Neil Young once said "It's better to burn out than to fade away."
He has a point, but what if that whole "fading away" process makes you millions of dollars? Would that convince you to stick around a bit longer?
Yes—yes it would. Being the best is great, but being the backup for the best still pays good legal tender.
With that said, the following is a selection of notable athletes who've drifted from the spotlight, but are still in the league and paying the bills as a pro.
These are athletes I (and perhaps you) didn't realize were still playing. They were lost in the shuffle, but like a dollar bill in the wash, they're a strange joy to rediscover.