Colts Top 10 Quarterbacks in Franchise History
Aug 16, 2014; Indianapolis, IN, USA; New York Giants quarterback Curtis Painter (17) throws a pass against the Indianapolis Colts in a pre season game at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Thomas J. Russo-USA TODAY Sports
Bonus Mention: Curtis Painter (2011)
Painter might have been the worst QB in the franchise to ever start eight games. During the gas leak year of 2011, he played in nine games (starting eight) and it led to a horrendous 0-9 record during that time. Former GM Bill Polian said that if he had properly addressed the backup QB position, he’d probably still be in charge of the Colts.
The silver lining was that the horrendous quarterback play led to the top pick in the draft, and rather than trade it for a king’s ransom, the Colts used it to select Andrew Luck and move the franchise in a different direction. The pick presumably set the Colts up for another decade of great quarterbacking and avoiding a rotating door at the position.
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