As impossible as it may be, I want you to wipe away any pre-conceived notions you have of Testaverde and his career. Let's pretend like we are talking about a hypothetical quarterback. All you know is the following:
1. This quarterback signed with a national collegiate power that was the quarterback factory of the time period.
2. Our hypothetical quarterback won the Heisman trophy and was the first overall pick in the NFL draft.
3. He played until he was 44 years old, and threw 6,701 passes in his career.
So, how good was our hypothetical quarterback? You would pretty guess he was a Hall of Fame caliber player with that info before and at the completion of his career...