Many players in the NFL continuously have great seasons contributing to their teams. Most of the time they are franchise names like Peyton Manning, Ray Lewis, Drew Brees. The list could go on and on.
Yet to me there are five specific players that need to prove themselves to their respective teams, merely for the fact if they do not shine this season they are destined to be mediocre NFL players, although they possess the talent to be future Hall of Famers.
This list is not based on stats, but simply the importance of their performances towards their teams.