4 most disappointing trades in Baltimore Ravens history

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3. The Baltimore Ravens trade for Scott Mitchell

Remember Scott Mitchell? back in the early days of the Ravens organization, the team was still looking for consistency at the quarterback position.

They hoped that they had acquired just that when they sent a third and fifth-round pick to the Detroit Lions for former starter Scott Mitchell.

But it didn’t take long for them to realize their mistake.

Mitchell began the year as the starter but made just two appearances before being benched for former Arizona Cardinals draft pick Stoney Case. Tony Banks would finish the year as the primary starter capping off an 8-8 finish for the franchise — their best season to date.

No thanks to Mitchell, however, who completed 42 percent of his passes, throwing four interceptions and one touchdown across his two starts.

Mitchell would finish his career with the Cincinnati Bengals making five more starts before calling it a career. He became just another footnote in the early days of the Ravens franchise.

Both of the picks sent to Detroit were later traded, and although neither of those picks turned into anything of note, Mitchell’s tenure in Baltimore has to be considered a failure.

His disappointing stint with the Ravens makes this one of the worst trades in team history.