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Ryan isn't just any NFL rookie

...attempting to become the first rookie quarterbacks to start 16 games and throw less than 15 interceptions apiece. Only Rick Mirer in 1993, Peyton Manning in 1998 and David Carr in 2002 have made every start as a rookie quarterback. Ryan, whose...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2008/12/21/pro_504886.shtml
NFL
Russell, Quinn make case to be top pick

...best leader." Now it's up to the NFL scouts and coaches. Like great draft debates of the past - Drew Bledsoe or Rick Mirer, Peyton Manning or Ryan Leaf, Eli Manning or Philip Rivers, Vince Young or Matt Leinart - this one could be risky...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2007/02/25/pro_117929.shtml
NFL
First-round quarterbacks aren't sure things

...McGwire were drafted ahead of a guy named Brett Favre in 1991. Leaf, of course, is not the only quarterback bust: Rick Mirer, Jim Druckenmiller, Akili Smith, Cade McNown, Dave Brown, Marinovich and McGwire are all long gone or at the end...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/04/22/pro_413083.shtml
NFL
Saints fire Randy Mueller; owner takes over as GM

...of football operations in 1995. Among Mueller's Seattle highlights was a 1997 deal that sent struggling quarterback Rick Mirer to the Chicago Bears for a pair of first round-draft picks that were used to select two starters - cornerback Shawn...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/05/10/pro_344054.shtml
NFL
Niners open minicamp with questions about Young, Rice

...quarterbacks in the draft, retained Jeff Garcia, who filled in for the injured Young last season and plan to sign free agent Rick Mirer after June 1. But Steinberg said Young, who just returned from a six-week, round-the-world honeymoon following...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2000/04/29/oth_289573.shtml
Other sports
Parcells resigns as Jets coach

...Vinny Testaverde tore his Achilles' tendon in the opener. After the inexperienced Lucas took over for the ineffective Rick Mirer for good in Game 9, the Jets went 5-2. "I'm grateful to the players who hung in there for me this season," Parcells...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2000/01/04/pro_277610.shtml
NFL
Jets' Lucas gets more than a passing grade

...England, then joined the Jets in 1997. But he generally was on the practice squad or special teams until this year. When Rick Mirer played miserably replacing Testaverde, Parcells turned in desperation to the Rutgers product. The coach had no clue...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/12/28/pro_279962.shtml
NFL
Injuries take toll on both teams

...the Patriots. The Jets are still searching for a productive replacement. They first tried Tom Tupa, then shifted to Rick Mirer and Ray Lucas. Mirer started again after Lucas was hurt but lost the No. 1 spot to Lucas last week. The quarterback...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/11/16/pro_274574.shtml
NFL
NFL roundup

...watching: Oakland's Tyrone Wheatley, averaging 4.2 yards per carry, is tied for AFC lead with five TD runs. Jets' Rick Mirer has three TD passes, seven interceptions, 54.8 passer rating. Last meeting: Jets won, 23-22, on Sept. 21...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/10/24/pro_274876.shtml
NFL
No. 1 pick, not Super Bowl, might await Parcells

...several months with Scott Zolak, signed away from New England as a free agent, he cut Zolak on Aug. 20 when he acquired Rick Mirer from Green Bay. Mirer, who has flopped with three NFL teams, was woefully unprepared to take over when Testaverde...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/10/22/pro_274493.shtml
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