NFL Draft History: Top 25 QB Busts of All Time

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NFL Draft History: Top 25 QB Busts of All Time
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Neither Ryan Leaf nor JaMarcus Russell are at the top of this list. I want to give full disclosure on that fact right now.

That is not to say they are not on this list at all, it is just saying this list is trying to remove some hype from the equation and look at the "draft bust" label more objectively.

Russell and Leaf get the "glory" because of where they were picked, how much money they were paid and how fast they flamed out. In Russell's case, it was not so much he flamed out as much as he never had the energy to even start a fire.

There is a name on this list that will surprise you.

So here are some of the main criteria for this list: The quarterback had to be drafted in the first round. They had to have failed the team that drafted them in some way, and they had to have set their team back a few years in the goal of winning a Super Bowl.

Those are the main criteria, but number of games played also factors in, so enjoy the list.

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