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Larry Izzo has never really been a consistent starter at the linebacker position, spending most of his career as a special teamer and playing for three different NFL teams in his 10-plus seasons.
So far, not great right? But oh, did we mention he played for the Patriots from 2001-08, earning three championship rings in the process? Yeah, that was OK.
Izzo played for the dynasty of the 2000s and earned his three rings whilst only having to play a maximum of about 10 plays of every game!
The Pats were a dominant force and Izzo got to enjoy all their success while spending minimal time on the field.
In addition, Izzo has been to the Pro Bowl three times as a special teamer, visiting Hawaii in '00, '02, and '04. He was beloved by the Pats' front office and was only let go years after they had cemented themselves as the best team of the last decade.
Now, I know special teams is a dangerous craft which yields a lot of injuries, but Izzo, who now plays for the Jets, managed to get the best of all these jobs.
He played under the best coach of recent times and despite playing a small percentage of every game's plays has the terms "three-time Pro Bowler" and "three-time NFL champ" on his resume.
If that's not an amazing job, I don't know what is.
Originally posted at playactionpost.com