Carter was one of the greatest receivers ever but, in another life, he wouldn’t have achieved half of what he did. Buddy Ryan lost faith in his star because of Carter’s alcohol and drug problems. He partied too hard and almost threw away a glorious career. Luckily, he turned everything around and bounced back.
He left Philadelphia and joined the Minnesota Vikings where he rebuilt his reputation. In 1993, he finally showed his full potential and had an outstanding year. Carter continued to flourish across the next few seasons and became one of the most feared wideouts in the sport (via BVM Sports).