Brandon Bolden – New England Patriots (2016)
if you ask the most ardent fans of the New England Patriots, they’d have a hard time explaining how Branden Bolden keeps ending up on the Patriots’ roster. But Bolden spent the first six years of his NFL career with Patriots, including the 2016 season, which ended in New England’s infamous second-half comeback over the Atlanta Falcons in the Super Bowl.
In seven NFL seasons, not only has Bolden never run for more than 274 yards at any point in his career, but he’s made a grand total of six starts over those seven years. Between 2016 and 2018, Bolden carried the football a grand total of 22 times.
Kenjon Barner – Philadelphia Eagles (2017)
The speedy Kenjon Barner was actually reunited with his college head coach (Chip Kelly) when arriving to Philadelphia prior to the 2014 season. But like most of Kelly’s other experiments, Barner never really panned out in Philadelphia. Over the course of his six-year career, Barner has changed teams four times, and run for a total of 388 yards and three touchdowns.
By comparison, five different quarterbacks ran for more yards than that in 2018 alone. Barner has never had more than 130 yards rushing in a single season. And yet, he has a Super Bowl ring, when Nick Foles and the Philadelphia Eagles won the franchise’s first-ever Super Bowl.