St. Petersburg Times Online: Sports

Weather | Sports | Forums | Comics | Classifieds | Calendar | Movies

The last call?

By Times staff writer

© St. Petersburg Times, published January 28, 2001


Sunday could possibly be Trent Dilfer's last game in a Ravens uniform, going from Super Bowl quarterback to possibly another team or, worse, the unemployment line.

Or maybe worse yet, the XFL.

Dilfer becomes an unrestricted free agent when the game is over, and regardless if the Ravens win or lose, they are in a good position to upgrade their quarterback position with or without Dilfer.

This franchise has one of the league's top enticements, a defense that was the best in the league in 2000 with a solid enough nucleus returning in 2001 to make another Super Bowl run.

The Ravens can dangle that carrot in front of Dilfer or, say, Brad Johnson, another free agent, and cut a deal that would make Monty Hall proud.

Brad Johnson and Trent Dilfer, come on down.

Mike Preston, Baltimore Sun

© Copyright, St. Petersburg Times. All rights reserved.