When Eli Manning announced his retirement, he avoided breaking a record that he would likely have broken with another season as a starter: the record for the most losses by a novice quarterback in NFL history.
That record currently holds for Vinny Testaverde, who lost 123 games as a starter during his long NFL career. Manning ranks second in NFL history, with 117 career losses. If Manning hadn’t been on the bench for Daniel Jones last season, or if he had stayed in the league and become a starter for another team this season, he probably would have surpassed Testaverde’s total.
Drew Brees, which currently sits as 111 career losses. Brees would probably have to start two more seasons, but if he did and the saints would go 10-6 and 9-7, for example, that would help Brees Testaverde move forward and to the top of the all-time list. “data-reactid =” 15 “> The active player most likely to break Testaverde’s record is Saints quarterback Drew Brees, who is currently at 111 career losses. Brees should probably start two more seasons, but if he if we did and the saints went to 10-6 and 9-7, for example, Brees would testaverde and go to the top of the all-time list.
Matthew Stafford has an excellent chance of breaking the record of career losses. Stafford has lost 79 career starts and is only 32 years old. If Stafford played six more years and lost an average of eight games a year, he would pass Testaverde when he was 37 years old. “Data-reactid =” 16 “> A few years later, Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford has an excellent chance of breaking the career loss record Stafford has lost 79 career starts and is only 32 years old. If Stafford played six more years and an average of eight games lost a year, he would pass Testaverde when he is 37 years old.
The record of career losses is not that a quarterback would want to settle, but it is also not a black dot on a quarterback’s career. A terrible quarterback is put on the bench, taken out of the league and long before he can lose 100 starts. You have to be a pretty good quarterback to stick around long enough to lose that many games.
By retiring, Eli Manning avoided Vinny Testaverde’s career loss originally appeared on Pro Football Talk“data-reactid =” 18 “>By retiring, Eli Manning avoided Vinny Testaverde’s career loss originally appeared on Pro Football Talk