On average, NFL careers typically last for about four years. Keeping that in mind, it’s extremely difficult for a player to make a comeback if they have a couple of bad seasons or get hurt badly. NFL execs show no mercy when it comes to making roster cuts. But some NFL stars underwent shocking career revivals that continue to inspire.
Today we’ll look at these dramatic stories and see how they overcame the odds to return to NFL glory. From Jared Goff to Steve Young, these are fascinating tales. Check them out here.
Former Los Angeles Ram Goff is currently enjoying one of the best career revivals ever. The 2016 first-overall pick led the Rams to a Super Bowl appearance. But he never convinced coach Sean McVay that he was their long-term answer. Finally, the Rams traded him and several draft picks to the Lions in exchange for Matthew Stafford.
Detroit offensive coordinator Ben Johnson deserves immense credit because he transformed Goff’s fortunes. In 2023, he led the Lions to their best start in many years because he was playing so well. Many people thought Goff would simply be a placeholder but he appears to be their franchise QB (via USA Today).