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The Hit That Benched Bledsoe And Started Brady
Published: 2015/11/19
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Drew Bledsoe
Drew Bledsoe's Advice to Tony Romo on Being Replaced | Passing Seasons | NFL 360
Published: 2017/04/04
Channel: NFL Network
What if Drew Bledsoe NEVER Got Injured? Would Tom Brady Still be an AMAZING Patriots NFL Legend?
What if Drew Bledsoe NEVER Got Injured? Would Tom Brady Still be an AMAZING Patriots NFL Legend?
Published: 2016/09/30
Channel: TheFlightMike
Drew Bledsoe explains what QB Tony Romo is feeling as a backup to Dak Prescott in Dallas | THE HERD
Drew Bledsoe explains what QB Tony Romo is feeling as a backup to Dak Prescott in Dallas | THE HERD
Published: 2016/11/21
Channel: The Herd with Colin Cowherd
2004 Buffalo Bills
2004 Buffalo Bills
Published: 2015/07/22
Channel: Marek Pietrzak
Super Bowl 51:
Super Bowl 51: 'Drew could have died' - Drew Bledsoe
Published: 2017/01/26
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Drew Bledsoe on The Dan Patrick Show (Full Interview) 2/3/15
Drew Bledsoe on The Dan Patrick Show (Full Interview) 2/3/15
Published: 2015/02/03
Channel: Dan Patrick Show
Can Drew Bledsoe take the starting job from Tom Brady? Master vs Apprentice (Madden 17)
Can Drew Bledsoe take the starting job from Tom Brady? Master vs Apprentice (Madden 17)
Published: 2016/12/14
Channel: Not The Expert
Drew Bledsoe Highlights 1993-2000 (including many Ben Coates TD
Drew Bledsoe Highlights 1993-2000 (including many Ben Coates TD's)
Published: 2014/02/15
Channel: Mike Glynn
Bledsoe, Barber lead Dallas Comeback vs KC 2005
Bledsoe, Barber lead Dallas Comeback vs KC 2005
Published: 2016/06/28
Channel: Timmy Johnson
2001 AFC Championship Game: Patriots @ Steelers
2001 AFC Championship Game: Patriots @ Steelers
Published: 2017/07/15
Channel: John Snyder
Apple Cup 1992: Bledsoe to Bobo
Apple Cup 1992: Bledsoe to Bobo
Published: 2011/11/23
Channel: WSUCougarAthletics
1994 week 11 minnesota @ new england  bledsoe 70 passes
1994 week 11 minnesota @ new england bledsoe 70 passes
Published: 2017/02/14
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Drew Bledsoe 1993 postgame interview
Drew Bledsoe 1993 postgame interview
Published: 2017/06/20
Channel: RDS11
Drew Bledsoe
Drew Bledsoe
Published: 2014/09/30
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Drew Bledsoe traded to Buffalo Bills April, 2002
Drew Bledsoe traded to Buffalo Bills April, 2002
Published: 2013/11/07
Channel: Kosich's Korner
Vikings vs. Patriots (Week 11, 1994) Classic Highlights
Vikings vs. Patriots (Week 11, 1994) Classic Highlights
Published: 2017/03/03
Channel: funkydunkleman
2011 Patriots Hall of Fame - Drew Bledsoe
2011 Patriots Hall of Fame - Drew Bledsoe
Published: 2017/07/24
Channel: The Hall
Mo Lewis hit on Drew Bledsoe
Mo Lewis hit on Drew Bledsoe
Published: 2008/01/07
Channel: voltabc
Who is John Bledsoe? Get to know this Washington State Cougars football commit
Who is John Bledsoe? Get to know this Washington State Cougars football commit
Published: 2017/02/01
Channel: The Oregonian
Drew Bledsoe to Terry Glenn TD x2 vs Philadelphia 2005
Drew Bledsoe to Terry Glenn TD x2 vs Philadelphia 2005
Published: 2016/07/21
Channel: Timmy Johnson
2006 Week 7 New York Giants at Dallas Cowboys
2006 Week 7 New York Giants at Dallas Cowboys
Published: 2017/03/02
Channel: Brian Felts
2002 Buffalo Bills
2002 Buffalo Bills
Published: 2015/02/23
Channel: Andy Provin
Tom Brady Interview with Bledsoe Before Super Bowl 2002
Tom Brady Interview with Bledsoe Before Super Bowl 2002
Published: 2012/02/11
Channel: Fujimans12
Drew Bledsoe Defends Tom Brady: Deflategate
Drew Bledsoe Defends Tom Brady: Deflategate 'Has Zero Impact On The Game'
Published: 2015/06/03
Channel: NESN
Tom Brady on facing Drew Bledsoe
Tom Brady on facing Drew Bledsoe
Published: 2012/05/21
Channel: Jim Parisi
Drew Bledsoe tells Tom Brady "Fuck that, sling it"
Drew Bledsoe tells Tom Brady "Fuck that, sling it"
Published: 2010/11/19
Channel: Steve Tram
Drew Bledsoe Ford commercial
Drew Bledsoe Ford commercial
Published: 2017/06/20
Channel: RDS11
Drew Bledsoe to Keyshawn Johnson to win at SF 2005
Drew Bledsoe to Keyshawn Johnson to win at SF 2005
Published: 2016/07/17
Channel: Timmy Johnson
Drew Bledsoe on The Dan Patrick Show (Full Interview) 12/2/16
Drew Bledsoe on The Dan Patrick Show (Full Interview) 12/2/16
Published: 2016/12/02
Channel: Dan Patrick Show
#90SecondsWith: Drew Bledsoe
#90SecondsWith: Drew Bledsoe
Published: 2015/01/29
Channel: FreeEnterprise.com
Brett Favre
Brett Favre's First Super Bowl Win! | Packers vs. Patriots Super Bowl XXXI | NFL Full Game
Published: 2016/08/05
Channel: NFL
Why I Love Mt. Bachelor | Drew Bledsoe
Why I Love Mt. Bachelor | Drew Bledsoe
Published: 2017/04/04
Channel: Mt. Bachelor
Drew Bledsoe McDonald
Drew Bledsoe McDonald's Big Mac TV Commercial 1990's
Published: 2013/08/15
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NIKE : Drew Bledsoe - New England Patriots
NIKE : Drew Bledsoe - New England Patriots
Published: 2011/07/21
Channel: YOUR SHORTNESS
4 Time Pro Bowl QB Drew Bledsoe on The Dallas Cowboys QB Situation & More - 10/21/16
4 Time Pro Bowl QB Drew Bledsoe on The Dallas Cowboys QB Situation & More - 10/21/16
Published: 2016/10/21
Channel: The Rich Eisen Show
Terrell Suggs:
Terrell Suggs: 'God Bless Drew Bledsoe'
Published: 2016/09/29
Channel: NESN
2016 Drew Bledsoe’s Cougar Legends - Suncadia
2016 Drew Bledsoe’s Cougar Legends - Suncadia
Published: 2017/03/24
Channel: WSUCougarAthletics
Drew Bledsoe on Going For It
Drew Bledsoe on Going For It
Published: 2016/10/31
Channel: Finding Mastery
Drew Bledsoe
Drew Bledsoe's Estate In Bend, Oregon - The Goad Team
Published: 2014/01/29
Channel: John Goad
Drew Bledsoe Returns To His Roots
Drew Bledsoe Returns To His Roots
Published: 2014/09/30
Channel: UFC
Drew Bledsoe Slideshow
Drew Bledsoe Slideshow
Published: 2007/02/08
Channel: TonRock61
Chris Myers interviews Drew Bledsoe on CMI
Chris Myers interviews Drew Bledsoe on CMI
Published: 2014/04/25
Channel: Chris Myers
Drew Bledsoe Speaking to HS Football Players
Drew Bledsoe Speaking to HS Football Players
Published: 2016/12/03
Channel: Steve Balestrieri
Sports Final Drew Bledsoe
Sports Final Drew Bledsoe
Published: 2006/08/14
Channel: stacktrick
DAK PRESCOTT_TONY ROMO COMPARED TO TOM BRADY, DREW BLEDSOE
DAK PRESCOTT_TONY ROMO COMPARED TO TOM BRADY, DREW BLEDSOE
Published: 2016/08/30
Channel: Super Review
Drew Bledsoe being honored at Half-Time 9/18/2011
Drew Bledsoe being honored at Half-Time 9/18/2011
Published: 2011/09/19
Channel: Tommy Larsen
Drew Bledsoe Patriots Hall of Fame
Drew Bledsoe Patriots Hall of Fame
Published: 2011/05/16
Channel: FTRsports
Outsiders Sports Show - Tim Brown & Drew Bledsoe
Outsiders Sports Show - Tim Brown & Drew Bledsoe
Published: 2015/01/23
Channel: Great American Sports Network
What If ... Bledsoe Never Got Hurt? | 2 Point Lead
What If ... Bledsoe Never Got Hurt? | 2 Point Lead
Published: 2015/05/29
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Drew Bledsoe
refer to caption
Bledsoe at Troy Brown's induction into
the Patriots Hall of Fame in 2012
No. 11
Position: Quarterback
Personal information
Date of birth: (1972-02-14) February 14, 1972 (age 45)
Place of birth: Ellensburg, Washington
Height: 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Weight: 238 lb (108 kg)
Career information
High school: Walla Walla (WA)
College: Washington State
NFL Draft: 1993 / Round: 1 / Pick: 1
Career history
Roster status: Retired
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
TDINT: 251–206
Passing yards: 44,611
Passer rating: 77.1
Player stats at NFL.com

Drew McQueen Bledsoe (born February 14, 1972)[1] is a former American football quarterback who played fourteen seasons in the National Football League (NFL). Bledsoe is best known as the starting quarterback for the New England Patriots from 1993 to 2001. He also played for the Buffalo Bills and the Dallas Cowboys. During the 1990s, he was considered the face of the Patriots franchise.

The first overall pick in 1993 NFL Draft, Bledsoe helped improve the fortunes of the Patriots, who had fallen on hard times. Under his tenure as starting quarterback, the Patriots ended an eight-season postseason drought, qualified for the playoffs six times, and made one Super Bowl appearance. In his second season with the team, he was named to the 1995 Pro Bowl and was the youngest quarterback to appear in the NFL's all-star game at the time.

Following a period of declining success and two consecutive seasons where the Patriots missed the playoffs, Bledsoe suffered a near-fatal injury early in the 2001 season and was replaced as starter by Tom Brady. He was unable to regain his starting position after he was medically cleared to play due to Brady's success with the team, which culminated with the franchise's first Super Bowl win. Bledsoe then retired after short stints with the Bills and the Cowboys. For his accomplishments in New England, he was inducted into the Patriots Hall of Fame in 2011.

High school years[edit]

Bledsoe attended Walla Walla High School and was a letterman in football, basketball and track. In football, he was named a first team All-State selection by the Tacoma News Tribune. In track, he competed in the throwing events, recording top-throws of 45.34 meters in the discus throw and 54.70 meters in the javelin throw.[2]

College years[edit]

Bledsoe had a record-setting career in his three years at Washington State. After gaining the starting job in the end of the 1990 season as a true freshman (joined later by Jeff Tuel as the only two in school history), he quickly became the face of the Cougars offense. In 1992 Bledsoe led his team to a 9–3 record (ranking #10 in the coaches poll and #12 in the AP) and a 31–28 win against the Utah Utes in the Copper Bowl. Bledsoe completed 30-46 passes for 476 yards and 2 TDs in the game. He also established WSU records in single-game passing yards (476), single-season pass completions (241), and single-season passing yards (3,946). He was named the Pac-10 Offensive Player of the Year.

Following an impressive junior year Bledsoe decided to forgo his senior season and enter the 1993 NFL Draft. In the 34 starts of his collegiate career he amassed 9,373 yards, 532 completions and 66 touchdowns.[3]

NFL career[edit]

New England Patriots: 1993–2001[edit]

Bledsoe was drafted first overall in the 1993 NFL Draft by the New England Patriots. He started right away for the Patriots in his rookie season, as they improved from two to five wins.

On November 13, 1994, the Patriots had won just three of their first nine games and were losing, 20–3, to the Minnesota Vikings at halftime. Bledsoe led a comeback victory in which the Patriots won, 26–20, in overtime, as he set single game records in pass completions (45) and attempts (70).[4] Due to his performance, Bledsoe was selected to his first Pro Bowl as an alternate.

Following a difficult 1995 season, Bledsoe turned it around in 1996 ranking among the top passers in the league with the help of wide receiver Terry Glenn, thus pushing the Patriots to reach the playoffs again and winning the AFC championship against the Jacksonville Jaguars, 20–6. This led to an appearance in Super Bowl XXXI, where they lost to the Green Bay Packers by the score of 35–21. Bledsoe completed 25 of 48 passes for 253 yards, with two touchdowns and four interceptions in the loss. He was also named a starter for the Pro Bowl that season, the second of his career.

Bledsoe in 2001, during his tenure with the Patriots.

During the 1997 season, Bledsoe helped the Patriots win five of their final seven games to once again qualify for the playoffs, the fourth time in eight years as a Patriots starter he would lead the team to a postseason appearance. The Patriots lost in the second round to the Pittsburgh Steelers, however Bledsoe built a career-high 87.7 passer rating, passed for 3,706 yards, tossed 28 touchdowns, and earned his third Pro Bowl invitation.

The following year, he became the first NFL quarterback to complete game-winning touchdown passes in the final 30 seconds of two consecutive games.[5] In doing so, he propelled New England into the postseason for the third straight year. He completed these come-from-behind efforts while playing with a broken index finger on his throwing hand, an injury that would later sideline him for the postseason.

Bledsoe started the 1999 season very strong, with 13 touchdowns and only four interceptions as the Patriots held a 6–2 mid-season record. However, Bledsoe subsequently threw only six touchdowns versus 17 interceptions, and the team finished with an 8–8 record. The team's slide continued into the 2000 season as the Patriots ended with a record of 5–11. While Bledsoe threw a then career low 13 interceptions that year, he was sacked 45 times.[citation needed]

Image of Bledsoe playing for Bills

In March 2001, Bledsoe was signed to a then-record ten-year, $103 million contract.[6]Bledsoe started all 16 games that season and went on to set an NFL record in pass attempts (691), becoming the second NFL quarterback to complete 400 or more passes in a season (400), and led the league in passing yards (4,555).[7] Bledsoe did not finish his career with the Patriots, nor see the opening of the new Gillette Stadium. During the second game of the 2001 season, Bledsoe was hit by New York Jets linebacker Mo Lewis and suffered a sheared blood vessel in his chest - which almost resulted in his death.[8] Replacing Bledsoe at quarterback, future All-Pro quarterback Tom Brady led the Patriots to a Super Bowl championship. Though he never regained his starting role, Bledsoe proved integral to his team's playoff run when he replaced a hobbled Brady in the AFC Championship Game against Pittsburgh. Bledsoe, starting from the Steelers 40-yard line, capped a scoring drive with an 11-yard touchdown pass to David Patten to seal a 24–17 victory. In winning the conference championship game, Bledsoe completed 10 of 21 passes for 102 yards and a touchdown, with no interceptions.[9] It was the second time in six years (1996 and 2001) that Bledsoe was an integral part in leading the Patriots to a Super Bowl appearance.

Appreciative of his lengthy tenure with the team, Patriots fans cheered Bledsoe in each of his three returns to New England as a visiting player.[10]

Buffalo Bills: 2002–2004[edit]

A change of scenery—by way of a trade[11]—to Bledsoe's former division rival Buffalo seemed to give him a bit of rejuvenation in 2002. He had one of his best seasons ever, passing for 4,359 yards and 24 touchdowns and making his fourth trip to the Pro Bowl. In Week 2 against the Minnesota Vikings, Bledsoe set a team record with 463 yards passing in an overtime win. He continued his strong play in 2003 as the Bills began the year 2–0. However, a flurry of injuries stymied the Bills offense; they failed to score a touchdown in three consecutive games en route to a 6–10 season. In 2004, they fell one game short of making the playoffs; a late season winning streak went for naught when Bledsoe and the Bills performed poorly against the Pittsburgh Steelers backups in the season finale.[12]

Bledsoe was released by the Bills after the 2004 season to make way for backup quarterback J. P. Losman. When Bledsoe was later signed by the Dallas Cowboys, he expressed bitterness with the Bills for the move, stating "I can't wait to go home and dress my kids in little stars and get rid of the other team's [Buffalo's] stuff."[13]

Bledsoe stretching before a game with the Cowboys in 2005.

Dallas Cowboys: 2005–2006[edit]

Bledsoe with Greg Ellis in a 2006 game.

Bledsoe went on to sign with the Dallas Cowboys, where he was reunited with former coach Bill Parcells. Bledsoe was intended to be a long-term solution at quarterback for the Cowboys. Said Bledsoe on the day he signed with Dallas, "Bill [Parcells] wants me here, and being the starter. I anticipate that being the case and not for one year." He signed for $23 million for three years.[14]

During his tenure with the Cowboys, he threw for over 3,000 yards in a season for the ninth time in his career, tying Warren Moon for fourth in NFL history. That season, Bledsoe led five 4th quarter/OT game-winning drives to keep the Cowboys' playoff hopes alive until the final day of the season.[15] Though the team ultimately failed to reach the playoffs, Bledsoe had led them to a 9-7 record, an improvement over the 6-10 mark that Vinny Testaverde had finished with in 2004.

However, in 2006, his final season with the Cowboys, Bledsoe's play became erratic, so much so that six games into the season he was replaced by then-backup and soon to be Pro-Bowler Tony Romo. Shortly after the end of the 2006 season, Bledsoe was released by the Cowboys. Unwilling to be relegated to a backup position, Bledsoe announced his retirement from the NFL on April 11, 2007.[16]

Retirement and legacy[edit]

When Bledsoe retired in April 2007, he left fifth in NFL history in pass attempts (6,717) and completions (3,839), seventh in passing yards (44,611), and 13th in touchdown passes (251).[citation needed]

On May 16, 2011, Bledsoe was voted by Patriots fans into the Patriots Hall of Fame.[17] He was formally inducted in a public ceremony outside The Hall at Patriot Place on September 17, 2011. Bledsoe beat former head coach Bill Parcells and defensive lineman Houston Antwine in a fan vote.

In July 2012, Bledsoe was named the 30th greatest quarterback of the NFL's post-merger era by Football Nation.[18]

Personal life[edit]

Bledsoe's parents were school teachers in Ellensburg, Washington. His father was a coach who ran a football camp in Washington state, and Drew was able to interact with the professional players and coaches who helped his father run the camp.[19]

The Bledsoe family moved five times before Drew was in the sixth grade. They finally settled in Walla Walla, Washington, where Bledsoe's father coached football at the high school. The only time Drew played a whole season of football without ever starting at quarterback was in seventh grade at Pioneer Junior High. In high school, with his father as his coach, he won numerous awards, including selection to the Western 100 and Washington State Player of the Year. He was heavily recruited by colleges such as the University of Miami and the University of Washington, but he decided to attend Washington State, which was a mere two-hour drive from home.[19]

Drew and his wife Maura live in Bend, Oregon and have four children: sons Stuart, John, Henry, and daughter Healy. He coaches his sons, Stuart and John, at Summit High School.[20]

While playing for the New England Patriots, Drew Bledsoe lived in Bridgewater, Massachusetts on Tabway Lane, and in Medfield, Massachusetts, in a house that was later[when?] purchased by retired Major League Baseball player Curt Schilling.

After his retirement in 2007, Bledsoe founded the Doubleback Winery along with close friend Chris Figgins.[citation needed] The company's grapes are harvested from McQueen Vineyards and Flying B Vineyards, located in and around Walla Walla, Washington.[citation needed] The wine has had success recently,[when?] placing 53rd overall in Wine Spectator's Top 100 wines.[21] His first vintage which was 2007 vintage quickly sold out of its initial 600 cases.[22] In 2012, Marvin R. Shanken invited Ernie Els, Greg Norman, Tom Seaver and Bledsoe to introduce his wines, despite Shanken's disdain for the New England Patriots.[23]

In his spare time, Bledsoe works with many philanthropic organizations.[20]

Drew is the offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach at Summit High School in Bend, Oregon, having held the position since 2012.[24]

Statistics[edit]

Career statistics[edit]

Year Team Games Passing Rushing
G GS Att Comp Pct Yds TD Int Rtg Att Yds Avg TD
1993 New England Patriots 13 12 429 214 49.9 2,494 15 15 65.0 32 82 2.6 0
1994 New England Patriots 16 16 691 400 57.9 4,555 25 27 73.6 44 40 0.9 0
1995 New England Patriots 15 15 636 323 50.8 3,507 13 16 63.7 20 28 1.4 0
1996 New England Patriots 16 16 623 373 59.9 4,086 27 15 83.7 24 27 1.1 0
1997 New England Patriots 16 16 522 314 60.2 3,706 28 15 87.7 28 55 2.0 0
1998 New England Patriots 14 14 481 263 54.7 3,633 20 14 80.9 28 44 1.6 0
1999 New England Patriots 16 16 539 305 56.6 3,985 19 21 75.6 42 101 2.4 0
2000 New England Patriots 16 16 531 312 58.8 3,291 17 13 77.3 47 158 3.4 2
2001 New England Patriots 2 2 66 40 60.6 400 2 2 75.3 5 18 3.4 0
2002 Buffalo Bills 16 16 610 375 61.5 4,359 24 15 86.0 27 67 2.5 2
2003 Buffalo Bills 16 16 471 274 58.2 2,860 11 12 73.0 24 29 1.2 2
2004 Buffalo Bills 16 16 450 256 56.9 2,932 20 16 76.6 22 37 1.7 0
2005 Dallas Cowboys 16 16 499 300 60.1 3,639 23 17 83.7 34 50 1.5 2
2006 Dallas Cowboys 6 6 170 90 53.3 1,164 7 8 69.2 8 28 3.5 2
Career 194 193 6,717 3,839 57.2 44,611 251 206 77.2 385 764 2.0 10

Post-season records and statistics[edit]

  • 4–3 record in post-season
  • 3–3 in the post-season as a starter (3-0 at home)
  • 252 passes attempted
  • 129 passes completed
  • 51.1 Completion Percentage
  • 54.9 QB Rating
  • 1335 passing yards
  • 6 passing touchdowns
  • 12 passes intercepted
  • 21 passing attempts per interception in the post-season
  • 42 passing attempts per TD in the post-season
  • 2–0 in AFC Championship games (in last Patriots appearance came off bench for injured Brady to win at Pittsburgh January 2002)
  • 1 Super Bowl Championship (2001, New England Patriots)

Accomplishments[edit]

  • His 4,452 pass attempts in his first eight seasons rank second to Brett Favre whose 4,456 attempts are the most by a quarterback during any eight-year period in NFL history
  • He passed for 3,291 yards in 2000, his seventh consecutive season with at least 3,000 yards passing.
  • Bledsoe was durable during his career, playing in 126 of his first 132 games since entering the league in 1993, and never missing a start after leaving NE until benched in 2006.
  • In 2002, his first season in Buffalo, he set single season records for yards, attempts, completions on an offense that had 7 other franchise records.
  • In 1998, he directed the Patriots to the playoffs for the fourth time in six seasons.
  • In 1994, he set Patriots franchise single-season passing records for attempts (691), completions (400) and yards passing (4,555; surpassed by Tom Brady in 2007).
  • In 1995, he set a franchise record by attempting 179 consecutive passes without an interception (10/23/95 to 11/26/95; since surpassed by Tom Brady).
  • At the age of 23, he became the youngest player in NFL history to surpass the 10,000-yard passing plateau when he connected with Ben Coates on a 6-yard completion just before the half vs. the Jets (12/10/95).
  • Prior to 1994, the Patriots' single-season record for passing yards was 3,465 yards. Bledsoe eclipsed that mark six consecutive seasons.
  • At the age of 22, he became the youngest quarterback in NFL history to play in the Pro Bowl.
  • Led 31 career 4th quarter/OT game-winning drives and holds the record for most TD passes in overtime with 4.
  • Bledsoe was the last quarterback to have led the Buffalo Bills to a winning season until Kyle Orton did so in 2014.

While Bledsoe has thrown for a high number of yards and attempts, a frequent criticism is that they are based on volume (attempts, completions, yards) rather than efficiency (passer rating, TD-to-INT ratio, yards per attempt) proving only that he has thrown a great number of times, not that he has thrown well.[25] According to sports writer Don Banks, Bledsoe's large career totals "reveal more about his longevity than about his excellence".[26]

Bledsoe ranks fifth all-time in completions (3,839), seventh in passing yards (44,611), and 13th in touchdown passes (251). Bledsoe's career (57.2) completion percentage is lower than all recent[when?] Hall of Fame quarterbacks with the exception of John Elway. Bledsoe's NFL career passer rating of (77.1) surpasses nine Hall of Fame Quarterbacks. Bledsoe's 37 regular season 300-yard passing games ranks 9th in league history. He also ranks 6th (with 6) in most career regular season 400-yard passing games by an NFL quarterback. He was selected to the Pro Bowl four times (in 1994, 1996, 1997, 2002). Bledsoe was eligible for the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2011.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Drew Bledsoe Biography". Biography.com. A&E Networks. Retrieved November 5, 2010. 
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-10-24. Retrieved 2014-10-18. 
  3. ^ "Washington State Scout". Washington State Scout. 2002-07-09. Archived from the original on 2011-07-16. Retrieved 2010-11-30. 
  4. ^ Patriots Official Website. Archived 2007-09-27 at the Wayback Machine. . Retrieved August 26, 2007.
  5. ^ Patriots Official Website Archived September 27, 2007, at the Wayback Machine.. Retrieved August 20, 2007.
  6. ^ |url=https://web.archive.org/web/20070927012113/http://www.patriots.com/alumni/index.cfm?ac=alumnibiosdetail&bio=119 |date=September 27, 2007 }}. Retrieved August 20, 2007.
  7. ^ 1994 NFL Leaders. Archived September 27, 2007, at the Wayback Machine.. Retrieved August 26, 2007.
  8. ^ NFL Network
  9. ^ Bledsoe Heads to Buffalo for 2003 Pick ESPN.com. Retrieved August 20, 2007.
  10. ^ https://www.bostonglobe.com/sports/2002/12/09/patriots-expose-drew-bledsoe-return-foxborough/Ss3KgqDfkKffci6pdjTplK/story
  11. ^ "Boston Sports Media Watch » Bledsoe Traded As stated here". Bostonsportsmedia.com. April 21, 2002. Retrieved 2010-11-30. 
  12. ^ Maiorana, Sal (2005-02-17). "Bills saying goodbye to Bledsoe". USA Today. Retrieved 2010-11-30. 
  13. ^ Bledsoe Rejoins Parcells and Plans to Start for Cowboys at The New York Times
  14. ^ USA Today: Bledsoe expecting long, prosperous stay in Dallas
  15. ^ JT-SW.com. Retrieved August 20, 2007.
  16. ^ "Bledsoe retires, ends 14-year career". ESPN. 2007-04-12. Retrieved 2010-11-30. 
  17. ^ "Bledsoe is 2011 Fans' Choice". The Hall at Patriot Place. Archived from the original on July 17, 2011. Retrieved July 27, 2011. 
  18. ^ "Top 100 Modern Quarterbacks: 40-21". Football Nation. July 26, 2012. Archived from the original on October 30, 2012. 
  19. ^ a b Collins, Louise Mooney; Speace, Geri J. (1995). Newsmakers, The People Behind Today's Headlines. New York: Gale Research Inc. pp. 32–35. ISBN 0-8103-5745-3. 
  20. ^ a b No sour grapes from retired Bledsoe Dallas Morning News. October 14, 2007. Retrieved October 12, 2008.
  21. ^ Peter King (November 29, 2010). "Josh McDaniels tape; Cortland Finnegan-Andre Johnson fight; more Week 12". Sports Illustrated. Retrieved 2010-11-30. 
  22. ^ Catching up with former No. 1 pick Drew Bledsoe - Shutdown Corner - NFL Blog - Yahoo! Sports
  23. ^ Sports Legend, Wine Lover: Drew Bledsoe
  24. ^ Mitch Stevens (September 30, 2016). "Drew Bledsoe coaching his sons on Oregon high school football team". Max Preps. Retrieved January 15, 2017. 
  25. ^ CHFF classic: The last word on Bledsoe ColdHardFootballFacts.com. Retrieved June 30, 2007.
  26. ^ No Hall call for Bledsoe SportsIllustrated.com. Retrieved June 30, 2007.

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