In his 8th season in the NFL, Vinny Testaverde (a former #1 draft pick) finally made his first postseason appearance, as the starting quarterback of the Cleveland Browns. Although he won the game, future postseason appearances were few and far between. It is shocking that a quarterback who played until he was 44-years old (21 NFL seasons) only started five playoff games. A major reason Testaverde rarely made the playoffs was his lackluster play in the regular season. Here are some stats…
In 214 career starts, Testaverde compiled a record of 90-123-1, and tossed 267 interceptions, the 4th most interceptions in NFL history. To put that into perspective, Testaverde averaged 1.3 interceptions per game, and threw more INTs than Aaron Rodgers and Tom Brady, combined! Like Kerry Collins, fans assume Testaverde was good because of the length of his career.