10 Biggest Georgia Bulldogs NFL Draft busts of all time

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Georgia Bulldogs NFL Draft bust No. 10: Quincy Carter

2001 NFL Draft, Round 2, Pick 53
Dallas Cowboys, 2001-2003
New York Jets, 2004

Quincy Carter almost avoided this list, but based on what the Cowboys’ expectations of him became, it’s hard not to consider him a draft bust.

Dallas was in the midst of a quarterback limbo following Troy Aikman’s retirement when they selected Carter in the second round of the 2001 NFL Draft. Despite having three pretty solid seasons at Georgia, Carter was still somewhat of an unknown in terms of how his game would translate to the NFL.

His performances varied from outstanding to completely inept, and he moved in and out of the starting role, competing with other quarterbacks who would eventually find themselves out of work, or on the perennial backup-journeyman list.

Carter would eventually fail several drug tests, and rather than have him sit on the suspended list for a third of a season, Dallas opted to release him. His drug problems continued during his one-year stint with the Jets.

The former Georgia star bounced around the Arena League, Canadian Football League, and small indoor football leagues before eventually leaving football for good in 2016.