Ranking every NY Jets starting quarterback since 1990

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24. Browning Nagle, QB, NY Jets

The first quarterback on this list to actually start a season for the Jets, Browning Nagle was brutal in his one year as a starter in New York. The former second-round pick threw just seven touchdowns and a whopping 17 interceptions in 13 starts.

The Jets went just 3-10 with Nagle at the helm, and he would never start another game for the team. He has quite a few more starts than some of the others on this list, but he was so bad in those starts that he belongs at this spot.

23. Bryce Petty, QB, NY Jets

Bryce Petty actually started seven total games across two years with the Jets, even winning a game in his rookie season. Unfortunately, he just wasn't very good.

Petty finished his Jets and NFL career with four touchdowns and 10 interceptions while completing just 53 percent of his passes. The Jets didn't give Petty much to work with, but it quickly became apparent that he was just not an NFL quarterback.

22. Rick Mirer, QB, NY Jets

One of the NFL's most infamous draft busts, Rick Mirer started six games for the Jets in the team's ill-fated 1999 season. Filling in for the injured Vinny Testaverde, Mirer went just 2-4 before he was eventually replaced by Ray Lucas for the rest of the season.

Mirer finished his Jets career with five touchdowns and nine interceptions, completing just 54 percent of his passes. His poor performance was made even worse by the fact that Lucas legitimately played well after taking over.

There was no career resurgence for Mirer in New York — just further struggles.