Scott Mitchell joins The Biggest Loser

Scott Mitchell joins The Biggest Loser (August 6, 2014)

Former NFL quarterback Scott Mitchell, who started a pair of games for the Ravens in 1999 and had a 12-year NFL career, will be featured on NBC’s “The Biggest Loser,” a show in which people try to lose weight under the supervision of personal trainers.

Mitchell currently weighs 366 pounds, but his NFL.com profile lists him at 240 pounds at the end of his playing career in 2001. He’s currently listed as a bill collector, and according to the show’s website, wants to get healthy for his family.

Mitchell’s page reads:

His biggest motivation for going on the show was seeing his dad die of obesity-related causes early this year and knowing he could be headed down the same path if he doesn't change his life. Now 46 years old and 366 pounds, Mitchell has sleep apnea and high blood pressure. Weight has been an issue since age 35 due to a busy life and poor diet. With five kids ranging in age from 11 to 21, he wants to be there for his family and is ready to embrace a healthy lifestyle. When he loses the weight, he says he wants to look amazing in clothes and be physically active.  

He probably wasn't the most beloved Raven in history, but it's worth cheering for him in an endeavor like this.

Mitchell started the first two games for the Ravens in 1999, a pair of losses in which he threw four interceptions, and was replaced ahead of Week 3 by the immortal Stoney Case. Tony Banks ended up starting the majority of games at quarterback.

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