Coming out of Michigan with an impressive resume, Elvis Grbac was drafted by the 49ers in the eighth round of the 1993 Draft. He sat behind Steve Young for three years until he signed as a free agent with the Chiefs, where he was to replace the retiring Joe Montana.
He did not impress in Kansas City, prompting the fans to start chanting for then-backup Rich Gannon. He finally showed the ability he had at Michigan in 2000 when he passed for over 4,100 yards and 28 TDs. That same year he was selected to the Pro Bowl.
The following year he was picked up by the Ravens to replace Trent Dilfer, the QB of their Super Bowl team the year before. The Ravens felt they had the QB to make their offense as potent as their defense. That did not happen though, as Grbac reverted back to his mediocre play and did nothing to make Baltimore fans forget the much liked Trent Dilfer. He was cut the following year by the Ravens and retired.
Ten quarterbacks that, for at least a moment, were stars and had fantasy players drafting them high the following season.
All of these men simply never lived up to the expectations placed upon them. In some cases it wasn't their fault. Horrible front offices or nagging injuries played a part in keeping them from repeating their successes.
Some, though, simply got lucky for a moment or season. All the cards were dealt correctly and made them look like world-beaters.
I am sure they will not be the last.