Selected by Oakland Raiders in the second round (36th overall) of the 2014 NFL Draft, May 9, 2014.
CAREER: Three-time Pro Bowler enters his fifth season as the Raiders’ starting quarterback after being drafted by the team in 2014…Started the first 47 games of his career, becoming the first Raiders offensive player since 1975 to accomplish the feat…Is one of just five players in NFL history to throw at least 100 TD passes in his first four seasons…Ranks second in NFL history with 1,378 completions through his first four years…His 14,690 passing yards are the eighth most in NFL history by a quarterback in his first four seasons…Finished last season with 3,496 passing yards on 323-of-515 attempts (62.7 percent) with 22 TDs and 13 INTs, earning himself his third consecutive Pro Bowl selection…Solidified himself as MVP candidate in 2016, finishing tied for third in the voting for the Associated Press award and earning his second consecutive Pro Bowl selection after passing for 3,937 yards on 357-of-560 passing (63.8 percent) with 28 TDs to just six INTs for a 96.7 quarterback rating…Voted by teammates as the recipient of the 2016 Commitment to Excellence Award...Earned his first Pro Bowl bid in 2015, throwing for 3,987 yards on 350-of-573 passing with 32 TDs and a passer rating of 91.1…Led the NFL with 13 TD passes of 25-or-more yards…In 2014, set franchise rookie records in every major passing category and ranks near the top of multiple all-time NFL rookie passing lists with 348 completions (second), 599 attempts (second) and 21 passing TDs (sixth)…Career totals include 62 games started, 14,690 passing yards on 1,378-of-2,247 passing (61.3 percent), 103 TDs, 44 INTs, a quarterback rating of 87.5 and 124 rushes for 366 yards.
2017: Started 15 games, missing one start with a back injury...Earned his third consecutive Pro Bowl selection…Finished the year with 3,496 passing yards on 323-of-515 attempts (62.7 percent) with 22 TDs and 13 INTs for a passer rating of 86.4...Also ran 23 times for 66 yards (2.9 avg.)...Surpassed 14,000 career passing yards, becoming just the 10th quarterback in NFL history with over 14,000 yards passing in his first four years...Became the fourth quarterback in franchise history to toss for at least 100 scores, doing so in just 60 games, the quickest in club history...Became the fifth quarterback in NFL history to throw 100 TDs in his first four seasons, with his 103 TDs ranking fourth through a player’s first four seasons...Became the sixth quarterback in NFL history to pass 3,000 yards in each of his first four seasons, and first in franchise history...Tied Rich Gannon for the most consecutive seasons (four) in franchise history with 20 TDs and 3,000 yards...Threw for 300 yards in a game three times and compiled a quarterback rating of at least 100 on five occasions…(9/10) at Ten.: Completed 22-of-32 attempts for 262 yards with two TDs for a passer rating of 114.3...(9/17) vs. NYJ: Threw for 230 yards on 23-of-28 attempts with three TDs, earning a passer rating of 136.6...(9/24) at Was.: Finished throwing for 118 yards on 19-of-31 passing with one TD...(10/1) at Den.: Recorded 143 yards on 10-of-18 passing with one TD for a passer rating of 100.0…Exited the game in the third quarter with a back injury...(10/8) vs. Bal.: Inactive due to a back injury...(10/15) vs. LAC: Threw for 171 yards on 21-of-30 passing with one TD and two INTs...(10/19) vs. KC: Completed 29-of-52 passes for 417 yards, the second-highest yardage total of his career, and added three TDs, earning a passer rating of 101.2...His first TD pass marked the 90th of his career, becoming the first quarterback in NFL history to throw at least 90 TDs and less than 40 INTs in his first 53 games...On the final drive of the evening, led the team on a game-winning 11-play, 85-yard drive lasting 2:25 that culminated with a 2-yard TD to WR Michael Crabtree as time expired…(10/29) at Buf.: Completed 31-of-49 passes for 313 yards with one TD and two INTs for a passer rating of 71.2...(11/5) at Mia.: Completed 21-of-30 passes for 300 yards with one TD and one INT for a passer rating of 99.3...Marked the 14th game of his career eclipsing 300 passing yards, the second most in franchise history…(11/19) vs. NE: Completed 28-of-49 attempts for 237 yards with one TD and one INT for a passer rating of 68.2...(11/26) vs. Den.: Recorded 253 passing yards on 18-of-24 passing with two TDs for a passer rating of 136.3...(12/3) vs. NYG: Completed 22-of-36 passes for 287 yards with one TD for a passer rating of 95.5...(12/10) at KC: Completed 24-of-41 passes for 211 yards with one TD and two INTs...(12/17) vs. Dal.: Threw for 171 yards, completing 21-of-38 passes with two TDs for a passer rating of 84.4…Totaled 47 rushing yards on four carries, including a season-best 32-yard rush to set up the Raiders’ first TD of the night...(12/25) at Phi.: Finished the game completing 15-of-29 passes for 140 yards, adding one TD and two INTs...(12/31) at LAC: Recorded 243 yards on 19-of-38 passing with one TD, a career-long 87-yard pass to Cooper, and one INT for a passer rating of 91.8.
2016: Started 15 games in his third season with the Silver and Black, missing the final game with an ankle injury...Finished tied for third in the voting for the Associated Press Most Valuable Player award…Earned his second consecutive Pro Bowl selection...Named the recipient of the team’s prestigious Commitment to Excellence Award…Named the Castrol Edge Clutch Performer of the Year…Earned one AFC Offensive Player of the Week award and one FedEx Air Player of the Week award, both in Week 8 at Tampa Bay...Named Castrol Edge Clutch Performer of the Week four times (Week 1 at NO, Week 4 at Bal., Week 8 at TB and Week 12 vs. Car.)...Finished the year with 3,937 passing yards on 357-of-560 attempts (63.8 percent) with 28 TDs and six INTs for a passer rating of 96.7...Also ran 39 times for 70 yards...Joined Rich Gannon as the second player in Raiders history with multiple 3,500-yard passing seasons, becoming the 15th NFL player with that mark in two of their first three seasons...His 96.7 passer rating and 357 completions were both the third best in a season in franchise history...Was second in the NFL with seven fourth-quarter comebacks and set the NFL record with five game-winning TD passes in the fourth quarter or overtime...(9/11) at NO: Started the season opener and completed 24-of-38 passes for 319 yards with one TD for a passer rating of 98.5...Named the Castrol Edge Clutch Performer of the Week…Orchestrated an 11-play, 75-yard drive in the final minutes, culminating in a 10-yard TD to WR Seth Roberts and then successfully completed a two-point conversion on a pass to WR Michael Crabtree to secure the victory...(9/18) vs. Atl.: Threw for 299 yards on 34-of-45 passing (75.6 percent) with three TDs for a passer rating of 115.0...(9/25) at Ten.: Threw for 249 yards on 21-of-35 passing (60.0 percent) with one TD and one INT (his first in 137 passing attempts) for a passer rating of 79.3...(10/2) at Bal.: Named the Castrol Edge Clutch Performer of the Week…Tied a career high with four TD passes, connecting with Crabtree three times...Threw for 199 yards on 25-of-35 (71.4 percent) attempts with four TDs for a season-high passer rating of 123.4...Orchestrated a six-play, 66-yard drive in 1:24, culminating in a 23-yard TD pass to Crabtree with 2:12 remaining…(10/9) vs. SD: Completed 25-of-40 passes (62.5 percent) for 317 yards with two TDs and one INT for a passer rating of 93.4...Orchestrated a six-play, 38-yard go-ahead scoring drive late in the third quarter, culminating in a 21-yard TD pass to Crabtree…(10/30) at TB: Finished with a career-high 513 passing yards on 40-of-59 attempts with four TD passes and zero INTs for a passer rating of 117.4 in the overtime victory...His 513-yard day through the air set a franchise record, eclipsing the previous record set in 1964...Became the third player in NFL history with 500 yards, four TDs and zero INTs in a game...(11/6) vs. Den.: Completed 20-of-31 attempts for 184 yards for a passer rating of 80.6...(11/21) vs. Hou.: Finished the game with 295 passing yards on 21-of-31 attempts (67.7 percent) with three TDs and one INT for a passer rating of 117.0…On his third TD of the game, a 35-yard pass to WR Amari Cooper, surpassed 10,000 career passing yards to become the 12th player in NFL history to do so in 42 games or less…Became just the third Raider with 20 passing TDs in three straight seasons, joining Gannon and Daryle Lamonica...(11/27) vs. Car.: Finished with 315 yards on 26-of-38 attempts (68.4 percent) with two TDs and one INT, earning himself a passer rating of 100.2...(12/4) vs. Buf.: Finished with 260 yards on 19-of-35 attempts with two TDs for a passer rating of 97.3...On his final completion of the game, he became the fourth player in NFL history with 300 completions in each of his first three seasons…Became the first quarterback in NFL history with five game-winning TD passes in the fourth quarter or overtime in a season...(12/8) at KC: Completed 17-of-41 attempts for 117 yards with zero TDs and INTs for a passer rating of 49.1...Became the fourth player in NFL history with 1,000 completions through their first three seasons…(12/18) at SD: Earned his seventh fourth-quarter/overtime comeback win of the season, which led the AFC and tied for second in the NFL...Finished 19-of-30 for 213 yards with one TD and one INT, as he earned a passer rating of 81.7...(12/24) vs. Ind.: Threw for 253 yards on 21-of-31 attempts (67.7 percent) with three TDs for a passer rating of 122.6 before leaving midway through the fourth quarter with an ankle injury...Also became just the second quarterback in NFL history to have two seasons with at least 350 completions through their first three years in the league...(1/1/17) at Den.: Inactive...Postseason: (1/7/17) at Hou.: Inactive.
2015: Started all 16 games in his sophomore campaign, making him the first offensive player in franchise history to start all 32 games over his first two NFL seasons...Selected to his first Pro Bowl and earned two Castrol Edge Clutch Performer of the Week Awards (Week 2 vs. Bal. and Week 12 at Ten.)…Finished the year with 3,987 passing yards on 350-of-573 attempts (61.1 percent) with 32 TDs and 13 INTs for a 91.1 passer rating...Also ran 33 times for 138 yards (4.3 avg.) with a 24-yard long...His 32 TDs were the second most in franchise history behind Daryle Lamonica’s 34 in 1969...Finished with the third most passing yards in a season in franchise history and the most since Carson Palmer (4,018) in 2012...Led the NFL with 13 TD passes of 25-plus yards...(9/13) vs. Cin.: Started the season opener and completed 7-of-12 passes for 61 yards with a 71.9 passer rating...Left the game in the second quarter with a hand injury…(9/20) vs. Bal.: Posted 351 passing yards on 30-of-46 passing with three TDs and one INT for a 100.9 rating...Orchestrated a 9-play, 80-yard drive (1:40) in the final minutes to secure the victory, capping it off with a 12-yard TD to WR Seth Roberts...(9/27) at Cle.: Completed 20-of-32 passes for 314 yards and two TDs for a rating of 115.9...Eclipsed Tom Flores (3,914) for most passing yards by Raider through two seasons...(10/4) at Chi.: Completed 20-of-33 passes for 196 yards, two TDs and one INT...Moved ahead of Flores (27) for most passing TDs by a Raider through his first two seasons...(10/25) at SD: Threw for 289 yards and three TDs on 24-of-31 passing for a 137.7 rating...Highest road rating of his career and seventh best on the road in franchise history (min. 20 att.)...(11/1) vs. NYJ: Tied a career high with four TD passes on 26-of-33 passing for 333 yards and a passer rating of 130.9...Threw three TDs of 35-or-more yards...(11/8) at Pit.: Eclipsed 300 yards and threw four TDs for the second straight game...Completed 24-of-44 passes for 301 yards and four scores with one INT...Orchestrated a game-tying, 7-play, 69-yard drive with one minute remaining…(11/15) vs. Min.: Threw for 302 yards on 29-of-43 attempts (67.4 percent) with two TDs and two INTs for a rating of 83.7...Also rushed twice for 12 yards...(11/29) at Ten.: Orchestrated game-winning drive and fourth-quarter comeback with a 9-play, 90-yard drive (3:20), which he capped off with a 12-yard TD to Roberts...Finished with 330 passing yards on 24-of-37 passing with three TDs and a 120.3 rating...(12/6) vs. KC: Finished the game with 283 yards on 31-of-48 passing with two TDs, three INTs and a rating of 68.3...Became the fifth NFL player with 3,000 passing yards and 20 TDs in each of his first two seasons...(12/13) at Den.: Tossed two TD passes including the game winner...Finished with 135 yards on 12-of-29 passing and a rating of 79.0...Orchestrated a fourth-quarter comeback and game-winning drive, a three-play, 16-yard drive following a muffed punt, which he capped off with a 10-yard TD pass to TE Mychal Rivera...(12/20) vs. GB: Threw for 276 yards on 23-of-47 passing with two TDs and two INTs for a 63.8 rating...Recorded his 11th multi-TD game of the season, setting a new franchise record...(12/24) vs. SD: Threw for 204 yards on 23-of-38 passing with one TD and one INT for a 72.7 rating...Rushed four times for 30 yards (7.5 avg.)...Orchestrated his first overtime game-winning drive, a 15-play, 67-yard drive, leading to the go-ahead FG...(1/3/16) at KC: Completed 21-of-33 passes for 194 yards with one TD and one INT...Set a new single-season franchise record with his 13th game with 20-plus completions in 2015.
2014: Posted one of the most prolific rookie seasons in NFL history, completing 348-of-599 passes (58.1 percent) for 3,270 passing yards, 21 TDs, 12 INTs and a passer rating of 76.6...Named to Sports Illustrated’s All-Rookie Team…Started all 16 games, becoming the first Raiders rookie and 14th NFL rookie (since 1978) to do so...Finished the season ranked second all-time in completions and attempts by a rookie...Tied (with Cam Newton) for the sixth most passing TDs by a rookie...Became fourth rookie quarterback to throw at least 20 TDs with 12-or-fewer INTs in a season...(9/7) at NYJ: Became the first rookie in franchise history to start at quarterback in Week 1...Went 20-for-32 passing (62.5 percent) for 151 yards, two TDs and a passer rating of 94.7...Started the game nearly perfect, going 7-for-7 for 53 yards and one TD...Threw first career TD pass to WR Rod Streater for a 12-yard score...(9/14) vs. Hou.: Finished with 263 yards on 27-of-43 passing (64.3 percent), one TD and two INTs...Added 58 yards on four rushing attempts (14.5 avg.), including a 41-yard run that was a career long and second longest by a Raider quarterback since 2000...(9/28) vs. Mia.: Completed 16-of-25 passes for 146 yards, one TD and one INT before leaving the game with an injury...Added two rushing attempts for nine yards (4.5 avg.)...(10/12) vs. SD: Completed 18-of-34 passes for 282 yards, four TDs and one INT for a passer rating of 107.7, his first rating over 100 points...Four TDs are the most ever by a Raider rookie and tied for second most by a rookie in NFL history...Had two TD passes of 40-plus yards…(10/26) at Cle.: Completed 34-of-54 passes (60.7 percent) for 328 yards with one TD...Became the most prolific rookie passer in franchise history, setting records for starts, passing TDs and completions...Recorded the first 300-yard passing game by a rookie in franchise history…(11/9) vs. Den.: Completed 30-of-47 passes for 192 yards, two TDs and two INTs...Passed Tom Flores (1960) for the most passing TDs and yards by a Raider in his first season of action...(11/20) vs. KC: Earned first NFL win with a 17-play, 80-yard game-winning drive capped off by a 9-yard TD pass to WR James Jones...Became first rookie in franchise history to record a fourth-quarter comeback and game-winning drive...(12/7) vs. SF: Finished 22-of-28 for 254 yards with three TDs and a passer rating of 140.2, earning the NFL’s Pepsi Rookie of the Week...Posted the seventh-best single-game passer rating in franchise history (min. 20 att.) and the sixth-best single-game rating by a rookie since 1960 (min. 20 att.)...Also set a career high for completion percentage (78.6)…(12/14) at KC: Completed 27-of-56 passes (48.2 percent) for 222 yards and one TD...(12/21) vs. Buf.: Finished 17-of-34 for 214 yards with two TDs and a passer rating of 89.6...Eclipsed the 3,000-yard mark, becoming the 13th NFL rookie and eighth different Raider (15th occurrence) to accomplish the feat...Threw his 20th TD to FB/RB Jamize Olawale for a 1-yard score, making him the eighth rookie since 1950 to throw 20 TDs...Marked his sixth game with at least 30 attempts and no INTs, tying him with QB Andy Dalton for the most by a rookie in NFL history...(12/28) at Den.: Completed 18-of-36 passes for 158 yards with one TD and one INT...Threw an INT on his final attempt of the season, ending a streak of 176 consecutive pass attempts without a pick.
COLLEGE: Played four seasons at Fresno State, appearing in 44 games with 39 starts…Established 27 school records and 21 Mountain West Conference records over his career…Career totals include 12,842 passing yards on 1,086-of-1,630 passing (66.7 completion percentage), 113 TDs and 24 INTs…Added 190 rushing yards on 164 carries and five TDs on the ground…Holds school records in almost every major passing category, including yards (12,482), completions (1,086) and TDs (113)…Two-time Mountain West Offensive Player of the Year, becoming the third player in league history to win the award in back-to-back seasons…Two-time All-American selection as a junior and senior…Started all 13 games as a senior, and became the fourth quarterback in FBS history to throw for over 5,000 yards and 50 TDs in a season...Named the Mountain West Offensive Player of the Year for the second straight time and also garnered first-team All-Mountain West honors…Led the nation in total offense (5,199), total passing yards (5,082) and passing TDs (50)…Winner of the 2013 Sammy Baugh Award, which goes to the nation’s top passer…His 50 TD passes tied for the fourth most in FBS single-season history...Established new league and school records for passing yards, attempts and TDs...Started 13 games as a junior...Named Mountain West Offensive Player of the Year...Was an unanimous first-team All-MWC selection…Threw for 4,104 yards on 344-of-511 passing with 37 TDs…His 37 TD passes tied for No. 3 in the FBS…Ranked eighth nationally and first in the Mountain West with 315.7 passing yards per game…Was a three-time Mountain West Offensive Player of the Week, three-time MAACO Bowl Las Vegas Mountain West Player of the Week and twice honored as the Manning Award quarterback of the week...Started all 13 games as a sophomore…Second-team All-WAC selection...Threw for 3,544 yards on the season, the most ever by a Bulldog sophomore...Led the WAC in passing yards…Added 26 TD passes against nine INTs and completed 62.6 percent of his passes...Redshirted as a true sophomore…Saw limited action in five games as a freshman…Completed 10-of-14 passes on the season for 112 yards…Majored in recreation administration and leisure services management.
PERSONAL: Attended Bakersfield (Calif.) Christian High School…Was rated as the 12th-best quarterback in the nation...Named the Private School National Player of the Year…Played two seasons of high school football in the Houston area before moving back to his hometown of Bakersfield, Calif., the summer before his senior year...Guided his team to a 12-1 record and threw for 4,067 yards and 46 TDs as a senior, leading the team to the Division V Central Section title...Ranked third in California and 11th in the nation for high school quarterbacks in passing yards…Both brothers, Darren and David, played Division I football...David was a quarterback at Fresno State, the 2001 Johnny Unitas Award winner and the No. 1 overall NFL pick in 2002 by the Houston Texans and played in the NFL for 11 seasons…David is now an NFL Network analyst...Darren was a defensive lineman at Houston, and serves as the head coach at Bakersfield Christian High School.