There may be ten other players on the same side out there on the field, but an NFL team can live or die by the strength of their quarterback – not least, of course, because the QB often calls the shots when it comes to offensive plays. But not every quarterback is up to the task at hand – and, in fact, many ultimately disappoint in the heat of battle. We’re sure, for instance, that a lot of football fans would rather not remember how various of the following players performed in the past.
32. Arizona Cardinals – Derek Anderson
Given that Kurt Warner had taken the Arizona Cardinals to the 2009 Super Bowl, he was always going to be a tough act to follow upon his retirement soon afterwards. And, alas, Derek Anderson was not the man to fill Warner’s cleats. After getting off to a bad start for the Cardinals in 2010, Anderson was benched twice, with rookie Max Hall taking his place. Then when Hall suffered an injury, fellow rookie John Skelton stepped up to become starting quarterback. With that, Anderson was sidelined for good, and so he ended his season in Arizona with a dismal 2-7 record. His off-field antics were no more impressive, either: in November 2010 he lashed out at a reporter who had accused him of laughing at his team’s poor performance.