The Carolina Panthers brought in Vinny Testaverde to back up David Carr. Jake Delhomme had his season cut short by injury and David Carr is banged up too. This means Vinny might see some MORE playing time. He is now 43 years old!
About Vinny: The 6-foot-5 Testaverde certainly brings experience. He ranks sixth in NFL history 6,529 pass attempts, 3,693 completions and 45,281 passing yards. He’s ninth with 270 touchdown passes and tied for 10th with 30 300-yard passing games.
Testaverde’s best statistical season came in 1996 with Baltimore, when he made the first of his Pro Bowl appearances, throwing for 4,177 yards and 33 touchdowns. Testaverde also made the Pro Bowl in 1998 with the New York Jets.
I’ve said it once, I’ll say it again, Vinny deserves to be in the Hall of Fame. He has lasted longer than any other quarterback ever. That has got to count for something. My previous predictions about Vinny were, admittedly, off the mark. However, I think Vinny’s day will come.