Head-to-Head Passing Statistics

Posted: August 27, 2011 by hofworthy in NFL, Randall Cunningham

Head-to-Head Comparison of Cunningham’s Passing Statistics to Current Hall of Famers

Randall Throwing a Tight Spiral

Cunningham's Cannon

Randall Cunningham’s career passing yards, touchdowns, and int ratio rank him among the gridiron elite.  Although, he was known better for his explosive houdini-like scrambles, we argue that Randall was actually an incredibly accurate pocket passer as well.  We’ve broken down his numbers and compared them to the NFL’s all-time greats.

PASSING YARDS:

26. Troy Aikman [HOF] = 32,942

34. Randall Cunningham = 29,979

42. Len Dawson [HOF] = 28,711

46. Terry Bradshaw [HOF] = 27,989

49. Joe Namath [HOF] = 27,663

51. George Blanda [HOF] = 26,920

53. Bobby Lane [HOF] = 26,768

74. Roger Staubach [HOF] = 22,700

PASSING TD’S:

25. Terry Bradshaw [HOF] = 212

28. Randall Cunningham = 207

39. Bob Griese [HOF] = 192

57. Troy Aikman [HOF] = 165 (Really?)

72. Roger Staubach [HOF] = 153

PASSER RATING:

44. Troy Aikman [HOF] = 81.6

45. Randall Cunningham = 81.5

49. Warren Moon [HOF] = 80.9

51. Bart Starr [HOF] = 80.5

53. Fran Tarkenton [HOF] = 80.4

57. Dan Fouts [HOF] = 80.2

60. John Elway [HOF] = 79.9

70. Johnny Unitas [HOF] = 78.2

INT:

1. Brett Favre [Future HOF] = 336

2. George Blanda [HOF] = 277

5. Fran Tarkenton [HOF] = 266

7. Johnny Unitas [HOF] = 253

8. Dan Marino [HOF] = 252

13. Warren Moon [HOF] = 233

14. John Elway [HOF] = 226

17. Joe Namath [HOF] = 220

19. Terry Bradshaw [HOF] = 210

38. Jim Kelly [HOF] = 175

57. Troy Aikman [HOF] = 141

60. Joe Montana [HOF] = 139

66. Randall Cunningham = 134

Source: Pro Football Reference

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Comments
  1. power34 says:

    When his stats are measured up with some of the all time greats, he clearly appears to be a hall of famer. The only thing hes lacking is a ring. Winning a superbowl is a team accomplishment, while the HOF is for individuals. Its a shame voters hold that against him.

    • hofworthy says:

      Agreed. I think for his era, with a defensive-minded coach (Buddy Ryan) his stats speak for themselves.

      But the knock against him has always been – the success (or lack thereof) of the team in the playoffs.

  2. interesting stats… but what are his negatives. How super bowls, post seasons, games won and what was his following as a player

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