2011: Curtis Painter (WORST)
Why He’s Here: You’d think after watching Peyton Manning from the sidelines for a couple of years that Painter would have learned a thing or two. When veteran Kerry Collins, who was signed to replace Manning following neck surgery, got hurt early in the season, Painter took over and fell flat on his face. Even with a playoff-caliber roster around him, Painter had trouble moving the ball and avoiding costly errors, failing to lead the Colts to a single win. Eventually, the Colts were desperate enough to replace Painter with Dan Orlovsky, which didn’t go much better.
Team Success: With Manning out for the season, the Colts were an abysmal 2-14 in 2011. Indy was 0-8 in games Painter started, and after getting the top overall pick, they drafted Andrew Luck to replace Manning.
By the Numbers: Completed 132 of 243 passes (54.3%) for 1,541 yards with six touchdowns and nine interceptions.