As the NFL Draft draws ever nearer, the predictions and debates over who will be drafted where is heating up.
However, no position is now or has ever been more hotly debated than the all-important quarterback position.
Widely agreed upon as the single most important position in football—and likely the second most important single position in all of North American sports—the QB draft class this year is chock full of talent, including Heisman winner Cam Newton.
However, many a year has come and gone with stronger QB draft classes and we’ve all likely seen too many QB first round busts in the past few seasons to be less than a little skeptical.
With that in mind, we here at Bleacher Report decided to look deeper and bring you the top 25 worst QB first round busts in NFL history.
This list stretches more than 30 years into the NFL’s illustrious past, conjuring up names many of you readers may never have even heard of.
This list has failures on all levels whether they be injuries, lack of NFL talent, drugs, gambling addictions and even in one case a man put in control of large sums of money who should’ve never been given control of, well, large sums of other people’s money.
So without further ado, we bring you the top 25 first round QB busts in the NFL, starting with an Honorable Mention for a man who just never seems to catch a break.