Jacksonville Jaguars Quarterbacks – 22 Interesting Facts!


The Jacksonville Jaguars came into the league in 1995 and were almost immediately successful, becoming one of the better teams in the late 1990s. Over the years, they’ve had some interesting play from the quarterback position, sometimes good and sometimes bad. Here is a look at 22 interesting facts about the quarterbacks of the Jacksonville Jaguars.

-Through the 2009 NFL season, Mark Brunell is in fourth place on the Jacksonville Jaguars all time rushing yards list with 2,219. This places him behind Fred Taylor, Maurice Jones-Drew, and James Stewart. It puts him just ahead of Stacey Mack and fellow Jags quarterback David Garrard.

-No Jaguars quarterback has thrown for more yards in a season than Mark Brunell who passed for 4,367 yards in 1996.

-Steve Beuerlein played 14 seasons in the NFL for six different teams. In his one season with the Jaguars in 1995 he put up the worst win-loss record of his career as a starter by going 1-5.

-In David Garrard’s rookie year he finished the season with two rushing touchdowns and just one touchdown pass. Both rushing touchdowns came in a 23-14 loss to the Tennessee Titans in October of 2002. Interestingly, his only passing touchdown of the season also came against the Titans but happened later in the year.

-With 25,698 passing yards, no one has thrown for more total yards for the team than the team’s original starting quarterback Mark Brunell.

-The longest run from scrimmage ever by a Jacksonville quarterback went for 41 yards and was done by David Garrard.

-Longtime Jaguars quarterback Mark Brunell was drafted by the Green Bay Packers in the 5th round of the 1993 NFL Draft. After sitting on the bench for two seasons in Green Bay, he was traded to the Jags for two draft picks, a 3rd rounder and a 5th rounder.

-The most passing touchdowns ever thrown in a season by a Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback is 20, this was done twice by Mark Brunell, once in 1998 and then again in 2000.

-The wide receiver who Jaguars quarterback Byron Leftwich threw the most touchdown passes to was Jimmy Smith. His 13 touchdown receptions from Leftwich are nearly double the second place player on the list, Ernest Wilford with seven.

-Mark Brunell sits at the top of the list of total passing touchdowns for the Jaguars with 144.

-In 2008, David Garrard led the NFL with 288 yards lost by being sacked.

-The 20 interceptions thrown by Mark Brunell in 1996 were the most ever in one season by a Jacksonville quarterback.

-The first touchdown pass ever thrown in the NFL by Byron Leftwich came in 2003 during week 2 and was thrown in the fourth quarter to George Wrightster.

-Mark Brunell was sacked 333 times during his time as quarterback of the Jaguars, no one was ever sacked more often than that.

-In 1996, Mark Brunell led the NFL with 4,367 passing yards, 272.9 passing yards per game, and 7.8 passing yards per attempt.

-In 2001, Mark Brunell was sacked 57 times. No Jags quarterback has ever been sacked more in one year.

-Mark Brunell threw more touchdowns against the Cincinnati Bengals during his career than any other team.

-Mark Brunell threw 86 interceptions during his time with the Jaguars, by far more than any other quarterback who has played for the team.

-Mark Brunell was the most sacked quarterback in the NFL twice, first in 1996 with 50 and then again in 2001 when he was sacked 57 times.

-The most rushing yards ever gained in one season by a Jaguars quarterback is 396. Mark Brunell did this in 1995, the team’s first year in the league.

-The player who caught the most touchdown passes from longtime Jaguars quarterback Mark Brunell during his career was Jimmy Smith with 44.

-The first touchdown pass David Garrard ever threw in the NFL came in the fourth quarter of a 28-10 loss to the Tennessee Titans in 2002, his rookie year. The pass went for four yards and was thrown to Jimmy Smith.

For an in depth look, check out:
Through the Years: The Quarterbacks of the Jacksonville Jaguars

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