Maddox has one of the NFL’s most unique stories. The league left him behind before he received a second opportunity. Usually, the NFL isn’t a forgiving place and it’s almost impossible to return. After four poor seasons with different NFL teams, Maddox played in the AFL and XFL.
Nobody ever expected to see him again but he had one of the most shocking career revivals ever. He joined the Steelers and became their starter until Ben Roethlisberger entered the picture. Maddox won a Super Bowl with the franchise as well as the NFL Comeback Player of the Year Award (via Steel City Underground).