Sweet Six: The Six Best NFL Players on Bad Teams
Sometimes you have to feel their pain, being on a losing team at such a talented level. Here is a look at the six best players in the NFL on bad teams.
Smith has been in Carolina for all nine seasons of his career. They have only made one Super Bowl appearance over that period of time, despite Smith making four Pro Bowls. Carolina is heading into this season looking poised and ready to return to the playoffs once again in the NFC.
Thomas has certainly been more than what the Browns were expecting when they drafted him third overall in '07. Wtih three Pro Bowls already under his belt, Thomas is known as one of the most talented offensive linemen in the NFL today...on a horrible Cleveland Browns team.
This guy is such a workhorse, he can do it all—catch, run, block, and even return. MJD has built his reputation from the ground up, coming out of UCLA in the same class as Reggie Bush and DeAngelo Williams. But MJD has been a force for the Jags recently and has proven he can handle the load in the backfield.
Megatron has put himself in a place where he would like to be, among the best. Such a big, powerful, and physical wide reciever like CJ has managed to sit through a 0-16 season and still surpass over 1,000 yards recieving. At such a young age, Johnson will only get better.
We all know the dysfunction and issues that have been rampant in the Raiders organization over the last few years. Nnamdi has established himself today as probably the best Man-2-Man corner in the entire NFL. The Raiders have had consistently losing seasons over the last decade. Nnamdi has experienced a good portion of that losing.
This one was the no-brainer. Jackson was the only factor in the entire St. Louis Rams offense this past entire season. There has been concern that the Rams have over-worked him, which prompted the draft of Sam Bradford to help reduce Jackson's workload.