WR Cris Carter, Philadelphia Eagles/Minnesota Vikings:
The infamous Carter overcame early-career substance issues while he was with the Philadelphia Eagles that included large-scale cocaine use. He rebounded more than sufficiently with the Minnesota Vikings after they took a chance on him, becoming one of the best wideouts in the NFL. Minnesota could never win a Super Bowl with him despite a loaded offense featuring, at one point, Randy Moss and Carter.
Overall, Carter played 16 seasons in the NFL and caught 1,101 receptions for 13,899 yards and a lofty 130 touchdowns. Carter became eligible for the Hall of Fame in 2008 but was passed over until 2013 for unbeknownst reasons. He now makes his living as a football analyst for ESPN.