Worst First-Round Quarterbacks Since 1998

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Worst First-Round Quarterbacks Since 1998
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Could anyone top Ryan Leaf as biggest draft bust ever?

In 1998, the Indianapolis Colts selected Peyton Manning with the first pick of the NFL draft.

That selection turned out to be one of the best ever by any team in any draft.

The San Diego Chargers had the second pick. They chose quarterback Ryan Leaf.

And that selection turned out to be one of the worst picks by any team in any draft.

When a team selects a quarterback in the first round, they are hoping to set the team up for 10 to 15 years. On the other hand, a failed quarterback selection can a team back for five years or more.

Since 1998, several first round quarterbacks have failed. Most are forgotten now, relegated to the scrap heap of NFL history.

None of these players ever led their team to a Super Bowl, and some franchises are still trying to recover from these failed choices.

Here are the worst of the worst.

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