Best: Washington Redskins – Sammy Baugh
One of the reasons Joe Gibbs was so respected among both his contemporaries and fans inside of our nation’s capital is because of the fact that he’s the only head coach in NFL history to win three Super Bowls in a decade, with three different starting quarterbacks.
The Washington Redskins have had guys well-above-average guys like Sonny Jurgensen and Joe Theisman at quarterback, but the only true “superstar” that they’ve had at the position played before most of our parents were even born: “Slingin” Sammy Baugh. Baugh wasn’t only an elite quarterback (leading the NFL in passer rating six times) back in the 1930’s and 1940’s, but also served as a defensive back and even a punter.
He was among the first-ever group of players inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1963.
Worst: Washington Redskins – Ralph Guglielmi
A stud quarterback at the University of Notre Dame, the Washington Redskins selected Ralph Guglielmi with the 4th overall pick way back in the 1955 NFL Draft.
Let’s just say that, from there, they didn’t get much return on their investment. After finishing his rookie year with a 3-0 record in the games he played, Guglielmi eventually went 2-12-3 as the quarterback over the next three years.
After spending four years in Washington, like a bad decision made in an election, Guglielmi was gone.