Cade McNown (UCLA)
Cade McNown put up video game numbers during his time at UCLA. In his junior and senior season, he totalled 56 touchdowns compared to just 17 turnovers, and finished with several Pac-10 records (now known the Pac-12). McCown is the only UCLA quarterback to go 4-0 against the USC Trojans. If you’re familiar with their heated rivalry, you understand just how significant that is. The Bears selected McNown with the #13 pick in 1999, hoping he would be their franchise quarterback for at least a decade.
But in two seasons with the Bears he started 15 games, throwing 16 TDs compared to 19 interceptions and an eye-popping 14 fumbles. McNown was traded after two seasons to Miami for a 6th round pick, but never played another down in the NFL. His lack of accuracy, poor decision-making and an attitude that reminded many of Ryan Leaf limited his career in Chicago. He is widely regarded as one of the worst draft picks in franchise history.