PRO CAREER: Spent 10 seasons in the NFL between Arizona (2002-05), Detroit (2006), Oakland (2007), Miami (2008), Carolina (2008-09), San Francisco (2011) and Chicago (2011-12)… Has started 33 of 50 games played, completing 645 of 1,113 passing attempts (58.0 percent) for 6,998 yards, 37 TDs and 44 INTs for a 71.2 passer rating... Added 637 rushing yards and 3 TDs on 139 attempts (4.6 ypc)... Has 3 receptions for 10 yards (3.3 ypr).
CAREER TRANSACTIONS: Selected by Arizona in the third round (81st overall) of the 2002 NFL Draft… Signed as an unrestricted free agent by Detroit (3/20/06)... Traded by Detroit to Oakland in exchange for a 2007 fourth-round draft choice (4/28/07)...
Signed as an unrestricted free agent by Miami (3/1/08)... Traded by Miami to Carolina in exchange for a 2009 seventh-round draft choice (8/30/08)... Placed on injured reserve with a left knee and left foot injury by Carolina (9/15/09)... Signed 1-year contract with San Francisco (8/17/11)… Cut by the 49ers (9/3/11)… Signed 1-year contract with Chicago (11/23/11)... Signed 1-year contract with Bears (3/19/12)... Released by Chicago (8/31/12)... Signed 1-year contract with Bears (11/13/12)... Signed 1-year contract with Chicago (3/29/13). SIGNED through 2013
2012 SEASON: On Bears active roster for final 7 weeks… DNP Game 10, inactive Games 11-16. GAMES PLAYED-STARTED: 0-0
PREVIOUS SEASONS: 2011 - Appeared in 3 games, making 2 starts for Chicago... Completed 35 of 55 pass attempts for a career-high 63.6 completion percentage... 414 passing yards with 2 TDs and 4 INTs... Added 68 rushing yards on 12 attempts (5.7 ypc). 2010 - Was declared a free agent in March but did not sign with an NFL team. 2009 - Saw action in 1 game with Carolina… Completed 1-of-6 passes for 2 yards. 2008 - Played in 2 regular season games for Carolina but did not have any passing attempts. 2007 - Started all 9 games he played in Oakland... Completed 111-of-190 passes for 1,151 yards and 10 touchdowns with 11 interceptions to generate a 69.4 quarterback rating... Carried 29 times for 143 yards. 2006 - Played in 2 games for Detroit, recording 2 catches for 15 yards from QB Jon Kitna against the Patriots (12/3). 2005 - Played in 9 games with 6 starts for Arizona... Completed 163-of-270 passes for 1,836 yards and 9 touchdowns with 11 interceptions to register a 74.9 quarterback rating... Gained 139 yards rushing on 29 carries. 2004 - Started 13 of the 14 games he played for Arizona...Completed 233-of-408 passes for 2,511 yards and 11 touchdowns with 10 interceptions to attain a 74.1 quarterback rating...Established career highs for games played, starts, attempts, completions, yards and touchdowns... Notched 112 yards rushing and 2 TDs on 36 attempts. 2003 - Played in 8 games with 3 starts for Arizona... Completed 95-of-166 passes for 1,018 yards and 5 TDs with 6 INTs to post a 70.3 quarterback rating... Rushed for a career-high 158 yards and 1 touchdown on 28 carries. 2002 - Played in 2 games... Completed 7-of-18 passes for 66 yards with no touchdowns and 2 INTs... Added 1 rush for 20 yards.
COLLEGE: Finished career at Sam Houston State after playing first three seasons at Southern Methodist... Between the two schools, combined to complete 599-of-1,093 passes for 7,503 yards and 59 touchdowns with 46 interceptions... Majored in history.
PERSONAL: Attended Jacksonville (Texas) High School... Younger brother, Luke, played quarterback at Louisiana Tech, was a fourth-round draft choice of Cleveland in 2004 and is now with the New Orleans Saints.
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