32. Deshone Kizer, Cleveland Browns
It’s not Deshone Kizer’s fault that he was the “consolation prize” for the Cleveland Browns, after they (inexplicably) traded out of the opportunity to draft Carson Wentz and Deshaun Watson in successive years. It’s also not his fault that the Browns decided to draft Kizer and start him right away, despite the fact that the strong-armed Kizer was still more of a “thrower” than a “passer,” and needed years of development before he was truly ready to start in a meaningful NFL game. Unsurprisingly, Kizer has the worst passer rating of any quarterback on this list, has the lowest completion percentage of any starting quarterback in the NFL right now, and has thrown more interceptions than any quarterback in the league.
31. Brock Osweiler, Denver Broncos
There’s a reason why former NFL General Manager Michael Lombardi continues to refer to Brock Osweiler as “the heist” — it’s because over the last season-and-a-half, he isn’t worth anything close to the $16 million per year average that he was once signed to, by the Houston Texans. Houston saw enough of Osweiler that they decided to dump him after just one year. After a cup of coffee in Cleveland, Osweiler returned to Denver, where he’s continued to stink up any joint he plays in. He’s thrown four interceptions in his last three games, and finished with a quarterback rating (QBR) of less than 28 in two of those three games. Unsurprisingly, the Broncos lost by 25 or more points in two of those three games as well.
30. Brett Hundley, Green Bay Packers
When the Green Bay Packers drafted Brett Hundley in the 2015 NFL Draft, he was basically put in the best situation for someone in his situation. The athletic quarterback out of UCLA was still raw and needed time to develop, which led to him dropping to the 5th round of the draft. That gave him time to learn behind the great Aaron Rodgers, biding time until he was ready to start. But when Rodgers went down with a season-ending broken collarbone injury this season, Hundley came in and looked even worse than many rookies have. His 5.95 yards per attempt this year is the second lowest among all starting quarterbacks, as is his 63.3 passer rating. His 153 yards passing per game is the worst in the NFL.