Rank 'Em: NFL Quarterback Busts

Created: May 7, 2010, 7:46 AM

Where does JaMarcus Russell rank?

Who are the biggest quarterback busts in recent memory?

Hear your name called among the early picks in the NFL draft and you're all but guaranteed to be a household name for years to come. The bad news is that's not necessarily a good thing. For every Peyton Manning or Donovan McNabb, the NFL draft also tends to produce a Ryan Leaf or Rick Mirer. The latest flop appears to be JaMarcus Russell, released by the Raiders three years after being the No. 1 overall pick.

The quarterbacks below were all selected in the top 10 within the last 25 drafts. Ranking them on the magnitude of their failure is up to you.

  • Drafted No. 1 by Texans in 2002
  • Drafted No. 1 by Colts in 1990
  • Drafted No. 3 by Lions in 2002
  • Drafted No. 6 by Bengals in 1992
  • Drafted No. 2 by Chargers in 1998
  • Drafted No. 2 by Seahawks in 1993
  • Drafted No. 1 by Raiders in 2007
  • Drafted No. 3 by Redskins in 1994
  • Drafted No. 3 by Bengals in 1999
  • Drafted No. 7 by Lions in 1990