Heath Shuler Coming Back to DC?
For those who don't remember, Shuler was one of the best college quarterbacks of the last 20 years while at the University of Tennessee in the early 1990s. In 1994, the Redskins drafted him with the third overall pick. However, he immediately held out for more money and missed most of training camp his rookie year. When he finally did take the field, he clearly lacked the head to comprehend the complexity of professional defenses.
Sadly, he turned out to be a horrendous flop in the NFL, completing only 47% of his passes and averaging less than 184 yards/game with the 'Skins, and ended his career -- which included one forgettable year with the New Orleans Saints -- with twice as many interceptions (33) as touchdown passes (15). (Ironically, he is actually one year younger than the Redskins current starting quarterback, Mark Brunell).
If I were his opponent, I would run a campaign ad with the slogan: "Heath Shuler: A Proven Failure in Our Nation's Capital!"
(And yes, if he is elected, I will definitely try to get his autograph the next time I'm on the Hill).