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When Brian Billick arrived in Baltimore he brought with him a confidence and swagger that the then 3-year old Baltimore Ravens had never seen or experienced.

He was anointed “Offensive Genius” and was thought to be an X’s and O’s guru who could do no wrong. Perhaps Billick himself even sipped some of that Kool-Aid, while embracing delusions of grandeur, thinking he could emulate his successes in Minnesota where he was the architect of the Vikings high-flying offense, even with Scott Mitchell and Tony Banks at the controls behind center.

It didn’t take Billick long to realize that rotund Scott Mitchell wasn’t his guy.

Sporting a physique that resembled that of an offensive guard, Mitchell started two games for the Ravens in 1999 and was promptly benched after 4 interceptions, 1 fumble and a passer rating of 31.5 during the two contests.

If only his numbers on the scale were as paltry.

Today Mitchell tips the scales at 366 pounds and is among the contestants on this season’s “Biggest Loser.”

If only Jillian Michaels had been around in 1999…

Taking into consideration the cost of acquisition, salary, etc who represents the worst QB investment in Ravens history?
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Ravcolt
Ravcolt

Billick + Quarterbacks = Not a good mix

Cheri
Cheri

PS.. I went with Boller as the worst investment not only in terms of first round money but the fact the Ravens gave up the following year's first round pick made it a double whammy.

Cheri
Cheri

Boy we always thought he was hugh for a QB but WOW he almost looks like a fitness freak in the photo on the left with his uniform on compare to the photo on the right.

Your English Teacher
Your English Teacher

Then again, wasn't Ozzie the General Manager who presided over the acquisition of all three of those quarterbacks? You can't lay the primary blame on Billick when it was Ozzie who had the primary responsibility. I'm not hating on Ozzie. I think that he's right way more than he's wrong. Projecting skill players is a crap shoot.

JerryB
JerryB

Just cumulative evidence of Brian Billick's inability to effectively evaluate talent, particulary at the QB position. Mitchell was called a "water buffalo" when he was here and that was well over 100 plus pounds ago! Then, of course, there's Kyle Boller, who wasn't even good enough to make it as a back-up........

Poe-man
Poe-man

I'm shocked a guy with such poor accuracy could find his mouth with a fork. I can just imagine all the battle scars around his lips from the constant years of stabbing.

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