The Super Bowl is the pinnacle of gridiron football. Every young player in the United States dreams of eventually stepping onto the field for the sport’s biggest game. It’s the one day in the year when half of the world pretends that they’re diehard NFL fans. It’s also where careers are made and players become legendary. However, sometimes teams and players wilt with crazy choke jobs.
Perhaps the pressure is too much for them and they can’t live up to expectations. Some teams throw away massive leads before losing the game. The worst is when an individual player misses a kick or commits a crucial error. We compiled the 25 worst choke jobs in the history of the Super Bowl. Check out the list below via Bet Firm.
25. Carolina Panthers (2016)
The Panthers came into Super Bowl 50 with the best offense of 2015. However, the old mantra goes that defense wins games. This game put that to the test because their opponents, the Broncos, had the top defense. Unfortunately, for Carolina, their second Super Bowl appearance would end in disappointment. They had a great opportunity to win but couldn’t take it (via USA Today).
Despite being five-point favorites, the Panthers put in an underwhelming performance. They lost the game 24-10 because they failed to fire. The fact that Von Miller won Super Bowl MVP award says a ton. Meanwhile, Peyton Manning stole the headlines even though he didn’t contribute a lot. He became the first quarterback to start and win with two different franchises.