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The Chargers announced Friday they have reached agreement on a two-year contract with NFL vagabond and former U.S. International quarterback Bob Gagliano. Stifle the yawn and pay attention. Two days ago Chargers' general manager Bobby Beathard met with a Steve Young, the trade-seeking San Francisco quarterback, in San Diego Jack Murphy Stadium. Holy playoffs, that's Steve Young talking with Mr. Wheel and Deal Bobby Beathard. All very hush-hush.
November 16, 2013 | Sam Farmer
The Kansas City Chiefs (9-0) are the NFL's only undefeated team, and quarterback Alex Smith is playing it close to the protective vest. He's ranked 27th in passing yards, yet has a league-low four interceptions. Kansas City's defense leads in several categories - sacks, takeaways, and efficiency in the red zone and on third downs - - but its keep-it-under-the-speed-limit offense hasn't scored a touchdown in the last six quarters. Sunday night's showdown at Denver (8-1) pits the Broncos' top-ranked offense, averaging 458.7 yards per game, and a Kansas City defense that has surrendered a league-low 12.3 points per game.
July 19, 1985
Donald Trump, owner of the New Jersey Generals, is quoted by Todd Phipers of the Denver Post as saying that the USFL will have plenty of players when it returns to action. "We'll hold on to Herschel Walker and Kelvin Bryant and some others. We'll have players," he said. Asked about Steve Young, Trump went on a tirade. "Get rid of him," he said. "He's the most overrated player in football. I'd sue him for damages for not playing half this season."
October 1, 2012 | By Chris Foster, Los Angeles Times
UCLA quarterback Brett Hundley drops during games like a boxer taking a dive. It's a work in progress. After five games, it is clear that the Bruins have something special in Hundley, a redshirt freshman. Now they have to protect him. The Bruins have not had their No. 1 quarterback make it through the season since Drew Olson in 2005. In 2008, UCLA lost its No. 1 and No. 2 quarterbacks — Patrick Cowan and Ben Olson — before the season started. So every time Hundley takes off on a run, UCLA fans are certain to gasp.
January 7, 1993 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Quarterback Steve Young of the San Francisco 49ers was voted the NFL's most valuable player by the Associated Press, it was announced Wednesday. Young received 56 of 80 votes cast by a nationwide panel of media members. "Wow. That's just wild," said Young, who led the 49ers to a league-best 14-2 record. "My first reaction is it's an unbelievable honor." Young completed 268 of 402 passes for 3,465 yards and 25 touchdowns, with seven interceptions. He had an 8.
October 31, 2000 | Bloomberg
Steve Young, the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback and a two-time NFL Most Valuable Player, joined the board of Foundry Networks Inc., a maker of computer-network switches that run the Internet. Young, 39, who retired from football in June after suffering four concussions in the prior three years, is chairman of Found Inc., a closely held provider of services and software for managing retail and manufacturing over the Internet. Foundry shares fell $10 to $65.
November 12, 1996 | Associated Press
San Francisco quarterback Steve Young, staggered by a second concussion in three weeks, almost certainly won't play next Sunday when the 49ers play host to the Baltimore Ravens. Young, after discussing his latest concussion with reporters, dropped another bit of news. He's getting married to Aimee Baglietto, 25, although no date has been set. Regarding the concussion, Young was scheduled to see a specialist today, although team physician Dr.
November 25, 1985 | From Times Wire Services
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers may have found a new leader--Steve Young. Young, ineffective for three quarters of his NFL debut Sunday, took charge in the latter stages, engineering a 10-point rally to force an overtime period the Bucs used to beat the Detroit Lions, 19-16, Sunday. Donald Igwebuike's fourth field goal of the game, a 24-yarder with 2:29 left in the extra period, provided the winning points.
He is as much a part of the San Francisco 49ers as Ronnie Lott, Jerry Rice, Roger Craig and even Joe Montana, the man he has understudied for three years now. He has two Super Bowl rings and the respect of personnel people throughout the National Football League. What Steve Young wants is control -- control of his present and control of his future. He is unlikely to get it as long as he remains a professional football player.
July 11, 1985 | Associated Press
Steve Young, whose National Football League rights are owned by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, is exploring the possibility of leaving the United States Football League, his agent says. The St. Petersburg Times reported Wednesday that Leigh Steinberg, the Berkeley attorney who represents the Los Angeles Express quarterback, may have found a loophole in Young's USFL contract, which is worth about $40 million.
March 13, 2012 | By Sam Farmer
When you think of the San Francisco 49ers, it's hard not to think of quarterbacks. That's the kind of imprint Hall of Famers Joe Montana and Steve Young left on that franchise. But did you know that with the signing Monday of Randy Moss, four of the top five receivers in career yards have been members of the 49ers? In order, that's Jerry Rice, of course, with 22,895; Terrell Owens with 15,934; Isaac Bruce with 15,208; and Moss with 14,858. The only receiver in the top five who didn't play for San Francisco was fourth-place Tim Brown (14,934)
January 28, 2012
STEVE YOUNG began his career with the USFL's L.A. Express, then moved on to the NFL's Tampa Bay Buccaneers and San Francisco 49ers. He eventually replaced the great Joe Montana for the 49ers, carving his legendary career. A two-time NFL most valuable player, Young directed the 49ers to victory in Super Bowl XXIX and made the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2005. He is an ESPN analyst. The quarterback position is unique. What other position do you really have to get everybody on board every time?
August 15, 2011 | Sam Farmer
All around the NFL, coaches are looking for their quarterbacks to take some big steps backward. Only then can those players truly move forward. Teaching young NFL quarterbacks how to properly take a snap from center isn't a snap at all, coaches say, especially when those players have spent the bulk of their high school and college careers operating out of the shotgun formation. From coast to coast — from San Francisco's Colin Kaepernick to Carolina's Cam Newton — and a lot of places in between, quarterbacks are having to relearn their craft.
January 24, 2011 | By Lance Pugmire
No one wanted Jay Cutler on the field as much as the former Chicago Bears linebacker considered the NFL's toughest player of all time. Yet Dick Butkus isn't among the masses of Monday morning quarterbacks skewering the Bears quarterback. Cutler left Sunday's NFC championship game at Chicago's storied Soldier Field in the third quarter because of a left knee injury that Bears Coach Lovie Smith revealed Monday to be a sprained ligament. On the sideline, Cutler maintained a mostly passionless expression as a trip to the Super Bowl evaporated with bitter rival Green Bay's 21-14 victory over the Bears.
August 7, 2010 | SAM FARMER
Jerry Rice will stand on a podium Saturday in Canton, Ohio, and give his enshrinement speech for football immortality. Behind him will sit his two star quarterbacks, Joe Montana and Steve Young, both already members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame. In front of him, in the crowd of thousands, will be someone who threw him more passes with the 49ers than Montana and Young combined. You know Joe and Steve. Now, meet Ted. In his 18 seasons with the 49ers, Ted Walsh had the official title of assistant equipment manager.
June 13, 2010 | Jerry Crowe
It was billed as the San Fernando Valley Experiment, but Steve Young saw it for what it really was: an act of desperation. Twenty-five years ago this week, in an effort to attract fans and perhaps entice a potential buyer, Young and the Los Angeles Express of the United States Football League vacated their cavernous Coliseum home to play their final home game of the 1985 season at Pierce College in Woodland Hills. Another future Super Bowl most valuable player, Doug Williams, was quarterback of the opposition, the Arizona Outlaws, in what turned out to be the Express' final home game — period.
April 25, 1987
The San Francisco 49ers Friday traded second- and fourth-round choices in next week's National Football League draft to Tampa Bay for quarterback Steve Young. The 49ers gave up one of their two second-round picks--No. 50 overall--for the former BYU star who signed professional football's largest contract ever--estimated at more than $40 million--with the USFL's Los Angeles Express in 1984. The Buccaneers also reported receiving an undisclosed amount of money.
August 30, 2009 | Chris Dufresne
Hmmm, let's see: a left-handed quarterback who sees a larger purpose than football in this life, and the one (we hope) after. Except: he may not have the arm to make it big in the NFL and runs too much, which is going to get him killed at the next level. Also: ministers to the less fortunate, is stubborn as a mule, leads with his head, constantly needs grass clumps picked out of face mask, treats body like piñata. And: so hyper-competitive he'd cry at his locker for an hour after a crushing defeat, then collect himself and responsibly face the media.
August 6, 2005 | Sam Farmer, Times Staff Writer
Steve Young will ride in a parade today through Canton, Ohio, as one of four new enshrinees in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Twenty years ago, Young had trouble finagling a bus ride through Los Angeles. Young was the $42-million quarterback of the Los Angeles Express at the time, a shining star in the fast-fading United States Football League. No one knew exactly when the league would go belly-up, but few were surprised when it did.
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