The NFL is the most important sports league in America and worth billions of dollars. Furthermore, the Super Bowl is the single biggest date in the US sporting calendar. But let’s not pretend that the NFL is perfect because it definitely isn’t. In fact, there are so many embarrassing stories about the sport.
So today we’re going to take a look at the 40 most embarrassing moments in league history. Some of them involve mistakes made by players on and off the playing field while others are totally about franchises humiliating themselves. Then the NFL itself occasionally makes some incredibly poor decisions. Check out the list below via Abstract Sports.
40. Adam Gase “A Good Fit”
Adam Gase will haunt Peyton Manning forever. Gase was Manning’s quarterback coach in Denver and built up a strong relationship with the NFL legend. Manning holds him in high regard because he helped revitalize to revitalize him in the twilight of his career. When Gase applied for the New York Jets’ head coach role, he asked Manning to put in a good word for him.
Manning held up his end of the bargain, but his old coach couldn’t say the same thing. His two seasons in charge of the Jets were utterly embarrassing. First of all, he ‘led’ the Jets to two losing seasons, including an atrocious 2-14 second year. Furthermore, the self-proclaimed quarterback guru ruined Sam Darnold. It was a disaster from the beginning to the end and also damaged Manning’s credibility.