Randy Moss and Brett Favre have been disappointments for similar reasons this season.
Moss has made more noise off the field than on it, while Favre has found time to rip his now former head coach Brad Childress in between throwing interceptions and dealing with an NFL investigation.
Those constant distractions caused by both Moss and Favre are symbolic of questionable decision making in the NFL.
The Vikings certainly aren't the only franchise that has showcased bad judgment during the 2010 season.
Throughout the league, teams have stuck with bad quarterbacks, juggled quarterbacks and kept coaches on the sidelines even as the losses pile up.
Here's a look at 25 of the worst decisions in the NFL this year.
Tom Brady's haircut came under fire this season, and deservedly so.
Sure, it's probably within his best interests to keep his lovely wife happy, but there is no reason an All-Pro quarterback should bare any resemblance to a scrawny Canadian teenager.
If not for his stupid 'do, Brady probably would be getting more consideration in the MVP race.
After being tabbed as the next great Miami Dolphins quarterback, Chad Henne didn't even make it through an entire season as the starter.
Henne had a knack for throwing interceptions and was never able to push the ball down the field to Brandon Marshall.
It might have been a better idea for Miami to look elsewhere instead of sticking with Henne.
Don't expect Tyler Thigpen to be the answer.
After a brutal loss to the Broncos, Chiefs' head coach Todd Haley extended a stern finger of warning towards Broncos' head coach Josh McDaniels.
His message was simple.
"I won't shake your hand, you scumbag. Thanks for running up the score."
At least Haley realized his misguided decision and had the courage to apologize the next day.
Don't think he won't run up the score when Denver comes to town later this season.
San Diego's Mike Scifres is one of the best punters in the game.
That should give the Chargers' punting team all the more reason to protect him.
Instead, they allowed one punt block. Then another. Then another.
All told, the Pro Bowl punter has had four punts blocked this season and one punt deflected off of his powerful foot.
San Diego is picking up steam, but the continued special teams miscues are a big reason to have little faith in the Chargers.
It was either stick with Jake Delhomme and pay him a ton of money, or cut ties with him and fork over $12 million before getting him off the books.
It seemed like an easy choice at the time, but Matt Moore was supposed to be a little bit better.
Moore didn't last long before getting knocked around and out of the lineup.
Even after Matt Leinart put aside the babes and the booze, he still wasn't fit to be a starting quarterback in the NFL.
The lack of ideal arm strength or mobility ended up being the biggest reason Lienart couldn't find the field in Arizona.
Arizona probably should have seen that coming and went out to get a real starting quarterback.
Derek Anderson doesn't count.
Staying in the desert, Ken Whisenhunt was so frustrated with Derek Anderson that he turned to an unproven rookie out of BYU to run the offense.
It didn't take long to realize Max Hall was nowhere near ready to play quarterback in the NFL.
Hall looked overwhelmed from the moment he stepped on the field, but did manage to beat Drew Brees in his first career start.
It's been a strange season in the NFL.
It's nothing unusual to see a power struggle by the Bay.
Oakland head coach Tom Cable had little interest in sticking with newly-acquired Jason Campbell, preferring to go with the reliable Bruce Gradkowski.
Even after Campbell led the Raiders to three straight wins, there was talk Gradkowski would get his starting job back.
With Al Davis frowning down from his box, expect Cable to revert back to his security blanket in the coming weeks.
Not many people knew Michael Vick would be this good, but the Eagles got a chance to see what he could do in practice.
Andy Reid had to know he might be a better player, but he stood by his choice of Kevin Kolb to begin the season.
Kolb's concussion might end up being the best thing to happen to the Eagles all year long.
Mike Singletary is as stubborn as they come.
As the losses piled up for a variety of reasons, he fired his offensive coordinator and was on the verge of benching Alex Smith before an injury made the move for him.
Smith was healthy last Week, but Singletary stuck with the hot hand in Troy Smith.
Although he had helped the Niners win two straight games, the former Heisman Trophy winner hadn't exactly been torching opposing defenses.
There's nothing like putting your season—and career—in the hands of a quarterback straight off the scrap heap.
Marvin Lewis got himself off the hot seat with a fantastic 2009 season in Cincinnati.
Despite that brief return to glory, Lewis has directed the Bengals to a brutal 2-8 record.
Evidently giving up 35 unanswered points to the Bills in Sunday's loss still wasn't enough for the ownership to make a change.
How many more losses will it take?
Washington needed a quarterback, so the trade to acquire his services made sense.
What didn't make sense was offering him a lucrative contract extension that ended up meaning next to nothing.
After the initial shock of $88 million wore off, it became clear the the fine print of the deal allowed the Redskins to rid themselves of McNabb after the 2010 season.
What's the point of even offering him a deal?
There are plenty of more practical ways to diffuse a tense situation after benching the starting quarterback.
Albert Haynesworth deserves criticism for his complaining and inability to pass a simple conditioning test, but Mike Shanahan should also face plenty of blame for being one stubborn coach.
Once the season got going, Haynesworth showed some flashes of being the dominant player he once was.
And, of course, Shanahan kept him on the sidelines most of the game.
There's nothing like shelling out $100 million to a defensive tackle used strictly in passing situations.
As Dallas continued losing early this season, it became almost painful to watch Wade Phillips.
The Cowboys were making the same stupid mistakes, and all Phillips could do was shake his head.
With his job on the line, he really should have let his overconfident team have it.
Instead, he chose to take the high road right out of town.
You know you have problems when there aren't any assistant coaches ready to rise to the position of interim head coach.
That seems to be the primary reason John York decided to let Mike Singletary coach for the rest of the season.
No matter how bad things get.
It's time for coach Mike to find some substance within that stormy style.
Randy Moss probably deserved to be released, but former Vikings coach Brad Childress probably could have gone about it differently.
Vikings owner Zygi Wilf had no idea coach Chilly had decided to part ways with Moss after a 26-day marriage.
Wilf had endorsed the move to acquire Moss in exchange for a third-round pick, but reportedly had little interest in releasing the fallen star.
Coach Childress will need to work better with others if he wants to have a future in the NFL.
Prior to Young's injury and subsequent meltdown yesterday, it was becoming more and more obvious that quarterback was once again Tennessee's biggest problem.
Even when he won games, Young has never been a polished product.
More importantly, he has shown little improvement during his career thanks in part to a poor work ethic.
It's time to for the Titans to find a new quarterback.
It just didn't seem like a good idea.
Terrell Owens is enjoying one of the best seasons of his entire career, but Ochocinco has spent the last month sulking.
Meanwhile, the losses are continuing to pile up.
It's only a matter of time until the tense situation boils over.
First-round picks are normally reserved for players who can make an immediate impact or have outstanding potential.
Tim Tebow doesn't seem to meet either stipulation.
Aside from generating an incredible amount of preseason buzz, the Broncos' move did little to help the state of the franchise on the field.
Denver would have been better served to address the issues on the defensive side of the ball with a proven commodity.
The jury is still out on what kind of quarterback Tebow will be.
Few general managers are more stubborn than A.J. Smith.
Despite plenty of offers for holdout Vincent Jackson, Smith decided to hang onto the receiver.
In the long run, nothing good can come out of the decision for the Chargers' franchise.
Instead, the decision seemed to be more about hurting Jackson's future heading into the potential lockout.
The writing was on the wall for Wade Phillips early in the season.
It wasn't until an embarrassing loss on Sunday Night Football that Jerry Jones decided to make a change.
Based on the early returns from Jason Garrett, it's easy to wonder what would have happened in Dallas if the firing had come sooner.
Brad Childress did plenty of damage during his final weeks in Minnesota.
He went over the owner's head to make a major personnel decision, divided the locker room and completely lost the Vikings' team.
In the end, Sunday's 31-3 loss to Green Bay could become a blessing in disguise.
Moss' fall from grace has been completely shocking.
Given his surly attitude and rapid decline in production, there weren't many reasons to expect him to make a difference in Nashville.
Especially without a quarterback.
Moss has totaled one reception in his first two games as a Titan.
Why even bother making the move?
Roger Goodell has used this season as a crusade for player safety.
Meanwhile, he has been spearheading the campaign for adding two additional games even as the NFL prepares for an inevitable labor clash.
There probably would be a better time for Goodell to make his appeal to the players.
In the end, the commissioner's dictatorship has one primary goal: to make the NFL into an even bigger cash cow.
It wasn't a popular move at the time, but Packers' president Ted Thompson told Brett Favre he was done with the annual tango with retirement.
He was done with having the face of the franchise hold the future of the franchise in limbo.
Even after rolling out the carpet to get Favre to return, the Vikings still needed to sweeten the pot before luring No. 4 out of retirement.
When he did finally un-retire, the offense once again went through him.
His tense relationship with Brad Childress once again played out through the media.
With the sense of entitlement already in place, there was no way to control Favre even with 17 interceptions and a 3-7 record.
Brad Childress' decision to lure Favre out of retirement ended up costing him his job while tarnishing the legacy of a future Hall of Famer.
Too bad there aren't any mulligans in the NFL.