viernes, 11 de septiembre de 2009

NFL QUARTERBACK UPDATE - Ingles

As the NFL season kicks off, quarterbacks will be in the spotlight…whether it’s start No. 1 or 270!

Rookie quarterbacks MARK SANCHEZ of the New York Jets and MATTHEW STAFFORD of the Detroit Lions will make their first NFL starts this Sunday.

Meanwhile, Minnesota Vikings veteran quarterback BRETT FAVRE will start at QB for the 270th consecutive game, believed to be tied for the longest starting streak in NFL history with JIM MARSHALL. (Marshall started 270 games in a row for Minnesota from 1961-79. He played 12 games with Cleveland in 1960, but official records of starters were not kept before 1961. However, the Browns’ internal records indicate that Marshall did not start the final 11 games of that season).

A by-the-numbers look at the 31 announced starting quarterbacks:
17 - 1st-Round Draft Picks
Ryan, Atl; Flacco, Bal; Cutler, Chi; Palmer, Cin; Stafford, Det; Rodgers, GB; P. Manning, Ind; Pennington, Mia; E. Manning, NYG; Sanchez, NYJ; Russell, Oak; McNabb, Phi; Roethlisberger, Pit; Rivers, SD; Leftwich, TB; Collins, Ten; Campbell, Was.

8 - 6th-Round Draft Picks or Later
Warner, Ari; Delhomme, Car; Romo, Dal; Brady, NE; Cassel, KC; Bulger, StL; Hill, SF; Hasselbeck, Sea.

4 - Undrafted
Warner, Ari; Delhomme, Car; Romo, Dal; Hill, SF.

5 - No. 1 Overall Picks
Palmer, Cin; Stafford, Det; P. Manning, Ind; E. Manning, NYG; Russell, Oak.

12 - Drafted No. 90 Overall or Later
Warner, Ari; Edwards, Buf; Delhomme, Car; Romo, Dal; Orton, Den; Schaub, Hou; Garrard, Jac; Cassel, KC; Brady, NE; Bulger, StL; Hill, SF; Hasselbeck, Sea.

19 - Younger than 30 years old
Ryan, Atl; Flacco, Bal; Edwards, Buf; Palmer, Cin; Cutler, Chi; Romo, Dal; Orton, Den; Stafford, Det; Rodgers, GB; Schaub, Hou; Cassel, KC; Sanchez, NYJ; E. Manning, NYG; Russell, Oak; Roethlisberger, Pit; Rivers, SD; Hill, SF; Leftwich, TB; Campbell, Was.

3 - Starting quarterbacks from Southern California, most of any school
Palmer, Cin; Cassel, KC; Sanchez, NYJ.

6 - Starting quarterbacks from California, most of any state
Edwards, Buf; Palmer, Cin; Rodgers, GB; Cassel, KC; Brady, NE; Sanchez, NYJ.

6 - Starting quarterbacks to have played at SEC schools, most of any conference
Cutler (Vanderbilt), Chi; Stafford (Georgia), Det; P. Manning (Tennessee), Ind; E. Manning (Mississippi), NYG; Russell (Louisiana State), Oak; Campbell (Auburn), Was.


Following is a listing of each team’s active quarterbacks on Kickoff Weekend:
(* Expected starter; ** 2009 NFL Draft choice; ~ Veteran new to team)

2009 NFL QUARTERBACKS


QUARTERBACK - COLLEGE - 2009 NFL EXP.

ARIZONA
Matt Leinart - Southern California - 4
Brian St. Pierre - Boston College - 7
Kurt Warner - Northern Iowa - 12*

ATLANTA
Chris Redman - Louisville - 7
Matt Ryan - Boston College - 2*
John Parker Wilson - Alabama - R

BALTIMORE
John Beck - Brigham Young - 3~
Joe Flacco - Delaware - 2*
Troy Smith - Ohio State - 3

BUFFALO
Trent Edwards - Stanford - 3*
Ryan Fitzpatrick - Harvard - 4~
Gibran Hamdan - Indiana - 3

CAROLINA
Jake Delhomme - Louisiana-Lafayette - 11*
Josh McCown - Sam Houston State - 8
Matt Moore - Oregon State - 3

CHICAGO
Jay Cutler - Vanderbilt - 4*~
Caleb Hanie - Colorado State - 2

CINCINNATI
J.T. O’Sullivan - California-Davis - 7~
Carson Palmer - Southern California - 7*
Jordan Palmer - Texas El-Paso - 2

CLEVELAND
Derek Anderson - Oregon State - 5
Brady Quinn - Notre Dame - 3
Brett Ratliff - Utah - 2~

DALLAS
Jon Kitna - Central Washington - 13~
Stephen McGee - Texas A&M - R**
Tony Romo - Eastern Illinois - 7*

DENVER
Tom Brandstater - Fresno State - R**
Kyle Orton - Purdue - 5*~
Chris Simms - Texas - 7~

DETROIT
Daunte Culpepper - Central Florida - 11
Matthew Stafford - Georgia - R* **
Drew Stanton - Michigan State - 3

GREEN BAY
Matt Flynn - Louisiana State - 2
Aaron Rodgers - California - 5*

HOUSTON
Rex Grossman - Florida - 7~
Dan Orlovsky - Connecticut - 5~
Matt Schaub - Virginia - 6*

INDIANAPOLIS
Peyton Manning - Tennessee - 12*
Curtis Painter - Purdue - R**
Jim Sorgi - Wisconsin - 6

JACKSONVILLE
David Garrard - East Carolina - 8*
Luke McCown - Louisiana Tech - 6~

KANSAS CITY
Matt Cassel - Southern California - 5*~
Brodie Croyle - Alabama - 4
Matt Gutierrez - Idaho State - 3~
Tyler Thigpen - Coastal Carolina - 3

MIAMI
Chad Henne - Michigan - 2
Chad Pennington - Marshall - 10*
Pat White - West Virginia - R**

MINNESOTA
Brett Favre - Southern Mississippi - 19*~
Tarvaris Jackson - Alabama State - 4
Sage Rosenfels - Iowa State - 9~

NEW ENGLAND
Tom Brady - Michigan - 10*
Brian Hoyer - Michigan State - R

NEW ORLEANS
Drew Brees - Purdue - 9*
Mark Brunell - Washington - 17

NEW YORK GIANTS
David Carr - Fresno State - 8
Eli Manning - Mississippi - 6*

NEW YORK JETS
Erik Ainge - Tennessee - 2
Kellen Clemens - Oregon - 4
Kevin O’Connell - San Diego State - 2~
Mark Sanchez - Southern California - R* **

OAKLAND
Charlie Frye - Akron - 5~
Bruce Gradkowski - Toledo - 4~
JaMarcus Russell - Louisiana State - 3*

PHILADELPHIA
Kevin Kolb - Houston - 3
Donovan McNabb - Syracuse - 11*

PITTSBURGH
Charlie Batch - Eastern Michigan - 12
Dennis Dixon - Oregon - 1
Ben Roethlisberger - Miami (OH) - 6*

ST. LOUIS
Kyle Boller - California - 7~
Marc Bulger - West Virginia - 9*
Keith Null - West Texas A&M - R**

SAN DIEGO
Philip Rivers - North Carolina State - 6*
Billy Volek - Fresno State - 10
Charlie Whitehurst - Clemson - 4

SAN FRANCISCO

Nate Davis - Ball State - R**
Shaun Hill - Maryland - 8*
Alex Smith - Utah - 5

SEATTLE
Matt Hasselbeck - Boston College - 11*
Mike Teel - Rutgers - R**
Seneca Wallace - Iowa State - 7

TAMPA BAY

Josh Freeman - Kansas State - R**
Josh Johnson - San Diego - 2
Byron Leftwich - Marshall - 7*~

TENNESSEE
Kerry Collins - Penn State - 15*
Patrick Ramsey - Tulane - 8~
Vince Young - Texas - 4

WASHINGTON
Jason Campbell - Auburn - 5*
Todd Collins - Michigan - 15

* Expected starter; ** 2009 NFL Draft choice; ~ Veteran new to team.