Biggest One Season Wonders in the NFL
The Top Ten
In Super Bowl XXII, he made the Orange Crush defense crumbled by rushing for 204 yards (a Super Bowl record) and scoring two touchdowns and the Washington (now formerly Redskins) football team became NFL Champions. Then beginning with the 1988 season, he had injuries and Suspicions of Drug use and by 1991 he was out of the NFL.
He was a rookie Free agent signing with Oakland then joined the Rams and during Super Bowl XXXIV made a historic tackle on the 1 yard line and thus is remembered as One Yard Short
The New York Giants were up against the then undefeated New England Patriots in Super Bowl XLII and Tyree stepped up big time to make one of the most memorable plays in the Super Bowl with the Helmet Catch He was cut the next year and retired in 2010
Drafted by Cincinnati and helped propel the Bengals into Super Bowl XXIII. he ran for 1,066 yards and 15 touchdowns. Then tore his ACL and was out of the league in 1991
In Super Bowl XXX, Larry Brown intercepted Pittsburgh Steelers' quarterback, Neil O'Donnell, two times and took home Super Bowl MVP for his efforts.He had a Forgettable stint with the Raiders And then rejoined the Cowboys and retired
He threw for 3,193 yards, 23 touchdowns and 20 interceptions in the 2006 regular season. Grossman helped lead them to the Super Bowl where the team faced off against Peyton Manning.Although it was mostly the Bears Defense obviously you know the rest
Grossman is proof that you don’t really need a quarterback to reach the Super Bowl if your defense is elite.
He was drafted in 1969 and Cook tore his rotator cuff in the third game of his rookie season and he missed the next three games. However, due to medical limitations, the injury went undiagnosed. Even so, he still managed to win Rookie of the Year after passing for 1,854 yards, 15 touchdowns and 11 interceptions. Injuries ultimately derailed his career
He was Drafted by Denver in 1999
Gary ran for 1,159 yards and seven touchdowns in only 12 games. Then injuries derailed him and he was Outta the league by 2003
Selected by New England at #18 overall in 1998 he went on to rush for 1,115 yards and nine touchdowns while hauling in 35 receptions for 331 more yards and three touchdowns. Then he blew out his knee playing Flag football
Flag Football lol. What a dud.
RGIII has his infamous good rookie year that's well documented, but never really recovered since than as Kirk Cousins eventually took over in his absence of downward spiral.
Derek Anderson started off pretty promising almost leading the Brown to what could of been a postseason. He had good numbers, but they ended up replacing him with Brady Quinn afterwards which was a big mistake go figure brownies.
Cleveland Browns seem to always have nto a great running back, but very serviceable ones over the years. Jerome Harrison is one of the most afterthought of the bunch in that time period. He is famous in the 2009 season where he broke Jim Brown's rushing record in a single game. He is 2nd behind AP who has that record, but coming in 2nd will be a mystery to most people who hardly remember Mr. Harrison of Cleveland.
Longley stepped in for Mr. Cowboy Staubach wasn't suited, and he wowed the crowd giving them a win that meant a lot to them on that thanksgiving in 1974.
Michael Clayton had a very good rookie season, but unfortunately never recovered to being what he was. Thus making him one of the biggest One hit wonder receivers out there.
Houston had something going with Steve Slaton. He could run the ball behind that line. The next year though things didn't go according to plan. Eventually they scooped up his replacement who ended up being better for a few years in Arian Foster who we are more familiar with as a fantasy stud in the early 2010's.
Barnidge was absolutely stud that one year with the Browns. This forgotten Tight End plays with everything he had. In defeat he left a memorable impression that 2015 season as a guy who could have been like a Delanie Walker if given more opportunities.
Joseph Fauria was the Lions' 2nd Tight End behind Brandon Pettigrew who could never catch the football. When he was on the field he could haul in the endzone. It's sad they never game him another shot then in 2013. Only to see the sunset thanks to the awful Eborn pick did him in. This was the closest thing so to have Stafford have a competent tight end to connect with in all honesty. Making this one hit wonder a specialty for me.
Tom Tebow maybe awful stat wise, but they actually won game you don't expect like against the Steelers. Yeah insert Tebow has more wins than say current quarterback. Still he seems to be doing okay outside the league. He also hold a distinction as both a wonder and a bust at the same time which is rare. ''Now let's tebowing it up now.''
Jonas Gray was a backup running back for the Patriots who managed to have like a few solid games. One of them being a 200 yard game and by the end of it everybody picked up Gray not knowing what to expect from there. He faded fast as expected by most New England backs at the time.
Borland was a tackling machine for the niners, but unfortunately his time was cut short. Thanks to a long term injury he had to stop himself from anymore possible damage of concussion fears. Sounds like today's world with this pandemic you have heard of by now. Maybe Norland was a ahead of his time in that regard.
Was drafted by the Jets in 2001 then given a giant contract by the Raiders
In his first season with the Raiders, he ran for 1,025 yards and reached the end zone nine times. He also led all running backs with 70 receptions and had 563 receiving yards plus two more touchdowns through the air. that was his one productive year
Peyton Hillis has one really decent season with Cleveland, and even made a madden cover oddly enough. No offence but probably the worst one in its history. The following year he didn't do early what he did prior as he played for the Giants only to fade very quickly as a one hit wonder some may have forgotten if it wasn't for the madden cover itself.