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Encyclopedia > Jake Plummer
Jake Plummer
Tampa Bay BuccaneersNo. 16
Quarterback
Date of Birth: December 19, 1974 (1974-12-19) (age 32)
Place of Birth: Tennessee, USA
Height: 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) Weight: 212 lb (96 kg)
National Football League Debut
1997 for the Arizona Cardinals
Career Highlights and Awards
  • 2x First-team All-Pac-10 (1995-1996)
  • Consensus All-American (1996)
  • Pac-10 Offensive Player of the Year (1996)
  • Heisman Trophy Candidate (1996)
  • 2x Pro Bowl alternate (1998, 2005)
Career History
College: Arizona State
NFL Draft: 1997 / Round: 2 / Pick: 42
 Teams:
Stats at NFL.com

Jason "Jake" Steven Plummer (born on December 19, 1974) is an American football quarterback who is currently listed on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers roster. He has played in the National Football League for ten years, six with the Arizona Cardinals and four with the Denver Broncos. He announced his decision to retire following his trade to the Buccaneers in 2007. City Tampa, Florida Other nicknames The Bucs, Pewter Pirates Team colors Buccaneer Red, Black, Pewter, and Orange Head Coach Jon Gruden Owner Malcolm Glazer General manager Bruce Allen Mascot Captain Fear League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1976–present) American Football Conference (1976) AFC West (1976) National Football Conference (1977... In team sports, the squad number, shirt number, jersey number, sweater number, or uniform number is the number worn on a players uniform. ... 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City Denver, Colorado Other nicknames Orange Crush (1977-1979 defense) Team colors Orange, Broncos Navy Blue, and White[1] Head Coach Mike Shanahan Owner Pat Bowlen General manager Ted Sundquist Mascot Miles League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960-1969) Western Division (1960-1969) National Football League (1970–present) American... City Tampa, Florida Other nicknames The Bucs, Pewter Pirates Team colors Buccaneer Red, Black, Pewter, and Orange Head Coach Jon Gruden Owner Malcolm Glazer General manager Bruce Allen Mascot Captain Fear League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1976–present) American Football Conference (1976) AFC West (1976) National Football Conference (1977... Jason Steven Jake (The Snake) Plummer (born December 19, 1974 in Boise, Idaho) is an American football player who starts at quarterback for the Denver Broncos. ... 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City Glendale, Arizona Other nicknames The Cards, The Birds, Big Red, The Buzzsaw Team colors Cardinal Red, Black, and White Head Coach Ken Whisenhunt Owner Bill Bidwill General manager Rod Graves Mascot Big Red League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1920–present) Western Division (1933-1949) American Conference (1950-1952... City Denver, Colorado Other nicknames Orange Crush (1977-1979 defense) Team colors Orange, Broncos Navy Blue, and White[1] Head Coach Mike Shanahan Owner Pat Bowlen General manager Ted Sundquist Mascot Miles League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960-1969) Western Division (1960-1969) National Football League (1970–present) American...

Contents

Career: 1997-2006

1998 was an up and down year He finished 4-8 as a starter, and the Cardinals went 6-10 to finish 4th in the NFC East. His 24 interceptions were the most in the NFC.


In 1999 he led the Cardinals to a 9-7 regular season record and a playoff berth.


In 2000, Plummer posted slightly better numbers (2,946 yards, 21 interceptions, 66.0 quarterback rating), and reached 10,000 career passing yards through 47 starts. In his 14 starts, he compiled a 3-11 record and the Cardinals finished 3-13, in last place in the NFC East. Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full 2000 Gregorian calendar). ...


2001 was Plummer's best season to that point. He was one of only two quarterbacks to take every snap for his team (Kerry Collins was the other), and he passed for 3,653 yards, 18 touchdowns, and 14 interceptions. He had a stretch of 142 consecutive pass attempts without throwing an interception. The streak was snapped on January 6, 2002, when Plummer threw an interception to rookie Redskin linebacker Antonio Pierce. Plummer led the NFL in fourth-quarter passing yards (1,227) and led the Cardinals to a 7-9 record, and a 4th place in the NFC East. Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ... Kerry Michael Collins (born December 30, 1972 in Lebanon, Pennsylvania) is an American football quarterback for the Tennessee Titans of the NFL. He has played for the Oakland Raiders, New York Giants, New Orleans Saints and Carolina Panthers, playing in Super Bowl XXXV for New York. ... In several forms of football a forward pass is when the ball is thrown from one player to another on the same team, ending closer to the opponents goal line. ... is the 6th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also see: 2002 (number). ... Antonio Pierce (born October 26, 1978 in Ontario, Canada) is a Middle Linebacker on the NFLs New York Giants. ...


Plummer's last season with the Cardinals was 2002. His statistics were below league average (53.6 passer rating, 2,972 yards, 18 touchdowns and 20 interceptions). He eclipsed the 15,000 passing yard mark against the San Diego Chargers on September 22. Also see: 2002 (number). ...


Plummer signed as a free agent with the Denver Broncos in 2003, replacing Brian Griese as starting quarterback. With the instruction of Broncos head coach Mike Shanahan, Plummer had his best season to date. He finished the season with a career high 91.2 rating. He had the longest run by a Broncos QB on Monday Night Football, 40 yards against the Oakland Raiders. He led the Broncos to a wild card playoff berth, where they were beaten by the Indianapolis Colts 41-10 at the RCA Dome. Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Brian David Griese (born March 18, 1975 in Miami, Florida) is an American football quarterback for the Chicago Bears of the NFL. He is the son of former NFL great Bob Griese of the Miami Dolphins. ... Michael Edward Shanahan (born August 24, 1952) is an American football coach of the Denver Broncos in the National Football League. ... MNF redirects here. ... City Oakland, California Other nicknames The Silver and Black Team colors Silver and Black Head Coach Lane Kiffin Owner Al Davis General manager Al Davis League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960–1969) Western Division (1960–1969) National Football League (1970–present) American Football Conference (1970–present) AFC West (1970... City Indianapolis, Indiana Other nicknames The Horseshoes Team colors Blue and White Head Coach Tony Dungy Owner Jim Irsay General manager Bill Polian Mascot Blue League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1953–present) Western Conference (1953-1969) Coastal Division (1967-1969) American Football Conference (1970-present) AFC East (1970-2001...


2004 was a roller coaster ride for Plummer. One of his closest friends and former teammates, Pat Tillman, was killed by friendly fire in Afghanistan. Along with matching or surpassing some of former Broncos QB John Elway's passing records (including passing yardage and passing touchdowns in a single season), he also threw for 20 interceptions, and was seen giving an obscene gesture to fans in one game. He led the Broncos to a second straight wild card playoff berth, but the Broncos were again beaten by the Colts, 49-24. Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Patrick Daniel Tillman (November 6, 1976 – April 22, 2004) was an American football player who left his professional sports career and enlisted in the United States Army in May 2002, along with his brother Kevin Tillman. ... John Albert Elway, Jr. ...


In 2005, Plummer experienced his best season as a professional. Most notable was his streak of 229 passes without an interception, the longest such streak of his career. Plummer helped the Broncos compile a 13-3 record, making the Broncos the #2 team in the AFC (behind the Colts), earning the Broncos a first-round bye. The Broncos' first game was against the New England Patriots in the AFC Divisional Game at Invesco Field. Plummer's performance (15-26 for 197 yards, 1 touchdown, 1 interception) helped the Broncos hand the Patriots their first postseason defeat in 11 games. In the AFC Championship, also played at Invesco Field, Plummer and the Broncos were defeated 34-17 by the eventual Super Bowl champions, the Pittsburgh Steelers, with Plummer the cause of 4 Denver turnovers. Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... City Foxborough, Massachusetts Other nicknames The Pats Team colors Nautical Blue, New Century Silver, Red, and White Head Coach Bill Belichick Owner Robert Kraft General manager Bill Belichick (de facto) Mascot Pat Patriot League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960–69) Eastern Division (1960–69) National Football League (1970–present... Steelers redirects here. ...


2006: Replacement and departure

On November 27, 2006, after a lackluster performance throughout the first eleven games of the regular season, and directly following back to back losses to the San Diego Chargers and Kansas City Chiefs, Broncos head coach Mike Shanahan announced that Plummer would be replaced as starting quarterback by rookie Jay Cutler.[1] The decision to hand a 7-4, presumably playoff-bound team over to a rookie quarterback was met by fans and media with mixed reactions. Those who viewed Plummer as inconsistent heralded the change as one that would revive the Broncos struggling offense; others claimed such a move was a poor choice, especially given that Plummer had guided the Broncos to the AFC Championship game the year before. is the 331st day of the year (332nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Chargers redirects here. ... City Kansas City, Missouri Team colors Red, white and yellow Head Coach Herman Edwards Owner The Hunt Family (Clark Hunt, chairman)[1] General manager Carl Peterson Mascot K.C. Wolf (1989-present) Warpaint (1963-1988) League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960-1969) Western Division (1960-1969) National Football League... Michael Edward Shanahan (born August 24, 1952) is an American football coach of the Denver Broncos in the National Football League. ... Jay Christopher Cutler (born April 29, 1983 in Santa Claus, Indiana) is an American football quarterback for the Denver Broncos of the National Football League. ...


Following the end of the regular season, Plummer was traded to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on March 3, 2007 for a 2008 conditional draft pick - however, a very short time later, rumors began to surface that Plummer was going to choose retirement over competition with Buccaneers quarterbacks Chris Simms and Jeff Garcia.[2] On March 9th, Plummer ended the speculation surrounding him by announcing his decision to retire at a live press conference. Plummer also confirmed his retirement through the Jake Plummer Foundation's website.[3] is the 62nd day of the year (63rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... Christopher David Simms (born August 29, 1980 - in Ridgewood, New Jersey) is an NFL quarterback for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and is the son of former New York Giants quarterback Phil Simms. ... Jeffrey Jason Garcia (born February 24, 1970 in Gilroy, California) is a Mexican American professional quarterback currently employed by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. ...


Although Jake Plummer does not appear in Madden NFL 08 on either Tampa Bay's roster or the free agent pool, his name is included among the game's list of real-life NFL records, specifically the top single-game passing performances. This means that despite his retirement, Plummer was still an active member of the NFL Players Association at the time of the game's release and could have been included.


Though he had announced his retirement, he was still under contract to the Buccaneers; thus, Tampa Bay coach Jon Gruden met with Plummer to try to convince him to play in the 2007 season. [4] The attempt was unsuccessful. As he did not show up for 2007 training camp, the Buccaneers will attempt to recover his signing bonus as well as a $14,000/day fine. Jon Gruden (born August 17, 1963 in Sandusky, Ohio) is the current head coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers of the NFL. Prior to taking over as coach of Tampa Bay, he was the head coach of the Oakland Raiders for 4 years. ...


Jake Plummer may have retired from football however he still is a professional athlete making handball his new sport of choice. When Jake was interviewed in a press conference about his retirement from football he cut the conference short so he could get to a handball tournament. Most recently Jake played in the Open Doubles division in the 2008 Simple Green US Open of Handball with his brother Eric. Although he and his brother lost in the first round to the second seed team with final scores of 21-7, 21-10.


Like another NFL QB who had an impressive if sometimes erratic career, Drew Bledsoe, Plummer has apparently been contacted by NFL teams in 2007 to see if he is interested in resuming that career. And like Bledsoe, Plummer declined.


Personal

Jake Plummer frequented 'Club Rio' in Tempe, AZ during his college years at Arizona State University.


Married former Broncos Cheerleader, Kollette Klassen, on August 26th, 2007. Jake and Kollette met in 2005. They now reside in Plummer's home town of Boise, Idaho.


Plummer has a basset hound mix named Shelby.


Jake Plummer is an avid player of handball since his retirement from the NFL. [5]


Jake Plummer was quoted on October 27, 2007, as being proud of his alma mater, the Arizona State Sun Devils, after they beat Cal to improve to 8-0. Jake was quoted saying he would celebrate the homecoming victory at Club Rio, in Tempe, AZ.


During Jake's time at Arizona State University, it was widely reported he went 135-2 in attempts to bed natural blondes. The two defeats reported their main goal was to bed Kirk Herbstreit of The Ohio State University fame, and Jake could hurt their reputation with Kirk.


References

  1. ^ Mason, Andrew (2006-11-27). Cutler to Start. DenverBroncos.com. Retrieved on 2006-11-29.
  2. ^ Bill Williamson (2007-03-02). Plummer refuses to take trade. DenverPost.com. Retrieved on 2007-03-02.
  3. ^ Mike Klis (2007-03-04). Plummer: I'm really retiring. DenverPost.com. Retrieved on 2007-03-031.
  4. ^ Jim Flynn (2007-07-26). Bucs News & Notes July 26, 2007. PewterReport.com. Retrieved on 2007-07-26.
  5. ^ Hammond, Rich (2007-10-19). Plummer's handball odyssey. denverpost.com. Retrieved on 2007-10-22.

Inducted into the Arizona State University Hall of Fame, September 2007. Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 331st day of the year (332nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 333rd day of the year (334th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... is the 61st day of the year (62nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... is the 61st day of the year (62nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... is the 63rd day of the year (64th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... is the 207th day of the year (208th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... is the 207th day of the year (208th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... is the 292nd day of the year (293rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... is the 295th day of the year (296th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...


External links

  • Jake Plummer at ESPN.com
  • Passing Yards Leaders Since 2000
Preceded by
Boomer Esiason
Kent Graham
Arizona Cardinals Starting Quarterbacks
1997 – 2002
Succeeded by
Jeff Blake
Josh McCown
Preceded by
Brian Griese
Denver Broncos Starting Quarterbacks
2003 – 2006
Succeeded by
Jay Cutler

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