Christian Adolph "Sonny" Jurgensen III (born August 23, 1934) is an American former professional football player who was a quarterback in the National Football League (NFL) for 18 seasons, playing for the Philadelphia Eagles and Washington Redskins. He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1983.
- College career
- Coaching career
Sonny Jurgensen riddled enemy defenses with picture-perfect bullets for 18 seasons in the National Football League. With Philadelphia for seven seasons and Washington for 11 more, Sonny one of the finest pure passers ever accumulated a seemingly endless list of individual records.
Even at the age of 40 in his final 1974 season, Jurgensen won his third NFL individual passing crown. Particularly in Washington, Jurgensen became a folklore-type hero. I had as much fun playing as anyone, he once said. But on the field, it was serious business. I was interested in winning.
In many circles, he was recognized as the best passer of his time. A five-time Pro Bowl selection, his stats include 2,433 completions for an impressive 32,224 yards and 255 touchdowns. All I ask of my blockers is four seconds, the veteran quarterback once explained. \\"I try to stay on my feet and not be forced out of the pocket. I beat people by ...
In 1969, Vince Lombardi took over the Redskins coaching. Many wondered if Lombardi and Jurgensen could work together. Noted for his taskmaster approach to coaching, Lombardi quickly developed a strong admiration for the fun-loving quarterback. \\"Jurgensen is a great quarterback,\\" the coach said without hesitation. \\"He hangs in there under adverse...
Sonny Jurgensen. Christian Adolph Jurgensen II Position: QB Throws: Right 5-11, 202lb (180cm, 91kg) Born: August 23, 1934 in Wilmington, NC. College: Duke (College Stats) Weighted Career AV (100-95-...): 105 (99th overall since 1960) High School: New Hanover
- August 23, 1934
Jan 8, 2023 · Congrats to Sonny Jurgensen on the #Commanders deciding to retire his No. 9. Best pure passer in franchise history. And when you combine that with his legendary work on Redskins radio broadcasts,...
- Ivan Lambert
Aug 9, 2019 · For the first time since his teenage years, 84-year-old Sonny Jurgensen will have his Sundays free. After 55 years with the Washington Redskins, the Hall of Famer abruptly announced his retirement Thursday. Sonny tells 106.7 The Fan’s Rick Snider what he plans on doing with himself.
- Rick Snider
Aug 23, 2022 · On his 88th birthday, Sonny Jurgensen received news that will forever immortalize his playing career in Washington. The Commanders announced on Tuesday that the franchise will retire the Hall of ...