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Rich Gannon
QB #12
Height:
6-3
Weight:
210
College:
Delaware
Experience:
17

PRO: One of the top free agent signings in NFL history after joining Raiders in 1999…Named the NFL’s 2002 Most Valuable Player after a record-setting season with the Raiders... In that season, set the Raiders single-season record for passes attempted (618), completed (418), yards (4,689), completion percentage (67.6), and consecutive 300-yard games (6) in leading the team to Super Bowl XXXVII…Appeared in 157 career games with 132 starts...Started in 71 straight league games at quarterback for the Silver and Black, a team record...Topped the 300-yard plateau 24 times in his career, including 19 with the Raiders, a team record…Also holds Raiders career records for completions (1,533) and completion percentage (62.6)…

PRO: One of the top free agent signings in NFL history after joining Raiders in 1999…Named the NFL’s 2002 Most Valuable Player after a record-setting season with the Raiders... In that season, set the Raiders single-season record for passes attempted (618), completed (418), yards (4,689), completion percentage (67.6), and consecutive 300-yard games (6) in leading the team to Super Bowl XXXVII…Appeared in 157 career games with 132 starts...Started in 71 straight league games at quarterback for the Silver and Black, a team record...Topped the 300-yard plateau 24 times in his career, including 19 with the Raiders, a team record…Also holds Raiders career records for completions (1,533) and completion percentage (62.6)…

2004: Started in each of the first three games before suffering a season-ending neck injury while attempting to scramble for a touchdown against Tampa Bay (9/26)…Returned to the sideline to assist the coaching staff and QB Kerry Collins over the last seven games…(9/12) @ PIT: Started at QB  in the season opener and completed 20 of 37 passes for 305 yards and two touchdowns…Recorded the 24th 300-yard passing game of his career…(9/19) vs. BUF: Started at QB completing 19 of 27 passes for 209 yards and one touchdown…Rushed four times for 24 yards with a long of 20…(9/26) vs. TB: Started at QB completing two of four passes for 10 yards and rushing once for two yards before leaving the game due to injury…Inactive for next three games before being placed on Injured Reserve (10/20)…

2003: Started at quarterback in the first seven regular season games before suffering a shoulder injury and being placed on injured reserve…Finished first on the team in passing attempts (225), completions (125), yards (1,274) touchdowns (6) and quarterback rating (73.5)…Tied for first on the team in completion percentage (55.6)…(9/7) @ TN: Started at QB and completed 24 or 38 passes for 264 yards with two touchdowns and a long of 46, one of the two touchdowns…Ran the ball once for six yards…(9/14) vs. CIN: Started at QB completing 13 of 28 passes for 103 yards with a long of 24…Ran the ball once for one yard…(9/22) @ DEN: Started at QB completing 14 of 29 passes for 149 yards with a long of 18…(9/28) SD: Started at QB and completed 26 of 43 for 348 yards and three touchdowns with a long of 36…Had two 100-yard receivers (Brown and Rice)…Ran the ball once for six yards…(10/5) @ CHI: Started at QB completing 17 of 35 passes for 187 yards with a long of 21 and two interceptions…Ran the ball once for three yards…(10/12) @ CLE: Started at QB and completed 21 of 33 passes for 165 yards with a long of 32 and one touchdown…Ran the ball once for one yard…(10/20) vs. KC: Started at QB and completed 10 of 19 passes for 58 yards with a long of 15…Ran the ball once for one yard before suffering a shoulder injury…(11/2) @ DET: Inactive…(11/9) vs. NYJ: Inactive…Placed on Injured Reserve (11/12)…

2002: Helped lead the team to its third-straight AFC Western Division title...Set NFL and franchise records in as the Raiders won the AFC Championship and advanced to Super Bowl XXXVII...Guided an offense that ranked first in the NFL in total offense (6,237), passing offense (4,475), total yards per game (389.8), net passing yards per game (279.7), total first downs (366) and first downs per game (22.9)...Started in all 16 league games at QB and became the third Raider in team history to be named the NFL’s Most Valuable Player (Ken Stabler in 1974 and Marcus Allen in 1985)...Selected to his fourth-straight Pro Bowl since joining the Raiders in 1999...Set NFL records for a season in completions (418), 300-yard passing games (10) a tied an NFL record for most consecutive 300-yard passing games in a season (6) (Steve Young and Kurt Warner)...The lowest passing yardage output of the 10 300-yard passing games was 328 (12/8) at San Diego...Set NFL single game records with most consecutive completions in a game (21) at Denver (11/11) breaking the previous record set by Kenny Anderson (20) with Cincinnati (1/2/83), most completions in a single game completing 43 of 64 passes at Pittsburgh (9/15)...Led the NFL and set Raiders single season records in pass attempts (618), pass completions (418), passing yards (4,689), seventh best in NFL history while becoming the first Silver and Black quarterback to pass for over 4,000 yards in a season...Finished first in the AFC in third down passer rating (102.2)...Finished second in the AFC and NFL in completion percentage (67.6)...Ranked second in the AFC and third in the NFL in QB rating (97.3)...Tied for third in the AFC and fifth in the NFL in touchdown passes (26)...Completed at least 30 passes to five different players (Rice 92, Garner 91, Brown 81, Porter 51 and Jolley 32)...Threw for three or more touchdowns in five different games and four touchdowns in one contest...Now ranks second in Raider history in completions for a career (1,367) (Ken Stabler 1,486), third in touchdown passes (105) (Ken Stabler 150 and Daryle Lamonica 148), third in pass attempts (2,155) (Ken Stabler 2,481 and Daryle Lamonica 2,248)...The only player in NFL history to complete a pass to all three players with 1,000 receptions (Jerry Rice, Tim Brown and Cris Carter)...9-8 vs. SEA: Started at QB and completed 19 of 28 passes for 214 yards with two touchdowns and one interception with a long of 26 yards…9-15 @ PIT:  Started at QB completing a team-record 43 passes on 64 attempts, both career-highs along with 403 yards passing, another career-high and one touchdown with two interceptions…Passed to nine different receivers…9-29 vs. TN: Started at QB completing 29 of 39 passes for 381 yards and four touchdowns…Had a long of 75 and a QB rating of 138.9…10-6 @ BUF: Started at QB completing 23 of 38 passes for 357 yards and three touchdowns with a long of 69, a TD pass to Charlie Garner…Ran the ball 11 times for 29 yards with a long of 24 and one touchdown…10-13 @ STL: Started at QB completing 30 of 45 passes for 332 yards with a long of 53 with one touchdown and two interceptions for a 77.3 QB rating…Ran the ball three times for three yards…10-20 vs. SD: Started at QB completing 35 of 45 passes for 361 yards and three touchdowns…Has thrown for over 330 yards in five straight games…Had a long of 45 yards and one interception…Ran the ball three times for 11 yards with a long of seven…10-27 @ KC: Started at QB completing 35 of 55 passes for 334 yards, and tied a NFL record for most consecutive 300-yard passing games with his sixth straight…Had one touchdown and one interception…Ran the ball two times for 16 yards with a long of 17…11-3 vs. SF: Started and completed 18 of 28 passes for 164 yards with one touchdown and a long of 24…Ran the ball one time for six yards…11-11 @ DEN: Named AFC Offensive Player of the Week after completing  34 of 38 passes for 352 yards and three touchdowns with a long of 49…Completed 21 straight passes, the best in NFL history for a single game…Ran the ball three times for a team-high 12 yards…11-17 vs. NE: Started at QB and completed 26 of 38 passes for 297 yards with a long of 30…Ran the ball five times for 15 yards and one touchdown with a long of 10…Went over the 3,000 passing mark faster than any QB in NFL history through 10 games (3,195)…11-24 @ AZ: Started at QB completing 27 of 45 passes for 340 yards and three touchdowns with one interception…The 300-yard passing game was the eighth of the season with all 300-yard games being at least 332 yards…Had a long pass of 42…Rushed four times for two yards with a long of six…12-2 vs. NYJ: Started at QB and completed 31 of 42 passes for 342 yards, the ninth 300-yard game of the season which tied an NFL record for most in a season…Had one touchdown to Jerry Rice from 26 yards out and a QB rating of 105.5…Ran the ball four times for 18 yards with a long of seven.. Now has 3,877 passing yards, the best in a season for his career…12-8 @ SD: Started at QB completing 26 of 41 passes for 328 yards with a long of 56 to Jerry Rice…The 300-yards passing marked the 10th time of the season he surpassed that mark, setting a new NFL record…Became the Raiders top-ranked QB in passing yards for a season currently with 4,205 breaking a record set by Jeff George with 3,917 in 1997…Also broke his own record for most completions in a season currently with 376 breaking his record of 361 in 2001…12-15 @ MIA: Started at QB completing 17 of 31 passes for 204 yards with one touchdown and one interception…Ran the ball twice for 10 yards with a long of 10…12-22 vs. DEN: Started at QB completing 18 of 27 passes for 201 yards and one touchdown…Ran the ball five times for seven yards with a long of three and a touchdown…Completed a pass to Charlie Garner in the second half to set a new single-season NFL record for completions, passing Warren Moon (404 in 1991)…12-28 vs. KC: Started at QB completing seven of 14 passes for 79 yards and one touchdown with a long of 20 yards…Ran the ball three times for four yards with a long of four…Named the 2002 NFL MVP, The Sporting News Player of the Year, Pro Football Weekly/PFWA MVP, College and Pro Football Newsweekly Offensive Player of the Year and first team quarterback, Football Digest Player of the Year, Maxwell Club Player of the Year winning the Bert Bell trophy, AP first team All-Pro, Pro Football Weekly All-NFL team, Pro Football Weekly All-AFC team, Football Digest first team and The Sporting News All-Pro team...Postseason: Finished first in the NFL during the playoffs in pass attempts (115), completions (73) and touchdowns (7)...Had the second-highest completion percentage (63.5)...1-12 vs. NYJ: Started at QB and completed 20 of 30 passes for 283 yards with two touchdowns and one interception…Had a long pass of 50 to Jerry Porter…1-19 vs. TN: Started at QB and completed 29 of 41 passes for 286 yards and three touchdowns with a long of 31…Ran the ball eight times for 41 yards, both team-highs…Had a long of 14 and one touchdown…Super Bowl XXXVII 1-26 vs. TB: Started at QB and completed 24 of 44 passes for 272 yards and two touchdowns and five interceptions…Had a long pass of 48 yards, a touchdown to Jerry Rice…Ran the ball two times for three yards...Pro Bowl: Started at QB for the third time in four straight appearances at the Pro Bowl...Completed 12 of 18 passes for 102 yards and two touchdowns with a long of 18...Now has seven passing touchdowns in the Pro Bowl, an All-Star game record...

2001: Helped lead the Silver and Black to their second-straight AFC Western Division Title...Started all 16 league games at quarterback and attempted 549 passes and completed 361 to break franchise records...Tossed 29 touchdowns, a career-high and tied for third-best in Raiders history also ranking first in the AFC and fourth-best in the NFL...Passed for 3,828 yards on the year, third-best of his career and fourth-best in Raider history...Completed 65.8 percent of his passes, a career-high also ranking second-best in team history behind Kenny Stabler (66.7 percent in 1976)...Had a passer rating of 95.5 ranking first in the AFC and second in the NFL...Had nine interceptions, second-fewest in the NFL...Posted a 86.7 third down passing rating, second-best in the AFC...Had four 300-plus yard passing games...The 300-yard passing games were: 341 at Kansas City (9/9), 311 vs. San Diego (11/18), 302 vs. Arizona (12/2) and 313 at Denver (12/30)...Completed passes to at least six receivers in all 16 league games...Completed passes to at least seven receivers in nine contests...Passed for at least three touchdown passes in four contests: 3 vs. Seattle (9/30), 4 vs. San Diego (11/18), 3 at New York (11/25) and 3 vs. Arizona (12/2)...Rushed the ball 63 times for 231 yards, both third-best on the team and two touchdowns also third-best on the squad...Completed 31 of 46 passes for a season-high 341 yards with two touchdowns at Kansas City (9/9) to open the season...Against Seattle (10/3) he completed 19 of 28 passes for 217 yards and three touchdowns to post a season-high 126.6 quarterback rating...Completed 25 of 33 passes for 242 yards and three touchdowns vs. Denver (11/5) on Monday Night Football...Named AFC Offensive Player of the Week after completing 25 of 38 passes for 311 yards and a season-high four touchdowns against San Diego (11/18)...Tied a career-high 35 completions on 49 attempts for 313 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions at Denver (12/30)...Named the starting quarterback for the AFC Pro Bowl squad for second-consecutive year and third-straight appearance...In the Pro Bowl he completed eight of 10 passes for a team-high 137 yards with two touchdowns to become the only player in NFL history to capture two Pro Bowl MVP Awards doing so back-to-back...Set Pro Bowl records for best completion percentage (min. of 10 pass attempts), 85.7 percent completing 12 of 14 passes in 2001 ranking second and ranking third in 2002, completing eight of 10 passes for an 80.0 percent completion rate...Named Pro Football Weekly All-AFC quarterback and Football News All-AFC quarterback...Started at quarterback in the AFC Wild Card Game against the New York Jets (1/12) completing 23 of 29 passes for 294 yards, third-most in the playoffs and two touchdowns...The 23 completions rank second-best in Raiders single game playoff history...Completed 79.3 percent of passes, second-best in Raiders playoff history...Had a long pass of 47 yards, longest in the AFC and second-longest in the playoffs...Completed passes to eight different receivers with a 12.8 yard average per completion...Started at quarterback in the AFC Divisional Playoff Game at New England (1/19) completing 17 of 31 passes for 159 yards and one touchdown...Threw a long pass of 22 yards...Had a quarterback rating of 79.9...Also ran the ball five times for two yards with a long of five...Had a 66.7 percent completion rate in the playoffs ranking second in the playoffs...During the two playoff games he racked up a 105.8 quarterback rating to rank second in the NFL during the postseason...

2000: Started in all 16 league games at quarterback for another record-setting season...Completed 284 of 473 passes for 3,430 yards, the second highest total of his career...Tossed 28 touchdown passes, second-highest in the AFC and the fourth-best in Raiders history...Had a completion percentage of 60.0 percent...Had a career-long and AFC-high 84-yard pass completion to James Jett against Atlanta (11/26) for a touchdown...Had a quarterback rating of 92.4, third-highest in the AFC...Also had a fourth quarter passer rating of 93.8 to rank second in the AFC and seventh in the NFL...Ran the ball a career-high 89 times...Ranked second on the team in rushing yards with 529, another career-high, the most by a quarterback in team history and second-highest in the NFL by a quarterback...Set a career-high in rushing touchdowns with four, including three in one game...Against Indianapolis (9/10) he completed 15 of 22 passes for 207 yards and also rushed the ball 10 times for 37 yards and three touchdowns to come back from a 21-point deficit for the win...Against San Francisco (10/8) he completed 21 of 43 passes for 310 yards and two touchdowns, the second touchdown, a game-winner to Tim Brown...Also ran the ball 12 times for a team-high 85 yards and one touchdown in the overtime win...In a game at Kansas City (10/15), completed 28 of 33 passes for an 84.8 percent completion percentage, third-best in NFL history with a minimum of 30 attempts...Against Kansas City at home (11/5), he completed 20 of 31 passes for 242 yards and four touchdowns to capture the AFC Offensive Player of the Week honors...At Denver (11/13) he completed 30 of 53 passes for a career-high 382 passing yards with one touchdown...Against Atlanta (11/26) he completed 15 of 22 passes for 231 yards and two touchdown passes, including a career-long 84 yard touchdown strike to James Jett...Also ran the ball four times for 64 yards...In the final regular season game against Carolina (12/24) he completed 26 of 32 passes for 230 yards and a career-high five touchdown passes helping the team win the AFC Western Division Title...Passed for over 300 yards in two contests...Completed passes to seven or more receivers in nine of the 16 contests and connected with nine receivers in three games...Led the team in rushing yards in four contests...Named the starting quarterback for the AFC squad in 2001 Pro Bowl...Completed 12 of 14 passes for 160 yards and two touchdowns to capture MVP honors in a 38-17 AFC victory...Has the third-highest average gain per pass (min. of 10 passes) 14 for 160 yards in 2001 Pro Bowl...Named the Maxwell Club Player of the Year, The 101 Club Quarterback, National Quarterback Club quarterback of the Year (AFC), First-Team All-Pro...Started at quarterback in the AFC Divisional Playoff Game against Miami (1/6) completing 12 of 18 passes for 143 yards and one touchdown pass to James Jett...Also ran the ball five times for 31 yards with a long of 10 yards...Started at quarterback in the AFC Championship Game and completed 11 of 21 passes for 80 yards and two interceptions before missing a portion of the game due to injury...Also ran the ball one time for two yards...

1999: Had best season as a pro in his first year with the Silver and Black...Was named to his first Pro Bowl after completing 304 of 515 passes for 3,840 yards (6th in NFL) and 24 touchdowns (4th in NFL) for a quarterback rating of 86.5 (6th in NFL)...Also finished third on team in rushing with 46 carries for 298 yards and two touchdowns...Led team in rushing in three different contests...His 298 rushing yards in a season ranks seventh all-time on the Raiders quarterback rushing list...Best performance of the season came vs. New York Jets (10/24) when he completed 26 of 51 passes (51 attempts is 3rd in Raiders history) for 352 yards and two touchdowns, one of which was on the final play to James Jett for the victory...Also led team in rushing in that contest with five carries for 60 yards with a long run of 36 yards to help set up a score...Following that game he was named NFL Miller Lite Player of The Week...The 304 completions on the year ties him with Kenny Stabler for a Raiders single-season best in pass completions...The 3,840 passing yards in a season is second-best in Raiders history...Broke career-highs in passing attempts, completions, passing yards, touchdown passes and rushing yards...

1998: Passed for career-high 2,305 yards completing 206 of 354 passes (58.2 percent)...Had 10 touchdowns on the season with six interceptions to finish with a 80.1 rating which was the third highest of career...Also rushed for 168 yards on 44 carries (3.8 avg.) and three touchdowns...

1997: Compiled a 6-3 record as a starting quarterback in 1997, including a remarkable string of five straight wins down the stretch, propelling the Chiefs to a 13-3 record and the AFC West crown...Enjoyed best season since his final year with the Minnesota Vikings in '92, playing in nine games (six starts), producing 98 completions on 175 attempts (56.0 percent) with 1,144 yards, seven touchdowns and four interceptions to give him a 79.8 rating...

1996: Served as backup in first 12 games of the season before being named the starter...Did not play in the first 11 games, then saw action vs. the San Diego Chargers (11/24)...In that game, he was 22-of-31 for 226 yards with two touchdowns and no interceptions...For the season, was accurate on 54 of 90 tosses (60.0 percent) for 491 yards with six touchdowns and one interception, good for a superb 92.4 passer rating...Also gained 81 yards on 12 carries (6.8 avg.)...

1995: Saw action in two games, his first playing time since the '93 season when he was with Washington...Signed by the Kansas City Chiefs as a free agent in April...Completed seven of 11 passes for 57 yards and carried the ball eight times for 25 yards and a touchdown...

1994: Did not play...

1993: Traded by Minnesota Vikings to the Washington Redskins for a draft pick during preseason...Played in eight games (four starts) with the Redskins...Accurate on 74 of 125 passes (59.2 percent) for 704 yards with three touchdowns and seven interceptions...Also rushed the ball 21 times for 88 yards (4.1 avg.) and one touchdown...

1992: For the third consecutive year, led the club in completions (159), passing yards (1,905) and touchdown passes (12)...In 12 starts, he compiled an impressive 8-4 record...Earned NFC Offensive Player of the Week honors versus the Cincinnati Bengals (9/27) when he completed 25 of 32 passes for 318 yards and four touchdowns...His four touchdowns and 318 yards were career highs and his quarterback rating of 147.8 ranked fourth among single games in NFL history...

1991: Led team in completions (211), passing yards (2,166) and touchdown passes (12) despite not becoming a starter until Game 6 of the season...Set a club record by playing in seven straight games without throwing an interception...Rushed for two touchdowns on the season...

1990: In 12 starts, he was the club leader in completions (182), passing yards (2,278) and touchdown passes (16)...

1989: Was inactive for the first three contests, then was active but did not play the remainder of the season...In a NFC Divisional Playoff contest vs. the San Francisco 49ers on January 6, 1990, he completed 13 of 18 passes for 144 yards...

1988: Was active for five games with Minnesota Vikings and completed seven of 15 passes for 90 yards...Also had 29 yards rushing on four carries...

1987: As a rookie, played in five regular season contests and one playoff affair for the Vikings...Minnesota acquired him from the New England Patriots, for a pair of draft choices in '88...Was acquired by Vikings less than two weeks after the Patriots chose him in the fourth round (98th pick overall) in the 1987 draft.

COLLEGE: In four years at the University of Delaware, set 21 school records, including total offense (7,432 yards), passing yards (5,927), pass attempts (845), completions (462), 300-yard games (two) and 200-yard games (12)...Named Yankee Conference Offensive Player-of-the-Year and honorable mention All-America as a senior...Only player in Blue Hens history to have 2,000 yards of total offense for three years in a row...As a sophomore, he was selected ECAC Division I-AA Offensive Rookie-of-the-Year...Also punted for Delaware...Criminal Justice major.

PERSONAL: Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania...Attended St. Joseph's Prep School in Philadelphia, lettering three times in football as a quarterback and in crew, and twice in basketball as a guard and forward...As a sophomore and junior, he was All-City quarterback and punter as well as Catholic League champion in crew...Wife Shelley, a former All-America gymnast at the University of Minnesota, is daughter of former Minnesota Vikings running back Bill Brown...The Gannons have two daughters.

HONORS: 1999 Pro Bowl...2000 Pro Bowl and MVP of the All-Star Game...2001 Pro Bowl and MVP of the All-Star Game...2002 NFL MVP and 2002 Pro Bowl. 

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