Best: Jacksonville Jaguars – Mark Brunell
The 1990’s represented a proverbial Golden Age of quarterback play in the NFL, which is why it was easy to overlook the accomplishments of Mark Brunell.
Acquired in exchange for a couple of draft picks prior to the 1995 season, the lefty Brunell was named to the Pro Bowl in each of his first three seasons in Jacksonville, and took the team all the way to the AFC Championship game in 1996 and then again in 1999.
Throwing the ball to stud wide receivers like Jimmy Smith and Keenan McCardell, Brunell was 2nd in the NFL in passing yardage in 1996, throwing for 4,367 yards. He sits atop the franchise record book in nearly every statistical category, by a rather sizable margin (and it aint like Blake Bortles is going to catch him anytime soon).
Worst: Jacksonville Jaguars – Blaine Gabbert
Blaine Gabbert was one of the first cautionary tales of the transition quarterbacks who play in a spread system face when coming into the NFL. Gabbert was forced into action as a rookie on the Jacksonville Jaguars, and the results weren’t pretty. In the three seasons he spent in Jacksonville, he was either injured, or just played terribly in general.
Less than three years after picking Gabbert, the Jaguars traded him for a 6th-round pick to the San Francisco 49ers. The best part of this pick? Gabbert was taken one spot of some guy named JJ Watt.