14. Ryan Lindley
It feels unfair to put Lindley on this list because he was in a no-win situation. Arizona cut their fourth-string quarterback before an injury crisis struck. Carson Palmer was out of action for the season. Then, Drew Stanton suffered an injury. Suddenly, the Cardinals faced a choice and opted to bring Lindley back. He had the chance to become a hero.
But he couldn’t take it. Instead, he became synonymous with failure. The Cardinals played the Panthers in the first round and lost the game. Meanwhile, Lindley was atrocious. The franchise set an NFL record for the least amount of passing yards in a playoff game (via SB Nation). Remarkably, the Colts still gave him an opportunity as a backup after this display.