Elvis Grbac – The Biggest QB Pickup Bust of All-Time?

Interesting story over at Matt Vensel’s Baltimore Sports Blitz about a recent list published at NFL.com. It had the Ravens 2001 signing of Elvis Grbac as the 2nd worst Quarterback move in league history.

“Trent Dilfer led the Ravens to a Super Bowl championship in 2000 and was rewarded with the team turning to Grbac, who was coming off a 4,000-yard season with the Chiefs,” Rank, a blogger for NFL.com, wrote. “Things didn’t work out for the Ravens, as Grbac threw more interceptions (18) than touchdowns (15) and the team was bounced from the playoffs by the Steelers. Grbac retired after only one season in Baltimore.”

It’s hard to argue much with the inclusion of Grbac on this list whose first season in purple was his last in the league. He didn’t seem to possess the intangibles that Dilfer did in the huddle and his crying incident on the sidelines after a multiple interception performance against Cleveland was the final piece that cemented his failure status in Baltimore sports lore.

I don’t really understand why the writer didn’t want to include Scott Mitchell who could have easily made this list too. He excuses him due to a huge season in 1995 when he threw for over 4,000 yards.

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