Worst NFL Players of All Time

This is a list of some of the worst NFL players to ever step onto the field in any season.
The Top Ten
1 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 ...read more.

The granddaddy of all draft busts, he was bad on the field, and arguably even worst off of it.

Best NFL player of all time! Oops...wrong list, sorry.

Chargers got a future hall of famer here...Oh wait I'm mixed up I think.

He has to be number one

2 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 ...read more.

Future Hall of Famer...Wait who is this guy again? You just told me but I forgot who he was again.

The worst work ethic I have ever seen.

3 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, ...read more.

It was obvious that he would flop in the NFL long before he was drafted. He had the talent, but he so completely lacked the necessary intangibles that he was completely unable to succeed at the NFL level. This should have been obvious to the Browns.

4 Colin Kaepernick Colin Rand Kaepernick (born November 3, 1987) is an American football quarterback who is currently a free agent. Kaepernick played college football at the University of Nevada, where he was named the Western Athletic Conference (WAC) Offensive Player of the Year twice. After graduating, he was selected ...read more.

The media who criticized Tim Tebow for praying and expressing his beliefs praised Colin Kaepernick for kneeling during the National Anthem. I guess the media don't care that Americans laid down their lives for our country. But they have no problem criticizing a song to honor what we stand for. Media is run by liberals

Very disrepsectful player but that's not even the reason why. He cannot throw the football.. one game he threw 7/34 passes. honestly I do think he should be in the nfl to have another chance because I think he is a better man now

This guy is ridiculous

5 Tony Mandarich
6 Charles Rogers
7 Art Schlichter
8 Rusty Lisch

One touchdown versus 11 interceptions in his career.

9 Vernon Gholston

This #6 pick never recorded a sack in his short 3-year career.

10 Bob Timberlake

He only made one of fifteen field goals in his sole season.

The Contenders
11 Daunte Culpepper Daunte Rachard Culpepper is a former American football quarterback. He last played for the Sacramento Mountain Lions of the United Football League.

I just hate his guts.

12 Rae Carruth
13 Russell Erxleben

Yeah, way to waste your first round pick on a punter, New Orleans.

14 Lawrence Phillips

Why do I Always get LT confused with this guy? Anyways, he sucked. And he also killed himself in 2016.

I get this dude mixed up with Lawerence Taylor for some reason I don't know why.

15 Akili Smith
16 Kevin Allen

Said former Eagles head coach Buddy Ryan: "He's a nice big ol' fat kid who could probably go somewhere where they want to stand around and kill the grass. But here, we're going to practice... He looks like a USFL reject."

17 Kim McQuilken

He would later become executive vice president of Cartoon Network... long after throwing 4 touchdowns and 29(! ) interceptions.

18 Eli Manning Elisha Nelson "Eli" Manning is a former American football quarterback who played his entire career for the New York Giants of the National Football League. He is the younger brother of former NFL quarterback Peyton Manning.

He is so good why is he in hear
I am pissed.

19 Aaron Maybin

A reporter in Buffalo called the former Bills player the worst player in the league because he couldn't even get on the field.

20 Blair Walsh Blair Richard Walsh (born January 8, 1990) is an American football placekicker who is currently a free agent. He played college football at Georgia and was drafted by the Minnesota Vikings in the sixth round of the 2012 NFL Draft. He has also played for the Seattle Seahawks. He is well-known for missing ...read more.

You had one job complication featuring Blair Walsh missed field goals and xp attempts.

21 Todd Gurley Todd Gurley II is an American football running back for the Atlanta Falcons of the National Football League.

Still good but not as dominant as he was in L.A.

He's one trash boi.

22 Sergio Brown
23 Joe Montana Joseph Clifford "Joe" Montana, Jr., nicknamed Joe Cool and The Comeback Kid, is a retired American football quarterback.

More like greatest. I bet the person who put him here misread "worst" for "greatest."

How the hell is he bad

He is best thing ever

Whoever put him in this article needs to be drawn and quartered

24 Josh Rosen

Never really got a chance after one not great season. He needed a second chance to maybe? revive his career.

25 Tyreek Hill

Horrible lists this guy is a decent WR with unteachable speed.

He is really gross but he is so good he broke a record he is so fast

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