Fans, the sports media, and team owners don’t have a lot of patience when NFL players don’t perform well. They write them off rapidly and assume that they’ll never reach the heights they expected during better years. And sometimes younger athletes take their time to adapt and they get labeled as busts. Perhaps other players are in the wrong situation or they’re getting older. But plenty of NFL stars stormed back after being written off by the media and fans.
So today we’ll look at some of the greatest NFL stars who didn’t impress and were written off at various points in their careers. All of these athletes stormed back in one way or another. Some of them did it a couple of times as they battled against the odds. Find out which players silenced their doubters by coming back right here.
Vick’s dogfighting scandal was one of the most controversial events in NFL history. Law enforcement uncovered that he led the cruel underground operation and he received four years in jail. It was a massive story because he was one of the best quarterbacks of his era. This was also a major blow to the Falcons but they understandably cut him.
Some people might think that he would never play again. But this is football and it has no morals. It’s difficult to pass on a good quarterback and the Eagles swooped for his services. He stormed back and he even made the Pro Bowl in 2010. His crime tainted his legacy but he bounced back in style (via MSN).