Former Raiders QB Shares Record With Peyton Manning and Tom Brady

Rich Gannon in action
Former Oakland Raiders QB Rich Gannon shares an impressive feat that only Tom Brady and Peyton Manning have joined him in accomplishing.. | Stephen Dunn/Getty Images

The Las Vegas Raiders were linked to Tom Brady in free agency rumors this offseason, but instead they'll continue forward with Derek Carr at quarterback for at least one more season.

Brady would have been the greatest quarterback in Raiders history, though admittedly QB hasn't historically been a position of strength. However, Rich Gannon received an honor during his tenure in Oakland that only Peyton Manning and Tom Brady have matched.

Gannon immediately made an impact when he came to Oakland from the Kansas City Chiefs in 1999. He made the Pro Bowl in each of his first four seasons with the Raiders, also earning All-Pro honors in 2000 and 2002.

That 2002 season was easily his best. He led the NFL in both pass attempts (618) and completions (418), racking up an NFL-best 4,689 yards.

At the time, that was the seventh-highest single-season passing total in NFL history. Dan Marino, Dan Fouts, Kurt Warner and Warren Moon were the only QBs to ever throw for more.

That year was the last full season of Gannon's career, as a shoulder injury cut short his 2003 season and he made only three starts in his final NFL campaign in 2004.

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