Nostalgia: Whatever Happened to … Jim Druckenmiller?

jdpicvogs59a-5150-10-1.jpgJim Druckenmiller was the 49ers’ first round pick in the 1997 draft. Out of Virginia Tech, he was the prototype quarterback: strong armed, tall (6-4) and poised under pressure. He was the heir apparent to the Joe Montana-Steve Young legacy. Then he proceeded to suck.

After just two seasons, the Niners traded him to Miami, where he was soon released because he sucked. Pro Football Reference sums up Druck’s career best:

Jim Druckenmiller never finished in the top 10 in any major category.

Jim Druckenmiller is not in the all-time top 50 in any major category.

But the Jim Druckenmiller story really gets good after his three long years of NFL service benchwarming. He was signed by the Arena Football League’s Los Angeles Avengers, where he was the backup quarterback and amassed this career stat line: 5 of 13 for 82 yards and one interception.

Once the Arena Football League didn’t work out (you know you’re a bad football player when … ), Druck kept at the dream and signed with the XFL’s Memphis Maniax. He “led” the Maniax to a record of 5-5. After the XFL folded, he tried to make the Indy Colts roster, but alas, his comeback attempt was for naught.

Because he sucked.

Jim Druckenmiller [wikipedia]


42 Responses to Nostalgia: Whatever Happened to … Jim Druckenmiller?

  1. Rob says:

    Just bc he backed up Steve Young and Dan Marino then went on doesnt mean he sucked. He got further than most of us and there is a lot more to it.

  2. Rob says:

    whats ur opinion? Do you know the facts?

  3. Wes says:

    Yes, I know the facts. Rob, it’s time for you to quell your urge to speak.

  4. Anonymous says:

    jim is a big pussy who jumped a 5’10 185lb guy who kicked the shit out of him

  5. Anonymous says:

    hey i am his cousin and he dont suck

  6. John Garry says:

    I love Druck…he is my all suck and I will beat you up if you keep talking trash

  7. Anonymous says:

    No who really sucked is the 49ers front office for drafting him over Jake Plummer.

  8. Anonymous says:

    I just saw him saturday night in Cordova,Tn
    he was playing pool at TJ MULLIGANS……..

  9. Anonymous says:

    yes he’s there daily drinking

  10. anonymous says:

    He now lives in a small apartment, and is a door-guy checking ID’s in Cordova, TN.

    TJ Mulligans, if your dont believe me!!

  11. mikeychx says:

    haha…the only numbers that matter are 6 years @ $5.6M…and $3M signing bonus……more than all of you will make in a lifetime

    who sucks now?

    • cvb says:

      > who sucks now?

      The dumbass niners for ever drafting him. Everyone else thought he was a flake, and nothing more than a camp body.

      BTW, hey cousin, your grammer sucks, and I bet you are as stupid as him.

    • Joseph says:

      Which he quickly blew on cocaine and romancing a Playmate who ditched him the moment he bombed out of the NFL. Cause he sucks.

      • Anonymous says:

        Ur one of those people who think every athlete does drugs if they suck well let me tell u I know Jim very well and he’s never done cocaine or any drugs for that matter when he was in the NFL

  12. HandsomeOlderLustyBlackLad says:

    I’m Tony Dungy-and Ferguson Jenkins’ cousin and…
    JIM DRUCKENMILLER SUCKED BIG-TIME!!!(In fact,isn’t he known,for apparently obvious reasons,as “Jim Drunken-raper?”)

    • Anonymous says:

      Heyy you might want to get your facts straight he’s not a rapist the only reason he was accused of being one is because the girl wanted his money… Like really who wouldn’t want a couple million dollars so next time don’t accuse without evidence

  13. HandsomeOlderLustyBlackLad says:

    John Garry,I’m 5’8”,212 lb.,sport 171/2” biceps and am a boxer’s son,so if you want to fight me,here goes:

  14. Anonymous says:

    Your all idiots he had more talent then all of you and that’s all that really matters so who are we to judge? The ones who day he sucks are just jealous because they never even made it to the NFL and when you look at the teams Jim played for he was never even given a chance I mean he backed up some of the greatest quarterbacks and that alone is an accomplishment so u should just all shut up

  15. obozo says:

    They’re calling for Druckenmiller to come out of retirement and replace the sucky Alex Smith.

  16. Adam says:

    U all suck he’s made more than you’ll make in ur life so shut the hell up

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  26. Anonymous says:

    I knew Jimmy when he played for SF. He was a nice guy and dating a great girl. She was not out for his money or his fame. She did not leave him because he left the NFL. He was waiting until he settled with a team in order to properly raise a family. She was impatient. They broke up for that reason. No drugs, no affairs, nothing like that. I feel sorry for all of you guys that have nothing better ot do than talk bad about people. He was great at VT. The NFL had him on backup duty and at SF you were going to have to wait for years to get anywhere. The offensive playbook for them is 8 inches thick (bigger than the ____most of you guys have). Once you have been initiated into their system, it is so very difficult to play elsehwere. Damn near impossible. Show some class! Try trashing someone to their face instead of being a coward and hiding in a blog. Be a man!

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  28. Anonymous says:

    what happened to his lip, it looks like someone kicked it

  29. dean says:

    There is roughly a 0.000062% chance a person will one day make it to the NFL as a QB. If he made it to the NFL, he didn’t suck. He simply was an NFL caliber quarterback.

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  32. handsomerandyblackladbrad1953 says:

    Tony Dungy IS my cousin…as is Ferguson Jenkins….but since this is about the NFL,or least the 49ers’ 90s-era washout QB-exactly where is Jim “Drunken-Raper” today?

  33. handsomerandyblackladbrad1953 says:

    Anonymous,I nearly killed someone at 12,so to continue a three-year-old fight-were John Garry and I to fight,he might wind up where the REAL John Garry-one of my favourite boyhood singers,incidentally-has been since about 1986!!!

  34. KingChris says:

    It isn’t funny Jim Drunkenmilller was drafted right before Rae Carruth the scumbag doing time for Murder!

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