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.

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

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

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.

The worst work ethic I have ever seen. - thomwim

3 Rusty Lisch

One touchdown versus 11 interceptions in his career. - thomwim

4 Bob Timberlake

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

5 Akili Smith
6 Art Schlichter
7 Charles Rogers
8 Ted Gregory
9 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." - thomwim

10 Babe Laufenberg

The Newcomers

? Larry Stegent
? Bernard Williams

The Contenders

11 John McKay Jr.
12 Cade McNown
13 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.

So bad even BLAKE BORTLES was drafted before him - Mattblue66

College heisman star to a chump

Theys guys are all stupid!

14 Rocky Thompson
15 Tony Mandarich
16 Kim McQuilken

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

17 Vernon Gholston

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

18 Lawrence Phillips

Why do I Always get LT confused with this guy? Anyways, he sucked. And he also killed himself in 2016. - Mattblue66

19 Russell Erxleben

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

20 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

Doesn't deserve a chance in the NFL or a Nobel prize.


HEY, GREAT IDEA! join Manuel on the tiger cats for all I care...

21 Justin Blackmon
22 Rae Carruth
23 Heath Shuler
24 Jimmy Hines
25 Shante Carver
26 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. - thomwim

He sucks

27 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. - thomwim

28 Limas Sweed
29 Eli Manning Elisha Nelson "Eli" Manning is an American football quarterback for the New York Giants of the National Football League. He is the younger brother of former NFL quarterback Peyton Manning.

What he is sooo good name 3 reasons he is 1 of the worst players of all time oh wait he also carried his team to the super Bowl

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

Many horrible seasons and can't win

30 Mike Junkin
31 Lam Jones
32 Michael Haddix
33 Jeff Komlo
34 Michael Haynes
35 Neil O'Donoghue
36 Renaldo Nehemiah
37 David Shula
38 Craig Whelihan
39 Dick Leftridge
40 Kenny Jackson
41 Mike Phipps
42 Rashard Anderson
43 Jim Druckenmiller
44 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.

3 missed field goals in a game, missed a cheap shot field goal, etc. - AnLSUQB

He missed 20+ field goals with 1 season in Seattle. If those missed field goals were scored, Seattle could have been 13-3 or 14-2 because they were lost by missed field goals in close games. TBT To the redskins, lost by 9 and Blair Walsh missed 5 field goals that game. 😑😑😑

45 Todd Gurley Todd Gurley II is an American football running back for the Los Angeles Rams of the National Football League.

Maybe he is but right now he is a beast

He’s one trash boi.

46 Sergio Brown
47 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."

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

How the hell is he bad

48 Jameis Winston Jameis L. Winston is an American football quarterback for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers of the National Football League.

A complete butt wipe with several legal issues in his history - railfan99

Rapist

49 Tyreek Hill
50 Mark Sanchez

Oof. Bet that butt smelled bad

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