The NFL postseason is where the contenders are separated from the pretenders and good players become bonafide superstars. Of course, there are strong favorites in every postseason, but sometimes form goes out the window. The onus is on each teams’ star players to perform and they have chances to be heroes, but many have failed to deliver. This even includes Super Bowl winners.
It’s remarkable how many meltdowns have occurred down through the years. Some of the best athletes in the NFL have had horrendous games and hurt their teams. Others have consistently failed to deliver in the playoffs. Check out 30 NFL stars who failed to deliver in the postseason via Bleacher Report.
30. Michael Thomas
Thomas is one of the Saints’ better players. New Orleans has had a horrible time in the postseason and failed to deliver for their fans recently. But they usually rely on Thomas to be an incredibly productive receiver. Unfortunately, the NFL Offensive Player of the Year was nonexistent against the Buccaneers in 2021. Yes, the Bucs went on to become the Super Bowl champions but there was still no excuse for his display.
The Bucs held Thomas from producing with his stats next to nil. He failed to even catch the ball never mind a touchdown pass. It was one of the most ineffectual performances of his career (via Clutchpoints). Indeed, Drew Brees didn’t play well either but Thomas could have done better. Social media had a field day after the game.