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The Worst NFL Quarterbacks of the last 25 years


There's a lot of statistical information out there to celebrate amazing acomplishments by quarterbacks in the NFL.  Being a quarterback in the NFL is no easy task, but we decided to take a look at some of the worst statistical seasons in the last 25 seasons.  Names that instantly come to mind are JaMarcus Russell and Ryan Leaf, more recently Mark Sanchez has been a lightning rod for poor quarterback play. 

There are plenty of statistics we could use like quarterback rating, completion percentage, and turnovers.  We landed on Touchdown to Interception Ratio, it's a simple formula that compares the number of passing touchdowns a quarterback throws to interceptions thrown. In essence, this statistic is used to measure how well a quarterback manages passing risk and reward. Very good NFL quarterback seasons will see a TD to INT ratio of over 2 with elite seasons over 3.5.

Over the past 10 years the NFL has made considerable rule changes to protect the quarterback and infuse more offensive scoring into the game.  We can assume that more recent quarterbacks have had a better chance to succeed, which makes guys like JaMarcus Russell (2008) and Jimmy Clausen (2009) even more spectacularily bad.


Some names that are missing from the list?  Tim Tebow, Matt Leinart, and Joey Harrington come to mind...who else didn't make the cut? Let us know below.

Curious who had the best touchdown-to-interception ratio in the last 25 seasons?



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