Even though there was some encouraging news on the NFL Lockout front today, there's still ample time for writers and fans to have fun with lists while we await the return of football. There's been myriad Top Ten lists and Power Rankings put together this offseason, but here's one more that I thought was fun -- The Top 10 Worst Fantasy Football Seasons ($).â†µ
At No. 10 is former Detroit Lions quarterback Scott Mitchell, whose disappointing 1994 season warranted inclusion. Here's part of the explanation:â†µ
Mitchell was a classic flash-in-the-pan player, a 6-foot-6-inch southpaw from Utah who spent two seasons as Dan Marino's caddie before getting an eight-game audition when Dan the Man went down with a torn Achilles tendon. Mitchell impressed enough to convince Detroit to sign him as a free agent, and with Barry Sanders and Herman Moore already on the roster, it looked like Mitchell was poised to blow up. Instead, he melted down, completing just 48.4 percent of his passes and throwing 10 touchdowns and 11 interceptions before injuries sidelined him. Savvy owners who picked up Dave Krieg were thrilled, however, as the veteran stepped in for Mitchell and threw 14 touchdowns to 3 interceptions, while leading Detroit to the playoffs.â†µ
Mitchell's '94 stats for those who don't remember:â†µ
9 Games, 9 Starts, 119-of-246 (48.4 %). 1456 yards, 10 TDs, 11 INTs, 62.0 QB Ratingâ†µ
Because the article is behind a pay wall, we won't share who's on the rest of the list, but there's some big names on there -- guys with names like Marshall, Brett, and Randy. Fun stuff.