Shuler enjoying second stint in nation's capital

Heath Shuler is making a difference in politics just minutes from where he didn't make it as an NFL quarterback, writes James Walker.

Originally Published: April 17, 2008
By James Walker | ESPN.com

Heath Shuler is not afraid to admit the obvious.

"This visit to Washington, D.C., has been a lot better than the first,'' he said this week, laughing.

Shuler's first trip to the nation's capital took place in 1994 as the No. 3 overall pick of the Washington Redskins. He was expected to become the team's long-term solution at quarterback but flamed out after three seasons.

Today, Shuler, 36, is back in Washington in a much different capacity. He traded in his helmet ...

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