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The worst NFL starting quarterback during the Super Bowl era

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by 93Devil, Oct 21, 2010.

  1. 93Devil

    93Devil Well-Known Member

    Here are the rules...

    They need to have started for at least 20 games. Not played, started. That means it took a team over one full season to decide this player just could not play at the professional level.

    They also need to have started the 20 games from the 1966 season onward.

    When you throw a name out there, I would please ask for some evidence of the suck (a stat or two or a certain game).

    All right Bears fans, what ya got?
  2. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    Off the top of my head?

    All of them.

    EDIT: Can't find a list all the way back to 66 but here is a list of Bears' QBs with more than 20 starts since 1985:

    Jay Cutler- 21
    Jim McMahon- 21
    Jim Miller- 26
    Rex Grossman- 31
    Mike Tomczak- 31
    Kyle Orton- 33
    Erik Kramer- 42
    Jim Harbaugh- 65

    This is also the franchise that gave 15 starts to Shane Matthews and Cade McNown.
  3. Brian

    Brian Well-Known Member

    Heath Shuler.

    Drafted third overall. 15 TDs, 33 INTs. 8-14 record.

    Also in the running: Ryan Leaf. 21 starts. 14 TDs. 36 INTs.

    Somehow Ty Detmer has earned 25 starts in the league, as well.
  4. WolvEagle

    WolvEagle Active Member

    Any Lion. Pick one.
  5. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    Joe Kapp seems pretty bad.
  6. Ronnie "Z-Man" Barzell

    Ronnie "Z-Man" Barzell Active Member

    How many starts did JaMarcus Russell have?
  7. Buck

    Buck Well-Known Member

    Jim McMahon only started 21 games?
  8. KevinmH9

    KevinmH9 Active Member

    Mike Phipps, nuff' said. Phipps had 55 career touchdowns and 108 interceptions over the course of his playing time for the Browns and Bears. His career QB rating? 52.6.
  9. Gutter

    Gutter Well-Known Member

    Vince Young.
  10. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    Ryan Leaf: 4-17 record as a starter, 14 TDs, 36 INTs and a 48.4 completion percentage. Career QB rating of 50.0.

    EDIT: Didn't notice Leaf mentioned earlier. I'll also nominate Terry Hanratty. He had 18 starts with a 6-12 record, but only completed 35.3 percent of his passes. 24TDs, 35 INTs.
  11. heyabbott

    heyabbott Well-Known Member

    Joe Pisarcik 30 Starts, 61 appearances. Career Passer rating 53.9. win-loss 9-21
    In his 27 starts over 3 years as a NY Giant career passer rating 46.3, 18 TDs 43 INTS 44.5% compl%

    end of thread
  12. Brian

    Brian Well-Known Member

    And the Browns trading Paul Warfield to get him really improves your case.
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