Not really an answer, more like a correction. Krissy Knowitall recently sent a comment to us stating that we had a Tampa Bay Buccaneers fact wrong. We had originally included that two former Bucs starting quarterbacks had gone on to win Super Bowls with other teams (Doug Williams and Trent Dilfer), somehow we inadvertently left out Hall of Famer Steve Young. Thanks Krissy, the injustice has been corrected now in the Tampa Bay Buccaneers page!
While we’re at it, here are a couple of other interesting facts about Steve Young:
-Through 15 seasons in the NFL, Steve Young only started all 16 games of the season three times (1992, 1993, and 1994).
-In 1985 and 1986 as a part time starter with the Buccaneers, Steve Young had below .500 records of 1-4 and 2-12 respectively. In his thirteen seasons with the 49ers he only had one season with a below .500 record as the starting quarterback. This came in 1990 when he started one game for the team and they lost it.
-Even though Steve Young spent the first six seasons of his NFL career as a backup, he never went a full season in the NFL without having at least one rushing touchdown.
-In 1991, the longest touchdown pass thrown by any quarterback in the NFL was thrown by San Francisco’s Steve Young and covered 97 yards.
-Even though Steve Young played at the quarterback position, here are a few notable names that he ranks ahead of in the category of career rushing yards (through the 2007 season): Alan Ameche, “Fast” Willie Parker, Dalton Hilliard, Mike Anderson, Edgar Bennett, Leroy Hoard, Rocky Bleier, Bam Morris, Jim Kiick, Reggie Cobb, Paul Hornung, Fran Tarkenton, Frank Gifford, Reuben Droughns, Tony Nathan, Julius Jones, Rueben Mayes, and Lamont Jordan.