Released by Carolina (3/5/10)...Placed on injured reserve by Carolina with a broken right middle finger (12/24/09)...Signed to a contract extension by Carolina (4/23/09)...Placed on injured reserve by Carolina with an injured right elbow (10/10/07)...Signed to contract extension by Carolina (6/17/04)... Signed as an unrestricted free agent by Carolina (3/7/03)...Signed as a free agent by New Orleans (11/24/99)...Waived by New Orleans (9/5/99)...Signed to practice squad by New Orleans (10/19/98)... Waived by New Orleans (10/14/98)...Signed to practice squad by New Orleans (11/19/97)...Waived by New Orleans (8/18/97)...Signed as an undrafted rookie free agent by New Orleans (6/10/97).
Career (97/92) [8/8]; 2009 (11/11); 2008 (16/16) [1/1]; 2007 (3/3); 2006 (13/13); 2005 (16/16) [3/3]; 2004 (16/16); 2003 (16/15) [4/4]; 2002 (4/0); 2001 (0/0); 2000 (0/0) [0/0]; 1999 (2/2); 1998 (0/0); 1997 (0/0).
Returned from Tommy John surgery to lead Panthers to NFC South title, engineering four fourth-quarter come-from-behind victories and five come-from-behind second-half wins...12 victories were most ever by a Panthers quarterback in a single season... Established club record with 7.94 yard average passing gain while throwing a career-low 414 passes...Season opener marked fifth consecutive season opening start and six consecutive appearance in an season opening game...At San Diego (9/7): 14-yard touchdown pass to Dante Rosario as time expired capped a 68-yard drive for a 26-24 victory in first game since Tommy John elbow surgery...Threw passes to five different receivers while completing 8-of-11 passes on game winning drive....41 attempts and 23 completions were season highs...Vs. Chicago (9/14): Engineered a 55-yard drive in five plays for the game winning score with 3:52 remaining for a 20-17 victory after trailing 17-3...Completed all three of his attempts for 43 yards on game-winning drive, including a 23-yarder to tight end Jeff King to the Chicago one-yard line that set up running back Jonathan Stewart's game winning score...Vs. Atlanta (9/28): Completed a fourth quarter, 36-yard scoring pass to Muhsin Muhammad for 100th touchdown pass as a Panther in 24-9 victory...Vs. Arizona (10/26): Completed 20-of-28 attempts for 248 yards and a 122.3 quarterback rating in leading a 27-23 come-from-behind victory after trailing 17-3 in the third quarter...Hit Steve Smith with 65-yard scoring pass for go-ahead score...At Green Bay (11/30): Connected with Steve Smith on 54-yard pass to set up game winning score, a DeAngelo Williams one-yard touchdown run with 1:30 remaining in the game...Marked the 17th fourth quarter comeback of career, including 11 in the final two-minutes...At New Orleans (12/28): Threw a 39-yard completion to Smith on the final possession of the fourth quarter set up John Kasay's 42-yard game winning field goal in a 33-31 victory to secure the NFC South championship...Comeback victory was the fourth of the season and 18th in the final quarter of his career...Broke own team record with a 12.50 yards per passing attempt average on 14-of-20 passing for 250 yards...NFC Divisional Playoffs vs. Arizona (1/10): Started his eighth career postseason contest...Completed 17 passes for 205 yards with one touchdown and five interceptions.
Started the season opener at quarterback, marking the fourth consecutive season that Carolina has fielded the same starting quarterback in the season opener...Appeared in only three games before suffering a season-ending right elbow injury at Atlanta (9/23/07)...Completed 55-of-86 passes for 624 yards and eight touchdowns with one interception for a passer rating of 111.8... Franchise's all-time leader with 63 regular season starts and 37 victories...Missed the final 13 games after being placed on injured reserve (10/10/07)...At St. Louis (9/9): Appeared in fourth consecutive season opening contest, becoming the first quarterback in team history to accomplish that feat...Three touchdown passes of 10, 68 and nine yards equaled his team record for the most touchdown passes in a regular season opener, previously achieved versus Jacksonville (9/7/03)...At Atlanta (9/23): Left the game in the third quarter with an injured right elbow...Threw touchdown passes of 13 and five yards to running back DeShaun Foster and tight end Jeff King...Marked the eighth consecutive contest that Delhomme has thrown at least one touchdown, the second-longest streak of his career behind an 11-game stretch covering the last 10 games of the 2004 season and the first contest of the 2005 campaign.
Opened the season as the starting quarterback, marking the first time in team history that Carolina fielded the same starting quarterback in three consecutive season openers...Completed 263-of-431 passes for 2,805 yards and 17 touchdowns with 11 interceptions for passer rating of 82.6...61.02 completion percentage stands as the second highest in team history, surpassing his previous best of 60.2 in 2005...Became the franchise's all-time leader with 60 regular season starts and 35 victories by a quarterback...Established a team record for the most consecutive pass attempts without an interception with 150, bettering the previous mark of 119 set by Steve Beuerlein in 1999...Streak ended when he was intercepted by safety Dawan Landry at Baltimore (10/15), which marked his first interception since the fourth quarter of the regular season opener versus Atlanta (9/10)...Tied a club mark with his eighth career 300-yard passing game, previoulsy accomplished by Beuerlein from 1996-2000...Saw his streak of 59 consecutive starts end after suffering a thumb injury at Philadelphia (12/4)...Was inactive for three contests with an injured thumb.
Vs. Atlanta (9/10): Appeared in fourth consecutive season opening contest, becoming the first quarterback in team history to accomplish the feat.
At Tampa Bay (9/24): Engineered 12th career game-winning drive (including the playoffs) that put Carolina ahead for good in the fourth quarter or overtime, directing the offense 48 yards on eight plays in 1:39...Marked ninth game-winning drive in final two minutes or overtime...During the game-winning drive, completed one-of-four-passes for 18 yards and kept the drive alive by rushing for 12 yards on fourth-and-seven to set up John Kasay's game-winning 46-yard field goal with two seconds left.
Vs. New Orleans (10/1): Engineered 13th career game-winning drive (including the playoffs) that put the team ahead for good in the fourth quarter or overtime, directing the Panthers 91 yards on 12 plays in 6:18...During the game-winning possession, completed six-of-seven-passes for 57 yards, capped by a four-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Drew Carter.
Vs. Cleveland (10/8): Established a team record for the most consecutive pass attempts without an interception with 146, bettering the previous mark of 119 set by Steve Beuerlein in 1999.
At Baltimore (10/15): Passed for a career-high 365 yards, the fourth-highest single-game total in team history...Tied a team record with his eighth career 300-yard passing game, previously accomplished by Steve Beuerlein from 1996-2000, and bettered his previous best of 362 yards, achieved versus Tennessee (10/19/03)...Had his team record of 150 consecutive pass attempts without an interception end when he was picked off by safety Dawan Landry in the first quarter, which marked his first interception since the fourth quarter of the regular season opener versus Atlanta (9/10/06).
Vs. St. Louis (11/19): Directed offense to a season-high 411 total yards, including a team-record 242 yards rushing...Became the Panthers all-time leader with 1,746 pass attempts, surpassing Steve Beuerlein, who attempted 1,723 passes from 1996-2000.
At Washington (11/26): Became the Panthers all-time leader with 1,056 completions and 12,855 passing yards, surpassing Steve Beuerlein, who completed 1,041 passes and passed for 12,690 yards from 1996-2000.
At Philadelphia (12/4): Suffered a thumb injury in the second-half, which caused him to miss the next three contests.
At New Orleans (12/31): Returned to the starting lineup after missing three games with a thumb injury and established a team single-game record and career high with an 85.19 completion percentage on 23-of-27 passing, bettering his previous team mark and career best of an 82.86 completion percentage on 29-of-35 passing versus Detroit (12/21/03).
Joined Steve Beuerlein as the only quarterbacks in Panthers history to start 16 games in two consecutive seasons...Completed 262-of-435 passes for 3,421 yards and 24 touchdowns, the third-highest total in team history, with 16 interceptions for passer rating of 88.1...11 regular season victories, the most ever by a Carolina starting quarterback, surpassing the 10 he registered in 2003...Established career-highs with 60.2 completion percentage and 88.1 passer rating, which ranked fourth in the NFC...Became team's all-time leader with 47 consecutive starts and 28 victories by a quarterback...Helped wide receiver Steve Smith earn the "triple crown" for wide receivers as he led the League in receiving yards and tied for the NFL lead in catches and touchdown receptions...Aided Smith in setting team single-season records with 103 receptions and 1,563 receiving yards...Directed offense that ranked sixth in the NFL in third-down efficiency with a 42.2 percent conversion rate and eighth in scoring with an average of 24.4 points per game, the second highest average in team history...26 give-aways by the offense tied for the second fewest in team history, previously achieved in 2004, behind the 25 turnovers in 1996.
POSTSEASON: Started all three postseason games...Completed 54-of-90 passes for 655 yards and five touchdowns with four interceptions for a passer rating of 82.4...Only undrafted quarterback in the NFL to play during the postseason...Generated passer rating of 100 or better in two of three games... First quarterback in Panthers history to direct team to playoffs in two seasons...Became first quarterback in NFL history to guide team to four consecutive postseason road victories...Four postseason road wins ties Roger Staubach (4-1) and Len Dawson (4-1) for most in NFL history...One of four quarterbacks in NFL history to throw a touchdown pass first seven postseason contests, joining Dan Marino (13 consecutive games), Bernie Kosar (eight) and Kurt Warner (seven).
PRO BOWL: Earned first career Pro Bowl selection...Second quarterback in team history chosen, joining Steve Beuerlein in 1999...One of four Panthers selected, joining wide receiver Steve Smith, defensive end Julius Peppers and guard Mike Wahle...Third consecutive season that four Carolina players were chosen to the Pro Bowl...Selection of Delhomme and Smith marked second time in team history that a quarterback and wide receiver were chosen in the same season...Beuerlein and Muhsin Muhammad were selected in 1999...Second time in team history that three offensive players were chosen...Beuerlein, Muhammad and tight end Wesley Walls were selected in 1999.
Vs. New Orleans (9/11): Became first quarterback in team history to play in three consecutive season-openers...Started 2004 season opener versus Green Bay (09/13/04) and relieved Rodney Peete to start the second half in 2003 season opener versus Jacksonville (09/08/03).
At Arizona (10/9): Engineered game-winning drive in the fourth quarter to help team overcome 10-point deficit...Completed 18-of-29 passes for 243 yards and two touchdowns with one interception...Completed four-of-five passes for 55 yards during the decisive 94-yard drive, capped by a four-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Steve Smith with 6:54 remaining in the game...Marked 10th career game-winning drive that put the team ahead for good in the fourth quarter or overtime, including the playoffs.
At Detroit (10/16): 80-yard touchdown pass to Steve Smith marked third-longest completion in team history and the second-longest pass of his career, including the playoffs, behind an 85-yard touchdown pass to Muhsin Muhammad in Super Bowl XXXVIII against New England(2/1/04).
Vs. Minnesota (10/30): Completed 21-of-30 passes for 341 yards and three touchdowns with no interceptions to compile a 141.1 passer rating...Eighth-career 300-yard passing effort, including the playoffs...Marked second-highest single-game totals of his career for passing yards and passer rating...341 passing yards bettered only by 362 yards registered versus Tennessee (10/19/03)...141.1 passer rating surpassed only by 143.4 rating produced at Tampa Bay (12/26/04).
Vs. New York Jets (11/13): Set team mark for quarterbacks with 24th victory as a starter, bettering the record of 23 by Steve Beuerlein.
At Buffalo (11/27): Threw for 191 yards and one touchdown with no interceptions on 20-of-27 passing to compile a 105.6 passer rating...Directed team to second game-winning drive of the season in which Panthers scored decisive points in the fourth quarter or overtime...11th game-winning drive of career, including the playoffs...Completed five-of-six-passes for 41 yards during decisive 68-yard drive, culminated by a three-yard touchdown pass to tight end Michael Gaines with 2:16 remaining.
At New Orleans (12/18): Established team record for quarterbacks with 45th consecutive regular season start...Surpassed mark of 44 established by Steve Beuerlein from 1998-2000.
NFC Wild Card at New York Giants (1/8): Completed 15-of-22 passes for 140 yards and one touchdown with no interceptions to produce a 100.6 passer rating...Directed offense to a turnover-free game during the postseason, matching the unit's 2003 efforts versus Dallas (1/03/04) and at Philadelphia (1/18/04)...Notched passer rating of 100 or better for the first time in five postseason starts.
NFC Divisional Playoffs at Chicago (1/15): Completed 24-of-33 passes for 319 yards and three touchdowns with one interception to compile a 120.6 passer rating...Produced second career 300-yard postseason passing effort...Directed offense that produced 29 points and 434 total net yards against Chicago defense that allowed a League-low 12.9 points per game and ranked second in the NFL in yards allowed per game...Registered first 300-yard postseason game with 323 yards passing in Super Bowl XXXVIII versus New England (2/1/04)...Posted passer rating of 100 or better for the fifth time in six postseason starts...Passer rating of 108.4 after first six postseason starts stands as the highest since 1994 when Dallas' Troy Aikman posted a 115.7 passer rating...108.4 passer rating after first six postseason starts ranks third all-time behind Aikman and Washington's Joe Theismann...Became first quarterback in NFL history to earn four consecutive postseason road wins...One of three quarterbacks in NFL history to win four postseason road games overall, joining Len Dawson and Roger Staubach...Helped Panthers equal NFL record with four consecutive road wins in the playoffs, previously accomplished by the Dallas Cowboys from 1975-81...Panthers became only fourth team since 1990 to win an NFL Divisional Playoff game on the road...Second such occurrence for Delhomme who contributed to Panthers 29-23 double-overtime victory in NFC Divisional Playoffs at St. Louis (1/10/04).
Started all 16 games for the first time in his career...Completed 310-of-533 passes for 3,886 yards and 29 touchdowns with 15 interceptions to produce a quarterback rating of 87.3...Registered four 300-yard passing games...Rushed 25 times for 71 yards and a touchdown...Ranked fourth in the NFC in touchdown passes, passing yards, pass attempts and completions...Directed offense that ranked fourth in the NFL with 60 pass plays of 20 or more yards...Performed behind offensive line that fielded five different starting combinations during the regular season and had only one player, center Jeff Mitchell, who started at the same position in 2003...Guided unit that averaged 326.6 yards per game, the second-highest amount in team history, trailing only 355.4 yards averaged in 1999...3,886 passing yards and 29 touchdown passes stand as the second-highest single-season totals in team history behind Steve Beuerlein's 1999 marks of 4,436 passing yards and 36 touchdowns...533 passing attempts and 310 completions and 7.29 yards per pass attempt rank as the third-highest in team history...2.8 interception percentage rates as the third-lowest in team annals...Became second player in team history to surpass 3,000 yards passing in two consecutive seasons, joining Beuerlein, who achieved the feat in 1999 and 2000...Played last seven contests of the season with a hairline fracture in his right thumb.
DURING SECOND HALF OF SEASON: Beginning with Carolina's 37-27 win at San Francisco (11/14) in Week 10 that ended the Panthers six-game losing streak, completed 150-of-248 passes for 2,034 yards and 17 touchdowns with just four interceptions for a quarterback rating of 102.8 in the last eight games, which ranked fourth in the NFL...Posted a passer rating of 100 or more in five of those contests...Triggered Panthers offense that registered 36 pass plays of 20 or more yards, a total that led NFL, and averaged 28.9 points per game, a figure that ranked fourth in the League...Performance helped team overcome 1-7 start and post victories in six of the final eight games...Of the 28 teams that began season by losing seven of their first eight games since 1990, the Panthers became only the third one to finish with seven victories, an accomplishment last recorded by Cincinnati and Atlanta in 1997.
At San Francisco (11/14): Threw for 303 yards and three touchdowns on 19-of-34 passing with no interceptions to compile a quarterback rating of 115.2...Guided offense to 34 second-half points, the second-highest total in team history as Carolina ended a six-game losing streak...Panthers rallied from a 17-point second-quarter deficit to win, matching the biggest comeback in team history...Previously, Carolina trailed 17-0 versus Jacksonville (09/07/03) before coming back to win 24-23...Delhomme led the decisive drives in the Jaguars contest, replacing Rodney Peete in the second half...All three touchdown passes occurred in second half on tosses of 40, four and 26 yards to wide receiver Muhsin Muhammad...300-yard contest marked his second of the season and fifth of his career, including the playoffs...Second game of season in which he posted passer rating greater than 100.
Vs. Tampa Bay (11/28): Completed 14-of-21 passes for 213 yards and two touchdowns with one interception to produce passer rating of 111.8...Generated game-winning drive that began with 1:48 remaining and no timeouts...Completed all four of his pass attempts for 69 yards, including a game-winning 40-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Keary Colbert...Effort marked eighth career drive in which he directed Carolina to the game-winning points inside the final two minutes of regulation or in overtime...Second contest in last three games that he registered passer rating of 100 or more...First scoring pass was 24 yards to Colbert.
At Tampa Bay (12/26): Completed 19-of-24 passes for 214 yards and a career-high four touchdowns with no interceptions to compile a career-best 143.4 passer rating...Touchdown passes were 15 and six yards to Muhammad, four yards to Colbert and two yards to tight end Mike Seidman...Established single-game career highs with four touchdown passes and 143.4 passer rating...Four touchdown passes eclipsed his previous best of three, accomplished five times, including the postseason, and most recently at San Francisco (11/14/04)...Four touchdown passes were one shy of Steve Beuerlein's team record of five set versus New Orleans (01/02/00)....Produced a 79.17 completion percentage, the third-highest in team history behind his team-record 82.86 mark on 29-of-35 passing versus Detroit (12/21/03)...Fifth contest in which he posted a passer rating of more than 100.
First season as starter...Started 15-of-the-16 games he played...Completed 266-of-449 passes for 3,219 yards and 19 touchdowns with 16 interceptions to produce an 80.6 passer rating...Rushed 42 times for 39 yards...Guided Carolina to 10 wins, the most victories ever recorded by a Carolina starting quarterback in the regular season, surpassing the nine registered by Kerry Collins in 1996...Record does not include the opening game versus Jacksonville (9/7) when he directed Panthers to come-from-behind triumph...Panthers had to overcome second-half deficit in eight of those victories...3,219 yards passing made him the second quarterback in team history to pass for more than 3,000 yards in a season, joining Steve Beuerlein, who eclipsed the figure in 1999 and 2000...19 touchdown passes tied Beuerlein's total for the 2000 season as the second-highest in team history...Completed 77-of-131 passes for 1,009 yards and seven touchdowns with four interceptions during the fourth quarter for an 88.2 passer rating that ranked fifth in the NFC...Seven touchdown passes in the final period tied for second in the conference behind Tampa Bay's Brad Johnson who recorded 11...7.17 yards per pass attempt stands third-best in team history and ranked fourth in the NFC...Completed 25-of-37 passes for 267 yards and two touchdowns for a quarterback rating of 106.5 during the preseason...Versus Pittsburgh (8/29) in preseason finale, connected on all 11 of his pass attempts for 123 yards and two touchdowns...Ranked third in the NFC for passer rating...Ending his streak of two consecutive preseasons as the NFC's highest rated passer...Produced quarterback rating of 110.6 in 2002 and 112.4 in 2001.
POSTSEASON: Started all four postseason games...Produced 106.1 passer rating on 59-of-102 passing for 987 yards and six touchdowns with one interception...Ended first career postseason ranked first in the NFC and second in the NFL in passer rating...Led League in passing yards...Passer rating of 106.1 was the highest for a quarterback making his first postseason appearance (minimum three postseason starts) since 1985 when New England's Tony Eason recorded a rating of 119.0 and Chicago's Jim McMahon notched a rating of 106.6...Passer rating of 106.1 after his first four postseason starts was the highest since 1994 when Dallas' Troy Aikman posted a 119.7 rating and L.A. Raiders quarterback Jeff Hostetler registered a 109.3 rating...987 passing yards were the most recorded by a quarterback during the postseason since 1999 when St. Louis' Kurt Warner threw for 1,063 yards.
GAME-WINNING DRIVES: Led NFL quarterbacks with seven drives during the regular season in which Carolina scored the decisive points inside the game's final two minutes of regulation or overtime...New England's Tom Brady was second with five...Game-winning drive is defined as a drive that puts team ahead for good in the fourth quarter or overtime...Completed 75.9 percent of his attempts on 22-of-29 passing for 236 yards and two touchdowns during those possessions for a 122.2 passer rating...Total does not include decisive drive in second overtime of NFC Divisional Playoffs at St. Louis (1/10) that ended with 69-yard touchdown pass to Steve Smith...Completed five-of-eight passes for 45 yards during Carolina's decisive possession versus Jacksonville (9/7) in the regular season opener, ending it with a fourth-down, 12-yard touchdown to Ricky Proehl with 16 seconds left in the contest in 24-23 victory...Completed five-of-six attempts for 78 yards versus Tampa Bay (11/9), capping it with a five-yard touchdown pass to Steve Smith with 1:06 left in the game in 27-24 win...Trailing the Redskins 17-13 with 4:19 remaining, he completed three-of-four passes for 62 yards on a possession that ended with a three-yard touchdown run by Stephen Davis versus Washington (11/16)...With contest tied at 17 and 1:09 remaining at Arizona (12/14), he completed six-of-eight passes for 54 yards to put the team in position for John Kasay's game-winning field goal with four seconds left in the contest that clinched the NFC South Division title...Efforts helped Carolina tie NFL records with seven wins by three points or fewer in a season and three overtime victories in a season...Panthers won nine games by seven points or fewer, one game shy of the NFL record of 10 set by the Houston Oilers in 1978...Four overtime contests are the most in team history for one season...Prior to 2003, Carolina had lost its last four games that went into overtime.
Vs. Jacksonville (9/7): Inserted at quarterback for Rodney Peete to start the second half...Completed 12-of-20 passes for 122 yards and three touchdowns with two interceptions...With Panthers trailing 23-18 with 3:34 remaining in the game, completed five-of-seven passes for 45 yards...Culminated drive with fourth-down, 12-yard touchdown pass to Ricky Proehl with 16 seconds remaining to give Carolina 24-23 lead...Threw a 13-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Muhsin Muhammad on his first pass attempt for the Panthers...Last time a Panthers quarterback tallied three touchdown passes in a contest occurred with Rodney Peete versus Cincinnati (12/8/02)...Helped rally Panthers from a 17-0 second-half deficit to win 24-23, the biggest comeback in team history...Panthers scored all 24 of their points in the second half, including 17 in the fourth quarter...Most points ever tallied by the Panthers in the final quarter, bettering their previous high of 15 versus Cincinnati (12/8/02)...Previously, the biggest deficit Carolina overcame to win was 14 points, trailing versus Atlanta 14-0 (12/17/95) before rallying to defeat the Falcons, 21-17.
Vs. Atlanta (9/28): Completed 17-of-27 passes for 168 yards and one touchdown with no interceptions to compile a 92.8 quarterback rating...His first start for Carolina and his second career start at Ericsson Stadium...Started at Ericsson Stadium for New Orleans versus Carolina (1/2/00) in his second career NFL start.
Vs. Tennessee (10/19): Threw for 362 yards and two touchdowns on 31-of-49 passing...Totals included 67-yard touchdown to Steve Smith that was Carolina's longest offensive play of the regular season...First career 300-yard passing effort...Established career highs for completions and passing yards...31 completions and 362 passing yards ranked second and fourth respectively in team history for a single game...49 pass attempts matched his total versus Carolina (1/2/00), recorded while he was with New Orleans.
Vs. Tampa Bay (11/9): Completed 20-of-32 passes for 277 yards and two touchdowns with two interceptions to compile an 85.0 quarterback rating...With Carolina trailing 24-20 and 2:41 remaining in the game, Jake completed five-of-six attempts for 78 yards during game-winning drive...Capped possession with five-yard touchdown pass to Smith with 1:06 remaining...First touchdown pass was a 66-yarder to Ricky Proehl...Marked fifth time of the season he directed team to decisive points inside the game's final two minutes of regulation or overtime...277 passing yards represented an NFC-high for Week 10 among winning quarterbacks...85.0 passer rating was the third highest posted by an opposing quarterback against the Buccaneers defense during 2003 season, ranking behind Peyton Manning (101.9) and Jeff Garcia (90.2).
Vs. Washington (11/16): Completed 20-of-30 passes for 317 yards with two interceptions to compile a 73.9 quarterback rating...Ran for a one-yard touchdown...First rushing touchdown since scoring on a nine-yard scamper versus Carolina (1/2/00) while with New Orleans...317 passing yards was second-highest total of the season and of his career...Second career 300-yard passing game...With the Panthers trailing 17-13 and 4:19 remaining, completed three-of-four passes for 62 yards on a possession that ended with a three-yard touchdown run by Stephen Davis...One completion during decisive drive was fourth-down pass to Davis for 25 yards and another was 30-yarder to Smith to Washington's 7-yard line that put Panthers in position for touchdown...Marked second consecutive game and the sixth contest of the season where he Jake engineered game-winning drive that produced the decisive points in the final two minutes of regulation or overtime.
Vs. Philadelphia (11/30): Compiled season-high 107.8 passer rating on 18-of-29 passing for 216 yards and two touchdowns...Marked fifth start of season in which he did not throw an interception.
At Arizona (12/14): Threw for 236 yards and one touchdown on 20-of-32 passing with one interception...Guided Carolina to winning points in the final two minutes or overtime for the seventh time of season and helped team overcome a fourth-quarter deficit...Completed 11-of-15 passes for 125 yards and a touchdown for a 120.1 quarterback rating in the final period...With the game tied at 17, 1:09 remaining and one timeout, completed six-of-eight passes for 54 yards to put the team in position for John Kasay's game-winning field goal with four seconds left in the contest...Victory clinched NFC South Division title.
Vs. Detroit (12/21): Established team record with an 82.86 completion percentage on 29-of-35 passing for 260 yards and two touchdowns with one interception for a 104.8 quarterback rating...Completion percentage bettered the previous team mark of 80.77 set by Steve Beuerlein at St. Louis (11/22/98)...Completed 15-of-16 passes for 175 yards and two touchdowns with one interception during the first half while directing Carolina to a 17-0 lead.
NFC Wild Card vs. Dallas (1/3): Started and appeared in first playoff game...Completed 18-of-29 passes for 273 yards and one touchdown for a 104.5 passer rating...Included was 70-yard completion to Smith that set up team's first score...104.5 quarterback rating was the best by a quarterback in the playoffs against the NFL's top-ranked defense since 1996 when Brett Favre posted a 132.9 rating for Green Bay versus San Francisco (01/06/96)...380 yards of total offense against the Cowboys defensive unit were also the most in the playoffs against a defense that ended the season ranked first in the NFL since San Francisco amassed 415 yards against the Cowboys top-ranked unit (01/17/93)...Part of a team effort in which Carolina did not commit a turnover or a penalty, marking the first time since the Pittsburgh Steelers in Super Bowl X (01/18/76) that a team played a postseason game without committing a turnover or a penalty...Smith registered 135 yards and a touchdown on five catches, Muhammad produced 103 yards on four catches and Davis rushed for 104 yards and touchdown on 26 carries, marking the first time since 1991 that a team had two 100-yard receivers and a 100-yard rusher in the same game during the postseason (Buffalo's Andre Reed registered 122 yards receiving, James Lofton produced 149 yards receiving and running back Thurman Thomas rushed for 117 yards for Buffalo versus Miami (1/12/91).
NFC Divisional Playoff at St. Louis (1/10): Completed 16-of-26 passes for 290 yards and one touchdown with one interception in dramatic double-overtime victory that ranks as the fifth-longest game in NFL history at 1:15:10...Victory came as result of Jake's eighth game-winning drive of the season that produced the decisive points in the final two minutes of regulation or overtime...Threw game-winning 69-yard touchdown to Smith, which capped an overtime that saw him complete five-of-eight passes for 136 yards and one touchdown with no interceptions for a quarterback rating of 145.8 after regulation ended...69-yard scoring pass stands as the longest play to end a playoff game in League history...Game marked first overtime victory in team history in which the deciding points were scored on a touchdown instead of a John Kasay field goal...Improved team's all-time record to 5-6 in overtime contests...Directed offense that generated 485 total net yards, the most totaled in team history for a postseason or regular season contest, bettering the previous high of 483 yards achieved at Washington (10/3/99)...Enabled Carolina to become only the third team since 1990 to win an NFC Divisional Playoff game on the road...Previously, Green Bay defeated the 49ers 27-17 at San Francisco (01/06/95) and Philadelphia defeated the Bears 33-19 at Chicago (01/19/01)...Including 2003 season, home team owns a 25-3 record in NFC Divisional Playoff games.
NFC Championship at Philadelphia (1/18): Completed nine-of-14 passes for 101 yards and one touchdown for a 109.5 passer rating...Directed offense to its second turnover-free game of the postseason, matching the unit's effort versus Dallas (1/3/04)...Performance increased passer rating to 102.6 after his first three career postseason starts, the highest by a quarterback since 1991-92 when Dallas' Troy Aikman posted a 105.2 passer rating after his first three career starts...Victory allowed Jake to become the second unrestricted free agent to take his team to a conference championship game and Super Bowl in his first season with the club since the inception of free agency in 1993, joining Trent Dilfer, who guided the Baltimore Ravens to the Super Bowl in 2000.
Super Bowl XXXVIII vs. New England (2/1): Finished game with 323 yards and three touchdowns on 16-of-33 passing with no interceptions for 113.6 passer rating...Overcame first quarter in which he completed one-of-six passes for one yard...Completed nine-of-14 passes for 211 yards and two touchdowns during a dramatic fourth quarter...Included in fourth quarter totals was 85-yard touchdown pass to Muhammad, the longest offensive play in Super Bowl history...Scoring throw surpassed previous long 81-yard touchdown from Brett Favre to Antonio Freeman for Green Bay versus Denver in Super Bowl XXXI...With Carolina trailing 29-22 and 2:51 remaining in the game, Jake completed five-of-six passes for 73 yards during drive that ended with 12-yard touchdown to Proehl with 1:08 remaining to tie the contest...Led 95-yard scoring drive in second quarter that resulted in 39-yard touchdown to Smith...Length of drive matched second-longest in Super Bowl history, equaling drive of Green Bay in Super Bowl XXXII against Denver, and was one yard shy of 96-yard drive generated by Chicago versus New England in Super Bowl XX...Passer rating of 113.6 ranked as the highest for a quarterback starting his first Super Bowl since San Francisco's Steve Young posted a passer rating of 134.8 in 1995 during Super Bowl XXIX...Young's performance also marked the last time a quarterback has had a quarterback rating higher than Delhomme's in any Super Bowl.
Saints reserve quarterback behind Aaron Brooks...Played in four games...Dressed but did not play in 12 contests...Completed eight-of-10 passes for 113 yards with no touchdowns and no interceptions en route to a 113.8 quarterback rating and lost two yards on four rushing attempts...Led all NFC quarterbacks for the second consecutive preseason with a 110.6 quarterback rating, completing 68.8 percent of his attempts on 33-of-48 passing for 370 yards and four touchdowns with one interception...Rushed for 20 yards and a touchdown on five carries...At Tampa Bay (9/8): Served as the holder on extra points and field goals...At Carolina (11/10): Did not complete his only pass attempt on the last play of the first half...Vs. Tampa Bay (12/1): Replaced an injured Brooks on the final series in a win over Buccaneers...Entered contest with the Saints clinging to a 23-20 lead and facing a third-and-eight with less than two minutes remaining...Completed his only pass attempt for 10 yards to gain a first down before taking a knee on the next two plays to end the game...At Baltimore (12/8): Saw his most extensive action of the season when he relieved Brooks in the third quarter...Connected on seven-of-eight passes for 108 yards, including 54-yard completion to Jake Reed...Directed the Saints on three scoring drives.
Saints inactive third quarterback for all 16 games...Completed 36-of-52 passes, a 69.2 completion percentage, for 437 yards and four touchdowns with one interception to compile a 112.4 passer rating...Led NFC in passer rating during preseason...Rushed twice for 11 yards.
Listed as New Orleans' inactive third quarterback for the first 11 games...Dressed but did not play in the last five regular season contests and in the Saints two playoff contests. Completed 65.5 percent of his attempts of 36-of-55 passing for 381 yards and three touchdowns with three interceptions for a 80.9 passer rating during the preseason that led all Saints quarterbacks...Gained 23 yards on two rushing attempts.
Played in two games with two starts for New Orleans...Third quarterback for two contests and inactive for two games...Completed 42-of-76 passes for 521 yards and three touchdowns with five interceptions to compile a 62.4 passer rating...Rushed 11 times for 72 yards and two touchdowns...Completed 17-of-44 passes for 202 yards with no touchdowns and no interceptions for a passer rating of 53.4 during the preseason...Rushed six times for 24 yards...Waived by New Orleans prior to the start of the regular season (9/5)...Re-signed as a free agent by the Saints (11/24)...Listed as the third quarterback at St. Louis (11/28) and at Atlanta (12/5)...Inactive versus St. Louis (12/12) and at Baltimore (12/19)...Vs. Dallas (12/24): Started and led New Orleans to a win in his first NFL contest...Completed 16-of-27 attempts for 278 yards and two touchdowns with one interception and scored on a four-yard touchdown run...At Carolina (1/2): Started the regular season finale...Attempted a team season-high 49 passes, completing 26 for 243 yards and one touchdown with four interceptions...Led Saints with 78 yards rushing and one touchdown on eight carries.
Allocated to the Frankfurt Galaxy of NFL Europe by New Orleans...Led Galaxy to a World Bowl Championship and ranked second in the League with a 96.8 passer rating...Completed 67.3 of his pass attempts on 136-of-202 passing for 1,410 yards and 12 touchdowns with five interceptions...Added 21 rushes for 126 yards...Recorded one of the four 300-yard passing games registered in the League during the 1999 campaign, throwing for 316 yards on 30 completions against the Rhein Fire...Completed nine-of-14 passes for 126 yards and one touchdown against the Barcelona Dragons in the World Bowl.
Served as the Saints inactive third quarterback for the first five games of the season before being waived (10/14) and signed to the team's practice squad (10/19) where he spent the remainder of the campaign...Completed 13-of-31 passes for 164 yards and one touchdown with two interceptions and rushed five times for 45 yards during the preseason.
Allocated by New Orleans to the Amsterdam Admirals of NFL Europe...Completed 15-of-47 attempts for 247 yards and no touchdowns with four interceptions as a reserve quarterback behind quarterback Kurt Warner.
Originally signed by New Orleans as an undrafted rookie free agent (6/10)...Waived during the preseason (8/18)...Signed to the practice squad (11/19) where he spent the remainder of the season.
Ended college career at Louisiana-Lafayette as the all-time Louisiana college passing leader with 9,216 yards on 655-of-1,246 passing with 64 touchdowns and 57 interceptions...Led the Ragin' Cajuns to three consecutive winning seasons in his four years...Became first player to pass for more than 1,000 yards in four consecutive seasons...Started the last 43 games of his career, which was the longest streak among active quarterbacks in the nation...Ranked 22nd in NCAA history for passing yards and 28th for total offense at close of his career...1996 (Sr.): Completed 201-of-377 passes for a school-record 2,901 yards and 20 touchdowns with 17 interceptions...1995 (Jr.): Earned second-team All-Louisiana honors after completing 190-of-351 passes for 2,761 yards and 20 touchdowns with 10 interceptions...Totals included a school-record 371 yards passing against Louisiana Tech...1994 (So.): Connected on 119-of-259 passes for 1,712 yards and 10 touchdowns with 18 interceptions...1993 (Fr.): Started final 10 games of the season and completed 145-of-259 passes for 1,842 yards and 14 touchdowns with 12 interceptions...Only true freshman quarterback to start for a Division I-A school in 1993...124.5 passer efficiency rating ranked second among NCAA freshman quarterbacks...First true freshman in school history to pass for more than 1,000 yards, setting a single-season school mark for completions that he would later surpass.
Attended Teurlings Catholic HS in Lafayette, La....He and Indianapolis quarterback Peyton Manning attended high school in Louisiana at the same time, though their teams never faced each other...Manning threw for 7,190 yards and 92 touchdowns at Isidore Newman HS in New Orleans from 1991-93...Delhomme finished his career with 7,423 yards in total offense and 81 touchdowns and completed 421-of-835 passes for 6,703 yards and 65 touchdowns from 1990-92...Cites horses as "first love"...Delhomme, his father and brother are partners in a group that purchases and trains thoroughbred horses in Louisiana...Last name is pronounced Duh-lome.
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