For every outstanding NFL player whose career is defined by Super Bowl glory, there is at least one all-time great who came up short in their quest to win the big game.
The list is endless, and it will continue to be added to. Bills fans, who have already had to watch several of their iconic players retire without a Super Bowl win, are hoping that Josh Allen’s name isn’t added to the list of players who never got to hoist the Vince Lombardi Trophy before he hangs up his cleats.
While Allen isn’t on this list yet, here’s who did crack my top-25 list of NFL players who did not win a Super Bowl during their otherwise incredible careers.
The only criteria for this list was that the player had to play his entire career during the Super Bowl era. That’s why Bears legends Gale Sayers and Dick Butkus aren’t included.
25. Cris Carter
Carter caught everything during his legendary career … except a pass in a Super Bowl.
Best chance: Carter and the Vikings led the Falcons 27-20 late in the 1998 NFC title game. Minnesota squandered a chance to ice the game when Gary Anderson missed his first and only field goal try of the season late in the fourth quarter. Atlanta took advantage by forcing overtime, then shocking the heavily-favored Vikings in the extra time.
24. Brian Urlacher
Best chance: Urlacher led the Bears to Super Bowl XLI. Chicago’s defense was OK that night, but the unit could not overcome an offense that turned the ball over five times in a 29-17 loss.
23. Jack Youngblood
Youngblood (No. 85), despite playing on one good leg, nearly led the Rams to an upset of the Steelers in Super Bowl XIV.
Best chance: Youngblood came painfully close to winning a Super Bowl, both literally and physically. The Rams’ standout defensive end played…
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Author : Bryan DeArdo
Publish date : 2024-02-07 11:32:27
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