Jeff George was drafted with the first overall pick in the 1990 NFL Draft by the Indianapolis Colts. He had a controversial career where some saw him as a troubling influence on whatever team he was on at the time, though this was mainly during the early part of his career. He had an 11 year career that saw him spend time on the rosters of the Colts, Atlanta Falcons, Oakland Raiders, Minnesota Vikings, and the Washington Redskins.
Here are some interesting facts about Jeff George:
-In 1991 and 1997, Jeff George was the most sacked quarterback in the entire NFL.
-Jeff George was the league leader in passing yards in 1997 while playing with the Raiders.
-Jeff George attended Purdue University for one season before transferring to the University of Illinois. Before committing to Illinois, George had briefly considered going to the University of Miami.
-From a win-loss perspective, Jeff George’s best year was 1999 when he came in for the last ten games of the year taking over for Randall Cunningham. In that ten game stretch, the Minnesota Vikings went 8-2.
-Jeff George’s career record as a starting quarterback was 43-78.
-In 1994, his first season with the Falcons, Jeff George lead the NFL in fumbles with 12. He also lead the league in fumbles recovered that season with six.
-During his entire career, Jeff George rushed for two touchdowns. The first came in his rookie season and the second came in his third year in the league.