Joey Harrington Comments on NFL Career, Being Labeled as a Bust

December 22, 2015   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Former Oregon and NFL quarterback Joey Harrington wrote about his playing days in an article for the Cauldron, noting that he felt his professional career was a "rousing success" despite many labeling him as a "bust" throughout his career.
In the article, the former No. 3 pick in the 2002 NFL draft by the Detroit Lions admitted that his top goal growing up was to play in the Rose Bowl.
He wrote, "Making that game was always my biggest football ambition. Not to improve my draft stock, not to be a pro football Hall of Famer. Play college football, go to the Rose Bowl, set myself up for success and life, and have fun. That was it."
Despite never reaching that game, Harrington wrote fondly of his time with the program and felt his years there and the team he was a part of helped build Oregon's reputation nationally. 
His experience at the professional level was far less enjoyable. He recounted one encounter with Detroit head coach Steve Mariucci after his conf...

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