24. Johnny Unitas
A legendary quarterback, Unitas was the leader of the Baltimore Colts’ offense for 17 seasons. However, when the latter came around, the hero was no longer the same. After so long in the league, he was unable to produce the same impact as before with his battered body. The quarterback suffered so many injuries that they became too much for him.
Owner Robert Irsay went over coach Don McCafferty’s head and traded Unitas to the San Diego Chargers. Fans never forgave Irsay for this, but you could understand his thinking. Unitas only managed to play five games in this new uniform before the end came.