How about the Texans? No. I dont think so. Saying they should have drafted Byron Leftwich is kind of like saying they should have drafted Michael Vick. The timing wasnt right. In the case of Vick, he was draft a year before they existed. In the case of Leftwich, they had just drafted David Carr and were pleased with his first years performance IMO, although he wasnt surrounded with a veteran, established team, with an offensive line, running game, three good receivers and a good defense, like Roethlisberger. How about the Tacks? No. Be fair. They had no chance to. They had the 28th pick in 2003 and they had Steve McNair. Even if they thought Leftwich was going to be great, the timing was wrong for them. How about dem Cboys. Perhaps, they had the opportunity. In 2001, they drafted Quincy Carter with the 53 overall pick. - In 2001, he played in 8 games and had 5 TDs and 7 Int. - In 2002, he played in 7 games and had 7 TDs and 8 Ints. In 2003, they had the 5th overall pick (Leftwich was drafted with the 7th pick). Instead of drafting Leftwich, they drafted CB Terrance Newman and signed QB Chad Hutchinson to a free agent contract. Did Carters performance justify passing on Leftwich? Were the Cboys aware of his problems with the NFL substance abuse program even then? How has it worked out for Dallas? - In 2003, Carter played in 16 games and had 17 TDs and 21 Ints. In total, with Carter they wasted experience reps for a quarterback of the future in 31 games (29 TDs and 36 Int). Carter and Hutchinson have both been released. Now, they waste experience reps on Testaverde, who although he is a class guy who is clearly doing all he can, is still 41 years old. His snaps wont provide experience to their QB of the future. Hindsight is always 20 / 20. IMO the Cboys situation is debatable. How about the Ravens? They blew it! In 2003, they had the 10th overall pick and they were desperate for a QB. It was widely reported on draft day that they had worked out a trade with the Vikings to move up ahead of the Jaguars to the 7th pick, to draft Bryon Leftwich. Instead, they apparently didnt report the trade to the NFL, leaving the Vikings in the lurch (people who watched the draft will remember the heat Mike Tice took, although he got the player he wanted, DT Kevin Williams). The Ravens ended up using there 10th pick in 2003 on OLB Terrell Suggs. While Suggs has done well, he certainly has a strong supporting cast around him and it left them still desperate for a QB. The Ravens then traded their 2nd round pick in 2003, the 41st overall, (the Eugene Wilson pick, thru Texans) and their 1st round pick in 2004, the 21st pick overall (the Vince Wilfork pick) to New England. They then selected Kyle Boller with the 19th overall pick in the 2003 draft. Boller then was a contract hold out in 2003 and currently has a QB rating of 61.8 %, with 2 TDs and 5 Ints. Ravens head coach Brian Billick a genius? Yeah right. The benefactors of the ineptitude of Brian Billick are the Texans, Tacks and Colt fans, who get to enjoy a rivalry of Jags twice every year.