Vinny Testaverde has decided that 21
seasons in the NFL is enough and will retire after Carolina's
season finale at Tampa Bay tomorrow.
The 44-year-old quarterback was out of the league until the
Panthers signed him October 10th. At the time, Carolina was
desperate for quarterback help after losing Jake Delhomme
and David Carr to injuries.
Four days after he was signed, Testaverde became the oldest
quarterback to win a game when he led the Panthers to a victory at
Testaverde started six games for Carolina and completed 94 of
172 passes for 952 yards, five touchdowns and six interceptions.
He was the 1986 Heisman Trophy winner and was picked number-one
overall by Tampa Bay in the 1987 draft. He played for six teams and
ranks sixth for career attempts, completions and passing yards.
A two-time Pro Bowl selection, Testaverde holds the NFL record
by throwing at least one touchdown pass in 21 straight seasons.