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Encyclopedia > Jeff George
Jeff George as featured on
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Date of birth December 8, 1967
Place of birth Indianapolis, Indiana
Date of death
Position(s) QB
College Illinois
Draft 1990 / Round 1/Pick 1
Pro Bowls
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Jeffrey Scott George (Born December 8, 1967 in Indianapolis, Indiana) was a National Football League quarterback. Image File history File links JeffGeorge. ... July 1999 cover showing soccer star Brandi Chastain Sports Illustrated is a popular weekly American sports magazine owned by media giant Time Warner. ... December 8 is the 342nd day (343rd in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1967 (MCMLXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar (the link is to a full 1967 calendar). ... Indianapolis skyline Official website: http://www. ... United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ... Joe Montana, an American quaterback. ... This is a list of athletic conferences of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). ... 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Honours may refer to: Honours, used to recognise merit in terms of achievement and service in the British honours system Honours degree, in association with Bachelors degree See also Honour or honor, comprises the reputation, self-perception or moral identity of an individual or of a group This is... Retirement is the status of a worker who has stopped working. ... A world record is the best performance in a certain discipline, usually a sports event. ... A graph of a bell curve in a normal distribution showing statistics used in educational assessment, comparing various grading methods. ... A graph of a bell curve in a normal distribution showing statistics used in educational assessment, comparing various grading methods. ... A graph of a bell curve in a normal distribution showing statistics used in educational assessment, comparing various grading methods. ... A graph of a bell curve in a normal distribution showing statistics used in educational assessment, comparing various grading methods. ... A graph of a bell curve in a normal distribution showing statistics used in educational assessment, comparing various grading methods. ... The National Football League (NFL) is the largest professional American football league, consisting of thirty-two teams from American cities and regions. ... City Indianapolis, Indiana Other nicknames None Team colors Royal Blue and White Head Coach Tony Dungy Owner Jim Irsay General manager Bill Polian Fight song None Mascot Spike and Spirit Local radio Flagship stations: WFBQ (94. ... City Atlanta, Georgia Other nicknames Dirty Birds Team colors Black, Red, Silver, and White Head Coach Jim L. Mora Owner Arthur Blank General manager Rich McKay Fight song {{{song}}} Mascot Freddie Falcon Local radio Flagship stations: WZGC (92. ... City Oakland, California Other nicknames {{{nicknames}}} Team colors Silver and Black Head Coach Art Shell Owner Al Davis General manager Al Davis Fight song {{{song}}} Mascot {{{mascot}}} Local radio Flagship stations: KSFO (560 AM)-English and KZSF (1370 AM)-Spanish Announcers: George Atkinson, Tom Flores, Greg Papa, and Jim Plunkett... City Minneapolis, Minnesota Other nicknames The Vikes, The Purple People Eaters Team colors Purple, Gold, and White Head Coach Brad Childress Owner Zygi Wilf General manager Rob Brzezinski Fight song Skol, Vikings Mascot Ragnar and Vikadontis Rex Local radio Flagship stations: KFAN (1130 AM) Announcers: Paul Allen, Greg Coleman, and... City Landover, Maryland Other nicknames The Skins Team colors Burgundy and Gold Head Coach Joe Gibbs Owner Daniel Snyder General manager Joe Gibbs Fight song Hail to the Redskins Mascot {{{mascot}}} Local radio Flagship stations: WJFK 106. ... City Seattle, Washington Other nicknames {{{nicknames}}} Team colors Navy Blue, Pacific Blue, Neon Green, White Head Coach Mike Holmgren Owner Paul Allen General manager Tim Ruskell Fight song {{{song}}} Mascot Blitz Local radio Flagship stations: KIRO (710 AM) Announcers: Warren Moon and Steve Raible League/Conference affiliations National Football League... City Chicago, Illinois Other nicknames Da Bears, The Monsters of the Midway Team colors Navy Blue, Orange and White Head Coach Lovie Smith Owner McCaskey Family General manager Jerry Angelo Fight song Bear Down, Chicago Bears Mascot Staley Da Bear Local radio Flagship stations: WBBM (780 AM) Announcers: Jeff Joniak... The Pro Football Hall of Fame is technically the National Football Leagues Hall of Fame. ... December 8 is the 342nd day (343rd in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1967 (MCMLXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar (the link is to a full 1967 calendar). ... 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Jeff attended Warren Central High School and the University of Illinois. He was the first overall draft pick of the Indianapolis Colts in 1990. Jeff has also played for the Atlanta Falcons, Oakland Raiders, Minnesota Vikings, Washington Redskins, and Chicago Bears. The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, also known as UIUC and the U of I (the officially preferred abbreviation), is the flagship campus in the University of Illinois system. ... City Indianapolis, Indiana Other nicknames None Team colors Royal Blue and White Head Coach Tony Dungy Owner Jim Irsay General manager Bill Polian Fight song None Mascot Spike and Spirit Local radio Flagship stations: WFBQ (94. ... This article is about the year. ... City Atlanta, Georgia Other nicknames Dirty Birds Team colors Black, Red, Silver, and White Head Coach Jim L. Mora Owner Arthur Blank General manager Rich McKay Fight song {{{song}}} Mascot Freddie Falcon Local radio Flagship stations: WZGC (92. ... City Oakland, California Other nicknames {{{nicknames}}} Team colors Silver and Black Head Coach Art Shell Owner Al Davis General manager Al Davis Fight song {{{song}}} Mascot {{{mascot}}} Local radio Flagship stations: KSFO (560 AM)-English and KZSF (1370 AM)-Spanish Announcers: George Atkinson, Tom Flores, Greg Papa, and Jim Plunkett... City Minneapolis, Minnesota Other nicknames The Vikes, The Purple People Eaters Team colors Purple, Gold, and White Head Coach Brad Childress Owner Zygi Wilf General manager Rob Brzezinski Fight song Skol, Vikings Mascot Ragnar and Vikadontis Rex Local radio Flagship stations: KFAN (1130 AM) Announcers: Paul Allen, Greg Coleman, and... City Landover, Maryland Other nicknames The Skins Team colors Burgundy and Gold Head Coach Joe Gibbs Owner Daniel Snyder General manager Joe Gibbs Fight song Hail to the Redskins Mascot {{{mascot}}} Local radio Flagship stations: WJFK 106. ... City Chicago, Illinois Other nicknames Da Bears, The Monsters of the Midway Team colors Navy Blue, Orange and White Head Coach Lovie Smith Owner McCaskey Family General manager Jerry Angelo Fight song Bear Down, Chicago Bears Mascot Staley Da Bear Local radio Flagship stations: WBBM (780 AM) Announcers: Jeff Joniak...

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College career

George always had a very strong arm, and it seemed that he was destined for NFL stardom. Yet, a pattern of controversy and failure followed him at every stop in his career, even as far back as college. He transferred after a year at Purdue because the coach who recruited him was fired, and the school didn't consult him about a successor. So he walked out, the schoolboy legend from Indianapolis leaving the home-state school and becoming a Fighting Illini. And then he left Illinois a year early for the NFL, angering his coaches. Purdue University is a public land-grant university system within the state of Indiana. ... The Indianapolis skyline Indianapolis is the capital of the U.S. state of Indiana. ... The intercollegiate athletic teams of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign are known as the Fighting Illini. ...


Pro Career

Indianapolis Colts

What should have been a dream career with the Colts, who traded to make him the first pick in the 1990 draft and then rewarded him with the richest rookie contract in NFL history, turned ugly almost from the start. By the time it ended after four seasons with a trade to Atlanta, he had made vile gestures to the hometown fans, argued with coach Ted Marchibroda, and held out for 36 days trying to force a trade. This article is about the state capital of Georgia. ... Ted Marchibroda was head coach of the Baltimore Colts from 1975 to 1979 and again after they became the Indianapolis Colts from 1992 to 1995. ...


Atlanta Falcons

After four seasons with Indianapolis, the team that drafted him as their quarterback of the future, George was shipped to the Falcons, where he enjoyed moderate success as the ringleader of their run & shoot-themed offense. On September 22, 1996, in a game against the Philadelphia Eagles, George threw a sideline tantrum to then-Falcons coach June Jones. Jones suspended George one game, but benched him for the remainder of the 1996 season. After the year, Atlanta dealt George to the Oakland Raiders. The Run & Shoot is a type of offense in American Football predicated around the use of multiple wide-receiver sets and lots of adjustments depending upon what the defense presents. ... September 22 is the 265th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (266th in leap years). ... 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... City Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Other nicknames The Birds, The Iggles Team colors Midnight Green, Silver, Black, and White Head Coach Andy Reid Owner Jeffrey Lurie General manager Tom Heckert Fight song Fly, Eagles Fly Mascot Swoop Local radio Flagship stations: WYSP (94. ... June Jones (b. ... 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... City Oakland, California Other nicknames {{{nicknames}}} Team colors Silver and Black Head Coach Art Shell Owner Al Davis General manager Al Davis Fight song {{{song}}} Mascot {{{mascot}}} Local radio Flagship stations: KSFO (560 AM)-English and KZSF (1370 AM)-Spanish Announcers: George Atkinson, Tom Flores, Greg Papa, and Jim Plunkett...


Oakland Raiders

George looked like a perfect fit with the Raiders, who have always loved vertical passing in the Al Davis era, and whose fans seem to embrace players who have long since worn out their welcome in other NFL cities. And George did fit in, for a while: in 1997, George posted 29 touchdown passes with only 9 interceptions, plus a lofty 91.2 passer rating. Within a season, however, the offense had changed to Jon Gruden's West Coast scheme, a controlled-pass approach, and an ailing George, struggling with a groin pull, told a local radio audience he was finished for the year, which was news to the team. The Raiders then ended George's Oakland dreams when they signed free-agent quarterback Rich Gannon. Allen Al Davis (born July 4, 1929 in Brockton, Massachusetts) is an American football executive, who currently serves as the president of A.D. Football, Inc. ... 1997 (MCMXCVII in Roman) is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Passer rating is the name of the method for evaluating the performance of quarterbacks and any other passers in American football. ... Jon Gruden (born August 17, 1963 in Sandusky, Ohio) is an American football coach in the NFL. Gruden attended college in his native Ohio, graduating from the University of Dayton with a degree in communications. ... In American football, the term West Coast Offense is an offensive-minded strategic system of play. ... In North American professional sports, particularly baseball, football, and basketball, a free agent is a team player whose contract with a team has expired, and the player is able to sign a contract with another team. ... Richard Joseph Gannon (born December 20, 1965 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is a former American football quarterback, who achieved most of his success late in his career with the Oakland Raiders in the National Football League. ...


Minnesota Vikings

Next, George took his act to the Vikings, where he would sit behind incumbent QB Randall Cunningham, a player whose 1998 season was as otherworldly as the seasons scouts once predicted that George would have. Cunningham, however, struggled at the start of the 1999 season and was benched. Out of the wings stepped George, who in 14 games put up career numbers (23 touchdowns, 8.6 yards per attempt, a 94.2 rating), and, more importantly, led Minnesota to the playoffs. The Vikings chose not to renew George's contract after the season, and George ended up signing for less than market-value in Washington. City Minneapolis, Minnesota Other nicknames The Vikes, The Purple People Eaters Team colors Purple, Gold, and White Head Coach Brad Childress Owner Zygi Wilf General manager Rob Brzezinski Fight song Skol, Vikings Mascot Ragnar and Vikadontis Rex Local radio Flagship stations: KFAN (1130 AM) Announcers: Paul Allen, Greg Coleman, and... 1998 Randall Cunningham (born March 27, 1963 in Santa Barbara, California) is a former American football player, at the position of quarterback. ... 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. ... City Landover, Maryland Other nicknames The Skins Team colors Burgundy and Gold Head Coach Joe Gibbs Owner Daniel Snyder General manager Joe Gibbs Fight song Hail to the Redskins Mascot {{{mascot}}} Local radio Flagship stations: WJFK 106. ...


Washington Redskins

George had hopes of either returning to Minnesota as starter or signing with another team as their starting quarterback, but he waited too long to make a decision prior to the 2000 season, and as a result had to settle for being Brad Johnson's backup with the Redskins. Still, backing up the injury-prone Johnson meant that George would get some action, and sure enough, Johnson went down in week 9. George started versus Arizona in week 10 and played badly, prompting coach Norv Turner to rush Johnson back onto the field (at the demand of Redskins owner Daniel Snyder via hotline from the owner's box). This was a mistake, as Johnson re-injured himself against St. Louis the next week, this time for the remainder of the season. George had now gotten his wish: he was the Redskins' starting quarterback, and he put up respectable numbers for the rest of 2000, even after 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. This article is about the year 2000. ... Brad Johnson (born September 13, 1968 in Marietta, Georgia) is an American football player. ... City Glendale, Arizona Other nicknames The Cards Team colors Cardinal Red, Black, and White Head Coach Dennis Green Owner Bidwill Family General manager John Idzik Fight song None Mascot Big Red Local radio Flagship stations: KMVP (860 AM), KTAR (620 AM), and KMIA (710 AM)-Spanish Announcers: Kent Derdivanis and... Norval Norv Eugene Turner (born May 17, 1952 at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina) is the offensive coordinator for the National Football Leagues San Francisco 49ers. ... Daniel Snyder is the current owner of the Washington Redskins football team. ... City St. ... Terry Robiskie (born November 12, 1954 in New Orleans, LA) is the current wide receivers coach for the Cleveland Browns. ... City Tampa, Florida Other nicknames The Bucs Team colors Buccaneer Red, Pewter, Black, and Orange Head Coach Jon Gruden Owner Malcolm Glazer General manager Bruce Allen Fight song None Mascot Captain Fear Local radio Flagship stations: WDAE (620 AM), WFUS (103. ... 2001: A Space Odyssey. ...


Before the 2001 season, Washington hired Marty Schottenheimer as head coach, and Schottenheimer promised to install a West-Coast scheme similar to that of Jon 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. That uneasy agreement lasted exactly 2 weeks into the regular season, when Washington released George on the heels of a 37-0 Monday Night loss to the Green Bay Packers. After the game, George had a 34.6 passer rating, ranking last in the NFL, and the 'Skins were 0-2, having been outscored by opponents 67-3. The Redskins continued to struggle offensively through 2001. The team finished 29th (out of 32) in scoring [1], and 31st in passing yards per game [2]. Martin Edward Schottenheimer is the current head coach of the San Diego Chargers football team. ... Jon Gruden (born August 17, 1963 in Sandusky, Ohio) is an American football coach in the NFL. Gruden attended college in his native Ohio, graduating from the University of Dayton with a degree in communications. ... Commemorative Monday Night Football U.S. postage stamp Monday Night Football (MNF) is a live television broadcast of one of the premier National Football League games of the week. ... Note: Basketball teams from Chicago and Anderson once used the name Packers as well. ...


Seattle Seahawks

George seemingly retired after that game, 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 quaterback but never saw any playing time. City Seattle, Washington Other nicknames {{{nicknames}}} Team colors Navy Blue, Pacific Blue, Neon Green, White Head Coach Mike Holmgren Owner Paul Allen General manager Tim Ruskell Fight song {{{song}}} Mascot Blitz Local radio Flagship stations: KIRO (710 AM) Announcers: Warren Moon and Steve Raible League/Conference affiliations National Football League... For the Cusco album, see 2002 (album). ...


Chicago Bears

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 again he never took the field during a game, and he wasn't retained by the Bears for the 2005 season. It has been designated the: International Year of Rice (by the United Nations) International Year to Commemorate the Struggle against Slavery and its Abolition (by UNESCO) 2004 World Health Day topic was Road Safety (by World Health Organization) Year of the Monkey (by the Chinese calendar) See the world in... City Chicago, Illinois Other nicknames Da Bears, The Monsters of the Midway Team colors Navy Blue, Orange and White Head Coach Lovie Smith Owner McCaskey Family General manager Jerry Angelo Fight song Bear Down, Chicago Bears Mascot Staley Da Bear Local radio Flagship stations: WBBM (780 AM) Announcers: Jeff Joniak... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


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Preceded by:
Jack Trudeau
Indianapolis Colts Starting Quarterbacks
1990-1993
Succeeded by:
Jim Harbaugh
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Bobby Hebert
Atlanta Falcons Starting Quarterbacks
1994-1996
Succeeded by:
Chris Chandler
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Randall Cunningham
Minnesota Vikings Starting Quarterbacks
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Daunte Culpepper

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Jeff George at AllExperts (1043 words)
George looked like a perfect fit with the Raiders, who have always loved vertical passing in the Al Davis era, and whose fans seem to embrace players who have long since worn out their welcome in other NFL cities.
Next, George took his act to the Vikings, where he would sit behind incumbent QB Randall Cunningham, a player whose 1998 season was as otherworldly as the seasons scouts once predicted that George would have.
George had hopes of either returning to Minnesota as starter or signing with another team as their starting quarterback, but he waited too long to make a decision prior to the 2000 season, and as a result had to settle for being Brad Johnson's backup with the Redskins.
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