Years: 1970-1981
Teams: Cleveland Browns, Chicago Bears
Drafted: 1st round, 3rd overall (1970)
Career Games Started: 72

Upon Phipps' entry into the NFL, he was forced to put the entire Cleveland Brown's organization on his back after they traded one of their top receivers in Paul Warfield to obtain his draft rights. As Mike Ditka and Ricky Williams found out, no rookie player is worth that much. In his third season as the official starter, Phipps played well, throwing for nearly 2,000 yards. However the next three seasons he went 12-20, playing himself out of the starting role. Phipps was later traded to the Bears, who much like the Raiders have had a history of bad quarterbacks in their organization.