Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Todd Collins has Life Figured Out

According to ProFootballTalk (scroll down to 9-5-07 at 5:00 pm....no permalink), Todd Collins has beaten out Mark Brunell for the #2 quarterback job on the Washington Redskins. Upon seeing that article, I had the same reaction that I have every year about this time: "Wow, Todd Collins is still in the league, and he's still not going to play."

That is one guy who has life figured out. I honest to God think that he has the best job in the world. He never gets hit in practice, because the quarterbacks are hands-off. He never gets hit in games because he never gets in. Therefore, later in life he's probably not going to have the same problem with his knees, shoulder, etc. that a lot of starters have. And because he's been around for so long, his salary just keeps going up and up.

He cleared $800,000 last year and his base salary is $1.25 million this year. Not bad at all for a guy who has thrown 27 passes in the last 10 years and went three years in there without playing in a game.


Passing Stats

YEARTEAM G
CMP ATT PCT YDS TD INT

1995BUF7
14 29 48.3 112 0 1

1996BUF7
55 99 55.6 739 4 5

1997BUF14
215 391 55.0 2367 12 13

2001KAN1
3 4 75.0 40 0 0

2002KAN3
5 6 83.3 73 1 0

2003KAN5
9 12 75.0 74 0 0

2004KAN2
1 5 20.0 42 0 0

2005KAN2
0 0 0.0 0 0 0

Career 41
302 546 55.3 3447 17 19

I say good on ya, Todd. We should all be so lucky.

1 comment:

Andrew T said...

Collins has a 55% career completion percentage.

Rex Grossman: 54%
Kitna: 59%
Tarvaris Jackson: 57%
Favre: 61%

So at worst, he could be a starter in the NFC North.