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Best backup QBs in Ravens history

This is a repeat of a blog from last year. But with the Ravens reaching an agreement with Marc Bulger, it seems timely again to look at the top three backup quarterbacks in team history:

1. Trent Dilfer (2000): This is a no-brainer. The free-agent addition took over for the struggling Tony Banks midway through the season. After losing his first start, Dilfer won his next 11 including the Super Bowl triumph over the New York Giants. His statistics were never stellar -- his regular-season quarterback rating was 76.6 -- but his impact was far from mediocre. (Note: Bulger will sign a one-year, $3.8 million contract, which is nearly four times the deal that Dilfer signed. In March 2000, Dilfer agreed to a one-year, $1 million contract).

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2. Randall Cunningham (2001): He played so well that fans clamored for him to replace Elvis Grbac. Cunningham won both of his starts in filling in for the injured Grbac, leading a fourth-quarter comeback against Jacksonville and becoming the first visiting quarterback to win at Pittsburgh's Heinz Field. While he didn't have his signature speed, Cunningham finished with a better completion percentage (60.7) and rating (81.3) than Grbac.

3. Kyle Boller (2006): Yes, Boller. Even though Steve McNair was the key to that season, it was the embattled first-round pick who pushed the Ravens into the playoffs. In the 14th game of the season, Boller had to replace an injured McNair six plays into the game and later broke a 17-17 tie with Cleveland by throwing a 77-yard touchdown pass to Demetrius Williams. That win clinched a postseason berth and capped a season in which Boller recorded a 104.0 quarterback rating (in five games).

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