It’s never easy to say goodbye. And for professional athletes or any of us who do something we love, it’s even more difficult.
So here’s a brief look at some of the NFL’s past stars (some less past than others) who may have remained in the league a bit too past their prime.
Seeing greats in different uniforms will bother those die-hard fans. From Los Angeles Rams quarterback Joe Namath to San Francisco 49ers running back O.J. Simpson to San Diego Chargers quarterback Johnny Unitas. None of those Hall of Famers had their finest moments in different duds.
There’s no doubt there’s more that could be added to this list and feel free to chime in with suggestions. And while all of those listed aren’t Pro Football Hall of Famers, they were still incredibly productive players who excelled at their craft and gave us some legendary and memorable moments.
Of course, in a perfect world, there would be no need for such discussion. All of our heroes would ride off into the sunset throwing the winning touchdown pass, coming up with the deciding score or making the defensive play of the game that stops the opposition.
Unfortunately, this isn’t a perfect world. But in terms of the game of football, it would be nice, wouldn’t it?