The 1976 Expansion Buccaneer Quarterbacks |
The 1976 Buccaneers had three different players start at quarterback during that first season and one other who played but a single game. But there were eight passers in all who can claim to have been part of the worst team in NFL history and here are their details.
| || ||Jack Berry||Was the 17th round and final draft pick of the 1976 Buccaneers out of that passing powerhouse that was Washington & Lee university. Never even made it as far as training camp.
||10|| ||Bill Bowerman||Undrafted rookie who did actually get on to the field in the opening pre-season game but was released shortly afterwards.||17||Bill Cappelman||Was a former 2nd round pick of the Vikings in 1970 but had seen little NFL action before signing with the Bucs as a free agent.
||18||Parnell Dickinson||Made one start during 1976 and completed all four passes before getting hurt. Also saw action in seven other games.
||19||James Foote||Came from semi-pro ball to try out for the Bucs but never made the team. Had been a 17th round pick of the Jets in 1973.
||5||Terry Hanratty||Went from the Super Bowl Steelers to the expansion Bucs and made one start against his old team no less. With no success.
||13||Larry Lawrence||Ranks last in Buc passing stats from throwing five passes and completing only two - both to the San Diego Chargers.
||11||Steve Spurrier||Now more famous as a coach than the starting QB for the worst team in pro football history. Made 12 starts during the year..
|10||Gary Valbuena||Never drafted nor did he ever play in the NFL. Was on the roster for several of the pre-season games but got in to play. |