TW's Take: Frankly, Painter got lucky that I didn't have him last in my rankings. Why? He is simply not a good quarterback. He is one of the worst quarterbacks I have ever seen; he's like the NFL's Hasheem Thabeet, just not as hyped.
He completely embarrassed Colts fans last season in the final two games. If you didn't know, the Colts were 14-0 heading into the last two games of the season. Coach Jim Caldwell wanted to rest Peyton Manning for those games, so Painter took the majority of the snaps in the final two games.
The Colts lost the final two games, mainly due to Painter. In games against the Jets and Bills, Painter managed to only complete 8 of 28 passes for 83 yards and two interceptions (9.8 quarterback rating).
In the Jets game, Painter also lost a fumble that was returned for a touchdown. He is just not a good NFL quarterback, and that's about all I can say about him.
SP's Take: Painter should be thankful he has just enough experience to keep him from being the lowest-ranked quarterback in the NFL. There are several third-string quarterbacks I would rather have on my team than Painter, and I can't count how many free agents are better.
He was given a chance last season to take the Colts to a perfect regular season record and responded by blowing a lead and getting thrashed by the New York Jets.
Every time I have seen him on the field, one of the following has occurred: a sack, an interception, an errant pass out of bounds, a horribly placed incompletion, a fumbled snap, another sack or an extremely short completion for almost no gain. The latter is the best he can hope for.
*On a side note, Colts fans apparently dislike Painter as much or more than we ever could. At a recent press conference, an angry fan hurled a shoe at Curtis Painter. I can only say we both envy said fan.