Originally Posted by El-Gonzo Jackson
Doug Williams threw for 16,998 YDS, 100TD, and threw over 1000 more passes than Leftwich in his NFL career. (He also spent 3 years in the USFL)
Byron Leftwich threw for 10,000 YDS and 58TD's in an era where there is more passing done in the NFL.
Byron Leftwich should not be mentioned in the same breath as Doug Williams. Lefty is more similar to Rick Mirer, IMO. http://www.nfl.com/player/rickmirer/2502134/profile
Williams also threw 93 INT, had a miserable 49% completion percentage, and a paltry 6.8 YPA. Career record of 38-42-1.
The year they won the Super Bowl, he was 0-2 as a starter before the playoffs, 14-29 for 207 against Chicago, 9-26 for 119 yards against Minnesota, and then went off against Denver when he found several receivers running wide open downfield.
He's, of course, remembered most for that one Super Bowl, but he was an average QB for the most part.