Rags to Riches: 5 NFL Players Who Have Resurrected Once-Dead Careers in 2010

October 22, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The NFL is a league that many believe stands for “Not For Long.” In other words a player who was once good, like Daunte Culpepper, can see his play and production suddenly fall off a cliff and never recover again.
However, there is another side to the coin of “Not For Long,” as the statement is much more of a double-edged sword that people think.
Just as players who were once great can suddenly become terrible, players who were once terrible can suddenly become great.
These aren’t players (except for one) who are eligible for Comeback Player of the Year award like Osi Umenyiora, because the players on this list having nothing to come back from because they were terrible.
A recent example of this phenomenon most people are somewhat familiar with is the story of Cincinnati Bengals running back Cedric Benson.
Benson was the fourth overall pick of the 2005 draft by the Chicago Bears. After three years with the Bears, he was labeled a b...

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