What Ever Happened To These Forgotten NFL Quarterback BUSTS?


Everyone loves a winner.  The road from top NFL draft pick to super-stardom is lined with the guys that didn’t make it. Everyone loves the underdog.  But nobody loves the “bust”.  Here, in no particular order, are the top 10+ NFL QB busts of all time. 


Ryan Leaf

Perhaps best known for being the biggest bust in NFL history, Ryan Leaf had a successful three-year career at Washington State before declaring for the draft. He and Tennessee product Peyton Manning were hotly debated as the top-two picks, with Leaf ultimately going to San Diego second. His time with the Chargers got off to a poor start — a $10,000 fine for missing a rookie symposium — and went downhill from there. His poor play, worse attitude and injuries saw him abruptly retire at 26, after two putrid seasons in San Diego, a failed comeback with the Cowboys and a last-ditch effort with the Seahawks.