All-Time Career Passing Yardage Leaders

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20Jan 2022
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Ranking Michigan’s Quarterbacks

Drew Henson (image via Detroit News)

This was originally posted on March 17, 2017. It has been updated following the 2021 season.

Sports fans love to debate the greatness of players and rank them in order from most revered to most despised. And while despised probably doesn’t fit any of these players, since they played for the University of Michigan, we all have our favorites. I have endeavored to achieve the un-possible: Rank all of Michigan’s starting quarterbacks.

Okay, that’s too tall of a task for me right now. I’m working up to it. So I’m only going back to 1995, which was the beginning of the Lloyd Carr era. That’s the earliest full coaching tenure where I can count on my recollections of Michigan football. I was a big fan of Bo Schembechler, Gary Moeller, and the Michigan Wolverines before then, but I’ll be damned if I say I was aware enough to understand what was happening on the field.

This ranking only takes into account what the quarterbacks achieved wearing the winged helmet. High school highlight tapes and NFL performance aren’t taken into account. (After all, we can agree that Tom Brady is far and away the best quarterback who ever played the game of football, and that includes Uncle Rico.)

So if you were starting a season with your pick of any Michigan QB since 1995, which one would you take?

On with the show:

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7Feb 2021
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The Super Bowl is tonight

Tom Brady (image via The Sporting News)

Michigan has several representatives in the Super Bowl tonight, and if you’re rooting based on Michigan ties, the Kansas City Chiefs are your team:

  • DE Taco Charlton (reserve/injured)
  • DE Frank Clark
  • DE Mike Danna
  • QB Chad Henne
  • OG Patrick Omameh (practice squad)

If you’re rooting for the GOAT, Tom Brady, then here are your fellow Wolverines:

  • QB Tom Brady
  • P Matt Wile (practice squad)

Either way, tonight is going to be a good night for at least a couple wearers of the Maize and Blue.

What’s your prediction?

I’ll say 34-27, Chiefs.

10Jan 2021
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All-Time Season Passing Touchdown Leaders

Elvis Grbac (image via The News-Herald)

Here’s a look at the top passing touchdown leaders for any single season in Michigan history:

  1. 25 – Elvis Grbac (1991)
  2. 25 – Chad Henne (2004)
  3. 24 – John Navarre (2003)
  4. 23 – Chad Henne (2005)
  5. 23 – Shea Patterson (2019)
  6. 22 – Chad Henne (2006)
  7. 22 – Chad Henne (2018)
  8. 21 – Elvis Grbac (1990)
  9. 21 – John Navarre (2002)
  10. 21 – Devin Gardner (2013)
  11. 20 – Tom Brady (1999)
  12. 20 – Jake Rudock (2015)
  13. 20 – Denard Robinson (2011)
  14. 19 – John Navarre (2001)
  15. 18 – Jim Harbaugh (1985)
  16. 18 – Drew Henson (2000)
  17. 18 – Denard Robinson (2010)
  18. 18 – Wilton Speight (2016)
  19. 17 – Rick Leach (1978)
  20. 17 – Elvis Grbac (1992)
  21. 17 – Todd Collins (1993)
  22. 17 – Brian Griese (1997)
  23. 17 – Chad Henne (2007)

It’s pretty impressive that Chad Henne, Michigan’s career leader in passing touchdowns, has all four of his seasons in the top seven in Michigan history.

Here are some Elvis Grbac to remind you of his exploits:

28Oct 2020
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Former Michigan Athlete of the Week: Tom Brady

Tom Brady (image via Bucs Wire)

I know we’re a few weeks into the 2020 season and I haven’t posted one of these yet, but I’m going to try to bring it back now that we’re back to games and I’m not still doing the season countdown.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady completed 33/45 passes for 369 yards and 4 touchdowns in a 45-20 win over the Las Vegas Raiders. Brady has now thrown the most touchdown passes in NFL history, surpassing Drew Brees.

Hit the jump for more.

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