Arizona Cardinals, Derek Anderson (2010)
When Kurt Warner retired after the 2009 season, having led the Arizona Cardinals to back-to-back playoff appearances (including a Super Bowl appearance two seasons prior), the team again found themselves with a massive hole at the quarterback position. Arizona tried to use Anderson as a band-aid solution of sorts, but that certainly didn’t stop the bleeding.
Not only was Anderson benched twice in one season (in favor of rookie quarterback Max Hall both times), but he even got into a spat with one of the Cardinals’ reporters who questioned Anderson’s performance. Unsurprisingly, he was released after just one year in Arizona, in which he threw seven touchdowns but 10 interceptions, and finished with a 2-7 record as the Cardinals’ starter.