The Andrew Walter Era Comes to a Close

In order to make room on the roster for newly signed Darrius Heyward-Bey, the Oakland Raiders parted ways with backup quarterback Andrew Walter.

Walter will forever be associated with the horrible Raider offense of 2006, quite possibly the worst offense in the history of football on any level. In one of the most amazingly dumbfounding feats in the annals of professional sports, the Raiders managed to score only 168 points (10.5 per game) despite having one of the most dangerous weapons to ever play football, Randy Moss.

The former record setting thrower from Arizona State never stood a chance at succeeding as a Raider. In his four years in Oakland, Walter played for four different head coaches.

Andrew started 9 games as a Raider, winning just twice. In 2006, under the helm of omelet maker turned offensive coordinator Tom Walsh, Walter threw just three touchdown passes to 13 interceptions.

Once the Raiders drafted JaMarcus Russell in 2007, Walter’s days in silver and black were numbered.

He spent all of the offseason OTAs and the first half day of training camp standing on the sideline with his helmet in hand. Heyward-Bey signed his contract this morning and was on the field this afternoon, sending Walter home and quite possibly to a rival team one day.

Walter arrived with massive potential but unfortunately was in the East Bay at the wrong time.


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