Trent Dilfer had a fantastic college career at Fresno State where he led his team to 3 consecutive conference titles and was named the WAC conference’s Offensive Player of the Year in 1993. The following year he was selected by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers with the 6th overall selection in the ’94 NFL Draft. In his first full season as Tampa Bay’s QB, Dilfer posted dreadful numbers – 4 touchdowns to 18 interceptions. In his 6 seasons with the Bucs, he posted a QB rating higher than 76.0 just once.
His rise from the ‘bust’ label happened in 2000 as a member of the Baltimore Ravens. Though he started the season on the bench, Dilfer eventually took over as the starter and accumulated a 7-1 record and a playoff berth. He didn’t stop there though, as he took the Ravens to the Super Bowl, where they came out on the winning end, beating the New York Giants 34-7.