Top Ten NFL Players Stuck In the Shadow of a Legend

Players who had to live up to the expectations because of the player who had played there position before them, but turned out to be as good if not better than the players they took over for.

The Top Ten

1 Steve Young

Steve Young took over for Joe Montana, and everyone involved with the 49ers franchise expected a lot of Steve Young. He definitely was able to do the job. - Adamantonneau32

2 Troy Aikman

He was an AMAZING quarterback, and he ran out of Stauback's shadow fast! - Adamantonneau32

3 Aaron Rodgers Aaron Rodgers Aaron Charles Rodgers is an American football quarterback for the Green Bay Packers of the National Football League.

It's hard to live up to the Brett Favre-like expectations but Rodgers is doing it. He is still in his prime, and is finally the Face of the Packers! - Adamantonneau32

4 Randy Moss Randy Moss Randy Gene Moss is a former American football wide receiver who played 14 seasons in the National Football League.

Randy Moss is easily a Top Five wide receiver of all time, but most of his success happened after the Chris Carter era was over. - Adamantonneau32

5 Andrew Luck Andrew Luck Andrew Austen Luck is an American football quarterback for the Indianapolis Colts of the National Football League.

Andrew Luck has had some early on success but as of recently has not, which is making it harder to shake the overwhelming shadow of Peyton Manning.

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