Jonas Gray – New England Patriots (2014)
Some NFL players make an entire career off of having one good season. But Jonas Gray of the New England Patriots made a career off of having just one good game in his NFL career. During a famous Sunday Night Football game against the Indianapolis Colts, Gray ran for 201 yards and four touchdowns.
When fantasy football players ran to the waiver wire to grab what was supposed to be “the next big thing,” Gray repaid them by running for 80 yards over the remainder of the regular season. Despite that, Gray still got a Super Bowl ring as a member of the Patriots, when they defeated the Seattle Seahawks.
Brock Osweiler – Denver Broncos (2015)
As hard as this is to believe, Brock Osweiler actually came in and played in place of Peyton Manning in 2015, when the latter was clearly on his last gasp in his NFL career, in a season that ended with the Denver Broncos winning the Super Bowl.
Osweiler’s statistical history don’t tell the full story of how awful a quarterback he is, although in his one and only season where he started more than eight games for a team (when the Houston Texans tried to make him a starter in 2016), he threw 16 interceptions in 14 games, while completing less than 60% of his passes.
He’s one of those guys who simply looks majestic when throwing the football, until you realize the football isn’t going anywhere close to his intended target.