Jim Plunkett - All-Time Roster - History | Raiders.com
Plunkett's story has been well-documented. He was the #1 overall selection in the 1971 NFL Draft by the Patriots out of Stanford after winning the Heisman trophy. After five seasons with New England, Plunkett spent two years with San Francisco and started 26 games. He joined the Raiders in 1979 as Kenny Stabler's back-up. The Raiders traded for Dan Pastorini in 1980. Plunkett got his chance when Pastorini broke his leg in Week 5. The Raiders went on to become the first Wild Card team to win a Super Bowl and Plunkett was named MVP. He then led the Raiders to the Super Bowl XVIII title after the 1983 season. The 4th leading passer in Raiders history saw action in 70 regular season games with 57 starts and completed 960 of 1,707 pass attempts for 12,665 yards, 80 TDs and 81 INTs.
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