In 1986, Ken O’Brien, in a November game against the Seattle Seahawks, became the only QB to ever throw for more than 400 yards and achieve a perfect passer rating (158.3), when he threw for 431 yards and 4 TDs. That season he also completed 16 straight and 23 out of 25 passes against the Atlanta Falcons.
O’Brien retired after spending the 1993 season with the Philadelphia Eagles, but Wesley Walker was right. He was a guy that never got the credit he deserved for his sizeable talent.
For those who never saw him play, and those that want to remember his talent that did see him, take a look at the video:
In the early 1990s, the Quarterback Challenge was introduced. O’Brien was the defending championship in the following clip, and he smoked everyone in the accuracy category. Take a look, it’s impressive:
A much maligned Jet in team history, but a guy who could “Play like a Jet” as good as anyone. Spotlight on QB Ken O’Brien.