Top Ten NFL Players Stuck In the Shadow of a LegendAdamantonneau32 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
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
He was an AMAZING quarterback, and he ran out of Stauback's shadow fast! - Adamantonneau32
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
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
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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2. Troy Aikman
3. Aaron Rodgers