Any excuse of why he shouldn't be on this list I have heard, but there isn't any original one.
Bad team, scrub players? Yes, yes, I realize this, but the fact is, this man's stat sheet is epic, and this was recent, so everyone should remember how god-awful he was.
Walter started a total of nine games and played in six others. In total, roughly 10 full games of playing time. JUST enough to make this list, he completed 174 of 333 passes and gained 1,919 yards.
Here is the kicker: Three TDs, to 16 INTs. Not impressed? Acknowledge the 15 fumbles and 51 sacks. Simple math will indicate that is 3.1 turnovers a game. and 5.1 sacks.
In this day an age, I can only fathom how this came about.
He won two games in his nine official starts, one of his wins came as such:
Against the Pittsburgh Steelers, where Walter managed to only throw the ball 14 times for a single INT, while his opposing quarterback, Ben Roethlisberger, got picked off four times, even though he threw for 301 yards.
The final score was 20-13 for the Raiders. Now mind you, two of Big Ben's picks were returned for a TD, so 14 of the 20 points the Raiders scored was on defense.
But wait, how did Walter only throw one INT? How is his turnover average so high??
Ahh, well, dear Andrew Walter had a consistency of not throwing too many picks a game, just never scoring anything. And also understand his average completions a game was 17 or less, with usually a few good long passes, and then drop-offs.
Overall, Walter wasn't Ryan Leaf, but, he did like to sit back and either cough up the ball by air or ground, or get hugged to the turf by an opposing D-man.
What he failed to do was SCORE. This pitiful NFL starter accounted for three scores, as in, 21 points. So don't give me the bad team excuse; I don't remember Chris Weinke doing this bad on a 1-15 team, and he was started for 15 games that dreadful season.
And he only got sacked 26 times in those 15 games for that one-win team.
And for the love of God, I KNOW they lost many close games that season. The Raiders defense kept a few games close as well for Walter, if only he could have scored......pathetic.
Why doesn't the NFL scouts bring in CFL QBs??? I'm sure Kerry Joseph could do more than Andrew Walter.
One final amusing fact, Andrew Walter still gets a pay check for being on the Raiders roster to this day.
Is he dating one of Al Davis' relatives by any chance?