Best: Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Brad Johnson
If you look back through the history of quarterbacks of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, it’s not pretty. Making this selection is almost like when you’re completely out of clothes to wear since you haven’t done the laundry, and trying to find the underwear with the least holes in it. Do you give it to Vinny Testaverde, who has the most passing yards in franchise history but a .333 career record in 72 games? Or Josh Freeman, who had only one winning season?
Trent Dilfer finished with a .500 record in Tampa, but had 80 interceptions in six years? We say no, and by process of elimination, give this distinction to Brad Johnson, who helped the Buccaneers win their only Super Bowl in franchise history in 2002.
Worst: Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Vinny Testaverde
Even the 1986 Heisman Trophy winner and best quarterback in college football couldn’t overcome the misery that was the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for most of the 1970’s and 1980’s. In his first three seasons in the NFL, Testaverde threw an unfathomable 63 interceptions, winning a grand total of 10 starts in 33 games.
Outside of his rookie season, when he started in only four games, Testaverde threw at least 15 interceptions in each of his five subsequent seasons in Tampa.