Stardom can dim quickly in professional sports. While a new year is sure to bring another crop of first-year phenoms, it seems that each year at least a few of the previous year's rookie standouts are destined to experience a fall.
We're talking, of course, about the dreaded "sophomore slump."
A few weeks ago, we took a look at some of the 2013 rookie standouts who might just be headed for that slump. That, of course, was at the onset of free agency.
Now that the dust has begun to settle (relatively speaking) on this year's free-agent frenzy, it is time to take another glimpse into the future of the potentially falling.
While some of the names and situations on our list will naturally make a return appearance, the moves made over the past several weeks have created a few notable changes (Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Mike Glennon, for instance, is no longer a slump candidate, as he appears to be out of the starting picture, according to SI.com's Chris Burke).
Which 2013 rookie studs are in store for a second-year setback in 2014? That is a question we will try to answer over the next few pages.