Aaron Maybin and 4 NFL Stars Who Have Absolutely Turned Things Around

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Aaron Maybin and 4 NFL Stars Who Have Absolutely Turned Things Around
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We are now at a point in the NFL timeline where parity reigns supreme. With the billions of dollars invested hand-over-fist in each pro football town, it is in the very best economic interests of the league for every team to be competitive. No longer can teams spend decades in irrelevance, putting only their best effort on the field in hopes of not losing too badly. A prime example of this pattern is found in how quickly we have forgotten that many of today’s NFL powerhouses were yesterday’s gridiron punch line. The New England Patriots in 2011 are an annual lock for AFC supremacy yet just a decade ago were 5-11 and were uninvited to the postseason after spending most of the 1990s on the losing end of more than their fair share of games. The Detroit Lions have quickly become a dangerous team to play in the NFC North (in many ways), only three years removed from a 0-16 season that capped off a decade of misery. The teams that have made the biggest positive turnaround in recent history are led by the players and coaches that have themselves completed their own professional renaissance. Here are five stars of the National Football League who were once down for the count, but who have returned to the top of their game.

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