The NFL officially kicks off the 2015 regular season.
Selected by Atlanta Falcons in the third round (90th overall) of the 2004 NFL Draft, April 24, 2005…Acquired via trade by Houston Texans from Atlanta, March 21, 2007…Acquired via trade by Oakland Raiders from Houston, March 21, 2014.
AT A GLANCE:
CAREER: Pro Bowl quarterback enters his first season with the Raiders after coming over from the Houston Texans in a trade this past offseason…Earned Pro Bowl honors following the 2009 and 2012 campaigns…Was named the Pro Bowl MVP in January 2010 when he threw 189 yards on 13-of-17 passing with two TDs and a 151.3 QB rating…Entering 2014, ranks ninth in NFL history with a 64.0 completion percentage and tied for 13th with a 89.8 career QB rating…Is one of 12 QBs in NFL history with back-to-back 4,000-yard passing seasons and one of six to throw for a combined 9,000 yards in consecutive seasons (2009-10)…Tied for the second-most passing yards in a game in NFL history when he threw for 527 yards vs. Jacksonville on Nov. 18, 2012…Career totals include 128 games played with 90 starts, 24,254 passing yards on 2,035-of-3,181 passing, 130 TDs, 84 INTs, a QB rating of 89.8, 183 rushes for 352 yards and four TDs.
2013 (with Hou.): Started the first six games of the season and the final two games and totaled 2,310 yards on 219-of-358 passing with 10 TDs and three INTs…(9/9) at SD: Completed 34-of-45 passes for 346 yards, three TDs and one INT for a QB rating of 110.0…(9/15) vs. Ten.: Completed 26-of-48 passes for 298 yards, three TDs and two INTs…Threw the game-winning TD to WR DeAndre Hopkins in overtime to seal the victory…(9/29) vs. Sea.: Completed 31-of-49 passes for 355 yards, two TDs and two INTs…(10/13) vs. StL.: Completed 15-of-21 passes for 186 yards before going down with a leg injury in the third quarter…(10/20) vs. KC: Came in during the third quarter and completed 12-of-25 passes for 155 yards…(12/5) at Jac.: Came in during the third quarter and completed 17-of-29 passes for 198 yards, one TD and one INT…(12/22) vs. Den.: Made his seventh start of the season and completed 18-of-37 passes for 176 yards, one TD and two INTs…(12/29) at Ten.: Started his eighth game of the season and completed 22-of-34 passes for 229 yards and two TDs.
2012 (with Hou.): Topped 4,000 yards passing for the third time in his career and led the Texans to a franchise-best 12-4 record and their second consecutive AFC South title…Selected to the Pro Bowl for the second time in his career…Named one of the offensive captains for the season…(9/9) vs. Mia.: Completed 20-of-31 passes for 266 yards and a TD in the season opener…(9/16) at Jac.: Completed his 1,500th career pass when he hit TE Owen Daniels for a 6-yard gain in the second quarter…(9/23) at Den.: Name the Offensive Player of the game after tying his career-high with four TD passes, while throwing for 290 yards with one INT…(9/30) vs. Ten.: Finished with a passer rating of 115.5 after completing 20-of-28 attempts for 202 yards and two TDs…(10/21) vs. Bal.: Completed 23-of-37 passes for 256 yards with two TDs and no INTs for a passer rating of 100.7…(11/4) vs. Buf.: Completed 19-of-27 passes for 268 yards with two TDs and no INTs for a QB rating of 126.8…(11/18) vs. Jac.: Named AFC Offensive Player of the Week when he threw for a franchise-record 527 yards on 43-of-55 passing with five TDs including a game-winning 48-yard TD to Andre Johnson in overtime…(11/22) at Det.: Surpassed 300 yards passing for the second consecutive game, completing 29-of-48 pass attempts for 315 yards with a TD and an INT…(12/2) at Ten.: Threw for two TDs, his sixth multi-TD game of the season…(12/10) at NE: Completed 19-of-32 passes for 232 yards and one INT…(12/16) vs. Ind.: Threw his 120th career TD pass as part of a 261-yard passing day…Postseason: (1/5/13) vs. Cin.: Made his playoff debut and threw for 262 yards and one INT in AFC Wild Card Playoff victory…(1/13/13) at NE: Threw for 343 yards and two TDs and one INT in AFC Divisional Playoff, giving him the first 300-yard passing postseason game franchise history.
2011 (with Hou.): Named an offensive captain for the season in which he started 10 games, throwing for 2,479 yards and 15 TDs before suffering a season-ending foot injury…(9/11) vs. Ind.: Completed 17-of-24 passes for 220 yards and one TD…Placed on the reserve/injured list with a foot injury on Nov. 23…(9/18) at Mia.: Completed 21-of-29 passes for 230 yards and two TDs for a passer rating of 118.5…(9/25) at NO: Became the Texans’ all-time completions leader as he completed 22-of-39 passes for a 373 yards, three TDs and an INT…(10/2) vs. Pit.: Finished 14-of-21 for 138 yards, one TD and a QB rating of 100.9…(10/9) vs. Oak.: Threw for a season-high 416 yards and two TDs…(10/16) at Bal.: Completed 21-of-37 passes for 220 yards and one TD…(10/23) at Ten.: Connected on 18-of-23 passes for 296 yards and two TDs with a 147.7 passer rating…(10/30) vs. Jac.: Threw for 225 yards and a TD while also rushing for his first TD of the season on a 2-yard run to cap off the opening drive…(11/6) vs. Cle.: Ran in a TD for the second consecutive week…(11/13) at TB: Connected on 11-of-15 passes for 242 yards and two TDs while setting a career-high and franchise record with a 154.9 QB rating.
2010 (with Hou.): Named one of the offensive captains for the season and started all 16 games for the second consecutive season, throwing for 4,369 yards, 24 TDs, 12 INTs and a 92.0 QB rating…(9/19) at Was.: Completed 38-of-52 passes for 497 yards, three TDs, one INT and a QB rating of 114.0, the Texans first overtime win in franchise history…(10/3) at Oak.: Set a franchise record with his 60th TD pass as a Texan with his second TD pass…Completed 16-of-29 passes for 192 yards…(10/17) vs. KC: Named AFC Offensive Player of the Week after completing 25-of-33 passes for 305 yards and two TDs, including an 11-yard TD pass to WR Andre Johnson with 28 seconds remaining to clinch the win…(11/14) at Jac.: Completed 22-of-32 passes for 314 yards, two TDs and a QB rating of 121.1…(12/2) at Phi.: Completed 22-of-26 passes for 337 yards, two TDs and one INT…(12/13) vs. Bal.: Threw for 394 yards, breaking David Carr’s franchise record of 13,391 passing yards…Finished with three TD passes and two INTs…(12/19) at Ten.: Threw for 325 yards, two TDs and one INT…(12/26) at Den.: Had his fourth consecutive 300-yard game, throwing for 310 yards, one TD and one INT.
2009 (with Hou.): Finished the year with an NFL-best 4,770 passing yards, becoming the first Texans quarterback to lead the league in passing…Had 10 games with a QB rating of 90, topped 300 passing yards nine times, tying for the second most 300-yard games in a season in NFL history…Selected to the first Pro Bowl of his career…Surpassed 10,000 passing yards as a Texan…(9/20) at Ten.: Named AFC Offensive Player of the Week after completing 25-of-39 passes for 357 yards, a career-high four TD passes and a 127.8 QB rating…(10/11) at Ari.: Set career highs for pass attempts and completions, going 35-of-50 for 371 yards and two TDs…(10/18) at Cin.: Completed 28-of-40 passes for a season-high 392 yards and tied a career high with four TD passes…(11/8) at Ind.: Set a Texans season record with his 17th TD pass and fifth 300-yard game passing when he completed 32-of-43 passes for 311 yards and one TD…Threw his 50th career TD pass to FB Vonta Leach for a seven-yard score in the first quarter…(12/13) vs. Sea.: Completed 29-of-39 passes for 365 yards, two TDs and one INT for a passer rating of 109.5…His 336 yards at halftime were the third-most in the NFL since 1991…(12/20) at StL.: Threw for 367 yards and one TD for his NFL-leading fifth game of at least 350 passing yards…(1/3/10) vs. NE: Completed 24-of-39 passes for 303 yards with two TDs and one INT, giving him a QB rating of 92.1 and led the Texans back from a 27-13 fourth quarter deficit to give the Texans the first winning season in franchise history.
2008 (with Hou.): Started 11 games for the second consecutive year, going 6-5 in those starts…Threw for a then-career-high 3,043 yards and 15 TDs on 251-of-380 attempts while rushing for two TDs…Set then-franchise records for quarterback rating (92.7) and 300-yard passing games (4)…Had the fourth-best completion percentage in the NFL (66.1), was second in yards per pass attempt (8.01), fourth in passing yards per game (276.6) and his 92.7 passer rating was good for eighth in the league…(9/7) at Pit.: Threw for 202 yards on 25-of-33 passing with one TD and two INTs…Also rushed for a TD late in the fourth quarter, the first of his career…(9/28) at Jac.: Completed 29-of-40 passes for 307 yards and three TDs…(10/12) vs. Mia.: Completed 22-of-42 passes for 379 yards and one TD and ran the ball four times for 15 yards, including the game-winning three-yard TD run with :07 left on the clock…His TD run capped the second game-winning drive of his career, rallying the Texans from a 28-23 deficit to a 29-28 win…(10/26) vs. Cin.: Connected on 24-of-28 passes for 280 yards and three TDs and set then-franchise records with a 144.0 passer rating and 85.7 completion percentage…(12/7) at GB: Named the AFC Offensive Player for the Week after throwing for 414 yards on 28-of-42 passing and leading the third game-winning drive of his career and second of the season…Guided the Texans 75 yards in nine plays to set up K Kris Brown’s game-winning 40-yard FG…(12/28) vs. Chi.: Completed 27-of-36 pass attempts for 328 yards and two TDs.
2007 (with Hou.): Started 11 games in his first season as a regular starter and finished 192-of-289 for 2,241 yards, nine TD passes and nine INTs and a quarterback rating of 87.3…(9/9) vs. KC: Started his first game as a Texan and finished 16-of-22 for 225 yards and one TD with a QB rating of 101.5…Connected with WR Andre Johnson midway through the second quarter for a 77-yard TD…(9/16) at Car.: Started and finished 20-of-28 for 227 yards and two TDs with a season-best rating of 119.2…(9/23) vs. Ind.: Completed his last 14 pass attempts to finish 27-of-33 for 236 yards and one TD…(9/30) at Atl.: Returned to face his former team and completed 28-of-40 passes for a then-career-high 317 yards and one TD pass and a 101.8 QB rating…(10/7) vs. Mia.: Started and was 20-of-34 for 294 yards; led the Texans on his first-ever game-winning drive, starting at the Texans’ 3-yard line and marching the team 59 yards on eight plays to set up K Kris Bown’s 57-yard game-winning FG…(11/11) vs. NO: Finished 21-of-33 for 293 yards and two TDs and a QB rating of 112.3, his second-highest of the season…(11/25) at Cle.: Finished 22-of-36 for 256 yards and two TDs and recorded his third multi-TD game of the season.
2006 (with Atl.): Played in all 16 games for the second consecutive season as the primary backup to starting QB Michael Vick…Threw for 208 yards on 18-of-27 passing with one TD and two INTs on the year…(12/31) at Phi.: Saw his most extensive action of the year in the season finale, completing 15-of-21 passes for 175 yards with one TD and one INT.
2005 (with Atl.): Played in every game with one start, completing 33-of-64 passes for 495 yards with four TDs on the season…Rushed nine times for 76 yards (8.4 avg.)…(10/9) vs. NE: Made second career start and completed 18-of-34 passes for 298 yards with three TDs and a 112.1 QB rating…Led fourth-quarter comeback from 15-point deficit to tie the game at 28 with four minutes remaining…(1/1/06) vs. Car.: Played in the second half and completed 9-of-13 passes for 110 yards with one TD
2004 (with Atl.): Saw action in six games with one start as a rookie and served as a backup to QB Michael Vick the remaining 10 games…Completed 33-of-70 passes for 330 yards with one TD and four INTs…(11/28) at NO: Made his first NFL start and completed 17-of-41 passes for 188 yards with two INTs and rushed four times for 21 yards…(1/2/05) at Sea.: Filled in as a sub in the second quarter and completed 14-of-22 passes for 132 yards with one TD and one INT.
COLLEGE: Played in 40 games over four seasons at Virginia…Holds school career records for pass completions (716), attempts (1,069), passing yards (7,502), total offense yards (7,560), TD passes (56), 300-yard passing games (eight) and 200-yard passing games (20)…Completed 66.9 percent of his passes during his career, the second-best mark at the time in NCAA Division 1-A history, topped only by Tim Couch of Kentucky (67.15 percent, 1996-98)…Was a 2003 Heisman Trophy candidate after being named the 2002 Atlantic Coast Conference Player of the Year…Completed 281-of-403 passes for 2,952 yards, 18 TDs and 10 INTs as a senior, earning All-ACC first-team honors after being named ACC Player of the Year and Offensive Player of the Year as a junior in 2002.
PERSONAL: Attended East High School in West Chester, Pa. …Lettered in football, baseball and basketball…Completed 277-of-544 passes for 3,990 yards and 35 TDs during his career as he set school records for pass attempts, completions, yards per game and total yards for the Vikings…Created GR8 Hope Foundation in 2011 with the objective to provide resources and support to promote lasting improvements and bring healing to children with medical needs, hope for our future generations, and happiness to the children and their families enduring medical challenges.