USA Today FTW: Worst starting quarterback in Detroit Lions history

If you have been a fan of the Detroit Lions for some time now, you most definitely realize the team has not had the greatest starting quarterbacks during the history of the franchise.

Included on the list of starting quarterbacks for the Lions are Dan Orlovsky, Daunte Culpepper, Ty Detmer, Stoney Case, Gus Frerotte, and Andre Ware, just to name a few.

Well, according to USA Today Sports For The Win, none of the quarterbacks mentioned above are the worst quarterback ever to start a game for the Lions. FTW published a piece on Wednesday which identifies (who they believe to be) the worst starting quarterback for each NFL franchise.

Getting the nod as the worst starting quarterback in franchise history for the Detroit Lions is none other than Mike McMahon, who played with the team from 2001-2004.

Here is what FTW had to say about McMahon.

“McMahon finished his Lions career with a completion percentage of 43.8. Stephen Curry shot 45.3% from 3 this season. Just throwing that out there.”


In McMahon’s defense, he was not exactly expected to be a superstar, as he was drafted by the Lions in the 5th Round of the 2001 NFL Draft. (Though they did trade up to take him)

By the time all was said and done, McMahon had played four seasons with the Lions and started a total of seven games. During his time in Detroit, the former Rutgers quarterback completed 43.8% of his passes for 1709 yards with 10 touchdowns and 13 interceptions.

What do you think, Nation? Is Mike McMahon the worst quarterback ever to start a game for the Lions?

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