The Info List - Chris Chandler

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Christopher Mark Chandler[1] (born October 12, 1965) is a retired American football
American football
player who played as a quarterback in the National Football League (NFL) for 17 seasons. He played for eight different teams during his NFL career, and is known for leading the Atlanta Falcons to a 14-2 season in 1998, followed by an appearance in Super Bowl XXXIII.


1 Early years

1.1 College statistics

2 Professional career

2.1 1988–1996 2.2 1997–2004

3 Personal life 4 See also 5 References 6 External links

Early years[edit] Chandler was born on October 12, 1965, in Everett, Washington. In high school, he was active in basketball, football, track and golf. As a high school quarterback, Chandler threw for 2,000 yards and 49 touchdowns. In college, Chandler played at the University of Washington
University of Washington
from 1984 to 1987. He finished third in the school's history in total offense with 4,442 yards and 32 touchdown passes, and ended his college career as the Offensive Player of the Game at the 1988 Senior Bowl. He graduated with an economics degree. College statistics[edit]

Year Comp Att Comp % Passing TD INT

1986 180 318 56.6 2193 20 15

1987 143 279 51.3 1973 11 14

Professional career[edit] Chandler played in the NFL for 17 seasons, from 1988 to 2004. He played for eight teams (seven franchises as he played for Los Angeles Rams in their original city and later when they relocated to St. Louis), a record shared with Mark Royals, Karl Wilson, and Jeff Brady, although Chandler is the only player to have started for eight different teams. He threw for 28,484 yards, and had a career passer rating of 79.1.[2] He has thrown at least one touchdown pass for seven different franchises, an NFL record.[3] At the time of his retirement, he was ranked 30th in all-time pass completions, with 2328. He was continually bothered by injuries, which earned him the moniker of "Crystal Chandelier" amongst his detractors.[4] 1988–1996[edit] Chandler was taken in the third round of the draft by the Indianapolis Colts. The Colts deemed Chandler expendable due to his poor play, and the fact that they selected Jeff George with the first overall choice in the 1990 draft. Chandler was traded to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
in 1990 for a 1st round draft choice that turned out to be the 2nd overall pick. (The Colts also had the 1st pick the same year. The pick that they got for Chandler they used on Quentin Coryatt. Chandler was cut during the 1991 season. As a Buccaneer, he had an 0-6 record as a starter, threw for 5 touchdowns and 14 interceptions, and had a passer rating of 44.9.[5] From 1992 to 1994 he played reasonably well as a starter and backup for the Phoenix Cardinals
Phoenix Cardinals
and the Los Angeles Rams. After joining the Houston Oilers
Houston Oilers
in 1995, he would earn the starting job. His highlight with the team came on September 24, 1995 at Cincinnati. In the Oilers' 38-28 victory Chandler threw for 352 yards and 4 touchdowns, and earned a perfect passer rating of 158.3 after completing 23 of 26 passes. However, late in 1996, Jeff Fisher
Jeff Fisher
decided that Steve McNair was ready to start, and Chandler was traded to the Atlanta Falcons
Atlanta Falcons
for a fourth-round draft choice. 1997–2004[edit] Chandler's best seasons were with Atlanta, when he was coached by Dan Reeves. Chandler was a Pro Bowl
Pro Bowl
quarterback in 1997 and 1998. Reeves said Chandler "makes decisions while backpedaling that other QBs can't make until they settle into the pocket" while other "Coaches say he can speed-read defenses and anticipate his receivers well".[6] In 1998, Chandler's 9.65 yards-per-attempt figure was the highest single-season YPA of any quarterback in the 1990s with 300+ passing attempts. The 1998 season saw Chandler lead the Falcons to their first Super Bowl appearance, where they lost to the defending champions Denver Broncos
Denver Broncos
(quarterbacked by John Elway
John Elway
and coached by Mike Shanahan); in that game Chandler threw for 219 yards with one touchdown and three interceptions.[7] Following the 2000 season, Chandler's record as a starting Atlanta quarterback was 28-25, which prompted the Falcons to consider recruiting a new quarterback. Atlanta held the fifth overall pick in the 2001 draft, and traded the pick to the San Diego
San Diego
Chargers, along with Tim Dwight, a third round pick in 2001, and a 2002 second round pick (which became Reche Caldwell). In return, Atlanta received the first overall pick in the 2001 draft, which they used to select quarterback Michael Vick. Still, Chandler started most of the 2001 season, but was replaced by Vick in 2002 as the starting quarterback. Due to mediocre play, bloated salary, and being replaced by Vick, the Falcons opted to make Chandler eligible for selection by the Houston Texans in the 2002 Expansion Draft, with hopes of Chandler being picked up by the new team. Chandler left the Falcons ranked third in team history with 13,268 passing yards, but never achieved back-to-back winning seasons. In 2002, Chandler was picked up by the Chicago Bears, and spent two seasons there before rejoining the Rams, who had moved to St. Louis. In his first start as a Ram in 2004, he threw six interceptions, a team record. The following week, his poor play led to coach Mike Martz saying, "It is tragic that, that position [when played by Chandler] holds this team hostage."[8] As a result, Chandler was the first Ram to be released in the off-season, saving St. Louis $665,000 in cap space. Personal life[edit] Chandler lives in San Diego
San Diego
and was married to Diane Brodie, a former college tennis player at USC and daughter of former San Francisco 49ers quarterback John Brodie.[9] They have three daughters: Ryann, Skye, and Brynn. The couple separated in 2010 and divorced in 2011. Chris just recently got remarried to Chrystal Okada, and they live near San Diego, California. Chandler is a regular competitor at the American Century Championship, the annual competition to determine the best golfers among American sports and entertainment celebrities. He won the tournament in 2007 and has a total of eight top ten finishes.[10] The tournament, televised by NBC
in July, is played at Edgewood Tahoe Golf
Course in Lake Tahoe.[11] Chandler helped coach the boys' golf team at Torrey Pines High School, where his oldest daughter Ryann plays on the volleyball team.[12][13] See also[edit]

NFL quarterbacks who have posted a perfect passer rating Washington Huskies football statistical leaders


^ "Chandler on Pro-Football-Reference". rbref.com. Retrieved 2007-12-30.  ^ http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/players/stats?playerId=29 ^ http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/columns/story?columnist=pasquarelli_len&id=1940520 ^ [1] ^ King, Peter. "The NFL". Sports Illustrated. 18 Nov 1991 ^ [2] ^ [3] ^ "SI.com". CNN. Retrieved April 28, 2010.  ^ Walters, John. "Chris Chandler". Sports Illustrated. 14 Oct 1996 ^ http://tahoecelebritygolf.com/tournamentstats/topten.html ^ http://www.edgewoodtahoe.com/ ^ Leonard, Tod (April 22, 2008). "Former NFL quarterback Chris Chandler, now coaching golf at Torrey Pines High, has a strong link to the game". Union-Tribune.  ^ Monahan, Terry (March 21, 2011). "MONAHAN: Torrey Pines' girls' volleyball future in good hands". North County Times. Archived from the original on March 25, 2011. 

External links[edit]

Stats at Pro-Football-Reference.com Media related to Chris Chandler
Chris Chandler
at Wikimedia Commons

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Washington Huskies starting quarterbacks

Guttormsen McAdams Heinrich Mitchell Lederman Cox Roake Ferguson Dunn Hivner Schloredt Ohler Siler Douglas Hullin Sparlin Manke Kaloper Willis Sixkiller Rowland Fitzpatrick Moon Porras Flick Pelluer Cowan Sicuro Millen Chandler Conklin Brunell Hobert D. Huard Bjornson Fortney B. Huard Tuiasosopo Pickett Barton Paus Stanback Locker Bonnell Fouch Price Montana Miles Lindquist Williams Browning Carta-Samuels

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Indianapolis Colts
Indianapolis Colts
1988 NFL draft selections

Chris Chandler Michael Ball John Baylor Jeff Herrod O'Brien Alston Donnie Dee Aatron Kenney Tim Vesling

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Baltimore / Indianapolis Colts
Indianapolis Colts
starting quarterbacks

Fred Enke (1953–1954) George Taliaferro (1953) Ed Mioduszewski (1953) Gary Kerkorian (1954) Cotton Davidson
Cotton Davidson
(1954) George Shaw (1955–1956, 1958) Johnny Unitas
Johnny Unitas
(1956–1967, 1969–1972) Gary Cuozzo (1965–1966) Tom Matte (1965) Earl Morrall
Earl Morrall
(1968–1971) Marty Domres (1972–1974) Bert Jones (1973–1981) Bill Troup (1978) Mike Kirkland (1978) Greg Landry (1979–1980) David Humm (1981) Mike Pagel (1982–1985) Mark Herrmann (1983–1984, 1992) Art Schlichter (1984–1985) Matt Kofler (1985) Jack Trudeau (1986–1990, 1992–1993) Gary Hogeboom (1986–1988) Blair Kiel
Blair Kiel
(1987) Chris Chandler
Chris Chandler
(1988–1989) Tom Ramsey (1989) Jeff George (1990–1993) Jim Harbaugh
Jim Harbaugh
(1994–1997) Don Majkowski
Don Majkowski
(1994) Browning Nagle (1994) Craig Erickson (1995) Paul Justin (1995–1997) Kelly Holcomb (1997) Peyton Manning
Peyton Manning
(1998–2010) Kerry Collins
Kerry Collins
(2011) Curtis Painter
Curtis Painter
(2011) Dan Orlovsky
Dan Orlovsky
(2011) Andrew Luck
Andrew Luck
(2012–2016) Matt Hasselbeck
Matt Hasselbeck
(2015) Josh Freeman
Josh Freeman
(2015) Scott Tolzien
Scott Tolzien
(2016–2017) Jacoby Brissett (2017–present)

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Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
starting quarterbacks

Steve Spurrier
Steve Spurrier
(1976) Parnell Dickinson (1976) Terry Hanratty (1976) Gary Huff (1977) Randy Hedberg (1977) Jeb Blount (1977) Doug Williams (1978–1982) Mike Rae (1978) Mike Boryla (1978) Jack Thompson (1983–1984) Jerry Golsteyn (1983) Steve DeBerg (1984–1987, 1992–1993) Steve Young
Steve Young
(1985–1986) Vinny Testaverde
Vinny Testaverde
(1987–1992) John Reaves (1987) Jim Zorn
Jim Zorn
(1987) Joe Ferguson (1988–1989) Chris Chandler
Chris Chandler
(1990–1991) Jeff Carlson (1991) Craig Erickson (1993–1994) Trent Dilfer
Trent Dilfer
(1994–1999) Shaun King (1999–2000, 2002) Eric Zeier
Eric Zeier
(1999) Brad Johnson (2001–2004) Rob Johnson (2002) Brian Griese
Brian Griese
(2004–2005, 2008) Chris Simms
Chris Simms
(2004–2006) Bruce Gradkowski
Bruce Gradkowski
(2006) Tim Rattay (2006) Jeff Garcia
Jeff Garcia
(2007–2008) Luke McCown
Luke McCown
(2007) Byron Leftwich
Byron Leftwich
(2009) Josh Johnson (2009, 2011) Josh Freeman
Josh Freeman
(2009–2013) Mike Glennon (2013–2014) Josh McCown
Josh McCown
(2014) Jameis Winston
Jameis Winston
(2015–present) Ryan Fitzpatrick
Ryan Fitzpatrick

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Chicago / St. Louis / Phoenix / Arizona Cardinals starting quarterbacks

Paddy Driscoll (1920–1925) Arnold Horween
Arnold Horween
(1922–1924) Hal Erickson (1926–1928) Roddy Lamb (1927) Don Hill (1929) Bunny Belden (1930) Walt Holmer (1931–1932) Joe Lillard (1933) Phil Sarboe (1934–1935) Pug Vaughan (1936) Pat Coffee (1937) Jack Robbins (1938–1939) Hugh McCullough (1940) Ray Mallouf (1941) Bud Schwenk (1942) Ronnie Cahill (1943) John Grigas (1944) Vince Oliver (1945) Paul Collins (1945) Paul Christman
Paul Christman
(1945–1949) Ray Mallouf (1948) Virgil Eikenberg (1948) Jim Hardy
Jim Hardy
(1949–1951) Frank Tripucka
Frank Tripucka
(1950–1952) Charley Trippi
Charley Trippi
(1951–1952) Don Panciera (1952) Jim Root (1953, 1956) Steve Romanik (1953–1954) Ray Nagel (1953) Lamar McHan (1954–1958) Ogden Compton (1955) Mack Reynolds (1958) King Hill (1959–1960) John Roach (1959–1960) George Izo (1960) Sam Etcheverry
Sam Etcheverry
(1961–1962) Ralph Guglielmi
Ralph Guglielmi
(1961) Charley Johnson (1962–1966, 1968–1969) Buddy Humphrey (1965) Terry Nofsinger (1966) Jim Hart (1967–1981, 1983) Gary Keithley (1973) Pete Beathard (1971) Tim Van Galder (1972) Gary Cuozzo (1972) Steve Pisarkiewicz (1978–1979) Mike Loyd (1980) Neil Lomax (1981–1988) Cliff Stoudt (1986, 1988) Shawn Halloran (1987) Sammy Garza (1987) Gary Hogeboom (1989) Tom Tupa (1989, 1991) Timm Rosenbach (1989–1990, 1992) Stan Gelbaugh (1991) Chris Chandler
Chris Chandler
(1991–1993) Steve Beuerlein (1993–1994) Jay Schroeder
Jay Schroeder
(1994) Jim McMahon
Jim McMahon
(1994) Dave Krieg (1995) Boomer Esiason
Boomer Esiason
(1996) Kent Graham (1996–1997) Jake Plummer
Jake Plummer
(1997–2002) Stoney Case (1997) Dave Brown (1999–2000) Jeff Blake (2003) Josh McCown
Josh McCown
(2003–2005) Shaun King (2004) John Navarre (2004) Kurt Warner
Kurt Warner
(2005–2009) Matt Leinart
Matt Leinart
(2006–2007, 2009) Derek Anderson (2010) John Skelton (2010–2012) Max Hall
Max Hall
(2010) Kevin Kolb
Kevin Kolb
(2011–2012) Ryan Lindley
Ryan Lindley
(2012, 2014) Brian Hoyer
Brian Hoyer
(2012) Carson Palmer
Carson Palmer
(2013–2017) Drew Stanton
Drew Stanton
(2014, 2016–present) Blaine Gabbert
Blaine Gabbert

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Cleveland / St. Louis / Los Angeles Rams
Los Angeles Rams
starting quarterbacks

Bob Snyder (1937) Parker Hall (1939–1942) Jack Jacobs (1942) Albie Reisz (1944) Bob Waterfield
Bob Waterfield
(1945–1952) Jim Hardy
Jim Hardy
(1948) Norm Van Brocklin
Norm Van Brocklin
(1950–1957) Bill Wade
Bill Wade
(1954, 1956, 1958–1960) Frank Ryan (1959–1961) Buddy Humphrey (1960) Zeke Bratkowski
Zeke Bratkowski
(1961–1963) Roman Gabriel (1962–1972) Ron Miller (1962) Terry Baker (1963) Bill Munson (1964–1965) Pete Beathard (1972) John Hadl (1973–1974) James Harris (1974–1976) Ron Jaworski
Ron Jaworski
(1975–1976) Pat Haden
Pat Haden
(1976–1981) Joe Namath
Joe Namath
(1977) Vince Ferragamo
Vince Ferragamo
(1979–1980, 1982–1984) Jeff Rutledge (1979) Dan Pastorini
Dan Pastorini
(1981) Bert Jones (1982) Jeff Kemp (1984–1985) Dieter Brock (1985) Steve Bartkowski (1986) Steve Dils (1986–1987) Jim Everett
Jim Everett
(1986–1993) T. J. Rubley (1993) Chris Miller (1994–1995) Chris Chandler
Chris Chandler
(1994, 2004) Mark Rypien
Mark Rypien
(1995) Tony Banks (1996–1998) Steve Walsh (1996) Steve Bono
Steve Bono
(1998) Kurt Warner
Kurt Warner
(1999–2003) Trent Green
Trent Green
(2000, 2008) Marc Bulger
Marc Bulger
(2002–2009) Jamie Martin (2002, 2005) Scott Covington (2002) Ryan Fitzpatrick
Ryan Fitzpatrick
(2005) Gus Frerotte
Gus Frerotte
(2007) Brock Berlin (2007) Kyle Boller
Kyle Boller
(2009) Keith Null (2009) Sam Bradford
Sam Bradford
(2010–2013) A. J. Feeley
A. J. Feeley
(2011) Kellen Clemens
Kellen Clemens
(2011, 2013) Shaun Hill
Shaun Hill
(2014) Austin Davis
Austin Davis
(2014) Nick Foles
Nick Foles
(2015) Case Keenum
Case Keenum
(2015–2016) Jared Goff
Jared Goff
(2016–present) Sean Mannion (2017)

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Houston Oilers
Houston Oilers
/ Tennessee Oilers / Tennessee Titans starting quarterbacks

George Blanda
George Blanda
(1960–1966) Jacky Lee (1960–1961, 1963, 1967) Don Trull (1964–1966, 1968–1969) Buddy Humphrey (1966) Pete Beathard (1967–1969) Bob Davis (1967–1969) Charley Johnson (1970–1971) Jerry Rhome (1970) Dan Pastorini
Dan Pastorini
(1971–1979) Lynn Dickey
Lynn Dickey
(1971, 1973–1974) Kent Nix (1972) John Hadl (1976–1977) Gifford Nielsen (1979, 1981–1983) Ken Stabler
Ken Stabler
(1980–1981) John Reaves (1981) Archie Manning
Archie Manning
(1982–1983) Oliver Luck
Oliver Luck
(1983, 1985–1986) Warren Moon
Warren Moon
(1984–1993) Brent Pease (1987) Cody Carlson (1988, 1990, 1992–1994) Billy Joe Tolliver
Billy Joe Tolliver
(1994) Bucky Richardson (1994) Chris Chandler
Chris Chandler
(1995–1996) Steve McNair
Steve McNair
(1995–2005) Will Furrer (1995) Neil O'Donnell (1999–2001, 2003) Billy Volek
Billy Volek
(2003–2005) Matt Mauck (2005) Vince Young
Vince Young
(2006–2010) Kerry Collins
Kerry Collins
(2006–2010) Rusty Smith (2010) Matt Hasselbeck
Matt Hasselbeck
(2011–2012) Jake Locker
Jake Locker
(2012–2014) Ryan Fitzpatrick
Ryan Fitzpatrick
(2013) Charlie Whitehurst
Charlie Whitehurst
(2014) Zach Mettenberger
Zach Mettenberger
(2014–2015) Marcus Mariota
Marcus Mariota
(2015–present) Matt Cassel
Matt Cassel

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Atlanta Falcons
Atlanta Falcons
starting quarterbacks

Randy Johnson (1966–1970) Dennis Claridge (1966) Terry Nofsinger (1967) Steve Sloan (1967) Bob Berry (1968–1972) Bruce Lemmerman (1969) Dick Shiner (1971, 1973) Bob Lee (1973–1974) Pat Sullivan (1974–1975) Kim McQuilken (1974–1976) Steve Bartkowski (1975–1985) Scott Hunter (1976–1977) June Jones
June Jones
(1978–1979) Mike Moroski (1983–1984) David Archer (1985–1987) Turk Schonert (1986) Scott Campbell (1987, 1990) Erik Kramer (1987) Jeff Van Raaphorst (1987) Chris Miller (1987–1993) Steve Dils (1988) Hugh Millen (1989–1990) Billy Joe Tolliver
Billy Joe Tolliver
(1991–1993, 1997) Wade Wilson (1992) Bobby Hebert (1993, 1996) Jeff George (1994–1996) Chris Chandler
Chris Chandler
(1997–2001) Tony Graziani (1997–1999) Steve DeBerg (1998) Danny Kanell (1999–2000) Doug Johnson (2000, 2002–2003) Michael Vick
Michael Vick
(2001–2006) Kurt Kittner (2003) Matt Schaub
Matt Schaub
(2004–2005) Joey Harrington (2007) Byron Leftwich
Byron Leftwich
(2007) Chris Redman
Chris Redman
(2007, 2009) Matt Ryan (2008–present)

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Decatur Staleys / Chicago Staleys / Chicago Bears
Chicago Bears
starting quarterbacks

Pard Pearce (1920–1921) Chuck Dressen (1920) Jimmy Conzelman (1920) Joey Sternaman (1922–1925, 1927–1929) Johnny Bryan (1923) Milton Romney (1926) Paddy Driscoll (1926–1929) Edward Sternaman (1927) Carl Brumbaugh (1930–1936) Keith Molesworth (1932–1936) Bernie Masterson
Bernie Masterson
(1935–1940) Ray Buivid (1937–1938) Gene Ronzani
Gene Ronzani
(1937–1938, 1944–1945) Sid Luckman
Sid Luckman
(1939–1949) Charlie O'Rourke (1942) Bob Snyder (1943) Johnny Long (1944) Al Grygo (1945) Tom Farris (1946) Noah Mullins (1946–1948) Mike Jarmoluk
Mike Jarmoluk
(1947) Mike Holovak
Mike Holovak
(1947) Ed Sprinkle
Ed Sprinkle
(1948) Dick Flanagan (1948) Johnny Lujack
Johnny Lujack
(1949–1951) George Blanda
George Blanda
(1949, 1952–1954) Bob Perina
Bob Perina
(1949) Steve Romanik (1951–1952) Bob Williams (1952) Zeke Bratkowski
Zeke Bratkowski
(1954, 1957–1960) Ed Brown (1955–1961) Bill Wade
Bill Wade
(1961–1965) Rudy Bukich
Rudy Bukich
(1964–1966) Jack Concannon
Jack Concannon
(1967–1971) Larry Rakestraw (1967–1968) Bobby Douglass (1969–1975) Virgil Carter (1968–1969) Kent Nix (1971) Gary Huff (1973–1975) Bob Avellini (1975–1979, 1982, 1984) Mike Phipps
Mike Phipps
(1978–1980) Vince Evans (1979–1981, 1983) Jim McMahon
Jim McMahon
(1982–1988) Steve Fuller (1984–1986) Rusty Lisch (1984) Greg Landry (1984) Mike Tomczak (1986–1990) Doug Flutie
Doug Flutie
(1986) Mike Hohensee
Mike Hohensee
(1987) Steve Bradley (1987) Jim Harbaugh
Jim Harbaugh
(1988–1993) Peter Tom Willis (1992–1993) Will Furrer (1992) Steve Walsh (1994) Erik Kramer (1994–1998) Dave Krieg (1996) Rick Mirer (1997) Steve Stenstrom (1998) Moses Moreno (1998) Shane Matthews (1999–2000) Cade McNown
Cade McNown
(1999–2000) Jim Miller (1999–2002) Chris Chandler
Chris Chandler
(2002–2003) Henry Burris
Henry Burris
(2002) Kordell Stewart (2003) Rex Grossman
Rex Grossman
(2003–2008) Craig Krenzel (2004) Chad Hutchinson (2004) Jonathan Quinn (2004) Kyle Orton
Kyle Orton
(2005, 2007–2008) Brian Griese
Brian Griese
(2007) Jay Cutler (2009–2016) Todd Collins (2010) Caleb Hanie
Caleb Hanie
(2011) Josh McCown
Josh McCown
(2011, 2013) Jason Campbell
Jason Campbell
(2012) Jimmy Clausen
Jimmy Clausen
(2014–2015) Brian Hoyer
Brian Hoyer
(2016) Matt Barkley
Matt Barkley
(2016) Mike Glennon (2017) Mitchell Trubisk