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Jim Plunkett

James William Plunkett Jr.

Position: QB
Height: 6-3    Weight: 220 lbs.
Throws: Right

Born: December 5, 1947 in San Jose, CA
High School: Overfeldt
College: Stanford   (school history)    (Plunkett college stats)
Drafted by the New England Patriots in the 1st round (1st overall) of the 1971 NFL Draft.

Weighted Career AV (100-95-...): 85 (275th overall since 1950)

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Other SR Links: College Football at Sports-Reference.com

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Fine Details  · Last updated Apr 17, 2014 3:25PM
All-Time Rank: #163. Boomer Esiason… #164. Paul Warfield… #165. Rayfield Wright… #166. JIM PLUNKETT… #167. Will Shields… #168. Dave Wilcox… #169. Russ Grimm… 

Passing

Year Age Tm Pos No. G GS QBrec Cmp Att Cmp% Yds TD TD% Int Int% Lng Y/A AY/A Y/C Y/G Rate Sk Yds NY/A ANY/A Sk% 4QC GWD AV
1971 24 NWE QB 16 14 14 6-8-0 158 328 48.2 2158 19 5.8 16 4.9 88 6.6 5.5 13.7 154.1 68.6 36 319 5.05 4.12 9.9 1 1 11
1972 25 NWE QB 16 14 14 3-11-0 169 355 47.6 2196 8 2.3 25 7.0 62 6.2 3.5 13.0 156.9 45.7 39 385 4.60 2.15 9.9 2 2 6
1973 26 NWE QB 16 14 14 5-9-0 193 376 51.3 2550 13 3.5 17 4.5 64 6.8 5.4 13.2 182.1 65.8 37 350 5.33 4.10 9.0 2 2 12
1974 27 NWE QB 16 14 14 7-7-0 173 352 49.1 2457 19 5.4 22 6.3 69 7.0 5.2 14.2 175.5 64.1 21 174 6.12 4.49 5.6 1 1 14
1975 28 NWE qb 16 5 5 2-3-0 36 92 39.1 571 3 3.3 7 7.6 76 6.2 3.4 15.9 114.2 39.7 13 89 4.59 2.16 12.4 2
1976 29 SFO QB 14 12 12 6-6-0 126 243 51.9 1592 13 5.3 16 6.6 85 6.6 4.7 12.6 132.7 63.0 26 249 4.99 3.28 9.7 7
1977 30 SFO QB 16 14 14 5-9-0 128 248 51.6 1693 9 3.6 14 5.6 47 6.8 5.0 13.2 120.9 62.1 30 242 5.22 3.60 10.8 0 2 10
1979 32 OAK 16 4 0 7 15 46.7 89 1 6.7 1 6.7 39 5.9 4.3 12.7 22.3 60.1 2 9 4.71 3.24 11.8 0
1980 33 OAK QB 16 13 11 9-2-0 165 320 51.6 2299 18 5.6 16 5.0 86 7.2 6.1 13.9 176.8 72.9 36 285 5.66 4.65 10.1 2 3 9
1981 34 OAK qb 16 9 7 2-5-0 94 179 52.5 1045 4 2.2 9 5.0 42 5.8 4.0 11.1 116.1 56.7 22 184 4.28 2.67 10.9 0
1982 35 RAI QB 16 9 9 8-1-0 152 261 58.2 2035 14 5.4 15 5.7 52 7.8 6.3 13.4 226.1 77.0 23 211 6.42 5.03 8.1 5 4 14
1983 36 RAI QB 16 14 13 10-3-0 230 379 60.7 2935 20 5.3 18 4.7 99 7.7 6.7 12.8 209.6 82.7 42 363 6.11 5.14 10.0 3 4 10
1984 37 RAI qb 16 8 6 5-1-0 108 198 54.5 1473 6 3.0 10 5.1 73 7.4 5.8 13.6 184.1 67.6 13 103 6.49 4.93 6.2 2 2 5
1985 38 RAI qb 16 3 3 1-2-0 71 103 68.9 803 3 2.9 3 2.9 41 7.8 7.1 11.3 267.7 89.6 13 101 6.05 5.41 11.2 3
1986 39 RAI QB 16 10 8 3-5-0 133 252 52.8 1986 14 5.6 9 3.6 81 7.9 7.4 14.9 198.6 82.5 27 215 6.35 5.90 9.7 1 2 6
Career 157 144 72-72-0 1943 3701 52.5 25882 164 4.4 198 5.3 99 7.0 5.5 13.3 164.9 67.5 380 3279 5.54 4.16 9.3 19 23 109
8 yrs RAI-OAK 70 57 38-19-0 960 1707 56.2 12665 80 4.7 81 4.7 99 7.4 6.2 13.2 180.9 75.7 178 1471 5.94 4.85 9.4 13 15 47
5 yrs NWE 61 61 23-38-0 729 1503 48.5 9932 62 4.1 87 5.8 88 6.6 4.8 13.6 162.8 59.7 146 1317 5.22 3.60 8.9 6 6 45
2 yrs SFO 26 26 11-15-0 254 491 51.7 3285 22 4.5 30 6.1 85 6.7 4.8 12.9 126.3 62.5 56 491 5.11 3.44 10.2 0 2 17

Playoff Record as Starting QB: 1980 (4-0), 1982 (1-1), 1983 (3-0), 1984 (0-1)
Playoff Comebacks: 1980 (1)
Playoff Game-Winning Drives: 1980 (1)

Comeback and game-winning drive numbers are based on research by Scott Kacsmar, as described in parts I, II, and III on the blog.

Advanced Passing

Year Age Tm Pos No. G GS QBrec Att Y/A+ NY/A+ AY/A+ ANY/A+ Cmp%+ TD%+ Int%+ Sack%+ Rate+
1971 24 NWE QB 16 14 14 6-8-0 328 97 92 104 100 91 115 105 90 104
1972 25 NWE QB 16 14 14 3-11-0 355 91 85 83 80 88 81 85 91 80
1973 26 NWE QB 16 14 14 5-9-0 376 103 99 104 101 97 93 107 96 101
1974 27 NWE QB 16 14 14 7-7-0 352 107 113 102 106 89 111 90 115 99
1975 28 NWE qb 16 5 5 2-3-0 92 94 89 84 82 63 92 75 78 75
1976 29 SFO QB 14 12 12 6-6-0 243 99 95 96 94 99 111 87 95 98
1977 30 SFO QB 16 14 14 5-9-0 248 104 98 100 97 98 96 96 87 97
1980 33 OAK QB 16 13 11 9-2-0 320 105 95 104 97 88 118 93 81 101
1981 34 OAK qb 16 9 7 2-5-0 179 75 65 74 68 89 76 92 76 75
1982 35 RAI QB 16 9 9 8-1-0 261 114 109 104 101 107 114 81 96 104
1983 36 RAI QB 16 14 13 10-3-0 379 112 104 108 102 113 111 93 89 109
1984 37 RAI qb 16 8 6 5-1-0 198 107 112 96 100 95 87 89 112 91
1985 38 RAI qb 16 3 3 1-2-0 103 116 104 114 106 148 86 116 81 120
1986 39 RAI QB 16 10 8 3-5-0 252 120 110 119 113 91 115 106 89 111
Career 157 144 72-72-0 3701

Rushing & Receiving

Rushing Receiving
Year Age Tm Pos No. G GS Att Yds TD Lng Y/A Y/G A/G Rec Yds Y/R TD Lng R/G Y/G YScm RRTD Fmb
1971 24 NWE QB 16 14 14 45 210 0 16 4.7 15.0 3.2 210 0 6
1972 25 NWE QB 16 14 14 36 230 1 21 6.4 16.4 2.6 230 1 6
1973 26 NWE QB 16 14 14 44 209 5 20 4.8 14.9 3.1 209 5 6
1974 27 NWE QB 16 14 14 30 161 2 37 5.4 11.5 2.1 161 2 4
1975 28 NWE qb 16 5 5 4 7 1 5 1.8 1.4 0.8 7 1 2
1976 29 SFO QB 14 12 12 19 95 0 12 5.0 7.9 1.6 95 0 1
1977 30 SFO QB 16 14 14 28 71 1 9 2.5 5.1 2.0 71 1 2
1979 32 OAK 16 4 0 3 18 0 15 6.0 4.5 0.8 18 0 0
1980 33 OAK QB 16 13 11 28 141 2 17 5.0 10.8 2.2 141 2 9
1981 34 OAK qb 16 9 7 12 38 1 13 3.2 4.2 1.3 38 1 3
1982 35 RAI QB 16 9 9 15 6 0 10 0.4 0.7 1.7 6 0 4
1983 36 RAI QB 16 14 13 26 78 0 20 3.0 5.6 1.9 78 0 7
1984 37 RAI qb 16 8 6 16 14 1 9 0.9 1.8 2.0 14 1 2
1985 38 RAI qb 16 3 3 5 12 0 7 2.4 4.0 1.7 12 0 6
1986 39 RAI QB 16 10 8 12 47 0 11 3.9 4.7 1.2 47 0 4
Career 157 144 323 1337 14 37 4.1 8.5 2.1 1337 14 62
8 yrs RAI-OAK 70 57 117 354 4 20 3.0 5.1 1.7 354 4 35
5 yrs NWE 61 61 159 817 9 37 5.1 13.4 2.6 817 9 24
2 yrs SFO 26 26 47 166 1 12 3.5 6.4 1.8 166 1 3

Defense & Fumbles

Def Interceptions Fumbles Tackles
Year Age Tm Pos No. G GS Sk Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Tkl Ast Sfty
1971 24 NWE QB 16 14 14 0 6 0 0 0
1972 25 NWE QB 16 14 14 0 6 1 0 0
1973 26 NWE QB 16 14 14 0 6 1 0 0
1974 27 NWE QB 16 14 14 0 4 1 0 0
1975 28 NWE qb 16 5 5 0 2 0 0 0
1976 29 SFO QB 14 12 12 0 1 0 0 0
1977 30 SFO QB 16 14 14 0 2 2 0 0
1980 33 OAK QB 16 13 11 0 9 2 -2 0
1981 34 OAK qb 16 9 7 0 3 1 -6 0
1982 35 RAI QB 16 9 9 0 4 1 -7 0
1983 36 RAI QB 16 14 13 0 7 3 0 0
1984 37 RAI qb 16 8 6 0 2 1 0 0
1985 38 RAI qb 16 3 3 0 6 1 -5 0
1986 39 RAI QB 16 10 8 0 4 0 -3 0
Career 157 144 0 62 14 -23 0
8 yrs RAI-OAK 70 57 0 35 9 -23 0
5 yrs NWE 61 61 0 24 3 0 0
2 yrs SFO 26 26 0 3 2 0 0

Scoring Summary

Year Age Tm Pos No. G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM XPM FGM Sfty Pts Pts/G
1972 25 NWE QB 16 14 14 1 1 6
1973 26 NWE QB 16 14 14 5 5 30
1974 27 NWE QB 16 14 14 2 2 12
1975 28 NWE qb 16 5 5 1 1 6
1977 30 SFO QB 16 14 14 1 1 6
1980 33 OAK QB 16 13 11 2 2 12
1981 34 OAK qb 16 9 7 1 1 6
1984 37 RAI qb 16 8 6 1 1 6
Career 157 144 14 14 84
8 yrs RAI-OAK 70 57 4 4 24
5 yrs NWE 61 61 9 9 54
2 yrs SFO 26 26 1 1 6
NumYrs Players whose career was of similar quality and shape
3 Norm Snead, Joe Flacco, Bob Griese*, Mark Rypien, Jim Kelly*, Joe Kapp, John Elway*, Pat Haden, Jason Campbell, David Woodley
4 Ken O'Brien, John Elway*, Jim Kelly*, Jay Cutler, Marc Bulger, Milt Plum, Tom Brady, Ben Roethlisberger, Fran Tarkenton*, Boomer Esiason
5 Bernie Kosar, Doug Williams, Marc Bulger, Bob Griese*, Ed Brown, Eli Manning, David Carr, Steve McNair, Bobby Hebert, Mark Rypien
6 Ken O'Brien, Terry Bradshaw*, Brian Sipe, Doug Williams, Marc Bulger, David Carr, Jay Cutler, Norm Snead, Bernie Kosar, Warren Moon*
7 Ed Brown, Don Meredith, Norm Snead, Terry Bradshaw*, Richard Todd, Bob Griese*, Dan Fouts*, Joe Ferguson, Eddie LeBaron, Ken O'Brien
8 Eddie LeBaron, Jake Plummer, Bobby Hebert, Joe Ferguson, Norm Snead, Don Meredith, Jim Harbaugh, Dave Krieg, Matt Hasselbeck, Brian Griese
9 Chad Pennington, Jim Harbaugh, Brad Johnson, Richard Todd, Dave Krieg, Steve Bartkowski, Bart Starr*, Jim Hart, Stan Humphries, Bobby Hebert
10 Richard Todd, Bart Starr*, Ken O'Brien, Brad Johnson, Jon Kitna, Don Meredith, Roman Gabriel, Billy Wade, Archie Manning, Jim Hart
11 Richard Todd, Roman Gabriel, Brad Johnson, Bart Starr*, Jake Plummer, Jeff Blake, Ken O'Brien, Chad Pennington, Jon Kitna, Bobby Hebert
12 Norm Snead, Matt Hasselbeck, Jon Kitna, Bart Starr*, Ed Brown, Dave Krieg, Bobby Hebert, Eddie LeBaron, Jim Everett, Jeff Blake
13 Norm Snead, Jake Plummer, Ken O'Brien, Ron Jaworski, Jim Everett, Eddie LeBaron, John Brodie, Matt Hasselbeck, Brian Sipe, Ed Brown
14 Norm Snead, Tobin Rote, Jake Plummer, Len Dawson*, Ken O'Brien, Joe Ferguson, Charley Johnson, Matt Hasselbeck, Phil Simms, Kerry Collins
15 Norm Snead, Tobin Rote, Charley Johnson, Phil Simms, Joe Ferguson, Matt Hasselbeck, Jake Plummer, Ron Jaworski, Ken O'Brien, Kerry Collins
Career Phil Simms, Norm Snead, Joe Ferguson, Tobin Rote, Kerry Collins, Jim Everett, Jim Harbaugh, Ron Jaworski, Roman Gabriel, Ken Stabler

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year Lg Value (Rank/All-Time)

Fantasy

Year Age G FantPos FantPt VBD PosRank OvRank
1971 24 14 QB 151 56 7 20
1972 25 14 QB 99 22
1973 26 14 QB 171 55 3 22
1974 27 14 QB 158 55 6 22
1975 28 5 QB 28 35
1976 29 12 QB 93 18
1977 30 14 QB 89 19
1979 32 4 QB 7 52
1980 33 13 QB 158 19
1981 34 9 QB 50 35
1982 35 9 QB 108 11 74
1983 36 14 QB 169 16
1984 37 8 QB 70 32
1985 38 3 QB 39 41
1986 39 10 QB 122 21
1512 166