In the NFL, having the best numbers in the league doesn’t mean anything unless you win the big game. Here’s our list of the top five choke-artist quarterbacks of the last five years.
Tom Brady’s career as a whole is the resume of a winner, with three Super Bowl rings. However, in the past five years, Brady hasn’t been getting it done.
After going 16-0 in the regular season in 2007, Brady and the New England Patriots fell short to the New York Giants. Four years later brought a repeat of the G-Men forcing New England to cancel its parade plans, leaving Brady to think of the good ol’ times of the early 2000s.
Michael Vick joins the list of Philadelphia Eagles quarterbacks falling short. Vick entered on the hot seat after the “Almost” era of Donovan McNabb and still finds himself there today.
All Vick has to show for his three seasons is an opening-round playoff loss and a cool vest. The Eagles signed the opposing teams' favorite quarterback to a six-year, $100 million contract in 2011. Philly’s patience is running out.
Jay Cutler can’t win with people or the big game. His constant pout and inability to take the Chicago Bears past the NFC in the playoffs has left fans unsatisfied.
He is one of the Bears' all-time leading passers, but there's nothing like a bad attitude and an inability to win to take all the glory out of it.
Mark Sanchez has experienced some pretty extreme highs and lows being “The Sanchise” for the New York Jets. He played well enough to get the Jets to two AFC Championships but was unable to get any further.
The team completely fell apart last season, missing the postseason, yet Sanchez was signed to a very generous contract. The Jets also signed Tim Tebow as a backup, and Sanchez has continued to put up subpar numbers that give the fans a reason to call for Tebow.
Tony Romo has been called an elite quarterback without ever getting to the big game. Romo has only earned one playoff win in his career, leaving Jerry Jones and Dallas Cowboys fans hoping for next year.
And with a shaky 2-2 start, maybe the fans should start to wait for next season.