Tommy Maddox – Pittsburgh Steelers (2005)
After his sojourn in the defunct version of the XFL, Tommy Maddox went from going 7-3-1 in 2002 as the starting quarterback of the Pittsburgh Steelers, to 6-10 the next year. Despite the lackluster record, when Maddox was lost early on in the 2004 season, Pittsburgh fans thought the season was all but over, as the team would be forced to start a strapping young rookie named Ben Roethlisberger.
Needless to say, things worked out. In 2005, Maddox ended up backing up Roethlisberger when the Steelers won the Super Bowl in the latter’s second year as a starter. After losing the job to “Big Ben,” Maddox threw three touchdowns and six interceptions over the remainder of his career.