The NFL season will soon be upon us. This time of year marks something very important for NFL fans: It’s the point of eternal hope and optimism. Every team has dedicated significant time and resources to aligning their rosters to win. Because let’s be honest, when it comes right down to it, the Super Bowl is what it's all about.
However, for many teams things never quite work out. As the old saying goes, the best-laid plans of mice and men often go awry.
And, in many cases, things go wrong because of players. Yes, coaches get fired every season when their teams fall short. But that's because you just can’t fire every player who underperforms.
Every year there are players who enter the season with high hopes only to end as disappointments. But what types of players are most likely to make this list?
There are the guys who have a trend of underperforming, but remain propped up by the media. Players who find their way to new teams. Young players who were drafted too high.
Oh, and those players who are good, but aren’t playing well enough to justify their extravagant contracts. And finally, there are always those players who just can’t stay out of trouble long enough to be great.
So with that, let’s take a look at one guy per position who enters preseason with lots of hype, but promises to disappoint in 2014.
Team and player statistics courtesy of NFL.com
Salary cap numbers courtesy of OverTheCap.com