Great Relief Pitchers Of The NFL


Published: March 18, 2009


... games. Some have fans begging for their non involvement. The life of the career backup is tenuous or tedious. It depends on the team they are on. Many backups rarely played behind guys like Ron Jaworski or Brett Favre, while quite a few played behind guys like Jim McMahon and Chris Chandler. Here are a few great backups :




Frank was a third round draft pick of the Buffalo Bills in 1985. He came from Maryland University, where he had once engineered, what was then, the greatest comeback in NCAA Division 1 history. As the Terrapins were losing to the Miami Hurricanes 31-0 at halftime, Reich replaced the starter Stan Gelbaugh. ( Gelbaugh played 10 years in the NFL, and was the Bills 3rd string Quarterback, behind Reich, from 1986 to 1989. He also was 1991 World League of American Football Offensive MVP while leading his team in winning the first WLAF Championship ). Reich went 10-20 in 7 games in his first 3 sea...

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