Thursday, November 18, 2010

Worst 100 NFL Players of All Time

This list of the worst 100 NFL players is pretty fantastic. Part 1 here. Part 2 here. There are many gems. I'm a big fan of Bob Timberlake:

The Giants signed Timberlake to a two-year, $85,000 deal, but he couldn't beat out Earl Morrall for the starting quarterback job. When the team's primary kicker suffered an injury, Timberlake was inserted into his spot. On Oct. 3, 1965, Timberlake hit a 43-yard field goal in a 23–13 win over Pittsburgh. He missed his next 14 field goal attempts and was cut before the following season.

I also thought Kim McQuilken was fantastic as well:

One can certainly argue that McQuilken belongs at No. 1 on this list. In five NFL seasons, the Lehigh product threw for four touchdowns and 29 interceptions. He went on to become executive vice president of the Cartoon Network, which is somehow appropriate.

Really, there are so many excellent candidates for this list. Amazingly, Ryan Leaf was only #6 and JaMarcus Russell #13.