Former QBs provide offenses with mismatches

College QBs once bristled at being asked to switch positions in the NFL. Now, the increase of three-receiver sets has started a trend.

Updated: September 18, 2005, 11:37 AM ET
By John Clayton | ESPN.com

Kordell Stewart's return to the Baltimore Ravens comes at an interesting time in the development of NFL offenses.

With the Steelers, Stewart was "Slash," a quarterback who could line up at wide receiver and running back. At the time, he was a novelty. Though some pushed him to be more receiver than quarterback, Stewart resisted and was wise in doing so. He was good enough as a quarterback to lead the Steelers to a couple of AFC title games and was a member of Pittsburgh's ...

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