Depending on whom you ask, the average career length of an NFL player spans either 3.2 seasons or six seasons.
The former stems from National Football League Players Association calculations while the latter comes from the NFL's data. Big surprise (sarcasm).
But convoluted numbers aside, one thing is for sure: Stars soak in the spotlight for an even shorter period of time. As the focal points of their respective offenses and defenses, they endure unfathomable bruising and battering. Nobody can bear that kind of beating for more than a handful of years.
This same logic will apply to many of the Miami Dolphins stars as well. There are exceptions, sure, but the following seven players might not be in limelight by 2014.