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Tim Tebow's prayers are answered: He's #1

Tim Tebow's prayers are answered: He's #1

With the Jets releasing Tim Tebow, it appears that his NFL career may be over. If that’s the case, it’s time to reflect on a great career that never ceased to captivate the nation. While there are many ways to grade a quarterback, probably the best and simplest measure would be “production in last home start.” After all, the NFL is a ‘what have you done for me lately’ league.

The table below lists the final home start for over 400 retired (or close to retired) quarterbacks (the default is to show just 25 quarterbacks, but the table is fully sortable and searchable, and you can change the number of players displayed by using the drop-down box on the left). For each quarterback, I have provided a link to the boxscore from that game, the result of the game, and the quarterback’s passing and rushing statistics. If Tebow is in fact retired, he will have finished with the highest Adjusted Yards per Attempt (minimum 10 attempts) of any player in his last home start:

QBTmOppDateboxscoreW/LScoreCmpAttPydTDINTAY/ARshYdRshTD
Tim TebowDENPIT01/08/2012BoxscoreW29-2310213162017501
Kurt WarnerARIGNB01/10/2010BoxscoreW51-4529333795014.500
Sid LuckmanCHINYG12/21/1941BoxscoreW37-99121600013.3-120
Don MeredithDALPIT12/08/1968BoxscoreW28-712242483012.8200
Rudy BukichCHIMIN12/18/1966BoxscoreW41-283111201012.7121
Brian SipeCLEPIT12/18/1983BoxscoreW30-1714221994012.7-20
Terry HanrattyPITDEN11/18/1973BoxscoreL13-2310192171012.500
Gary HuffTAMSTL12/18/1977BoxscoreW17-77121711112.210
Jim PlunkettRAIIND12/21/1986BoxscoreL24-3010151411010.700
Jason GarrettDALGNB11/14/1999BoxscoreW27-1313231992010.400
Steve RamseyDENNYG11/21/1976BoxscoreW14-138141042010.300
Sonny JurgensenWASCHI12/15/1974BoxscoreW42-014222051010.200
Joe MontanaKANHOU12/18/1994BoxscoreW31-916272352010.200
Doug FlutieSDGKAN01/02/2005BoxscoreW24-1713221991010251
Billy KilmerWASSFO10/29/1978BoxscoreW38-201223185209.800
Dick JamiesonNYTBUF09/11/1960BoxscoreW27-3918152109.600
Dennis ShawBUFDET12/10/1972BoxscoreT21-211832239309.390
Jon KitnaDALWAS12/19/2010BoxscoreW33-302537305209.3110
Roman GabrielPHISEA12/12/1976BoxscoreW27-101013121009.300
Ray LucasMIASDG11/24/2002BoxscoreW30-31423194109.3310
Mark BrunellWASDAL11/05/2006BoxscoreW22-191423192109.240
Earl MorrallMIANWE12/01/1975BoxscoreW20-71417135109.100
Mark MaloneSDGKAN12/18/1988BoxscoreW24-1361091009.1171
Tony AdamsMINGNB10/04/1987BoxscoreL16-231423234119.1190
Joe NamathRAMSFO10/02/1977BoxscoreW34-1471412600970
Norm Van BrocklinPHIGNB12/26/1960BoxscoreW17-1392020411930
T.J. YatesHOUCIN01/07/2012BoxscoreW31-101120159109-20
Andre WareDETPHO09/26/1993BoxscoreW26-201124194108.980
Bernie KosarCLEDEN11/07/1993BoxscoreL14-291630226208.960
Paul McDonaldCLECIN12/02/1984BoxscoreL17-201824191108.800
Kordell StewartCHIARI11/30/2003BoxscoreW28-32237284208.8261
Len DawsonKANSDG12/07/1975BoxscoreL20-281420154108.700
Boomer EsiasonCINBAL12/21/1997BoxscoreW16-142134254208.6-20
Zeke BratkowskiGNBNYG09/19/1971BoxscoreL40-4261066108.600
Jim McMahonMINKAN12/26/1993BoxscoreW30-101725219218.650
Todd CollinsWASDAL12/30/2007BoxscoreW27-62231244108.5-20
Tom YewcicBOSNYT11/30/1962BoxscoreW24-17620195118.5902
Jimmy ClausenCARARI12/19/2010BoxscoreW19-121319141108.5140
Doug JohnsonATLTEN11/23/2003BoxscoreL31-381932276218.530
Steve PisarkiewiczSTLNYG12/09/1979BoxscoreW29-201524183108.5-30
Bob GrieseMIABAL10/05/1980BoxscoreL17-302137272208.400
Neil O'DonnellTENTAM12/28/2003BoxscoreW33-131827232218.4-10
Larry RakestrawCHIDET10/13/1968BoxscoreL10-28618131108.4140
Steve PelluerKANDEN11/12/1989BoxscoreL13-161727205108.3430
T.J. RubleyRAMCHI01/02/1994BoxscoreW20-61828213108.340
Pete BeathardSTLSFO10/24/1971BoxscoreL14-261125212218.300
Chris RedmanATLNOR12/13/2009BoxscoreL23-262334303118.200
Wade WilsonOAKKAN12/26/1998BoxscoreL24-311318127108.220
Max ChoboianDENMIA12/04/1966BoxscoreW17-71425273128.1401
Steve MyerSEATAM10/16/1977BoxscoreW30-232030252428.1-40
Ed LutherSDGKAN12/16/1984BoxscoreL21-42244433310820
Charlie FryeOAKBAL01/03/2010BoxscoreL13-21182518010820
Kay StephensonBUFMIA11/10/1968BoxscoreL17-21713129118120
Quincy CarterNYJBAL11/14/2004BoxscoreL17-201322175008220
Bill MunsonDETCHI10/12/1975BoxscoreW27-71930178307.900
Gary HogeboomPHOWAS12/03/1989BoxscoreL10-29811131017.8-20
Vince YoungPHINWE11/27/2011BoxscoreL20-382648400117.8400
Mike TomczakPITTEN01/02/2000BoxscoreL36-472139309217.8-10
Craig EricksonMIASEA10/06/1996BoxscoreL15-221628243117.850
Gary KubiakDENSEA11/20/1983BoxscoreW38-271018165117.8131
Brooks BollingerNYJBUF01/01/2006BoxscoreW30-261120153007.7120
Jeff GeorgeWASPHI11/26/2000BoxscoreL20-232543288207.680
Tim RattayTAMSEA12/31/2006BoxscoreL7-231627185107.640
Daunte CulpepperDETCHI01/03/2010BoxscoreL23-372334262217.690
Josh JohnsonTAMCAR12/04/2011BoxscoreL19-381627229117.6450
Mark RypienSTLMIA12/24/1995BoxscoreL22-412742320217.510
Charlie BatchPITSTL12/24/2011BoxscoreW27-01522208017.400
Gus FrerotteMINCHI11/30/2008BoxscoreW34-141625210117.411
Paul JustinCINTAM12/27/1998BoxscoreL0-3541074007.400
Mike McMahonPHIWAS01/01/2006BoxscoreL20-311631234217.430
Dave WilsonNORMIA12/07/1986BoxscoreL27-311934276117.400
Dennis DixonPITATL09/12/2010BoxscoreW15-91826236017.340
Stan HumphriesSDGIND10/26/1997BoxscoreW35-192134229107.3-40
Sage RosenfelsHOUJAX12/01/2008BoxscoreW30-171424200117.320
Luke McCownJAXTEN09/11/2011BoxscoreW16-141724175007.3100
Dave KriegCHISDG12/14/1996BoxscoreW27-142438217307.310
Jim CrocicchiaNYGSFO10/05/1987BoxscoreL21-4161589107.350
Steve YoungSFONOR09/19/1999BoxscoreW28-212335258217.2130
Joe DufekBUFIND12/02/1984BoxscoreW21-151122164217.2-70
Alan RisherGNBPHI10/18/1987BoxscoreW16-101523236127.290
Steve MatthewsJAXNYG09/07/1997BoxscoreW40-132335252007.2100
Shane MatthewsWASIND10/27/2002BoxscoreW26-211735210207.1100
Tony BanksHOUATL11/30/2003BoxscoreW17-13814100007.100
Jay SchroederARICIN12/18/1994BoxscoreW28-71220122107.1100
Jay FiedlerMIAARI11/07/2004BoxscoreL23-241221129107.160
Steve SpurrierTAMNWE12/12/1976BoxscoreL14-311217145117.1130
Terry BradshawPITSDG01/09/1983BoxscoreL28-312839325227.1121
Ty DetmerDETDAL01/06/2002BoxscoreW15-102440242207.140
Jeff GarciaTAMOAK12/28/2008BoxscoreL24-311733257117100
Joe TheismannWASNYG11/18/1985BoxscoreW23-217105010790
Danny WhiteDALMIN11/26/1987BoxscoreL38-442541341437-11
Cade McNownCHIMIN10/15/2000BoxscoreL16-281933210107270
Billy VolekTENDET01/02/2005BoxscoreW24-19162817510700
Tommy KramerMINGNB10/15/1989BoxscoreW26-14142417221700
Jamie MartinSTLSFO12/24/2005BoxscoreL20-243341354126.9110
Mike HohenseeCHIMIN10/11/1987BoxscoreW27-71630186106.9450
Cleo LemonMIACIN12/30/2007BoxscoreL25-381421123106.870
Rex GrossmanWASMIN12/24/2011BoxscoreL26-332641284216.800
Bubby BristerDENSDG11/08/1998BoxscoreW27-102033229216.8-20
Kelly HolcombMINPHI10/28/2007BoxscoreL16-2371688106.800
Gary DanielsonCLENYJ09/11/1988BoxscoreL3-231323154006.750
Jim KellyBUFJAX12/28/1996BoxscoreL27-302132239116.7180
John McCormickDENHOU10/02/1966BoxscoreW40-381331212216.730
Matt LeinartARIPIT09/30/2007BoxscoreW21-1471493006.690
Tarvaris JacksonSEASFO12/24/2011BoxscoreL17-191528163106.530
Kellen ClemensSTLSFO01/01/2012BoxscoreL27-341431226116.5181
Dan OrlovskyINDHOU12/22/2011BoxscoreW19-162341244106.420
Damon HuardKANDEN09/28/2008BoxscoreW33-192128160106.4-10
Ken KarcherDENRAI10/12/1987BoxscoreW30-14923127106.4-20
Kyle OrtonKANOAK12/24/2011BoxscoreL13-162136300126.420
Randall CunninghamBALJAX10/28/2001BoxscoreW18-172331222116.4-30
Mark HerrmannINDCLE09/06/1992BoxscoreW14-31524177116.3-20
Brodie CroyleKANTEN10/19/2008BoxscoreL10-3491063006.300
Tom ShermanBOSCIN12/01/1968BoxscoreW33-141225142316.3100
Steve DeBergMIAPIT12/13/1993BoxscoreL20-212744344126.200
Oliver LuckHOUSDG11/24/1985BoxscoreW37-352442286116.2300
Mike TaliaferroBOSBAL10/04/1970BoxscoreL6-141738236006.200
Jim HarbaughSDGOAK10/29/2000BoxscoreL13-152535222216.210
John WitkowskiDETCHI12/16/1984BoxscoreL13-3031062006.2130
Todd BoumanNORDET12/24/2005BoxscoreL12-132138233006.160
Rick ArringtonPHIDEN10/31/1971BoxscoreW17-16717129116.120
Todd BlackledgePITDEN10/23/1988BoxscoreW39-21917129116.171
Ryan LeafDALDEN11/22/2001BoxscoreL24-26163219300600
Babe ParilliBOSKAN11/12/1967BoxscoreL10-331433224116200
David GarrardJAXWAS12/26/2010BoxscoreL17-202238299126391
Danny WuerffelWASNYG12/08/2002BoxscoreL21-271319159016350
Shaun HillDETMIN01/02/2011BoxscoreW20-132839258116110
Trent GreenSTLBUF09/28/2008BoxscoreL14-31173223601600
Todd MarinovichRAIDAL10/25/1992BoxscoreL13-2882311710640
Elvis GrbacBALMIN01/07/2002BoxscoreW19-31027160005.900
Mike LivingstonKANNYG10/21/1979BoxscoreL17-212238294125.950
Kent NixHOUCIN12/17/1972BoxscoreL17-611322134215.940
Joe FergusonTAMPIT12/24/1989BoxscoreL22-312141244215.800
Rob JohnsonBUFIND11/04/2001BoxscoreL14-301733172105.860
Lynn DickeyGNBTAM12/01/1985BoxscoreW21-02236299025.8-11
Don MajkowskiDETSEA11/17/1996BoxscoreW17-161823157115.780
Scott MitchellCINJAX12/17/2000BoxscoreW17-141022171015.7121
David NorrieNYJDAL10/04/1987BoxscoreL24-381833213115.750
Jim MillerCHIPHI11/03/2002BoxscoreL13-191936205005.700
Bruce GradkowskiOAKMIA11/28/2010BoxscoreL17-331732252125.700
John ElwayDENNYJ01/17/1999BoxscoreW23-101334173105.7130
Rusty HilgerDETGNB12/04/1988BoxscoreW30-141125141005.6-20
Tom OwenSFONYG12/21/1975BoxscoreL23-261430194115.610
Tony GrazianiATLBAL10/03/1999BoxscoreL13-1991373005.600
Jeff RutledgeNYGNWE11/08/1987BoxscoreW17-102133233225.530
Jeff CarlsonNWEMIA12/27/1992BoxscoreL13-16821116005.5110
Joe PisarcikPHINWE12/09/1984BoxscoreW27-171629205015.5202
Drew BledsoeDALNYG10/23/2006BoxscoreL22-36712111015.511
Patrick RamseyWASCHI09/11/2005BoxscoreW9-7611105015.510
Bobby ScottNORRAM10/30/1977BoxscoreW27-2681897005.4-10
Curtis PainterINDCAR11/27/2011BoxscoreL19-271529226125.400
A.J. FeeleySTLNOR10/30/2011BoxscoreW31-212037175105.350
Mike PhippsCHITAM10/06/1980BoxscoreW23-01021110005.2112
Neil LomaxPHOGNB12/18/1988BoxscoreL17-261533172005.200
Chad HutchinsonCHIGNB01/02/2005BoxscoreL14-312029196015.200
Archie ManningMINGNB12/16/1984BoxscoreL14-381825175015.2-20
Tom TupaPHONYG11/10/1991BoxscoreL14-211525175015.250
Scott ZolakNWESFO12/20/1998BoxscoreW24-211430205225.230
Anthony WrightBALCIN11/06/2005BoxscoreL9-211930153005.1360
Jeff BlakeARISTL11/23/2003BoxscoreL27-301528192225.1310
David WhitehurstGNBCHI11/15/1981BoxscoreW21-171131140315-20
Ken StablerNORRAM12/18/1983BoxscoreL24-268149511500
Guido MerkensPHICHI10/04/1987BoxscoreL3-3571470005-80
Hunter EnisDTXHOU12/04/1960BoxscoreW24-081574004.9182
Jake PlummerDENSDG11/19/2006BoxscoreL27-351328183014.980
Jerry RhomeHOUCIN12/13/1970BoxscoreL20-302754315224.930
Tyler ThigpenMIACHI11/18/2010BoxscoreL0-161729187014.9270
Dan McGwireSEARAI12/18/1994BoxscoreL16-171434166004.9-60
John BeckWASSFO11/06/2011BoxscoreL11-193047254114.990
Eric HippleDETMIN11/09/1986BoxscoreL10-242237205114.900
Colt McCoyCLEBAL12/04/2011BoxscoreL10-241735192114.8120
Terry NofsingerSTLCLE12/17/1966BoxscoreL10-38917126014.811
Dan MarinoMIANYJ12/27/1999BoxscoreL31-382952322334.800
Stan GelbaughSEASDG12/27/1992BoxscoreL14-311732222124.880
Josh McCownOAKIND12/16/2007BoxscoreL14-21132494104.8160
Babe LaufenbergSDGNOR10/09/1988BoxscoreL17-23720120114.8350
Johnny UnitasSDGCIN09/30/1973BoxscoreL13-201531215124.700
Trent EdwardsBUFMIA09/12/2010BoxscoreL10-151834139104.7120
Turk SchonertATLNOR12/14/1986BoxscoreL9-142436238124.7-50
Craig WhelihanSDGOAK12/20/1998BoxscoreL10-171939251124.600
Dave M. BrownARINYG11/26/2000BoxscoreL7-311836192114.600
Eric ZeierBALTEN10/11/1998BoxscoreL8-122544249014.600
Bobby HoyingPHIDET11/08/1998BoxscoreW10-9152197004.6-40
Marc BulgerSTLARI11/22/2009BoxscoreL13-211937215014.630
Tim HasselbeckWASPHI12/27/2003BoxscoreL7-312132192014.6170
Vinny TestaverdeCARSFO12/02/2007BoxscoreW31-141726169224.6-20
Kyle MackeyMIAKAN10/11/1987BoxscoreW42-01428127004.5380
Chris MillerDENOAK11/22/1999BoxscoreW27-211227122004.5200
Bucky RichardsonHOUNYJ12/24/1994BoxscoreW24-101729220024.5461
Chris WeinkeCARPIT12/17/2006BoxscoreL3-371828170014.500
Bernie MastersonCHIWAS12/12/1937BoxscoreL21-28418130224.4-90
Jake DelhommeCLECAR11/28/2010BoxscoreW24-232435245024.420
Todd PhilcoxCLENOR12/05/1993BoxscoreW17-1371591114.400
Butch SonginNYTBOS10/06/1962BoxscoreL14-4361357004.450
Craig KrenzelCHIIND11/21/2004BoxscoreL10-411424175124.450
Steve BeuerleinDENPIT10/12/2003BoxscoreW17-141728172224.450
Joe GilliamPITCLE10/20/1974BoxscoreW20-1651878004.340
Brad JohnsonDALTAM10/26/2008BoxscoreW13-91933122104.3-10
Steve StenstromSFOGNB11/29/1999BoxscoreL3-201935195014.300
Cody CarlsonHOUPIT11/06/1994BoxscoreL9-122248205004.3-20
Greg CookCINBOS11/16/1969BoxscoreL14-251323213134.3330
Marlin BriscoeDENKAN12/14/1968BoxscoreL7-301031202124.3350
Jim EverettNORSTL12/01/1996BoxscoreL10-2681668004.300
Buddy HumphreyHOUBOS12/11/1966BoxscoreL14-381120109114.200
Fran TarkentonMINPHI12/03/1978BoxscoreW28-273056289434.2-40
Bart StarrGNBNOR11/28/1971BoxscoreL21-29817116014.2100
Doug NussmeierNORATL12/08/1996BoxscoreL15-312135171114.200
Glenn FoleyNYJBAL09/13/1998BoxscoreL10-242232247134.1-60
J.T. O'SullivanSFOSEA10/26/2008BoxscoreL13-341321131014.100
Blair KielGNBDAL10/06/1991BoxscoreL17-201835212124.1170
Bob BerryMINATL12/07/1974BoxscoreW23-10142211411400
Jeff KempPHIWAS12/22/1991BoxscoreW24-221940166214150
Steve BartkowskiRAMDET10/19/1986BoxscoreW14-1061248004-20
Hugh MillenDENNOR12/24/1994BoxscoreL28-30254429013480
Doug WilliamsWASDAL11/05/1989BoxscoreL3-13285229602400
Alex Van PeltBUFNWE12/16/2001BoxscoreL9-12224421901460
Danny KanellDENNWE11/03/2003BoxscoreL26-301635163113.900
Jeff HostetlerWASPHI12/21/1997BoxscoreW35-321623160123.900
Vince FerragamoBUFCIN11/03/1985BoxscoreL17-23723134013.900
Gary WoodNYGDAL12/18/1966BoxscoreL7-171428198023.9200
Mike BuschNYGWAS10/11/1987BoxscoreL12-381441183113.900
Kent GrahamPITCLE10/22/2000BoxscoreW22-031246003.800
Jesse FreitasSDGDEN12/15/1974BoxscoreW17-01629201023.8-10
Jeb BlountTAMNYG11/13/1977BoxscoreL0-101326234033.8170
Milt PlumDETPIT12/03/1967BoxscoreL14-241634199123.8160
Marc WilsonNWEIND11/11/1990BoxscoreL10-1382387003.800
Frank ReichDETATL12/20/1998BoxscoreL17-241526148223.820
John FrieszSEANYJ08/31/1997BoxscoreL3-41102179003.800
Bill KenneyKANDET10/23/1988BoxscoreL6-71729154013.800
Ron C. SmithPITDAL11/20/1966BoxscoreL7-201122152123.700
Vince EvansOAKKAN12/03/1995BoxscoreL23-292337227023.710
Brian St. PierreCARBAL11/21/2010BoxscoreL13-371328173123.700
Brent PeaseHOUNWE10/18/1987BoxscoreL7-212149250123.750
David ArcherATLCHI11/16/1986BoxscoreL10-1351244003.7180
Tony EasonNYJBUF12/23/1989BoxscoreL0-371222125013.600
Phil SimmsNYGMIN01/09/1994BoxscoreW17-10172694003.6140
Koy DetmerPHICIN01/02/2005BoxscoreL10-381731202023.600
Tim CouchCLEBAL12/21/2003BoxscoreL0-351733163013.600
Steve GroganNWEBUF10/28/1990BoxscoreL10-271531180123.500
Roger StaubachDALRAM12/30/1979BoxscoreL19-211228124113.530
Jacky LeeHOUKAN09/09/1967BoxscoreL20-251625158123.500
Jim HartSTLDAL09/11/1983BoxscoreL17-342239295143.5-10
Keith NullSTLSFO01/03/2010BoxscoreL6-2871757003.460
Troy SmithSFOTAM11/21/2010BoxscoreL0-211631148013.3450
Dan FoutsSDGIND12/20/1987BoxscoreL7-202237257033.311
Sean SalisburyMINSFO12/26/1994BoxscoreW21-141634156013.320
Carlos BrownGNBCHI11/28/1976BoxscoreL10-16517125123.2220
Seneca WallaceCLEPIT01/01/2012BoxscoreL9-131641177013.2440
Kerry CollinsINDPIT09/25/2011BoxscoreL20-23132993003.200
Wayne ClarkSDGNOR11/18/1973BoxscoreW17-14820109013.250
Matt CavanaughPHIDAL10/19/1986BoxscoreL14-1731032003.200
Steve McNairBALCIN11/11/2007BoxscoreL7-211726128013.260
Galen HallNYJBUF12/14/1963BoxscoreL10-191133175123.270
Norris WeeseDENSDG10/07/1979BoxscoreW7-061135003.2541
Bruce MathisonSEACIN10/11/1987BoxscoreL10-17153216712330
Jim ZornTAMMIN10/18/1987BoxscoreW20-10203619902340
Rick MirerOAKGNB12/22/2003BoxscoreL7-41122311401300
Ron Vander KelenMINCHI10/01/1967BoxscoreL7-1741133003-80
Don HeinrichOAKNYT09/09/1962BoxscoreL17-28102915612340
Charley JohnsonDENCLE10/19/1975BoxscoreW16-15922110013130
J.P. LosmanBUFMIA12/07/2008BoxscoreL3-161327123012.9530
Dennis ClaridgeATLSFO10/16/1966BoxscoreL7-44101588012.900
June JonesATLNOR11/25/1979BoxscoreL6-371842165012.920
Todd HonsDETSEA10/18/1987BoxscoreL14-371427127222.900
Shaun KingARINYJ11/28/2004BoxscoreL3-131426119012.880
Mike RaeTAMGNB12/03/1978BoxscoreL7-171431178022.8290
Joey HarringtonATLIND11/22/2007BoxscoreL13-311430155122.830
Aaron BrooksOAKSTL12/17/2006BoxscoreL0-20111998012.8100
Pat SullivanATLRAM12/01/1974BoxscoreL7-30714109122.800
JaMarcus RussellOAKKAN11/15/2009BoxscoreL10-1682364002.800
Scott CampbellATLPHO12/09/1990BoxscoreL13-241330198132.8310
Mike PagelCLEBUF11/04/1990BoxscoreL0-421638195022.8-10
Bobby HebertATLSTL12/15/1996BoxscoreL27-342849363262.7250
Dan PastoriniRAMWAS12/20/1981BoxscoreL7-30821102012.700
Cody PickettSFONYG11/06/2005BoxscoreL6-241221102012.7150
Sam WycheCINHOU10/04/1970BoxscoreL13-2041174012.6100
Will FurrerHOUCLE09/17/1995BoxscoreL7-142241268142.6160
Steve DilsATLRAM10/09/1988BoxscoreL0-33821100012.600
Billy Joe TolliverNORSTL12/12/1999BoxscoreL14-301228188132.660
Chris ChandlerCHISTL11/16/2003BoxscoreL21-231632153122.620
Frank RyanCLERAM09/29/1968BoxscoreL6-24313103122.5210
Clint StoernerDALARI10/28/2001BoxscoreW17-391993012.5231
Doug PedersonCLETEN12/17/2000BoxscoreL0-24133075002.5150
Scott HunterATLMIN10/30/1977BoxscoreL7-1471869112.4140
David KlinglerCINMIA10/02/1994BoxscoreL7-231630188132.4160
Lamar McHanSFOGNB12/14/1963BoxscoreL17-2141229002.430
Derek AndersonARISTL12/05/2010BoxscoreL6-1972093012.400
Rusty LischCHIGNB12/09/1984BoxscoreL14-20102399012.3230
Billy WadeCHIMIN12/13/1964BoxscoreL14-411124146022.310
Gale GilbertSDGDAL10/15/1995BoxscoreL9-232032206032.290
Akili SmithCINTAM09/29/2002BoxscoreL7-351233117012.250
Al DorowBUFNYT09/22/1962BoxscoreL6-1761169012.2-20
Drew StantonDETGNB12/12/2010BoxscoreW7-31022117122.1440
Matt MooreMIANYJ01/01/2012BoxscoreW19-172232135122-10
Frank SeurerKANGNB11/22/1987BoxscoreL3-231332107011.9210
Rodney PeeteCARJAX09/07/2003BoxscoreW24-2341019001.900
Ed BrownPITSTL11/29/1964BoxscoreL20-211023178031.9150
Kurt KittnerATLPHI11/02/2003BoxscoreL16-23111878011.870
Bert JonesRAMKAN11/28/1982BoxscoreW20-1461267011.8300
Neil GraffNWEMIA09/28/1975BoxscoreL14-22817126231.800
Daryle LamonicaOAKMIA09/23/1973BoxscoreW12-771063011.8-30
Randy WrightGNBMIN12/11/1988BoxscoreW18-61120124021.700
Mike MoroskiATLPHI12/16/1984BoxscoreW26-1041062011.730
Tom RamseyNWEIND10/02/1988BoxscoreW21-1781977011.710
Andrew WalterOAKCAR11/09/2008BoxscoreL6-171432143021.7190
Y.A. TittleNYGCLE12/12/1964BoxscoreL20-52101593121.530
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{ 16 comments }
  • Shattenjager May 1, 2013, 2:18 am

    So, the worst final start by a good quarterback was John Hadl or (if you don’t accept Hadl as a good quarterback) Bobby Layne. And either is VERY bad.

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  • Bob May 1, 2013, 2:56 am

    It isn’t the worst final start by a good quarterback, but Dan Marino’s final game might have been the most lopsided:

    http://www.pro-football-reference.com/boxscores/200001150jax.htm

    In video form: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DIbxZzWGEAE

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    • Richie May 2, 2013, 1:42 pm

      Yeah, I was thinking this game might end up on the list, but forgot for a minute that it was a road game.

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  • Tim Truemper May 1, 2013, 8:58 am

    Vince Young’s last start for a home game- with Philly. 400 yards passing, 40 yards rushing. One TD and one int. 7.8 AY/A and yet he is out of the league. Yeah, they lost to NE 38-20, but….

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  • Neil May 1, 2013, 10:08 am

    Apparently the May 1 date (instead of April 1) is throwing some people off as to the intentional comedy value of Tebow topping Chase’s list.

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    • Chase Stuart May 1, 2013, 10:42 am

      May 1 >>> April 1

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    • JeremyDe May 1, 2013, 2:09 pm

      His article is meta-sarcasm?

      Not familiar with a ‘Kent Starling’. Had a nest of them in our yard when I was kid. Tended to fly into our sliding glass door a lot.

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  • Kent May 1, 2013, 5:22 pm

    This is the typical of the vapid pro-Tebow argument, so I assumed it was serious. I have walked through screen doors before, but successfully avoid the sliding glass.

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    • Chase Stuart May 2, 2013, 9:11 am

      It’s all good, Kent. Thanks for stopping by.

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  • Steve May 2, 2013, 2:59 am

    “While there are many ways to grade a quarterback, probably the best and simplest measure would be “production in last home start.”’

    Simple, sure. Best? Oh god no. Cherry-picking his only good game because it happened to be his last is very more likely the WORST way to grade a QB. Or anyone for that matter. You’re taking the smallest possible sample and blowing it up to try to push the myth that he had a good career, or was ever a good quarterback.

    His career AY/A is 6.5. Do you know where that ranks on the NFL’s all-time list? It doesn’t, because he didn’t play enough games. Do you know why he didn’t play enough games? Because he’s lousy.

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    • Chase Stuart May 2, 2013, 9:06 am

      Hmm, perhaps you’re correct that production in a player’s last home start isn’t the best measure of a quarterback.

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  • Tim Truemper May 2, 2013, 9:44 am

    People take football too seriously per one comment above. Thanks Chase for providing some levity. Still, I think its too early to write off Tebow . The career ghost of Steve Young haunts my view of things. Stil think Vince Young has something to bring too. But then people tell me I’m too nice.

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  • Seth May 2, 2013, 10:17 am

    It is an interesting, though obviously flawed, point you make. This was definitely Tebow’s best game by far and most others were pretty bad. I could really care less if he played another snap in the NFL really. But he did deserve a real shot last year since the Jets (and captain butt-fumble) were attrocious. Tebow does have some good qualities and I think the thing going against him staying in the NFL, is teams may shy away from introducing all the drama, which is more the media’s fault than him.

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  • Richie May 2, 2013, 1:42 pm

    I’m not really a fan of Tebow, and kind of doubt that he can really be a QB in the NFL. But it seems crazy that he wouldn’t get another shot. I don’t much believe in the “he’s just a winner” concept, but I do think it has a tiny bit of merit. The tough thing is that he is so polarizing. I think the only team that could really take a chance on him now would have to be the kind of team that has only aging or non-prospect QB’s on the roster.

    If Jacksonville thinks that Gabbert still could develop, you wouldn’t want to bring Tebow in and cause distraction (especially Jacksonville, where supposedly Tebow would have a huge fanbase). And maybe a team with an entrenched QB (Atlanta? Baltimore? Green Bay?) could have Tebow as a backup. The only team that jumps to mind that might work would be Arizona. Palmer will be the starter. I don’t think he would really worry about Tebow stealing his job. He’s unlikely to be Arizona’s long-term QB. He’ll probably get hurt at some point. Arizona will probably be struggling by November, and throwing Tebow in could create excitement if he still has some magic.

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  • Richie May 2, 2013, 1:58 pm

    I saw Brian Sipe way up on the list. 1983 was right around the time I started following football, but I didn’t follow close enough to know what happened to Sipe. I just remembered seeing him on football cards, and then I remember Kosar was their QB. I was surprised to see that Sipe played so well in his last game and wondered how/why his career ended. Then I went to wikipedia and was reminded that he went to the USFL in 1984. (I wish PFR would make some sort of notation for USFL or WFL participation.)

    Sipe is one of only three players to pass for 3,500+ yards in his final NFL season. The others being Kurt Warner and Roger Staubach.

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