Biggest NFL BustsThis is one for those that were highly touted coming out of college and fell flat once they got the big money.
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I'm surprised that Cryin' Leaf doesn't have like 98% of the vote on this one. God, did he suck.
About 85% of America thought HE was better than PEYTON MANNING. Well let us look at what Manning did and what Leaf did. Well manning went to three SBs, has almost 70,000 passing yards, holds the single season passing td record, holds the career td mark, and well, isn't on this list. Leaf? Well, the Chargers got a a guy who had a 50 qb rating for his career, a retirement, and a jailbird - Danmarino4
Without a doubt, the biggest bust EVER. One year wonder at Wash State, 5 year blunder in NFL.
Where is he now hmmm in jailV 2 Comments
Just as bad on the field as Ryan Leaf, but the coaching staff kept wishing he would get better, then kept giving him numerous additional chances even though he was a lost cause.
Bust he sucked boo
He's so fat
And Troy Aikman and Derrick Thomas. Boy ill bet the Packers feel stupid. - aman28
Big guy big bust. Barry Sanders and Deion Sanders went in that draft.
People forget he came back and he should not be this high. - Titanlord25000
Well when your picked next to names like Troy Aikman, Barry, & Deion Sanders the bar is pretty high, and he sticks out as a big offensive line bust especially more less in Green Bay rather than in Indy. - htoutlaws2012
In his defense, Browns were expansion team but faltered badly and was recently released by Jags.
He went to the '99 Browns, I don't know hat you want from him. - Titanlord25000
Should have taken Edgerrin James or Torry Holt. - Darrell
It's not his fault he didn't have a line
His a lot like Tim Couch, both were to have expectations for being brought in these new expansion teams to lead. Hey everyone knows who Derek Carr is, Does anyone recognize David Carr anymore? - htoutlaws2012
Same as Couch..4 bad years and a ton of sacks and for his troubles landed in Carolina.
Two bad 1st overall picks in a row. OUCH!!!! - Darrell
Star running back for Ohio State. Never gained a single yard for the Vikings. Played for St. Louis for 2 years and had a grand total of 17 yards for his NFL career. - BurtReynoldsWig
Never played a down with Vikes and mental issues killed his career.
He was picked 1st overall and only played 5 games in his first 3 years
Even when he played he was a terrible qb and the most overrated one in the league now hes in prison and if the falcons had not traded there pick they couldve gotten LT and Drew Brees just a horrible move. By the way how is Mario Williams on this list. Hes a great player way better than Reggie Bush who is closer to a bust than Mario. Must be some stupid people out there. - Chris-1
Michael Vick was pretty damn good. He has two NFL records which busts don't have. He was also selected to four Pro Bowls and won the Comeback Player of the Year Award. Michael Vick is far from a bust. - DWHutchII
Just think that the Chargers had the NO 1 pick that year and traded the pick and got LT and Drew Brees. Vick's next stop is the US Bureau of Prisons.
Don't hate on vick he was a great quarterback after the scandal and he was pretty talented too
Maybe not if he comes back - waterboy51
Played one TERRIBLE season, tested positive for cocaine, spent 33 months in jail for sexual assault, got banned from the NFL, and spent the rest of his days in the WLAF and Arena Football. And to think the Eagles passed on Jerry Rice!
The Boz amounted to at the time a waste of money 24 games later.
Deserves to be higher
Although to be fair, he played for Matt Millen, and none of the other QBs from that draft have gone on to anything spectacular. - Darrell
He is so bad
Aw man, he never recorded a sack in his career. Pretty pathetic because he was a top-10 pick. - thomwim
Just think of the position the bears would be in if they still had Thomas Jones. Benson never ran for any yards and he's not even on the team anymore. It's actually probably a good thing they got rid of him. We need thomas jones! - crazyeyes56
Wow! To think we could have just kept Thomas Jones and traded Benson. Where's Benson now? O Yeah taking a breathalizer some where.
Jeremy Langford is better then this loser. - Tacocheese
Mario Williams was a beast why is he here?
And the Texans passed on Reggie Bush.
Blown out knee in 1st preseason game and never was the same
I was afraid that history would repeat itself when the Packers drafter Aaron Rodgers.
He was a disappointment with the 49ers, but became a star with the Chiefs. - thomwim
This running back couldn't stay out of trouble. He was cut in the middle of his second season, spent a year in Spain, missed a block that ended Steve Young's career, wound up in Canada, and now he's rotting away in jail. And to think the Rams gave up on Jerome Bettis! They passed on Eddie George and Ray Lewis for a criminal. - thomwim
Not bad but still wheres brian botsworth on the list come on
Had productive career..WITH RAIDERS.
Seriously? They already have 2 below average quarterbacks! Why do they need 3? - AP1090
You know what's funny about Tebow is yes his not an NFL caliber QB, but hey he got a playoff win. Many QB's today have a losing streak in the playoffs, and can't get over the hump still. - htoutlaws2012
How is he a bust his first season sucked but he is one of the best if not the best rookie qb from last years draft
61.7 Passer Rating
7 losses - 0 wins
5 TD - 7 INT
its still very early in his career but its pretty obvious from the get go he is a bust
Trade to 30 for this guy? Jahvid Best was suppose to be the next Barry Sanders, instead he had like 2 100 yard games, and could not be consistent enough to what Barry had done in the 90's. This pretty much marked the curse of finding a great quality running back for the Lions for quite sometime. - htoutlaws2012
Injuries destroyed this man's career - htoutlaws2012
The Browns could have their own list. But he really was bad. He should be higher. - Titanlord25000
One of the worst quaterbacks of all time. Now he's a backup and thats exactly were he belongs.
Ok, he was not a bust. Mike Ditka overhyped him by trading all of those picks. He came back and actually played a couple good years - Titanlord25000
The picture pretty much solidifies the end of RGIII before your very eyes. - htoutlaws2012
The worst QB of his class, he should have spent his whole career in ARENA Football.
Yes his a bust, but he was not the #1 pick, he was the 10th pick. - htoutlaws2012
Could've had AJ Green or JJ Watt
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