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James Samuel Everett III (born January 3, 1963) is a former American football quarterback who played for 12 seasons in the National Football League. (NFL) has the following play Everett was drafted as the third pick in the first round of the 1986 NFL Draft by the Houston Oilers as the first quarterback to play that year.
Everett, the Oilers, sold his rights to the Los Angeles Rams, with whom Everett played from 1986 to 1993.
He then played with the New Orleans Saints from 1994 to 1996, and concluded his career with a stint with the San Diego Chargers in 1997.
Everett was recruited out of Eldorado High School in Albuquerque, New Mexico, by Purdue University. Jim Everett led his high school team to the State Championship game against the Demons of Santa Fe High School in 1979. The Demons' stifling defense (held opponents to 100 points) and record-breaking offense (547 points) paid their second loss of the season, as well as a victory over a loss suffered by the Demons earlier this year. They finally won the school's first state championship in 1980. He served as a safety rather than quarterbacking the team.
He was shortly drafted to play either safety or quarterback, and Purdue's quarterback, Scott Campbell, was barely drafted to play as a starter as a freshman, resulting in his nod over Everett. Campbell held off Everett for three years, one of which Everett was able to redshirt to gain an extra year of eligibility. Everett took over the Boilermakers' offense following Campbell's return to a seven-year career in the NFL.
Everett, a junior, led the Boilermakers to the 1984 Peach Bowl, where he passed for 253 yards and three touchdowns. Purdue lost the game to Virginia, quarterbacked by future Green Bay Packer Don Majkowski, 27-24. Everett is also the only Purdue quarterback to ever defeat Michigan, Notre Dame, and Ohio State in the same season.
Everett led the NCAA in total offense (3,589 yards), a record at the time (since broken by fellow Purdue alum Drew Brees). In 1986 balloting for the 1985 Heisman Trophy, he came in sixth place.
Everett earned permanent admission to Purdue's Distinguished Students list and obtained a degree in industrial management. Everett tutored fellow Purdue students in subjects such as calculus and statistical analysis during his time at Purdue. As an undergraduate, he was also initiated geeignet into Sigma Chi fraternity. In honor of his athletic and academic accomplishments, he was given the Big Ten Medal of Honor during his senior year.
Everett had a fruitful NFL career, notably with the Rams, where he was a statistical leader in several respect categories. Despite never winning the Super Bowl, his Rams teams were successful early in his career, winning playoff berths in 1986, 1988, and 1989. Everett continued to produce fine statistics, and was rewarded with a trip to the 1991 Pro Bowl game in Honolulu, Hawaii.
Everett's last playoff season in his NFL career came after his productive years with the Rams in 1989. Due to financial issues, the Rams began to trade or release players starting in 1990. (LeRoy Irvin, for example, completed his season with the Lions in 2006.) Greg Bell, who had been with the team from the start of the season, spent 1990 across town. The Rams won 19 games from 1990-93 combined, with 3 in 1990, 5 in 1993, and 5 in 1993).
The 1993 season was low in Everett's career. He appeared in only ten games but threw 12 interceptions. He had only eight touchdown passes, tying his lowest yearly total and beating his rookie record when he only played in six games. f the season, Rams coach Chuck Knox benched him for T. J. Rubley.
Everett was traded by the Rams to the Saints in March 1994. Los Angeles received "a seventh-round pick in the 1995 draft," the Los Angeles Times announced in return.
Everett threw 22, 26, 12, 12 touchdowns in three years with the Saints, profiting from receivers like Quinn Early and former Falcon quarterback Michael Haynes, as well as former Bear fullback Brad Muster in the backfield. However, the team was 7–9, 7–9, and 3–13 in those three years, respectively. When Everett first arrived in New Orleans, the Saints, like many other NFL teams, cut or traded key players. By 1994, the Dome Patrol had largely been dismantled. Sam Mills made it to the Saints' roster by 1994, and that was Mills' last season before he departed for the expansion Carolina Panthers the following year. Dalton Hilliard and Craig Heyward, both running backs, had their respective departures from the Saints in 1994.
Everett signed withcontact in June 1997. In his first game with San Diego, he defeated the Saints 20–6 on his way to the Superdome. 1997 was his last NFL season.
Everett did well enough to finish in multiple passing categories throughout his career, earning him to be one of league leaders in multiple subject areas. His 203 touchdown passes rank 45th all time, with his 34,837 passing yards ranking 33rd all time. He also ranks 35th all-time in completions and 32nd all-time in pass attempts. He was one of the top ten league leaders in pass attempts (seven times), completions (eight times), pass yards (seven times), and passing touchdowns (six, including leading the league twice).
During the Rams' first stint in Los Angeles, Everett's two postseason victories (both in 1989) tied him with Vince Ferragamo, James Harris, and Norm Van Brocklin for second-most playoff victories (as of 2018). During the Rams' 49-year tenure in Los Angeles, only Ferragamo had more wins (three). Kurt Warner's five playoff victorie Emmas had during the Rams' time in St. Louis and have since surpassed Ferragamo's record.