What do you associate the NFL quarterbacks with? Shooting star or flash in the pan? These NFL quarterbacks were largely a part of both of these, but however, lies forgotten today! When they had stepped into the quarterbacks, these players entered with a lot of hope in their eyes, but somehow fizzled out due to poor plays or injuries.
A few of them had back luck accompanying them, so much so that they could not rise after the very first-round picks, college stars and the franchise quarterbacks which had potential. Then again, any sportsman’s aging process will eventually force him to retire, and especially, careers in the NFL are dangerously short! So short that if you have seen your favorite one playing past the age of thirty, understand that this is a big deal for him, as well as, your fanboyism! Here is a list of all the players who might be long forgotten on the field, but certainly not from the hearts of everyone!
Harrington is a perfect example of fizzling out when being too good too soon! He appeared on the cover of NCCA Football 2013, a video game, but he could not take this success up to a professional level. Though he had quite a success in college, his name started to fade. At Oregon, Harrington had a compilation of 25-3 record in the span of his successful four-year career. After this period, which included bowl games as well, he declared for the NFL draft. The highest point of his career was when the Detroit Lions considered him as a third overall in the 2002 NFL draft.
Though this was considered to be the peak of his career, Harrington had reportedly said that the four seasons in Detroit were so horrible that it averted his interest from football altogether. It seems that Detroit certainly has a reputation for playing with people’s emotions when it comes to football!