NFL fans suffer severe highs and lows. The San Francisco 49ers had two of the greatest quarterbacks ever in Joe Montana and Steve Young then became almost irrelevant in the 2000s. Meanwhile, in recent years, the likes of the Jaguars and the Jets constantly leave their fans wanting to cry.
So today we took a look at 25 of the worst-performing NFL teams in history. All of these teams had terrible losing records. Some of them also have insane backstories that made their seasons even worse. In the end, all their fans could do was sit back and watch through their fingers. Check out the list below via Yardbarker.
25. San Diego Chargers (2000)
For some reason many thought Ryan Leaf was a better prospect than Peyton Manning. That statement wasn’t a joke either. The Chargers selected him in 1997 with the second overall pick and he went down as one of the worst busts ever. He was so bad in 2000 that the Chargers even dropped him for Jim Harbaugh. Bear in mind that they had to put all of the veteran’s pieces together first (via Fansided).
2000 was a historically bad season for San Diego as they went 1-15. Their lone victory came over the Chiefs in Week 13 but it was an anomaly. In the end, they finished with the worst record in the NFL. The Chargers picked Drew Brees the following summer after Leaf’s departure. However, he struggled in California before his eventual move to New Orleans. Then, their miserable track record scared off Eli Manning in 2004 before they picked up Philip Rivers.