Greg M. Cooper-US PRESSWIRE
Boston College junior QB Chase Rettig threw for 123 yards to become just the fourth Eagles quarterback to throw for more than 3,000 yards in a single season.
This news got a bit buried in the events of the last 24 hours, but wanted to take time to congratulate Boston College QB Chase Rettig on his record performance. On Saturday, Rettig threw for 123 yards to become just the fourth Eagles quarterback to throw for more than 3,000 yards in a single season. He finishes his year with 3,065 yards, joining Matt Ryan, Doug Flutie and Glenn Foley in that group of Eagles signal callers.
1. Matt Ryan -- 4,507 yards (2007)
2. Doug Flutie -- 3,454 (1984)
3. Glenn Foley -- 3,397 (1993)
4. Chase Rettig -- 3,065 (2012)
5. Brian St. Pierre -- 2,983 (2002)
6. Matt Ryan -- 2,942 (2004)
7. Shawn Halloran -- 2,935 (1985)
8. Doug Flutie -- 2,749 (1982)
9. Doug Flutie -- 2,724 (1983)
10. Paul Peterson (Paul Pete!) -- 2,594 (2003)
Rettig was predictably humble when asked about reaching this career milestone.
"I just have to thank the receivers and the offensive line (for the milestone), that's pretty much it," said Rettig. "I could have done a lot more and there's more that needs to be done."
Rettig did seem to regress a bit during the year and Saturday's season-finale was one of his worst performances of the year. The junior QB finished just 16-for-45, throwing three INTs -- all of which were converted into Wolfpack touchdowns. The Eagles offense all but abandoned the run entirely for most of the season, resulting in the Eagles having one of the nation's ten worst rushing offenses in the nation this season.
Still, neither of these factors should take away from Rettig's accomplishment. The Eagles signal caller was knocked around all season, yet hung in there to finish with a record performance. Congratulations Chase.