NFL careers can be measured in many ways: season averages, career totals, individual awards and honors won. But the way the all-time greats are always compared is with a single statistic: rings.
Winning an NFL championship can't be done by one player, though, no matter how great he is. Teammates, coaches, schedules, injuries and even referees all have to align just right. And even then, Lady Luck often has to pay a visit.
Who are the best players in the NFL who are sure to retire without a ring? With the help of Matt Miller's B/R 1000 scouting series and Pro Football Focus data, I highlighted the 25 best players who've got no hope of grasping that Lombardi.