A.J. Feeley or rather Adam Joshua Feeley is a backup quarterback for the St. Louis Rams. Feeley played his college football for the Oregon Ducks, was a fifth round choice in the 2001 NFL Draft. The Eagles chose him as the 155th pick that year.
Feeley, who played four years for Oregon, was a backup in his senior year as the Ducks started Joey Harrington. Feeley saw most of his playing time in his sophomore and junior years. In his junior season, he tossed 14 touchdowns and covered 1,951 yards in the air prior to losing his starting position due to an elbow injury.
He first played for the Philadelphia Eagles (2001-2003) and then was traded to the Miami Dolphins (2004-2005). Feeley was supposed to be the Fins’ starter, but after a disappointing start was designated as a backup. In 2005, he was traded to the San Diego Chargers but he did not play one game with his new team. In August 2006, after being released by the Chargers, the Eagles signed him. He is currently Philadelphia’s second-string QB.
In five seasons, Feeley has played in a total of 23 games, with his most productive season coming in 2004 when he started for the Dolphins for the first part of the year. In that time, he played in 11 games, throwing 11 touchdown passes and 15 interceptions. His passes covered a total of 1,893 yards. But his completion rate was just 53.7 percent and his QB rating was a mere 61.7 percent - both the lowest of his career. The Eagles released him on 6th September 2009.
Subsequently, he was signed by the Carolina Panthers team as a backup to Jake Delhomme and Josh McCown. On March 5, 2010, he agreed to a 2 year contract with the St. Louis Rams.
The six-foot-three, 220-pound Feeley, looks to be a career backup NFL quarterback. Although he does not possess the ultimate trajectory or power needed to consistently succeed in the NFL, he knows how to utilize the talent and skills that he has developed. He can air the ball out allowing receivers to run under and catch it, and Feeley has enough pizzazz to connect on tough and tight short throws. But his decision-making skills, especially when under pressure, are lacking.
Feeley is the ultimate team player with fine QB intelligence, but his erratic nature and streakiness disallow his viability as a starter.