3. Jake Plummer – 1997
The hometown favorite was staying put. After a college career at Arizona State, Plummer stayed put to play professionally at Sun Devil Stadium with the Cardinals.
Plummer, drafted 42nd overall in the second round in 1997, spent his first six seasons with the Cardinals. He then finished out the last four years of his career with the Denver Broncos.
He brought the Cardinals their first playoff berth in the desert in 1998. He lead the 1998 team to their first winning record in Arizona as well at 9-7.
He helped upset the favorite Dallas Cowboys in the NFC Wild Card round before bowing out to the Minnesota Vikings in the NFC Divisional playoff. His touchdown to interception ratio wasn’t very good but he still was the leader at quarterback the Cardinals had been desperately seeking.
His mobility combined with his strong arm is what endeared him to fans. Known as Jake ‘the Snake” because of that mobility, he managed to retire with 161 touchdowns and 161 interceptions.