We finished up the second round of voting and we are now into the semi-finals of the Al Davis Bracket of Futility. The four guys who we thought would be in our final four are there: Andrew Walter, JaMarcus Russell, Kyle Boller and Rick Mirer. No doubt about it, these are easily the four worst Raiders quarterbacks over the last decade — but who is the absolute worst?
There has bee a lot of chatter about Russell — and with reason — as he was given that obnoxious $32 million guaranteed contract going into his rookie year, and he just absolutely did not produce at a $32 million level. His career 18 touchdowns and 23 interceptions make me queazy and the 65.2 quarterback rating is vomit worthy. But was he the worst on the field?
My sleeper pick in all of this is the lesser known, but equally bad Andrew Walter. He was a third round draft pick and wasn’t slated to be the face of the franchise by any means, but good god was he awful. Walter was a Raider for three seasons and threw only three touchdowns — all in his rookie year. Furthermore, he managed to throw 18 interceptions during his tenure in Oakland and boasted an incredible 56.2 quarterback rating, which is easily the worst of all Raiders quarterbacks on this bracket who played at least 10 games.
The two guys Russell and Walter will be facing today are Kyle Boller (a blistering 0-4 TD-INT ratio and a steaming quarterback rating of 31, THIRTY-ONE) and Rick Mirer (3-5 TD-INT ratio and a quarterback rating of 64). Had Boller been a Raider longer and was consistently that bad, he may have been the worst on this list. No touchdowns is awfully tough to stomach. Mirer suited up for only six games, and to be frank, I don’t remember a single second of him on the field. Those games were likely blacked out in my region to keep me from projectile vomiting everywhere.
The two guys who end up playing in the least admirable championship one could ever imagine is entirely up to you, the voter. Make sure you’re following us on twitter (@NFLSportsCity) and following our facebook page to participate in the voting, which will begin at Noon today.