These are the players who were drafted high by the teams involved, signed to huge free-agent contracts or acquired for far too much trade capital, but completely failed to perform. There's always a story behind a player who was once great at some level, and just got kicked in the butt by the NFL—or by life in general—at some point. A few qualifications: The player had to play in the Super Bowl era. The player started 16 games for the franchise. The player is no longer active in the NFL. (Though, we made a few exceptions for the absolute worst.) :: BY CHRIS BURKE AND DOUG FARRAR
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