8 Unluckiest Players in NFL History

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8 Unluckiest Players in NFL History
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Luck plays an indisputable role in the overall success of an NFL athlete over the course of his career.

Yes, work ethic, leadership and discipline play their parts, too. However, uncontrollable influences have their place when studying the careers of players with varying credentials.

Take Alex Smith and Aaron Rodgers. Smith was drafted on a bad 49ers team while saddled with high expectations and early pressure. Rodgers sat behind Brett Favre and inherited a playoff team when his time came.

Draft order, injuries and the media all play a role in how a player performs on the field.

Still not convinced? 

Let's take a glance at the unluckiest players in NFL history. 

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