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Jeff George Highlights
Jeff George Highlights
Published: 2015/10/19
Channel: tristanu58
Jeff George taunts fans in Atlanta 1997
Jeff George taunts fans in Atlanta 1997
Published: 2014/10/03
Channel: John Mongani
Jeff George Workout Part 1
Jeff George Workout Part 1
Published: 2009/09/11
Channel: stlcardsbb
Jeff George Sentenced To 15 Years In Prison
Jeff George Sentenced To 15 Years In Prison
Published: 2012/01/13
Channel: WPBF 25 News
Jeff George Jr:
Jeff George Jr: 'I have opportunity here'
Published: 2017/09/20
Channel: CBS Sports
Jeff George Illini Quarterback
Jeff George Illini Quarterback
Published: 2009/04/03
Channel: Stephen Douglas
Illinois Fighting Illini at USC Trojans - College Football 1989
Illinois Fighting Illini at USC Trojans - College Football 1989
Published: 2011/04/04
Channel: Adam Osgood
1996 Eagles at Atlanta
1996 Eagles at Atlanta
Published: 2016/11/08
Channel: Eagles Fan Harris
Jeff George leads Warren Central again
Jeff George leads Warren Central again
Published: 2013/11/14
Channel: RTV6 The Indy Channel
1987 - QB Jeff George Chooses Miami of Florida
1987 - QB Jeff George Chooses Miami of Florida
Published: 2010/08/31
Channel: TheClassicSports
We Are Harlot - Jeff George -  Recording "Dirty Little Thing" Guitar Solo
We Are Harlot - Jeff George - Recording "Dirty Little Thing" Guitar Solo
Published: 2016/06/16
Channel: We Are Harlot
Top 10 Greatest Passers
Top 10 Greatest Passers
Published: 2014/07/03
Channel: Y0gurt Assassin
2 Bust or Not 2 Bust - Jeff George
2 Bust or Not 2 Bust - Jeff George
Published: 2015/07/03
Channel: Kevin Kobasko
Jeff George Jr. Hits Sam Mays For the Touchdown vs. Michigan State
Jeff George Jr. Hits Sam Mays For the Touchdown vs. Michigan State
Published: 2016/11/05
Channel: Big Ten Network
1990 Colts @ Seahawks [Pre Season] [Jeff  George 1st start]
1990 Colts @ Seahawks [Pre Season] [Jeff George 1st start]
Published: 2017/04/14
Channel: CURTIS EAKER
Warren Central (IN) - Jeff George to Raymond Epps
Warren Central (IN) - Jeff George to Raymond Epps
Published: 2012/12/17
Channel: MaxPreps
Jeff George Workout Part 2
Jeff George Workout Part 2
Published: 2009/09/11
Channel: stlcardsbb
Jeff George Jr. looks blurry after taking so many hits
Jeff George Jr. looks blurry after taking so many hits
Published: 2016/10/29
Channel: Illini Report
September 2011 - Jeff George Jr. Gets Attention as HS QB
September 2011 - Jeff George Jr. Gets Attention as HS QB
Published: 2013/12/13
Channel: TheClassicSports
Jeff George Jr - Spring practice 2016
Jeff George Jr - Spring practice 2016
Published: 2016/04/16
Channel: Illini Report
Jeff George Tribute
Jeff George Tribute
Published: 2009/06/16
Channel: SuperFanLawrence
Illini football
Illini football's Jeff George
Published: 2008/06/20
Channel: Stephen Douglas
Illini Football Jeff George Jr. Post-Practice Interview 10/3/17
Illini Football Jeff George Jr. Post-Practice Interview 10/3/17
Published: 2017/10/04
Channel: Fighting Illini Athletics
Jeff George Jr  spring practice 2 14 17
Jeff George Jr spring practice 2 14 17
Published: 2017/02/15
Channel: OrangeandBlueNews
USF postgame: Jeff George Jr.
USF postgame: Jeff George Jr.
Published: 2017/09/16
Channel: CBS Sports
Jeff George, OKC Meteorologist
Jeff George, OKC Meteorologist
Published: 2015/09/30
Channel: Karen Stark
Jeff George Jr. post practice 8/10/2017
Jeff George Jr. post practice 8/10/2017
Published: 2017/08/10
Channel: OrangeandBlueNews
We Are Harlot - Jeff George
We Are Harlot - Jeff George's 'Denial' Guitar Solo
Published: 2014/06/23
Channel: We Are Harlot
Pill mill mastermind Jeff George sentenced to 15 years
Pill mill mastermind Jeff George sentenced to 15 years
Published: 2012/01/13
Channel: WPTV News | West Palm Beach Florida
Jeff George Live At The Adelphia
Jeff George Live At The Adelphia
Published: 2011/11/12
Channel: DarlaWalters1
Jeff George Jr. post-game vs. Iowa
Jeff George Jr. post-game vs. Iowa
Published: 2017/10/07
Channel: Jonah Puls
Tennessee Welcomes Jeff George On 2015 JUCO Signing Day
Tennessee Welcomes Jeff George On 2015 JUCO Signing Day
Published: 2015/12/16
Channel: UT SportsFootball
George Jr. Hits Grant on 19-YD TD vs. Minnesota
George Jr. Hits Grant on 19-YD TD vs. Minnesota
Published: 2016/10/29
Channel: Big Ten Network
Cuba Gooding Jr Ruins Jeff George Workout
Cuba Gooding Jr Ruins Jeff George Workout
Published: 2008/05/16
Channel: tiricosuavefilms
National Signing Day 2016: Jeff George
National Signing Day 2016: Jeff George
Published: 2016/02/03
Channel: Knoxville News Sentinel
Jeff George Jr. post-game vs. USF
Jeff George Jr. post-game vs. USF
Published: 2017/09/16
Channel: OrangeandBlueNews
January 1987 - QB Jeff George to Transfer to Miami from Purdue
January 1987 - QB Jeff George to Transfer to Miami from Purdue
Published: 2014/05/15
Channel: TheClassicSports
ESP Guitars: Jeff George (Harlot) Interview
ESP Guitars: Jeff George (Harlot) Interview
Published: 2014/03/27
Channel: espguitarsusa
Lauren Downey - Chevrolet Indiana Prep Zone - Jeff George and Jeff George Jr. Interview
Lauren Downey - Chevrolet Indiana Prep Zone - Jeff George and Jeff George Jr. Interview
Published: 2014/05/13
Channel: Lauren Downey
Jeff George -  first buzz around Illini football in 15 years
Jeff George - first buzz around Illini football in 15 years
Published: 2016/04/16
Channel: Illini Report
Jeff George ESPN2 All Segments
Jeff George ESPN2 All Segments
Published: 2009/10/13
Channel: GatoradeVideos
Danny Worsnop And Jeff George We Are Harlot Interview
Danny Worsnop And Jeff George We Are Harlot Interview
Published: 2015/01/30
Channel: KLAQ
Jeff George, Jr. - #Illini Signing Day 2015
Jeff George, Jr. - #Illini Signing Day 2015
Published: 2015/02/04
Channel: Fighting Illini Athletics
#Illini125 Flashback: Jeff George
#Illini125 Flashback: Jeff George
Published: 2014/10/06
Channel: Fighting Illini Athletics
The Jeff George Experiment
The Jeff George Experiment
Published: 2012/07/03
Channel: Brooks Uecker
We Are Harlot Interview at NAMM 2014 with Danny Worsnop, Jeff George, Brian Weaver
We Are Harlot Interview at NAMM 2014 with Danny Worsnop, Jeff George, Brian Weaver
Published: 2014/02/22
Channel: rockinryansgarage
Warren Sapp TD INT against Jeff George and the Falcons 1995
Warren Sapp TD INT against Jeff George and the Falcons 1995
Published: 2014/08/13
Channel: Vinny Fan
Oakland Raiders To Sign Jeff George As Emergency QB
Oakland Raiders To Sign Jeff George As Emergency QB
Published: 2017/01/03
Channel: Billy Bogart
Jeff George Dance  (Created with @Magisto)
Jeff George Dance (Created with @Magisto)
Published: 2014/02/09
Channel: Jeff George
Jeff George Jr. 11-7-16
Jeff George Jr. 11-7-16
Published: 2016/11/07
Channel: Jonathan Joffe
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Jeff George
No. 1, 3, 11
Position: Quarterback
Personal information
Date of birth: (1967-12-08) December 8, 1967 (age 49)
Place of birth: Indianapolis, Indiana
Height: 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight: 218 lb (99 kg)
Career information
High school: Indianapolis (IN) Warren Central
College: Illinois
NFL Draft: 1990 / Round: 1 / Pick: 1
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
TDINT: 154–113
Passing yards: 27,602
Passer rating: 80.4
Player stats at NFL.com

Jeffrey Scott George (born December 8, 1967) is a former American college and professional football player in the National Football League (NFL) for thirteen seasons during the 1990s and early 2000s. He played college football for the University of Illinois after transferring from Purdue University. He was drafted by the Indianapolis Colts with the first overall pick of the 1990 NFL Draft, and also played for the Atlanta Falcons, Oakland Raiders, Minnesota Vikings, Washington Redskins, and Seattle Seahawks of the NFL.

Early life[edit]

George was born in Indianapolis, Indiana. He attended Warren Central High School, where he was awarded the Dial Award for the national high school scholar-athlete of the year in 1985 and was the first Gatorade National Player of the Year. Collegiately, he attended Purdue University and the University of Illinois.

College career[edit]

George transferred after a year at Purdue University when the coach who recruited him, Leon Burtnett, resigned. Burtnett's replacement was Fred Akers, who had been known for his teams that used a run-heavy option type offense that required a more mobile quarterback. George subsequently committed to the University of Miami, but he backed out when coach Jimmy Johnson would not guarantee him a starting job at the quarterback-rich school. George stayed at Illinois for two years, leaving with a year of eligibility remaining after being assured he would be drafted as one of the first five picks of the NFL draft (he was picked No. 1 overall).

He would finish his college career with 6,212 yards and 35 TD vs 35 INT. In 1989, he threw for 2,738 yards with 22 TD vs 12 INT.

His son Jeff George Jr. is following in his footsteps by playing quarterback at Illinois.[1]

Professional career[edit]

Indianapolis Colts[edit]

The Colts traded to draft George, making him the first pick in the 1990 draft, and signed him to the richest rookie contract in NFL history at the time (worth a total of $15 million). George threw 46 interceptions to 41 touchdowns and lost 35 of his 49 career starts as a Colt; his only winning season with the Colts was 1992, where he played ten games and threw 15 interceptions to seven touchdowns. Before the 1993 season, he refused to report to training camp and only returned to the team when Jim Irsay made it clear that George would have to pay a huge penalty fee for breach of contract if he didn't get back to work. The Colts traded him to the Atlanta Falcons after the 1993 season.

Atlanta Falcons[edit]

In 1995, George led the Falcons to their first playoff appearance since 1991. On September 22, 1996, in a game against the Philadelphia Eagles, George got into a heated argument on the sidelines with then-Falcons coach June Jones, all of which was caught on camera for a national television audience. Jones suspended George for the remainder of the 1996 season and Atlanta dealt George to the Oakland Raiders after the season. It was later confirmed that George blamed team management for his problems and felt Jones betrayed him by not standing up to this alleged mistreatment. Years after the incident, Jones actually became an advocate for George, stating that the TV argument was overblown and George was actually a good quarterback, a team player and worthy of being on an NFL roster.

George's record with the Falcons was 16–19; he had the best completion percentage (60.5) of his career with 50 touchdowns and 32 interceptions.

Oakland Raiders[edit]

In 1997, George threw for 29 touchdown passes and 9 interceptions, for a 91.2 passer rating, as the team finished 4–12. The next year, the offense had changed to head coach Jon Gruden's West Coast scheme, a controlled-pass approach, that did not suit George's strengths. George was inconsistent at the beginning of the year, and later struggled with a groin pull, telling a local radio audience that he was finished for the year. He also ignored the offensive coordinator's play calls during the 1998 season and ran his own plays through a wristband containing plays (in an interview, George told Joe Theismann that he did what the coaches wanted on 1st and 2nd down, and simply threw it to Tim Brown on 3rd down). The Raiders ended George's Oakland tenure when they signed free-agent quarterback Rich Gannon.

Minnesota Vikings[edit]

George next played for the Vikings, where he was backup to Randall Cunningham. Cunningham struggled at the start of the 1999 season and was benched. George took over the starting role, in 10 games as a starter going 8–2 with 23 touchdowns, 8.6 yards per attempt and a 94.2 rating in leading Minnesota to the playoffs. George won his first career playoff game, throwing three touchdown passes to lead the Vikings over the Dallas Cowboys 27–10. The Vikings lost the next week to the eventual Super Bowl champion Rams 49–37. When George took too long to agree to terms with the Vikings in the offseason[citation needed], they chose not to renew George's contract. George ended up signing with Washington.

Washington Redskins[edit]

George hoped to return to Minnesota as a starting quarterback but he was told by head coach Dennis Green to "shop around". After attempting to speak to other teams about securing a starting quarterback job he was eventually offered a one year, $400,000 contract by Minnesota, with incentives totaling up to $1.4 million. Rather than sign with the Vikings George signed a four-year contract worth $14.8 million with the Washington Redskins as Brad Johnson's backup.[2] Johnson went down in week 9; George replaced him, and went 1–2 in the next three games. Johnson returned, but played poorly against the New York Giants. George replaced him and started two games, both losses, after Norv Turner was fired in favor of interim coach Terry Robiskie. After the season, Johnson departed Washington for Tampa Bay, leaving George as the Redskins' starter going into 2001.

Before the 2001 season, Washington hired Marty Schottenheimer as head coach, and Schottenheimer promised to install a West Coast scheme similar to that of Gruden in Oakland. George clashed with Schottenheimer over the offense, though Schottenheimer promised to work George through any problems he might have with the scheme. Washington released George on the heels of a 37–0 Monday Night loss to the Green Bay Packers in which George had a 34.6 passer rating: the worst passer rating of the first two weeks of the 2001 season. The Redskins were 0–2, having been outscored by opponents 67–3. George was given 24 hours to remove all his personal items from the Redskins' facilities before they would be discarded. He was replaced by Tony Banks who led the Redskins to an 8-8 record after an 0-5 start.

Seattle Seahawks[edit]

George seemingly retired after his last game in Washington, but he proceeded to make several sideline appearances in the following years. He signed briefly with the Seattle Seahawks in late 2002 as an emergency quarterback.

Chicago Bears[edit]

In 2004, after two years away from the game, the Chicago Bears became the seventh NFL team to employ George, signing him to a one-year contract in November for a partial season backup role, but he never took the field during a game, and was not retained by the Bears for the 2005 season, and was not signed by any team. The Detroit Lions worked him out during their bye week in the event they needed another quarterback; however, George was not offered a contract.

Back with the Oakland Raiders[edit]

On August 28, 2006, the Oakland Raiders signed George. He was expected to compete for the third-string quarterback position.

Football Nation ranked George the 79th best quarterback since the 1970 merger.[3]

NFL statistics[edit]

Year Team Games Completions Attempts Completion Percentage Yards Yards per Attempt Touchdowns Longest Completion Interceptions Fumbles Passer Rating
1990 IND 13 181 334 54.2 2,152 6.44 16 75 13 0 73.8
1991 IND 16 292 485 60.2 2,910 6.00 10 49 12 8 73.8
1992 IND 10 167 306 54.6 1,963 6.42 7 57 15 3 61.5
1993 IND 13 234 407 57.5 2,526 6.21 8 72 6 3 76.3
1994 ATL 16 322 524 61.5 3,734 7.13 23 85 18 4 83.3
1995 ATL 16 336 557 60.3 4,143 7.44 24 62 11 3 89.5
1996 ATL 3 56 99 56.6 698 7.05 3 67 3 1 76.1
1997 OAK 16 290 521 55.7 3,917 7.52 29 76 9 5 91.2
1998 OAK 8 93 169 55.0 1,186 7.02 4 75 5 5 72.7
1999 MIN 12 191 329 58.1 2,816 8.56 23 80 12 7 94.2
2000 WSH 6 113 194 58.2 1,389 7.16 7 50 6 2 79.6
2001 WSH 2 23 42 54.8 168 4.00 0 17 3 0 34.6
Career 131 2,298 3,967 57.9 27,602 6.96 154 85 113 41 80.4

[4]

Semi-retirement[edit]

While George spent time on active NFL rosters through 2006, he had not attempted a pass since the 2001 season with the Washington Redskins. It was speculated that he might have replaced third-string quarterback Marques Tuiasosopo due to his friendship with Randy Moss. Moss has previously stated that George was his favorite of all the quarterbacks he's worked with. He has also commented in the past that he and George would take weekend fishing trips together when they both lived in Minnesota.

On October 30, 2007 during Mike and Mike in the Morning, Michael Kim in a SportsCenter update reported that George was interested in making another comeback, this time with the Minnesota Vikings, a team where he once had some success.

In November 2008, in an appearance on Sirius NFL Radio, George said, "I find it hard to believe there isn't a place in the game for me. My arm feels like I'm 25", he said. "I'm not asking to be a starter, I just want a spot on a team. I still hold out hope I can play in this league. I'm working out three or four days a week, staying ready. Some people might laugh about it. I've been hearing the excuse, 'You're too old,' but I look at guys now playing near 40, and if you can throw it like I can throw it ... Why wouldn't you take a look at me?"[5] He said of coming back: "I’ve been trying to figure out how to get back in, and it just amazes me that I’m not on somebody's roster. I’ve been throwing two or three times a week, and every time I go out there to throw, I can’t believe I’m not a backup somewhere. I know it's a young man's game, but you can’t tell me I’m not better than some of the quarterbacks that are out there. I look at teams like Minnesota or Chicago, and I want to scream at the people in charge, ‘What are you thinking?’"

On August 4, 2010, George announced on KFAN Sports radio in Minnesota that he would have been willing to step in for veteran QB Brett Favre if Favre had decided to retire from the Minnesota Vikings.[6]

Media[edit]

George has made occasional appearances on NFL Total Access with Rich Eisen and Terrell Davis. Following George's final seasons in the NFL, Jason Whitlock wrote several columns expressing his belief that George could still play and was deserving of an NFL try-out.[7] George and Whitlock are longtime friends, having played high school football together.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.fightingillini.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=6507
  2. ^ P.288 Peterson, Armand. The Vikings Reader. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2009
  3. ^ http://www.footballnation.com/content/top-100-quarterbacks-since-the-merger-80-71/22683/
  4. ^ "Jeff George Stats". ESPN Internet Ventures. Retrieved 24 April 2014. 
  5. ^ Silver, Michael (2009-03-27). "George still grasping for one last shot at glory – NFL – Yahoo! Sports". Sports.yahoo.com. Retrieved 2011-09-20. 
  6. ^ "Veteran quarterback makes pitch to replace Brett Favre | ProFootballTalk". Profootballtalk.nbcsports.com. Retrieved 2011-09-20. 
  7. ^ a b "George deserves a shot, but does he want it?". Fox Sports. 2009-08-06. Archived from the original on 2009-08-08. Retrieved 2009-08-06. 

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