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 Jamarcus Russell 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.

The worst work ethic I have ever seen. - thomwim

2 Ryan Leaf 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. - thomwim

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

3 Daunte Culpepper Daunte Culpepper Daunte Rachard Culpepper is a former American football quarterback. He last played for the Sacramento Mountain Lions of the United Football League. V 1 Comment
4 Rusty Lisch

One touchdown versus 11 interceptions in his career. - thomwim

5 Bob Timberlake

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

6 Johnny Manziel 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.

College heisman star to a chump

7 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

8 Kim McQuilken

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

9 Vernon Gholston

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

10 Rae Carruth

The Newcomers

? Nathan Peterman Nathan Peterman

A QB that is so bad that he would have a better QB rating if he spiked the ball every play of his career

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

He’s one trash boi.

The Contenders

11 Tony Mandarich
12 Colin Kaepernick 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

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...

13 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

14 Limas Sweed
15 Charles Rogers
16 Akili Smith
17 Blair Walsh Blair Walsh

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. 😑😑😑

18 Patrick Mahomes II


19 Russell Erxleben

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

20 Brad Culpepper

How is this guy bad

21 Chris Kluwe Chris Kluwe
22 Tom Brady Tom Brady Thomas Edward Patrick Brady, Jr., is an American football quarterback for the New England Patriots of the National Football League. Brady is known for being the only quarterback in history to win 5 Super Bowls, and is often considered one of the best quarterbacks of all time. Brady is also frequently ...read more.

Even Andrew luck is better


23 Brandon Weeden
24 Jared Goff Jared Goff

Lol this list is trash. Guy throws for 3 tds a game

25 Mark Sanchez Mark Sanchez
26 Nick Foles Nick Foles Nicholas Edward Foles is an American football quarterback for the Philadelphia Eagles of the National Football League. He was named MVP of Super Bowl LII.
27 Cliff Avril Cliff Avril Clifford Samuel "Cliff" Avril is an American football defensive end for the Seattle Seahawks of the National Football League.
28 Mitch Trubisky
29 Jameis Winston 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

30 Brock Osweiler Brock Osweiler Brock Alan Osweiler is an American football quarterback for the Cleveland Browns of the National Football League.

A completely bad QB... But, some people still have faith in him, while some say he sucks...

31 DeShone Kizer
32 Ereck Flowers Ereck Flowers Ereck Flowers is an American football offensive tackle for the New York Giants of the National Football League.
33 Lawrence Phillips Lawrence Phillips
34 Kirk Cousins Kirk Cousins Kirk Cousins is an American football quarterback for the Minnesota Vikings of the National Football League.
35 Russell Wilson Russell Wilson Russell Carrington Wilson is an American football quarterback for the Seattle Seahawks of the National Football League.
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