Biggest NFL Quarterback Busts of the 21st Century

The Top Ten

Jamarcus Russell JaMarcus Trenell Russell is a former American football quarterback. He played college football at LSU, where he finished 21–4 as a starter and was named MVP of the 2007 Sugar Bowl. Russell was drafted by the Oakland Raiders with the first overall pick in the 2007 draft. He was out of the NFL after more.
Joey Harrington
David Carr
Byron Leftwich
Matt Leinart
Alex Smith Alexander Douglas Smith is an American football quarterback for the Washington Redskins of the National Football League.

He got the 49ers to the NFC championship only to lose in overtime to the Giants so I don't know about a bust because he was certainly better then is successors no I don't think Mr knee is good and he won't be for the XFL assuming he joins - RawIsgore

How is he a bust? He’s been okay - Randomator

He technically is for the 49ers because he never got them to the promise land, but of course with the Chiefs he was far better. - htoutlaws2012

He was disappointing with the 49ers, but at least he became a star with Kansas City.

Johnny Manziel Jonathan Paul Manziel is an American professional Canadian football quarterback for the Montreal Alouettes of the Canadian Football League. He was drafted by the NFL's Cleveland Browns with the 22nd overall pick of the 2014 NFL Draft. Towards the end of the 2015 season, Manziel endured numerous scandals, more.

Isn’t he in Canada? Oh right he moved to the AAF after getting kicked out. How’s he doing there? Oh wait a minute the AAF is no more - Randomator

Kyle Boller
JP Losman
Brady Quinn

The Contenders

Blaine Gabbert Blaine Williamson Gabbert is an American football quarterback for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers of the National Football League.
Mark Sanchez
Sam Bradford Samuel "Sam" Jacob Bradford is an American football quarterback for the Arizona Cardinals of the National Football League. He was drafted by the St. Louis Rams with the first overall pick in the 2010 NFL Draft. He played college football at Oklahoma and as a redshirt sophomore Bradford became only the more.
Tim Tebow Timothy Richard Tebow is an American professional baseball outfielder in the New York Mets organization and a former professional American football player in the National Football League.
Christian Ponder

Well probably the worst quarterback in franchise history he did get carried to a wild card round by Adrain Peterson that he didn't play in because he played his best game (which is not saying much) against the packers in week 17 but he played to hard he got injured so Joe Webb put us Viking fans out of our misery during the 2012 wild card match against the Packers by having us lose hope when he only passed once in the first half the rest he just ran it but hey we scored the first point of the game so yay - RawIsgore

Brandon Weeden

Brandon Weeden was drafted in the first round. At 28 years old. - thomwim

Ryan Leaf Ryan David Leaf is a former American football player who was a quarterback in the National Football League for four seasons. He was selected as the second overall pick in the 1998 NFL Draft after only Peyton Manning. He played for the San Diego Chargers, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Dallas Cowboys, and Seattle more.

Wrong decade - thomwim

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