Steve Young Stats
Being inducted into the pro football Hall of Fame in 2005 is the most telling of all Steve Young's stats. From him humble beginnings as a backup quarterback until his final Pro-Bowl appearance in 1999, Steve Young’s statistics and dedication were among the best in his generation. He was perhaps the best left-handed quarterback ever, and easily the most recognizable southpaw of the 90s. It was no easy feat to follow the legendary 49er quarterback Joe Montana, and Young did it with a flair for the dramatic and fiery scrambles that added another dimension to the legendary West Coast offense.
- Steve Young holds the career passer rating with a mark of 96.8. He also holds the record for highest passer rating for a season . His career 64.28 % completion percentage is an all-time record, and he owns the most consecutive games with 300 or more yards passing at six total games.
- In Super Bowl XXIX, Steve Young threw for a record six touchdowns against the hapless San Diego Chargers. He was awarded the Super Bowl MVP for his performance in the same Super Bowl. His playoff records also include the most pass attempts (65) and completions (32) both in 1995 versus the Green Bay Packers.
- Steve Young had an unrivaled streak of passing titles that stretched from 1991 until 1997 while playing for the San Francisco 49ers. Young also led the NFL in touchdowns in 1992, 1993, 1994 and in 1998.
- Those that did not get the opportunity to see Steve Young may not realize he was a fine rushing quarterback as well. His career gain average per rush is number one all-time at 5.9 yards. He has 4239 career rushing yard to complement his 33,124 passing yards.