all-time pass completion list ... Two weeks later, he led the Jets to their first victory by completing 16-of-28 passes for 137 yards at New England (9/23) ... He completed 15-of-25 passes for 173 yards and two scores at Buffalo (10/7), then threw for 168 yards and two touchdowns on 15-of-22 passing in the Jets come-from-behind victory against Miami (10/14) ... Testaverde suffered through a 74-yard passing day against St. Louis (10/21) despite completing nine-of-13 passes with an interception, his first pick of the year and his first interception in 175 pass attempts (career-longest non-interception streak) ... At Carolina (10/28), he became only the ninth passer in league history to complete 3,000 career passes when he completed 21-of-34 for 181 yards and three interceptions ... Against New England (12/2), he threw for 172 yards, two interceptions and a touchdown on 18-of 32 passing ... He helped the Jets erase a 14-3 fourth quarter deficit in their 15-14 victory over Cincinnati (12/16) by completing 17-of-28 passes for 196 yards and two touchdowns ... His 196 passing yards allowed him to move ahead of Dave Krieg into eighth on the league's all-time passing yardage list ... He earned his sixth career AFC Player of the Week honor after throwing for a season-high 285 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions on 28-of-47 passing at Indianapolis (12/23) ... He drove the Jets 76 yards in 10 plays in the final 2:48 of the game - capped by a six-yard scoring pass to Becht - to give New York a 29-28 victory over the Colts ... Testaverde completed 20-of-38 passes for 235 yards and two picks against Buffalo (12/30) before closing the regular season with 230 passing yards, a score and two interceptions on 18-of-29 passing at Oakland (1/6/02) ...  He drove the Jets 36 yards late in the fourth period to set up John Hall's game-winning 53-yard field goal, giving New York the victory and a playoff berth ... The following week in a wild card game at Oakland (1/12/02), Testaverde completed 27-of-41 passes for 277 yards and three touchdowns.

2000 Season

2000 (16/16 - New York Jets): Testaverde returned to the playing field in 2000 after spending 11 months rehabilitating a ruptured Achilles tendon suffered in the 1999 season opener and completed 328-of-590 passes for 3,732 yards, 21 touchdowns and 25 interceptions ... For the year, he led the NFL in pass attempts, was fourth (second in AFC) in completions, sixth (third in AFC) in yards gained and tied for seventh (fourth in AFC) in touchdowns ... He opened the season by throwing for 261 yards, a touchdown and an interception on 23-of-44 passing at Green Bay (9/3), helping the Jets become the first AFC team to win in Green Bay in six years ... The following week against New England (9/11), he completed 16-of-37 passes for 281 yards, three scores and an interception in leading New York to a 20-19 victory after trailing 19-7 with 6:25 remaining in the game ... Testaverde racked up his 20th career come-from-behind victory at Tampa Bay (9/24) when he guided New York to a 21-17 victory after training 17-6 early in the final quarter ... For the day, he finished 22-of-42 for 181 yards, a touchdown and three interceptions ... Against Pittsburgh (10/8), he threw an incomplete pass on the first play of the game before having to leave the game with a pinched nerve ... He returned to action at New England (10/15) and completed 15-of-23 passes for 139 yards ... The following week against Miami (10/23), Testaverde led the Jets to their fourth comeback win of the season when he brought New York back from a 30-7 deficit at the beginning of the fourth quarter for a 40-37 overtime victory ... He finished the day 36-of-59 for 378 yards, five touchdowns and three interceptions, including 18-of-25 for 236 yards and four scores during the fourth quarter ... His five scoring tosses on the day was a career-high and was the highest passing touchdown total in the league in 2000 ... At Indianapolis (11/12), he completed 26-of-41 passes for 295 yards and two touchdowns. He was 14-of-29 for 149 yards and two picks at Oakland (12/10) before having to leave the game with a groin strain late in the first half ... In the season finale at Baltimore (12/24), he threw a career-high 69 passes - completing 36 for a career-high 481 yards (fourth career 400-yard passing game), two touchdowns and three interceptions.

1999 Season

1999 (1/1 - New York Jets): Testaverde had a short lived season, completing 10-of-15 passes for 96 yards, a touchdown and an interception in the season opener against New England (9/12) before rupturing his left Achilles tendon trying to recover a second quarter fumble. He underwent surgery to repair the tendon following the game and was placed on Reserve/Injured Sept. 13.

1998 Season

1998 (14/13, 2/2 - New York Jets): After being released by the Ravens on Feb. 2, Testaverde signed with the N.Y. Jets on June 24 and proceeded to put together one of the best seasons of his career ... He completed 259-of-421 passes for 3,256 yards, 29 touchdowns and seven interceptions to earn All-AFC honors from Football News ... He finished the year first in the AFC (fourth in NFL) with a club record 29 scoring passes, second in the AFC (fifth in NFL) in completion percentage (61.5%), third in the AFC (fourth in NFL) in fewest interceptions (seven) and fifth in the AFC (seventh in NFL) in passing yards (3,256) ... His 101.6 passer rating was also a career-best ... He was inactive the first two weeks of the season as the team's third quarterback, but started against Indianapolis (9/20) and threw a then career-high four touchdown passes ... Two weeks later at St. Louis (10/11), he replaced Glenn Foley in the third quarter and completed nine-of-18 passes for 96 yards and a touchdown. He became the first Jets signal caller to win his first four starts when he led New York to a 28-3 victory against Atlanta (10/25) ... He completed 20-of-34 passes for 260 yards, a touchdown and an interception at Kansas City (11/1) in leading the Jets to a 20-17 come-from-behind victory ... After tying the score at 17-17 with a 20-yard fourth quarter touchdown pass, he drove the Jets 25 yards in a driving rainstorm to set up Hall's 32-yard game-winning field goal with no time left on the clock ... He connected on three touchdown passes against Buffalo (11/8) before throwing for 249 yards, a score and an interception on 12-of-28 passing at Indianapolis (11/15) ... The following week at Tennessee (11/22), Testaverde completed 21-of-33 passes for 237 yards and two touchdowns while leading the Jets on three second-half touchdown drives ... He posted his third career 400-yard passing game when he threw for 418 yards, two touchdowns and a pick on 42-of-63 passing against Seattle (12/06) ... He scored the deciding points against the Seahawks on a controversial five-yard quarterback sneak on fourth down with 0:27 remaining in the game ... Television replays showed the ball did not cross the goal-line, and this play, more than any other, probably led to the re-instatement of instant replay ... His 42 pass completions against Seattle were a career-high ... He led the Jets to their first ever AFC Eastern Division title with a 17-10 victory at Buffalo (12/19) by completing 14-of-23 passes for 184 yards and two touchdowns ... He closed the regular season by throwing for 179 yards, four touchdowns and an interception on 17-of-27 passing in the season finale against New England (12/27) ... His performance over the final two months of the season earned him AFC Offensive Player of the Month honors for November and December. In an AFC Divisional Playoff Game against Jacksonville (1/10/99), he led the Jets to their first postseason victory since 1986 by completing 24-of-36 passes for 284 yards, a touchdown and an interception. The following week in New York's AFC Championship Game loss at Denver (1/17/99), Testaverde threw for 356 yards and two interceptions on 31-of-52 passing ... His completions and attempts established franchise postseason records, while his passing yards were the second most in club postseason history.

1997 Season

1997 (13/13 - Baltimore): In his final season with the Ravens, Testaverde completed 271-of-470 passes for 971 yards, 18 touchdowns and 15 interceptions while starting 13 games. In the process, he moved past Len Dawson, Y.A. Tittle, Craig Morton, Ken Stabler, Terry Bradshaw, Ron Jaworski and Joe Namath on the league's all-time passing yardage list ... He opened the season against Jacksonville (8/31) by throwing for 322 yards, three scores and three picks on 24-of-41 passing ... He threw for 275 yards, a touchdown and a pick on 25-of-36 passing  against Cincinnati (9/7), then notched his second 300-yard passing game of the season with 318 yards and three scores on 23-of-37 passing at Tennessee (9/21) ... Against Pittsburgh (10/5), he completed 28-of-47 passes for 290 yards, three touchdowns and two interceptions ... He posted his third 300-yard passing day of the season against Miami (10/19) when he threw for 331 yards and a touchdown on 32-of-47 passing ... Testaverde completed 25-of-46 passes for 288 yards, a score and an interception at the N.Y. Jets (11/2) ... He completed 11-of-17 passes for 101 yards and a touchdown at Jacksonville (11/30) before straining the posterior cruciate ligament in his left knee and leaving the game ... He missed the final three games of the season due to the knee strain.

1996 Season

1996 (16/16 - Baltimore): Testaverde earned his first Pro Bowl selection as the AFC's third signal caller after finishing the year 325-of-549 for a career-high 4,177 yards (second in NFL), a career-high 33 touchdowns (second in NFL) and 19 interceptions ... He recorded only the 13th 4,000-yard, 30-touchdown season in league history, and the first by a quarterback on a team with a sub-.500 record ... He posted seven three-touchdown games and five 300-yard passing games during the season ... He posted his first 300-yard game against New England (10/6), amassing 353 yards and three touchdowns ... He completed 20-of-31 passes for 258 yards and two scores in the second half of the Patriots game. He threw for another three touchdowns at Indianapolis (10/13) before throwing a career-high four scoring passes at Denver (10/20) ... He finished the Bronco game 27-of-45 for 338 yards, four scores and a pick, marking his second 300-yard game of the season ... He earned AFC Offensive Player of the Week honors after throwing for 429 yards, three touchdowns and two interceptions on 31-of-51 passing against St. Louis (10/27) ... He hit Michael Jackson on a 22-yard corner route for the game-winning touchdown with 20 seconds left in overtime ... He posted three passing touchdown games at Jacksonville (11/10) and against Pittsburgh (12/1) ... He closed out the season by completing 23-of-32 passes for 307 yards against Houston (12/22).

1995 Season

1995 (13/12 - Cleveland): Testaverde finished his third season with the Cleveland Browns 241-of-392 for 2,883 yards, 17 touchdowns and 10 interceptions ... He opened the season by completing 20-of-29 passes for 254 yards, two scores and an interception at New England (9/3) ... He then threw for 256 yards and two scores on 17-of-27 passing against Tampa Bay (9/10) ... He was named AFC Offensive Player of the Month for September after completing 68-of-115 passes for eight touchdowns and one interception while leading the Browns to a 3-1 record ... In a 23-15 loss to Jacksonville (10/22), Testaverde had a string of 174 consecutive passes without an interception snapped ... He entered the Green Bay (11/19) game at the start of the second half and threw for 244 yards and two touchdowns ... He threw for 303 yards two weeks later at San Diego (12/3) before completing 22-of-32 passes for 241 yards and two touchdowns against Cincinnati (12/17) ... In the season finale at Jacksonville (12/24), Testaverde threw for a season-high 325 yards, marking his 15th career 300-yard game.

1994 Season

1994 (14/13, 2/2 - Cleveland): In leading the Browns to an 11-5 record, Testaverde completed 207-of-377 passes for 2,575 yards, 16 touchdowns and 18 interceptions ... He completed 17-of-27 passes for 248 yards, two touchdowns and an interception against Arizona (9/18), then threw for three touchdowns at Indianapolis (9/25) to earn Football News AFC Offensive Player of the Week honors ... He completed a season-high 21 passes for 257 yards in 36 attempts against the N.Y. Jets (10/2) ... He missed the game against New England (11/6) and at Philadelphia (11/13) after suffering a concussion at Denver (10/30) ... He returned to action at Kansas City (11/20), then completed 15-of-28 passes for 199 yards, two scores and a pick against Houston (11/27) ... He completed a season-best 72.7% of his passes in the season finale against Seattle (12/24) as the offense scored a season-high five touchdowns ... In the Browns' wild card win against New England (1/1/95) in his first career postseason action, Testaverde completed 20-of-30 passes for 268 yards and a touchdown ... He threw for 144 yards, a score and two interceptions on 13-of-31 passing in the Browns divisional playoff loss at Pittsburgh (1/7/95).

1993 Season

1993 (10/6 - Cleveland): After signing with Cleveland as a free agent on March 31, Testaverde completed 130-of-230 passes for 1,797 yards, 14 touchdowns and nine interceptions ... He averaged one scoring pass every 16.4 attempts ... He led the Browns to 17 fourth quarter points on 10-of-22 passing for 159 yards, one touchdown and one interception in a 19-16 come-from-behind victory over the Raiders (9/19) ... He totaled three touchdown passes at Cincinnati (10/17) in his first start as a Brown ... He had completed nine-of-14 passes for 167 yards and two touchdowns against Pittsburgh (10/24) before separating his right shoulder in the fourth quarter ...  He missed four games over the next five weeks due to the shoulder injury, but returned to action against New Orleans (12/5) ... He threw for 319 yards the next week at Houston (12/12), then set an NFL record by completing 91.3% (21-of-23) of his passes at St. Louis (12/26) ... He completed his final 13 passes and won AFC Offensive Player of the Week honors. He closed the season by completing 15-of-30 passes for 249 yards at Pittsburgh (1/2/94).

1992 Season

1992 (14/14 - Tampa Bay): Testaverde finished his final season in Tampa Bay 206-of-358 for 2,554 yards, 14 touchdowns and 16 interceptions ... He completed 22-of-25 passes (88.0%) for 363 yards and two touchdowns against Green Bay (9/13) to earn NFC Offensive Player of the Week honors ... He then completed 23-of-47 passes for 286 yards and a score against Indianapolis (10/4) ... At San Francisco (12/19), he threw for 201 yards and a score on 16-of-31 passing ... He closed the season by completing 24-of-41 passes for 228 yards and a touchdown at Phoenix (12/27).

1991 Season

1991 (13/12 - Tampa Bay): Testaverde completed 166-of-326 passes for 1,994 yards, 15 interceptions and eight touchdowns while being the quarterback of record in the Bucs three victories ... He completed 19-of-30 passes for 278 yards and a touchdown at Green Bay (9/15) ... He missed the game at Detroit (9/29) with an injured toe and chipped a bone in his right thumb against Philadelphia (10/6) that forced him to miss the next two games ... His best performance of the season occurred against Minnesota (12/8) when he threw for 330 yards and two touchdowns on 23-of-41 passing. He missed the game at Chicago (12/14) with an ailing back ... He returned for the season finale against Indianapolis (12/22) to complete 15-of-31 passes for 168 yards and a touchdown.

1990 Season

1990 (14/13 - Tampa Bay): In his fourth professional season, Testaverde threw for 2,818 yards, 17 touchdowns and 18 interceptions on 203-of-365 passing and posted a 6-7 record as a starter ... His 7.72 yards-per-attempt led the NFL, and he recorded five passes of 50 yards-or-more ... He also ran for a career-high 280 yards on 38 carries ... He completed 49-of-80 passes for 707 yards, six touchdowns and two interceptions in leading the Bucs to a 3-1 record in the month of September to earn NFC Offensive Player of the Month honors ... Included in that opening month was a 16-of-21 (76.2%), three touchdown effort at Detroit (9/9) ... He threw for 351 yards - including an 89-yard touchdown pass - on 17-of-33 passing against Atlanta (12/2) ... Against Minnesota (12/16), he scored on a career-long 48-yard scramble.

1989 Season

1989 (14/14 - Tampa Bay): Testaverde threw for 3,133 yards, 20 touchdowns and 22 interceptions on 258-of-480 passing ... His 20 scoring passes tied Doug Williams' club record for touchdown passes in a season ... He earned NFC Offensive Player of the Week honors the opening week of the season after connecting on 22-of-27 passes (81.5%) for 205 yards and a touchdown at Green Bay (9/10) ... He repeated the honor four weeks later against Chicago (10/8) when he passed for 269 yards and a then career-high three touchdowns ... He engineered a late rally at Chicago (11/19) to give Tampa a 32-31 victory and the first season sweep of the Bears in Bucs history.

1988 Season

1988 (15/15 - Tampa Bay): Testaverde finished fifth in the NFC and ninth in the league with 3,240 passing yards while adding 13 touchdown passes and 35 interceptions on 222-of-466 passing ... His 469 passing yards at Indianapolis (10/16) fell 17 yards short of Williams' team record for single-game passing yards. His effort at the Colts included a team record 340 passing yards in the second half, including 226 yards on nine-of-15 passing in the fourth quarter. He recorded a three-touchdown game in the season finale against Detroit (12/18).

1987 Season

1987 (6/4 - Tampa Bay): After being the first player taken in the 1987 NFL Draft, Testaverde completed 71-of-165 passes for 1,081 yards, five touchdowns and six interceptions in six games to earn All-Rookie selection from the UPI, Pro Football Weekly, PFWA and Football Digest ... He was given his first NFL start at New Orleans (12/6) and responded with a then-NFL rookie record 369 passing yards on 22-of-47 passing against the league's top defensive unit at the time ... He went on to start the final four games of the season.

College

Testaverde finished his collegiate career as the University of Miami's career leader in passing yards (6,058) and career passing touchdowns (48) ... He also compiled seven career 300-yard passing games and four four-passing touchdown games ... He completed 414-of-628 passes for 5,795 yards, 47 touchdowns and 24 interceptions while posting a 21-1 regular season record as a two-year starter ... He complied a nation-high 165.8 passer rating as a senior while leading Miami to an 11-0 regular season record ... His final collegiate campaign earned him the 1986 Heisman Trophy, unanimous All-America selection and numerous other awards, including the Davey O'Brien Award, Maxwell Award, Walter Camp Player of the Year, Washington, DC, Touchdown Club College Athlete of the Year and Florida Amateur Athlete of the Year ... He finished fifth in the Heisman Trophy voting as a junior, his first year as a starter. He threw for a career-high 385 yards, including a school record 88-yard touchdown pass to Alonzo Highsmith, against East Carolina during his junior campaign ... He saw limited action in 1984 playing behind Bernie Kosar after redshirting in 1983 ... He also saw limited playing time as a true freshman behind Jim Kelly in 1982.