Quarterbacks are the most celebrated players in the NFL. They provide the most historic moments because they are effective conduits for their teams’ success on the playing field. But unfortunately, this exposure makes their mistakes all the more visible to their fans as well as the watching world.
Today, we’re going to look at some historic quarterback mistakes. This article comes with a trigger warning because it will bring back some painful memories for a lot of fans. Firstly, there are iconic Super Bowl-winning QBs who made errors at the worst possible time in key games. Then, there are the back-ups who haunt the dreams of their franchises’ fanbases because they were so awful. Check out the list below via Radio.com.
35. Wasted Opportunity
2020 saw Dwayne Haskins blow his big opportunity as a starter with the Washington Football Team. He made waves after breaching health regulations to visit a strip club. Meanwhile, it was the night of a loss and the week of a playoff push. He also endangered his head coach Ron Rivera, a cancer survivor. Furthermore, many of his teammates avoided their families over the holiday season out of dedication to the team.
“He’s like a Johnny Manziel-lite,” Washington fan Bill Myers wrote. “Flashes of competent play in yet another losing effort, but it’s all wrapped up in an immature guy who is oblivious to the opportunity he’s destroying. He doesn’t show respect for the game, and he definitely isn’t showing respect for the team.” Overall, Haskins made a terrible error of judgment by any comparison.