The careers of NFL players are incredibly uncertain. One day they’re among the best in the league, the next day they are stinking up the joint. Some of these drops in performance are explainable. Injuries often account for most of a loss of performance. Sometimes players just get older and they aren’t as sharp anymore.
We’ve put together an interesting list of players whose performances fell off dramatically after having had great seasons before. We look at what may have accounted for the drop and where they are now.
Some of these names are well known, but others you may have forgotten about. Either way, you’ll enjoy taking a look at these guys.
It didn’t take long for Nnamdi Asomugha to get to the top of the league. By his fourth season, he was an All-Pro selection and in 2009, the Oakland Tribune named him one of the greatest Raiders of all-time. He hit the free-agent market in 2011 and was never the same in two failed contracts with the Eagles and 49ers.
These days Asomugha is working on his second act, quite literally. He’s been pursuing a career in acting since 2008 and has been in several films and television shows.