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A. J. Feeley

Feeley in August 2009
No. --     St. Louis Rams
Quarterback
Personal information
Date of birth: May 16, 1977 (1977-05-16) (age 32)
Place of birth: Caldwell, Idaho
Height: 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) Weight: 220 lb (100 kg)
Career information
College: Oregon
NFL Draft: 2001 / Round: 5 / Pick: 155
Debuted in 2001 for the Philadelphia Eagles
Career history
 As player:
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
  • None
Career NFL statistics as of 2009
Pass attempts     665
Pass completions     372
Percentage     55.9
TD-INT     27-29
Passing yards     4,070
QB Rating     69.6

Adam Joshua Feeley (born May 16, 1977 in Caldwell, Idaho) is an American football quarterback for the St. Louis Rams of the National Football League. He was drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles in the fifth round of the 2001 NFL Draft. He played college football for the University of Oregon.

He has also been a member of the Miami Dolphins, San Diego Chargers, and Carolina Panthers.

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Early career

Feeley played high school football at Ontario High School as a quarterback in Ontario, Oregon. In four years, he passed for 5,428 yards and 54 touchdowns. In addition to football, he also played baseball and basketball. He opted, however, to play college football for the Oregon Ducks.

College career

Feeley was a four-year letterman at Oregon, and saw most of his playing time in his sophomore and junior years. He was a nominee for the Davey O'Brien Award as a junior, throwing for 1,951 yards and 14 touchdowns before being sidelined with an elbow injury. However, most of his senior year he was a backup to starter Joey Harrington, who was drafted by the Detroit Lions.

Professional career

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Philadelphia Eagles

Feeley was taken in the fifth round (155th overall) of the 2001 NFL Draft by the Philadelphia Eagles. He spent most of his time in Philadelphia as a third-stringer, backing up Donovan McNabb and Koy Detmer. His first professional action came on January 6, 2002 when he came off the bench and rallied the Eagles to a 17-13 win in a late-season game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

When McNabb and Detmer went down with injuries in the middle of the 2002 season, it fell upon the young Feeley to preserve the team's Super Bowl aspirations. The most sober hopes were that Feeley would be just good enough to allow the Eagles to slip into the playoffs. Instead, he guided the team to win in four of his five starts before McNabb took over in the playoffs.

Miami Dolphins

Feeley did not see a snap in 2003, but he showcased himself enough the year before to draw suitors from around the league. He was traded to the Miami Dolphins in March 2004 in exchange for Miami's 2004 second round pick (used by Philadelphia to select wide receiver Reggie Brown), and was penciled in as the Dolphins' starting quarterback for 2004. Feeley was a disappointment, throwing more interceptions than touchdowns with a 61.7 quarterback rating. He and Jay Fiedler traded starts towards the latter part of the season. He finished the season with career highs in pass completions and attempts (191-for-356), yardage (1,893), touchdowns (11), and interceptions (15).

San Diego Chargers

Relegated to a backup role in Miami, he was traded to the San Diego Chargers midway through the 2005 season, but did not see any action all year.

Return to Philadelphia

Feeley was signed by the Philadelphia Eagles to replace Koy Detmer on August 30, 2006 shortly after being released by the Chargers. When McNabb was lost for the season on November 18, 2006, there was speculation that the more youthful Feeley might be named as the new starting quarterback, but head coach Andy Reid went with Jeff Garcia, who led the Eagles to a late-season turnaround and division title. Feeley did play most of the Eagles' meaningless regular season finale against the Atlanta Falcons, leading the team to victory with 321 passing yards and three touchdown passes.

Feeley signed a three-year contract extension with the Eagles on February 25, 2007.

Starting in place of an injured Donovan McNabb on November 25, Feeley threw for 345 yards and three touchdowns with three interceptions in a 31-28 game loss to the then undefeated New England Patriots.

On December 2, Feeley played again for the injured McNabb. He threw four interceptions, three of those to Lofa Tatupu in a 28-24 loss to the Seattle Seahawks.

He was released by the Eagles on September 6, 2009.

Carolina Panthers

Feeley was signed by the Carolina Panthers on September 15, 2009 after starter Jake Delhomme threw four interceptions and lost one fumble in week one and backup Josh McCown was placed on injured reserve.

St. Louis Rams

On March 5, 2010, Feeley agreed to a two-year contract with the St. Louis Rams.

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Preceded by
Koy Detmer (subbing for injured Donovan McNabb)
Philadelphia Eagles Starting Quarterbacks
2002 (Subbing for injured Koy Detmer)
Succeeded by
Donovan McNabb (when returned from injury)
Preceded by
Jay Fiedler
Miami Dolphins Starting Quarterbacks
2004
Succeeded by
Gus Frerotte

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