The first-ever draft pick of the Carolina Panthers franchise, quarterback Kerry Collins helped lead the new expansion team to a playoff appearance — and win — in the team’s second year of existence. In 1996, the Panthers defeated the Cowboys by a 26-17 score in the Wild Card round of the playoffs. Collins rode the back of the stout Panthers defense, throwing for only 100 yards on 12 completions.
In his lone Super Bowl appearance, Collins completed 15 of 39 passing attempts for a total of 112 yards, to go along with zero touchdowns and four interceptions. Due to the length of his career (18 seasons), some NFL fans remember Collins as a much better quarterback than he actually was. But quantity is never as good as quality. Collins led the league in interceptions 3x in his career, and finished with totals of 208 touchdowns to 196 interceptions.