Five Fun Facts About Quarterback Vinny Testaverde
Nov/02/10 11:43 PM Filed in: Vinny Testaverde
Vinny Testaverde had a long career in the National Football League and ended up playing for seven different teams. He suited up at quarterback for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Cleveland Browns, Baltimore Ravens, New York Jets (twice), New England Patriots, Dallas Cowboys, and Carolina Panthers. By the time he retired, he had accumulated quite a bit of mileage. An interesting career like that had to have included some unique situations.
Here is a look at five interesting facts about Vinny Testaverde.
#1 - The first touchdown throw of Vinny Testaverde's career came in the third quarter of a 44-34 loss to the New Orleans Saints and went for 37 yards to Mark Carrier. Then, 274 TD passes later he threw the last touchdown pass of his career in the fourth quarter of a 31-14 win over the San Francisco 49ers in 2007, while he was playing quarterback for the Carolina Panthers. That was a one yard touchdown pass to Jeff King.
#2 - In all of Vinny Testaverde's years in the league, when it comes to what team did he throw more TD passes for, it's a tie. He threw a total of 77 touchdown passes for both the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the New York Jets.
#3 - No player caught more touchdown passes from Vinny Testaverde than Michael Jackson. Jackson was Testaverde's teammate on the Browns and then on the Ravens after the team relocated to Baltimore. During that time he and Vinny teamed up for 29 plays resulting in touchdowns.
#4 - Similar to number two, in all of Vinny's years in the league, when it comes to what team did he throw the most touchdown passes against, it is once again a tie. He threw 23 TD passes against both the Indianapolis Colts and the New England Patriots.
#5 - Testaverde played for a number of teams over the course of his long career and along the way compiled 275 touchdown passes, a very impressive number. He started out with the Buccaneers whom he threw 77 touchdowns passes for. He then went to Cleveland where he threw 47 before the Browns moved to Baltimore and became the Ravens for whom Vinny threw another 51 touchdown throws. He then went to the Jets for the first of two stints for whom he threw a total of 77 TDs. He also threw 17 touchdown passes for Dallas, one for the Patriots, and then five for the Panthers before hanging it up for good.Click here to order Vinny Testaverde’s proCane Rookie Card.