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The past couple of days, we looked at the players with the most receiving yards and rushing yards in their final 16 regular season games. Today, we get to the quarterbacks.

Only one non-active player threw for 4,000 yards in his final 16 games.

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Three other players threw for 3900+ yards. That doesn’t include Dan Fouts (3,805) or Dan Marino (3,869), but it does include quarterbacks from the great, the good, and the ugly category.

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  • Shattenjager August 2, 2014, 12:18 am

    Wow. I got the others immediately but the first one under 3900+ yards I would absolutely never have guessed. Even after the hints, I couldn’t get it. I think my brain just could not handle the idea of him being among the leaders in something (more or less) positive.

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    • Kibbles August 2, 2014, 12:37 am

      Over the first quarter of the 2006 season he was- I kid you not- earning legitimate MVP buzz. That was a weird quarter-season. Actually, after four games, the top 6 fantasy QBs were Peyton Manning, Donovan McNabb, Rex Grossman, Charlie Frye, David Carr, and Byron Leftwich. At the time, Grossman was a former 1st round pick playing in his 9th-12th career games. Charlie Frye was a 3rd rounder who had had an exciting end to his first season and was starting his second season strong. David Carr was playing his first season under Gary Kubiak and seemed to be turning into a competent QB now that he had quality coaching. Byron Leftwich had seen his YPA and passer rating climb for three consecutive seasons (reaching a very respectable 89.3 in his third year) before starting his fourth season hot. I’m sure there were plenty of people who might have been seriously wondering, heading into week 5 of 2006, if we were witnessing the changing of the guard at quarterback.

      Spoilers: we were not.

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  • Richie August 11, 2014, 3:27 pm

    I didn’t realize Rex Grossman was retired. Although, that had no bearing on my inability to guess that answer.

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  • Richie August 12, 2014, 1:39 pm

    Update!

    “Rex Grossman has signed with the Browns, according to his agent, Drew Rosenhaus.”
    https://twitter.com/ProFootballTalk/status/499185910567927809

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