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AFL/NFL 3,000 Yard Passers State by State Rank and Overview: Installment 1

Updated on November 27, 2014
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References

In compiling this data the author used NFL.com, Profootballreference.com, and Wikipedia for research.

If you encounter any information you believe to be flawed, the author would appreciate your feedback.

Deciding a statistic to measure the impact of states from the quarterback position is a harder proposition than say running back or receiver because there are so many factors that determine whether or not a QB had a good season.

For example, the passing game has evolved so much over the years that what constitutes a good season has changed dramatically. Where once a signal caller completing just over 50% of his passes and throwing a few more touchdowns than interceptions would likely be considered an All-Pro, in today’s NFL climate it will lose you your job.

There are also offensive styles to consider. For some teams the perfect QB needs to throw for 2,500 yards or more and 15 touchdowns a season, manage the game well, and hand the ball off a lot. In other offensive schemes the quarterback needs to throw for 4,000 plus yards and 30 touchdowns or more a season to be considered effective.

That all said, in determining the most effective state for production of field generals, the 3,000 yard passing season has been decided upon as the mark. Although admittedly flawed, (You will see many players on this list who had poor seasons overall, and many deserving names will not be on this list because they played in an era before the forward pass was well evolved.) the overall product is an effective benchmark as to what states produce quality quarterbacks on a consistent basis.

Over the years the 3,000 yard passing season has been achieved or surpassed 530 times by 149 individuals. Of these 149 individuals, 3 were born in Washington, DC or outside of the U.S. In the following database and subsequent links, you will see detailed statistical analysis of each player to achieve 3,000 or more yards passing in a season.

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How This Database is Structured

If this is you first visit to state by state football production rankings presented by Larry Rankin, then welcome and here is the format. Statistics are compiled by birth state. The table below has an overview of each state’s production of 3,000 yard passers. There are two ranking systems. To the right of the table you will have a ranking of each state by the overall number of performances, in this case 3,000 yard passing seasons.

To the left you will see a per capita ranking of states producing 3,000 yard passers. You will also see a per capita score. This score is determined by dividing the overall number of performances by said state’s current population. Then all the decimal places before the number are removed for a more visually digestible number.

The remainder of this installment will give detailed statistical analysis of every passer to meet or surpass the 3,000 yard passing mark for states 1-5 in per capita score. The remaining installments will give the same detailed analysis for all other states to qualify with a 3,000 yard passer as well as 3,000 yard passers for Washington, DC and non-U.S. regions.

Links to other installments are located in the text box in the upper right-hand corner and at the end of this installment. Links to other football production rankings can be found by clicking on the Larry Rankin profile in the upper right-hand corner of this page or via links at the end of this installment.

Overview: State Rankings for Production of 3,000 Yard Passers

Per Capita Rank
Per Capita Score
Performances Rank
No. Performances
1. Mississippi
970
1. California
99
2. Louisiana
951
2. Pennsylvania
67
3. Iowa
582
3. Louisiana
44
4. Pennsylvania
525
4. Washington
32
5. Washington
459
t5. Mississippi
29
6. Kansas
449
t5. Texas
29
7. Alabama
290
7. New York
23
8. Utah
276
t8. Iowa
18
9. California
258
t8. Ohio
18
10. Idaho
248
10. Alabama
14
11. Kentucky
159
t11. Florida
13
12. Ohio
156
t11. Kansas
13
13. Oregon
153
t13. Illinois
12
14. Indiana
152
t13. New Jersey
12
15. Virginia
145
t13. Virginia
12
16. Wisconsin
139
16. Indiana
10
17. New Jersey
135
17. Georgia
9
18. Massachusetts
120
t18. Massachusetts
8
19. New York
117
t18. Utah
8
20. Texas
110
t18. Wisconsin
8
21. Arizona
106
t21. Arizona
7
22. Illinois
93
t21. Kentucky
7
23. Georgia
90
t23. North Carolina
6
24. Oklahoma
78
t23. Oregon
6
25. Florida
66
t25. Idaho
4
26. Tennessee
62
t25. Tennessee
4
27. North Carolina
61
t27. Michigan
3
28. Missouri
50
t27. Missouri
3
29. Maryland
34
t27. Oklahoma
3
30. Michigan
30
30. Maryland
2
-- Washington, DC
N/A
-- Washington, DC
2
-- Canada
N/A
-- Canada
3
-- Japan
N/A
-- Japan
2
Source

1. Mississippi

Per Capita Score: 970

3,000 Yard Passing Performances: 29

Coming first in per capita score is Mississippi. It seems they are in the top 2 or 3 of every per capita list. With a combination of wonderful athletes and a sparse population, pound for pound, their production of NFL elite is truly awesome.

Obviously the biggest name here is Brett Favre. He passed for over 3,000 yards in a seemingly inconceivable 18 straight seasons. For the time being he also holds the record for lifetime passing yards and touchdowns, though it seems he will eventually be passed by Peyton Manning in both categories.

And speaking of Mannings, Archie Manning, father of Peyton and Eli, was born in Mississippi as well. Archie Manning is considered by many to be the greatest QB to never have a chance. He played professionally for most of his career with the woeful Saints, and despite his talent, was never able to overcome the physical inferiority of the rest of his team.

Mississippi 3,000 Yard Passing Performances

Year/Team
Name
Yds
Cmp
Att
Cmp%
TD
Int
Rtng
1995 GB Pack
Brett Favre
4,413
359
570
63.0
38
13
99.5
1998 GB Pack
Brett Favre
4,212
347
551
63.0
31
23
87.8
2009 Min Vik
Brett Favre
4,202
363
531
68.4
33
7
107.2
2007 GB Pack
Brett Favre
4,155
356
535
66.5
28
15
95.7
1999 GB Pack
Brett Favre
4,091
341
595
57.3
22
23
74.7
2004 GB Pack
Brett Favre
4,088
346
541
64.1
30
17
92.4
2001 GB Pack
Brett Favre
3,921
314
510
61.6
32
15
94.1
1996 GB Pack
Brett Favre
3,899
325
543
59.9
39
13
95.8
2006 GB Pack
Brett Favre
3,885
343
613
56.0
18
18
72.7
1994 GB Pack
Brett Favre
3,882
363
582
62.4
33
14
90.7
2005 GB Pack
Brett Favre
3,881
372
607
61.3
20
29
70.9
1997 GB Pack
Brett Favre
3,867
304
513
59.3
35
16
92.6
2000 GB Pack
Brett Favre
3,812
338
580
58.3
20
16
78.0
1980 NO Saints
Archie Manning
3,716
309
509
60.7
23
20
81.8
2002 GB Pack
Brett Favre
3,658
341
551
61.9
27
16
85.6
2009 Was Rdskn
Jason Campbell
3,618
327
507
64.5
20
15
86.4
2008 NY Jets
Brett Favre
3,472
343
522
65.7
22
22
81.0
1978 NO Saints
Archie Manning
3,416
291
471
61.8
17
16
81.7
2002 Ten Ttn
Steve McNair
3,387
301
492
61.2
22
15
84.0
2003 GB Pack
Brett Favre
3,361
308
471
65.4
32
21
90.4
2001 Ten Ttn
Steve McNair
3,350
264
431
61.3
21
12
90.2
1993 GB Pack
Brett Favre
3,303
318
522
60.9
19
24
72.2
2008 Was Rdskn
Jason Campbell
3,245
315
506
62.3
13
6
84.3
1998 Ten Oil
Steve McNair
3,228
289
492
58.7
15
10
80.1
1992 GB Pack
Brett Favre
3,227
302
471
64.1
18
13
85.3
2003 Ten Ttn
Steve McNair
3,215
250
400
62.5
24
7
100.4
1979 NO Saints
Archie Manning
3,169
252
420
60.0
15
20
75.6
2005 Ten Ttn
Steve McNair
3,161
292
476
61.3
16
11
82.4
2006 Bal Rav
Steve McNair
3,050
295
468
63.0
16
12
82.5
Source

2. Louisiana

Per Capita Score: 951

3,000 Yard Passing Performances: 44

Thus far there are two states that have shone brighter than any of the rest in our per capita rankings: Louisiana and Mississippi. Coming in just a few points behind Mississippi this time is Louisiana.

And if it hadn’t been for Archie Manning’s relocation from his birth state of Mississippi to Louisiana, the story for QB rankings would be much different. Archie’s sons Peyton and Eli are the main statistical contributors for the state of Louisiana.

Of the brothers Peyton has had the largest statistical impact in his career. His 5,477 yards passing in 2013 is the all-time record for yards in a season, as are the 55 touchdowns he had that same year. Barring injury, he should surpass Brett Favre in lifetime touchdowns sometime this season and all-time passing yards at some point in the 2015 season.

Though Peyton may not surpass Favre in lifetime 3,000 yard passing seasons, his 13 career 4,000 yard passing seasons is a record likely to stand the test of time.

Between Peyton and Eli there are 3 Super Bowl victories, but there is another name on this list with more championships than all Mannings combined. Though Terry Bradshaw played in a different era than the Manning brothers and his statistics reflect this, he guided the Pittsburgh Steelers to 4 Super Bowl Victories.

Louisiana 3,000 Yard Passing Performances

Year/Team
Name
Yds
Cmp
Att
Cmp%
TD
Int
Rtng
2013 Den Bronc
Peyton Manning
5,477
450
659
68.3
55
10
115.1
2011 NY Gia
Eli Manning
4,933
359
589
61.0
29
16
92.9
2010 Ind Colts
Peyton Manning
4,700
450
679
66.3
33
17
91.9
2012 Den Bronc
Peyton Manning
4,659
400
583
68.6
37
11
105.8
2004 Ind Colts
Peyton Manning
4,557
336
497
67.6
49
10
121.1
2009 Ind Colts
Peyton Manning
4,500
393
571
68.8
33
16
99.9
2000 Ind Colts
Peyton Manning
4,413
357
571
62.5
33
15
94.7
2006 Ind Colts
Peyton Manning
4,397
362
557
65.0
31
9
101.0
2003 Ind Colts
Peyton Manning
4,267
379
566
67.0
29
10
99.0
2002 Ind Colts
Peyton Manning
4,200
392
591
66.3
27
19
88.8
1999 Ind Colts
Peyton Manning
4,135
331
533
62.1
26
15
90.7
2001 Ind Colts
Peyton Manning
4,131
343
547
62.7
26
23
84.1
2007 Ind Colts
Peyton Manning
4,040
337
515
65.4
31
14
98.0
2009 NY Gia
Eli Manning
4,021
317
509
62.3
27
14
93.1
2010 NY Gia
Eli Manning
4,002
339
539
62.9
31
25
85.3
2008 Ind Colts
Peyton Manning
4,002
371
555
66.8
27
12
95.0
2012 NY Giants
Eli Manning
3,948
321
536
59.9
26
15
87.2
2004 Car Pan
Jake Delhomme
3,886
310
533
58.2
29
15
87.3
2013 NY Gia
Eli Manning
3,818
317
551
57.5
18
27
69.4
2005 NY Gia
Eli Manning
3,762
294
557
52.8
24
17
75.9
2005 Ind Colts
Peyton Manning
3,747
305
453
67.3
28
10
104.1
1998 Ind Colts
Peyton Manning
3,739
326
575
56.7
26
28
71.2
1979 Pit Steel
Terry Bradshaw
3,724
259
472
54.9
26
25
77.0
1981 TB Bucs
Doug Williams
3,563
238
471
50.5
19
14
76.8
2005 Car Pan
Jake Delhomme
3,421
262
435
60.2
24
16
88.1
2003 Pit Steel
Tommy Maddox
3,414
298
519
57.4
18
17
75.3
1980 TB Bucs
Doug Williams
3,396
254
521
48.8
20
16
69.9
1995 SD Chrg
Stan Humphries
3,381
282
478
59.0
17
14
80.4
1992 SD Chrg
Stan Humphries
3,356
263
454
57.9
16
18
76.4
1980 Pit Steel
Terry Bradshaw
3,339
218
424
51.4
24
22
75.0
2007 NY Gia
Eli Manning
3,336
297
529
56.1
23
20
73.9
2008 Car Pan
Jake Delhomme
3,288
246
414
59.4
15
12
84.7
1992 NO Saints
Bobby Hebert
3,287
249
422
59.0
19
16
82.9
2006 NY Gia
Eli Manning
3,244
301
522
57.7
24
18
77.0
2008 NY Gia
Eli Manning
3,238
289
479
60.3
21
10
86.4
2003 Car Pan
Jake Delhomme
3,219
266
449
59.2
19
16
80.6
1994 SD Chrg
Stan Humphries
3,209
264
453
58.3
17
12
81.6
1988 NO Saints
Bobby Hebert
3,156
280
478
58.6
20
15
79.3
1996 Atl Fal
Bobby Hebert
3,152
294
488
60.2
22
25
72.9
1980 Bal Colts
Bert Jones
3,134
248
446
55.6
23
21
75.3
2001 Pit Steel
Kordell Stewart
3,109
266
442
60.2
14
11
81.7
1976 Bal Colts
Bert Jones
3,104
207
343
60.3
24
9
102.5
1981 Bal Colts
Bert Jones
3,094
244
426
57.3
21
20
76.9
1997 Pit Steel
Kordell Stewart
3,020
236
440
53.6
21
17
75.2
Source

3. Iowa

Per Capita Score: 582

3,000 Yard Passing Performances: 18

Coming in at third is Iowa. Though there are a number of recognizable names on this list, Kurt Warner stands above all others. His performances with the Rams during “the greatest show on turf” era were statistically awesome.

Also with Warner we have one of the most amazing NFL stories. Before being picked up by the Rams, he was playing Arena League football and bagging groceries for a supermarket in the offseason. At the end of Warner’s stay with the Rams, he had two Super Bowl appearances and one victory.

Then Warner’s career fell off yet again before his final resurgence, which led to a Super Bowl loss with the Arizona Cardinals.

Dubious Distinction: Hugh Millen’s 9 touchdown passes in 1991 for the Patriots are the fewest ever for a QB finishing a season with over 3,000 yards passing.

Iowa 3,000 Yard Passing Performances

Year/Team
Name
Yds
Cmp
Att
Cmp%
TD
Int
Rtng
2001 Stl Ram
Kurt Warner
4,830
375
546
68.7
36
22
101.4
2004 KC Chief
Trent Green
4,591
369
556
66.4
27
17
95.2
2008 Ari Cards
Kurt Warner
4,583
401
598
67.1
30
14
96.9
1999 Stl Rams
Kurt Warner
4,353
325
499
65.1
41
13
109.2
2003 KC Chief
Trent Green
4,039
330
523
63.1
24
12
92.6
2005 KC Chief
Trent Green
4,014
317
507
62.5
17
10
90.1
1981 Atl Fal
Steve Bartkowski
3,829
297
533
55.7
30
23
79.2
2009 Den Bronc
Kyle Orton
3,802
336
541
62.1
21
12
86.8
2001 KC Chiefs
Trent Green
3,783
296
523
56.6
17
24
71.1
2009 Ari Cards
Kurt Warner
3,753
281
451
62.3
27
17
89.8
2002 KC Chief
Trent Green
3,690
287
470
61.1
26
13
92.6
2010 Den Bronc
Kyle Orton
3,653
293
498
58.8
20
9
87.5
1980 Atl Falcons
Steve Bartkowski
3,544
257
463
55.6
31
16
88.2
1998 Was Rdskn
Trent Green
3,441
278
509
54.6
23
11
81.8
2000 Stl Rams
Kurt Warner
3,429
235
347
67.7
21
18
98.3
2007 Ari Cards
Kurt Warner
3,417
281
451
62.3
27
17
89.8
1983 Atl Fal
Steve Bartkowski
3,167
274
432
63.4
22
5
97.6
1991 NE Pats
Hugh Millen
3,073
246
409
60.1
9
18
72.5
Source

4. Pennsylvania

Per Capita Score: 525

3,000 Yard Passing Performances: 67

Pennsylvania has produced some of the most revolutionary players in the history of the quarterback position. Though it is difficult to summarize how much the state of Pennsylvania has done to shape the quarterback position, here are just a few of the milestones.

Johnny Unitas was among the first 3 players to crack the 3,000 yard passing season in 1960. His 3,099 yards was tops among the 3. In 1967 Joe Namath became the first player to ever pass for over 4,000 yards in a season, and in 1984 Dan Marino became the first ever to pass for over 5,000 yards in a season.

George Blanda played an NFL record 26 seasons. From 1990-1993 Jim Kelly guided the Bills to an NFL record 4 straight Super Bowls, though he would lose all four, and Joe Montana has most every Super Bowl passing efficiency record, 3 Super Bowl MVPs, and 4 Super Bowl rings.

Dubious Distinction: Though he didn’t quite throw for 3,000 yards that year, George Blanda threw an NFL record 42 interceptions in 1962.

Pennsylvania 3,000 Yard Passing Performances

Year/Team
Name
Yds
Cmp
Att
Cmp%
TD
Int
Rtng
1984 Mia Dlph
Dan Marino
5,084
362
564
64.2
48
17
108.9
2009 Hou Tex
Matt Schaub
4,770
396
583
67.9
29
15
98.6
1986 Mia Dlph
Dan Marino
4,746
378
623
60.7
44
23
92.5
2012 Atl Fal
Matt Ryan
4,719
422
615
68.6
32
14
99.1
2002 Oak Rai
Rich Gannon
4,689
418
618
67.6
26
10
97.3
2013 Atl Fal
Matt Ryan
4,515
439
651
67.4
26
17
89.6
1994 Mia Dlph
Dan Marino
4,453
385
615
62.6
30
17
89.2
1988 Mia Dlph
Dan Marino
4,434
354
606
58.4
28
23
80.8
2010 Hou Tex
Matt Schaub
4,370
365
574
63.6
24
12
92.0
2006 Stl Rams
Marc Bulger
4,301
370
588
62.9
24
8
92.9
2011 Atl Fal
Matt Ryan
4,177
347
566
61.3
29
12
92.2
1985 Mia Dlph
Dan Marino
4,137
336
567
59.3
30
21
84.1
1992 Mia Dlph
Dan Marino
4,116
330
554
59.6
24
16
85.1
2002 NY Gia
Kerry Collins
4,073
335
545
61.5
19
14
85.4
2012 Hou Tex
Matt Schaub
4,008
350
544
64.3
22
12
90.7
1967 NY Jets
Joe Namath
4,007
258
491
52.5
26
28
73.8
1989 Mia Dlph
Dan Marino
3,997
308
550
56.0
24
22
76.9
1991 Mia Dlph
Dan Marino
3,970
318
549
57.9
25
13
85.8
2004 Stl Ram
Marc Bulger
3,964
321
485
66.2
21
14
93.7
1990 SF 49ers
Joe Montana
3,944
321
520
61.7
26
16
89.0
1983 SF 49ers
Joe Montana
3,910
332
515
64.5
26
12
94.6
2003 Stl Ram
Marc Bulger
3,845
336
532
63.2
22
22
81.4
1991 Buf Bills
Jim Kelly
3,844
304
474
64.1
33
17
97.6
1999 Oak Rai
Rich Gannon
3,840
304
515
59.0
24
14
86.5
2001 Oak Rai
Rich Gannon
3,828
361
549
65.8
27
9
95.5
1997 Mia Dlph
Dan Marino
3,780
319
548
58.2
16
11
80.7
2002 NE Pats
Kerry Collins
3,764
327
568
57.6
19
16
77.1
2005 Oak Rai
Kerry Collins
3,759
302
565
53.5
20
12
77.3
2010 Atl Fal
Matt Ryan
3,705
357
571
62.5
28
9
91.0
1995 Mia Dlph
Dan Marino
3,668
309
482
64.1
24
10
90.8
1985 SF 49ers
Joe Montana
3,653
303
494
61.3
27
13
91.3
1984 SF 49ers
Joe Montana
3,630
279
432
64.6
28
10
102.9
2000 NY Giants
Kerry Collins
3,610
311
529
58.8
22
13
83.1
1986 Buf Bills
Jim Kelly
3,593
285
480
59.4
22
17
83.3
1981 SF 49ers
Joe Montana
3,565
311
488
63.7
19
12
88.4
1990 Mia Dlph
Dan Marino
3,563
306
531
57.6
21
11
82.6
1989 SF 49ers
Joe Montana
3,521
271
386
70.2
26
8
112.4
1998 Mia Dlph
Dan Marino
3,497
310
537
57.7
23
15
80.0
2004 Oak Rai
Kerry Collins
3,495
289
513
56.3
21
20
74.8
1963 Bal Colts
Johnny Unitas
3,481
237
410
57.8
20
12
89.7
1964 Bos Pats
Babe Parilli
3,465
228
473
48.2
31
27
70.8
1992 Buf Bills
Jim Kelly
3,457
269
462
58.2
23
19
81.2
1996 Was Rdskn
Gus Frerotte
3,453
270
470
57.4
12
11
79.3
2008 Atl Fal
Matt Ryan
3,440
265
434
61.1
16
11
87.7
2000 Oak Rai
Rich Gannon
3,430
284
473
60.0
28
11
92.4
1967 Bal Colts
Johnny Unitas
3,428
255
436
58.5
20
16
83.6
1993 Buf Bills
Jim Kelly
3,382
288
470
61.3
18
18
79.9
1988 Buf Bills
Jim Kelly
3,380
269
452
59.5
15
17
78.2
1966 NY Jets
Joe Namath
3,379
232
471
49.3
19
27
62.6
1994 LA Rai
Jeff Hostetler
3,334
263
455
57.8
20
16
80.8
1961 Hou Oil
George Blanda
3,330
187
362
51.7
36
22
91.3
2010 Mia Dlph
Chad Henne
3,301
301
490
61.4
15
19
75.4
1964 Hou Oil
George Blanda
3,287
262
505
51.9
17
27
61.4
1994 KC Chief
Joe Montana
3,283
299
493
60.6
16
9
83.6
1987 Mia Dlph
Dan Marino
3,245
263
444
59.2
26
13
89.2
1993 LA Rai
Jeff Hostetler
3,242
236
419
56.3
14
10
82.5
2013 Jax Jag
Chad Henne
3,241
305
503
60.6
13
14
76.5
1968 NY Jets
Joe Namath
3,147
187
380
49.2
15
17
72.1
1989 Buf Bills
Jim Kelly
3,130
228
391
58.3
25
18
86.2
1995 Buf Bills
Jim Kelly
3,130
255
458
55.7
22
13
81.1
1995 KC Chiefs
Steve Bono
3,121
293
520
56.3
21
10
79.5
1994 Buf Bills
Jim Kelly
3,114
285
448
63.6
22
17
84.6
2003 NY Gia
Kerry Collins
3,110
284
500
56.8
13
16
70.7
1960 Bal Colts
Johnny Unitas
3,099
190
378
50.3
25
24
73.7
1987 SF 49ers
Joe Montana
3,054
266
398
66.8
31
13
102.1
2008 Hou Tex
Matt Schaub
3,043
251
380
66.1
15
10
92.7
1963 Hou Oil
George Blanda
3,003
224
423
53.0
24
25
70.1
Source

5. Washington

Per Capita Score: 459

3,000 Yard Passing Performances: 32

The state of Washington has produced a number of good QBs, but the accomplishments of John Elway are by far the most impactful on NFL football. Though the Broncos’ offensive style was not as pass-orientated as others, Elway passed for over 3,000 yards on an impressive 12 occasions.

Elway had 5 Super Bowl appearances in his distinguished career, two in which he guided his team to victory. In addition, he was also a Super Bowl MVP.

Obscure Stats: Chris Chandler’s 327 pass attempts for the 1998 Atlanta Falcons are the fewest attempts a QB has finished a season with while breaking the 3,000 yard barrier.

Washington 3,000 Yard Passing Performances

Year/Team
Name
Yds
Cmp
Att
Cmp%
TD
Int
Rtng
1994 NE Pats
Drew Bledsoe
4,555
400
691
57.9
25
27
73.6
2002 Buf Bills
Drew Bledsoe
4,359
375
610
61.5
24
15
86.0
2006 Det Lions
Jon Kitna
4,208
372
596
62.4
21
22
79.9
1996 NE Pats
Drew Bledsoe
4,086
373
623
59.9
27
15
83.7
2007 Det Lions
Jon Kitna
4,068
355
561
63.3
18
20
80.9
1993 Den Bronc
John Elway
4,030
348
551
63.2
25
10
92.8
1999 NE Pats
Drew Bledsoe
3,985
305
539
56.6
19
21
75.6
1995 Den Bronc
John Elway
3,970
316
542
58.3
26
14
86.4
1985 Den Bronc
John Elway
3,891
327
605
54.0
22
23
70.2
1997 NE Pats
Drew Bledsoe
3,706
314
522
60.2
28
15
87.7
2005 Dal Cwby
Drew Bledsoe
3,639
300
499
60.1
23
17
83.7
1997 Den Bronc
John Elway
3,635
280
502
55.8
27
11
87.5
1998 NE Pats
Drew Bledsoe
3,633
263
481
54.7
20
14
80.9
2003 Cin Beng
Jon Kitna
3,591
324
520
62.3
26
15
87.4
1990 Den Bronc
John Elway
3,526
294
502
58.6
15
14
78.5
1995 NE Pats
Drew Bledsoe
3,507
323
636
50.8
13
16
63.7
1994 Den Bronc
John Elway
3,490
307
494
62.1
16
10
85.7
1986 Den Bronc
John Elway
3,485
280
504
55.6
19
13
79.0
1999 Sea Shwk
Jon Kitna
3,346
270
495
54.5
23
16
77.7
1996 Den Bronc
John Elway
3,328
287
466
61.6
26
14
89.2
2013 KC Chief
Alex Smith
3,313
308
508
60.6
23
7
89.1
1988 Den Bronc
John Elway
3,309
274
496
55.2
17
19
71.4
2000 NE Pats
Drew Bledsoe
3,291
312
531
58.8
17
13
77.3
1991 Den Bronc
John Elway
3,253
242
451
53.7
13
12
75.4
2001 Cin Beng
Jon Kitna
3,216
313
581
53.9
12
22
61.1
1987 Den Bronc
John Elway
3,198
224
410
54.6
19
12
83.4
2002 Cin Beng
Jon Kitna
3,178
294
473
62.2
16
16
79.1
1998 Atl Fal
Chris Chandler
3,154
190
327
58.1
25
12
100.9
2011 SF 49ers
Alex Smith
3,144
273
445
61.3
17
5
90.7
1988 Dal Cwby
Steve Pelluer
3,139
245
435
56.3
17
19
73.9
1990 Pho Cards
Timm Rosenbach
3,098
237
437
54.2
16
17
72.8
1989 Den Bronc
John Elway
3,051
223
416
53.6
18
18
73.7

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      Larry Rankin 2 years ago from Oklahoma

      Billy: that's really cool!

      Thanks so much for dropping by. Some of these databases have done moderately well, but others aren't getting much traffic. Thanks for the support.

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      Bill Holland 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Loved it....little trivia fact...I taught Elway's wife in high school. At the time she was a nationally ranked swimmer.

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      Larry Rankin 2 years ago from Oklahoma

      Thanks for dropping by.

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      Peggy Woods 2 years ago from Houston, Texas

      You certainly know your football players and their stats!

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      Larry Rankin 3 years ago from Oklahoma

      FlourishAnyway: It's been a slow go so far, but hopefully I can find some people who are as interested in what players of note come from what state. To me it is extremely interesting, but sometimes what is interesting to me isn't what is interesting to others.

      Thanks again. Your support is very much appreciated.

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      FlourishAnyway 3 years ago from USA

      This is impressive in its thoroughness. I hope you get plenty of readers from it.