2008: Dan Orlovsky (WORST)
Why He’s here: In Orlovsky’s defense, he didn’t make his first career start until the 2008 season. He was also one of five quarterbacks to play for the Lions that season, so he wasn’t the only one who was horrible. However, Orlovsky stands out from the pack because of the time he took a snap out of the shotgun and then proceeded to run out of the back of the end zone without realizing it. That play was an immense failure at such a fundamental level that it more or less guarantees that he was the worst quarterback in the league that year.
Team Success: As most remember, 2008 was the year the Lions went 0-16. Orlovsky had the misfortune of being the starter for seven of those games. The following year, the Lions drafted Matthew Stafford, and the rest is very average history.
By the Numbers: Completed 143 of 255 passes (56.1%) for 1,616 yards with eight touchdowns and eight interceptions.