Jim Everett starred at Purdue University and then went on to a long and steady career in the NFL. He was drafted with the 3rd overall pick in the first round of the 1986 NFL Draft by the Houston Oilers. After he could not come to an agreement with the Oilers, they traded his rights to the Los Angeles Rams. He played eight seasons with the Rams, making it to one Pro Bowl, and then spent three seasons with the New Orleans Saints, before spending his final year in the league with the San Diego Chargers.
Here are some interesting facts about Jim Everett:
-Jim Everett’s career record as a starting quarterback was 64-89.
-Jim Everett lead the league in touchdown passes in 1988 and 1989 with 29 and 31, respectively.
-As a starting quarterback, Jim Everett had above .500 records in each of his first four seasons in the league and then below .500 records in his remaining eight seasons in the league.
-At the time of his retirement, Jim Everett was ranked in the top 20 all time in the NFL in the career categories of touchdown passes and passing yards.
-In 1991, Jim Everett lead the NFL in fumbles with 12. Interestingly, he only had one fumble recovery that year.