Trent Dilfer Suffers Achilles Tear, Career Likely Over (If It Wasn't Already)
Trent Dilfer, the quarterback who was a first-round bust for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 1994 but has carved out a respectable journeyman career, is apparently done in the NFL after suffering a torn Achilles tendon.
Dilfer might have been done in the NFL anyway -- although he said the Raiders were interested in his services, he wasn't under contract to any NFL team -- but this injury would almost certainly make the end of his career official. The injury was first reported by the Tahoe Daily Tribune, which noted that Dilfer was pulling out of a golf tournament because of the injury, and Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk reported that the injury happened during a basketball game.
If Dilfer is done, his career deserves to be celebrated. He was never a great player, but he did carve out a niche for himself, start games for five different teams, amass more than 20,000 passing yards, and earn a Super Bowl ring. And while he wasn't a good draft pick for the Bucs, he was a class act. The NFL is saying goodbye to one of its good guys.
UPDATE: Trent Dilfer Makes It Official: He's Done