Fourteen thousand, three hundred.

That’s the number of results generated by the Google search “Ereck Flowers Bust.”

A sampling of headlines, just on the very first of hundreds of pages of stories:

Ereck Flowers named biggest draft bust in Giants’ history (via USA Today’s GiantsWire).

New York Giants left tackle Ereck Flowers a historic bust (FanSIded).

All-Time Giants Draft Bust Ereck Flowers Lands Massive Deal in Free Agency (

Obviously, one of those three is not like the others. How can a player that epically disappointing — who once shoved an ESPN reporter into a locker after an emotional loss — land a $10 million-per-year deal? (Or to put a finer point on it, what were the Dolphins thinking giving the former first-round pick that big payday?)