2000: Jake Plummer, Arizona Cardinals
Jake “the Snake” Plummer was something of a local legend in the greater Phoenix area, after leading the Arizona State Sun Devils to a Pac-10 Championship and Rose Bowl appearance. So when the previously moribund Arizona Cardinals drafted him in the second round of the 1997 NFL Draft, that caused a major buzz in the area.
But after a promising start to his NFL career, Plummer really struggled in 1999 and 2000. In the latter season, he threw for only 13 touchdowns and had 21 interceptions in only 14 games, with a 66.0 quarterback ranking. That was the worst among any quarterback who had started at least 12 games that year.