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Tuesday, August 5, 2008
Numbers show Delhomme's value

By Pat Yasinskas

Posted by's Pat Yasinskas

A lot of people didn't realize the true value of Carolina quarterback Jake Delhomme until he went down with an elbow injury last season. Without him, the Panthers fell apart and went 7-9, but a healthy Delhomme could be enough to put Carolina into the playoffs this year.

Delhomme's not flashy, but he's a winner. The proof is in the numbers. Delhomme has the best career record of any NFC South quarterback who has started at least 10 games. Here's a look at the division's quarterbacks and their career records.

Jake Delhomme Panthers 38 27 .585
Brian Griese Bucs 42 36 .538
Drew Brees Saints 47 43 .522
Mark Brunell Saints 78 72 .520
Jeff Garcia Bucs 52 53 .495
Chris Simms Bucs 7 8 .467
Chris Redman Falcons 4 6 .400
Joey Harrington Falcons 26 50 .342