Better Know A Former Backup QB: Jeff Hostetler

06.11.14 3 years ago 47 Comments



In order to get you through the drudgery of the off-season, we here at KSK are cranking up the nostalgia machine and looking at some of the immortal backup quarterbacks in NFL history. You’ve loved some of these guys, and utterly fucking loathed others, but you definitely remember them. Either way, you might be wondering what they’ve been up to since leaving their clipboard duties, so that’s why we proudly present our new series, Better Know A Backup Quarterback. Today, we look at former Giants, Raiders, and Redskins QB Jeff Hostetler.

  • Played two years at Penn State before transferring to West Virginia. So basically, he got the hell out of Penn State before it was cool. (If you think this one is uncalled for, remember that Sandusky was at Penn State during Hostetler’s time there.)
  • Backed up Phil Simms on those late ’80s Giants teams. Which means he had to listen to Phil’s godawful commentary a solid decade before the rest of us did. If only he had warned us…
  • Had a ’70s porn mustache about 15 years too late.
  • Immortalized in Ini Kanoze’s smash hit “Here Comes The Hostetler.”
  • One Scott Norwood field goal away from being a historical footnote. Instead, he lives on as an excellent counterpoint to Trent Dilfer in the “worst QB to ever win a Super Bowl” argument.
  • If you’ve ever wondered about an alternate universe where Matt Cassel wins the 2008 Super Bowl, this is about as close as you’re gonna get.
  • Retired after a godawful final season in Washington in which he threw ten interceptions in three starts. To put this in perspective: this was the year Gus Frerotte ran into a brick wall, and he still managed to only be the second most embarrassing QB on the Skins roster that year.
  • Is pretty fucking psyched about the Ventrac:




  • Has a house that fucking big, yet apparently does his own landscaping. He’s a do-it-yourself kinda guy! Jaws and Gruden would approve.

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