San Francisco 49ers: 10 worst quarterbacks in franchise history
By Bobby Horne
No. 2. 49ers quarterback Jim Druckenmiller — 1997-1998
Quarterback Jim Druckenmiller was selected by the 49ers as the 26th overall pick in the 1997 NFL Draft. He was believed to be the successor to Steve Young.
Head coach Steve Mariucci even said (h/t John Jay Fox of the Morning Call), “I would like to think he’s our quarterback of the future,”
After Young suffered a hand injury in Week 1 of the 1997 season, Druckenmiller was the starter for Week 2. As the starter, he completed 10 of 27 passes and threw three interceptions. He appeared in only five more games through the 1998 season.
Druckenmiller threw for 239 yards, one touchdown and four interceptions during his career with the 49ers, which seemingly flamed out sooner than it even began.
In 1999, Druckenmiller was traded to the Miami Dolphins for a conditional draft choice. He didn’t appear in a regular-season game for the Dolphins.
Druckenmiller was named as the 11th biggest draft bust since the NFL/AFL merger by ESPN in 2008.