Best: Los Angeles Rams – Kurt Warner
It’s the story we’ve heard many, many times over: the guy who went from being an Arena Football League castoff to grocery store bag boy to completely unknown backup quarterback to the starting quarterback of the most prolific offense in NFL history (to date). After Dick Vermeil was forced to turn to the virtually unknown Kurt Warner as the starting quarterback of the St. Louis Rams, most people feared the worst. Instead, Warner and the Rams set the record for the most productive offense in NFL history in 1999, en route to winning the franchise’s only Super Bowl championship.
Warner’s career 93.7 passer rating is the 10th-best in NFL history, and his 4,830 yards passing in 2001 (when the Rams would go on to lose to the New England Patriots in the Super Bowl) is the 21st-most single season passing yards in NFL history.
Worst: Los Angeles Rams – Dan Pastorini
Even though he spent only one year with the Los Angeles Rams (in 1981), Dan Pastorini certainly made his mark on franchise history… but not in a good way. Pastorini threw two touchdown passes, but a laughable 14 interceptions that year, giving him an unbelievable 1:7 ratio of touchdown passes to interceptions.
It shouldn’t be any surprise that he was one-and-done in Los Angeles, retiring just one season later.